An exotic and therapeutic treatment from Thailand
The “Herbal Compress” massage treatment is a combination of “Thai Style Oil Massage” with the use of original Thai herbal compresses.
The herbal compresses (or herbal balls or Luk-Pra-Khop) are made from a blend of many different medicinal herbs, each with their own unique properties. Typical blends include camphor, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, turmeric, tamarind among other herbs and spices. These herbs are wrapped in a muslin ball and heated with steam. Two compresses are then simultaneously applied to the body using specialized and distinctive movements. The compresses will never come in direct contact with the skin since there will be a protective cotton fabric in between and at all times.
Hot compresses are frequently used to address chronic problems, such as back pain and tendonitis and shoulder strain, as well as to increase the flow of energy. At the end of the treatment, we take a few extra minutes and focus on the massaging of the head as well.
* Massage on the abdominal area is not included.