This massage is a method of treatment utilized in traditional Thai medicine. This herbal therapy was designed to relieve pain and inflammation. A selection of therapeutic herbs, including phrai, ginger, turmeric and lemongrass, are wrapped in a muslin compress, steamed and then applied to the body in gentle pressing, circular and rolling movements.
What are the benefits:
Phrai– has the ability to help bronchial symptoms, asthma and colds. These anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically have a deep soothing effect to any contusion, sprain and inflammation of a joint or ligament.
Lemongrass– has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for sprains, bruises and sores muscles.
Turmeric– this herb has a cleansing effect on the skin and promotes healing. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and helps with bruises, joint pain, sprains or muscles pain.
Kaffir lime– are used for colds, congestion and have antioxidant properties. When applied topically to the skin, the astringent properties helps to cleanse the skin and promote healing Camphor-The crystals from camphor are used in most saunas. Camphor is used for stimulating and dilating effects for the respiratory system. It also has a calming effect on stress, anxiety and insomnia. Topically Camphor crystals has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and helps with muscles stiffness, sprains, strains, bruises or swelling. Tamarind- The whole plant is used medicinally, although typically the leaves are used for topical remedies it Cleanses and purifies the skin, while the antiseptic properties soothes and heal the skin.
Curcuma Comosa- The bulb is used to strengthen the muscles tissue of visceral organs. It has been used for the treatment of hot flashes, menstrual pain and chronic pelvic disorders. Acacia Concinna- from the bark, leaves have been used for hair care in India fro centuries. The bark contains high levels of saponins which is a mild cleanser. The Thai herbal compress technique offers several potential health benefits: It induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts both emotional and physical well-being, assists alignment and postural integrity of the body, improves circulation of blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs.
: Hypertension, High Blood Pressure Diabetic peripheral nephropathy (Exposure to high blood glucose levels over an extended period of time causes damage to the peripheral nerves – the nerves that go to the arms, hands, legs, and feet). Fist -trimester pregnancy Any allergies to the herbs used Other benefits of Thai Herbal Ball Massage: the stimulation of pressure points of Sen lines opens the body’s energy pathways, allowing healing energy to flow. The blend of herbs used has a therapeutic, relaxing effect and it can be used to relieve: sprains, strains of muscles and tendons, sinus pressure, migraines, stiffness in the joints, inflammation and helps stimulate circulation.