Thai herbal compress massage has been used for a long time in Thailand to relieve tired minds and sore bodies. The compressed, heated parcels of aromatic herbs and spices, were originally used by Thai women to relieve childbirth pains. Today, Thai herbal compresses are making a comeback among working women who use it primarily for relaxation.
Thai herbal compress massage are often used to relax, releases pain, and increases the flow of energy (chi) in the body. The herbal compress is a compound composed of almost a dozen natural herbals with multiple medicinal properties – including anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties. These healthy properties help stimulate and relax the body, improve blood circulation, reduce swelling, relieve pain, stress and tension, and heal various conditions
The compresses are soaked and steamed and then rolled, patted, or pounded onto the skin. The heat from the compresses allows the herbal essences and essential oils to penetrate deeply, reaching the body’s underlying tissues and internal organs. Assisting the body to detoxify and heal itself, recipients describe a Thai herbal compress massage as deeply comforting and warm.