IDEAL FOR:

  • ALLEVIATING PAIN
  • STIFF, SORE OR PULLED MUSCLES AND LIGAMENTS
  • CHRONIC BACK ACHES
  • ARTHRITIS
  • HEADACHES/ MIGRAINE

The Thai healing medicine practice of Hot Herbal Compress Massage Treatments & Therapy goes back to the ancient knowledge of healing properties of plants and herbs and their application on the body.

Thai herbal treatments are used to soothe and relieve pain and inflammation. Important in the application are the selection of herbs with therapeutic qualities, such as prai, ginger, turmeric, kaffir lime, camphor, tamarind and lemongrass. A mix of herbs are wrapped in a compress, then steamed (in bamboo or electrical steamer). When hot, it is applied to the body by pressing, gliding or smearing in circular, linear and/or rolling movements.

In Thailand, the compress is called Luk Pra Kob.

Luk Pra Kob thai-herbal-press

The heat is said to release both the aromatic and medicinal properties of the herbs wrapped in the compress. It’s believed by some that hot herbal compress massage was first introduced by Indian monks in Thailand at the time of the gradual spreading of Buddhism. Others say that Luk Pra Kob simply originated from local folk medicine and recipes that were passed on from generation to generation for thousands of years.

The technique can offer a variety of health benefits such as:

  • Stress relief ● Relaxation ● Alleviating fatigue ● Soothing muscles and tendons ● Soothing ligament pains and soreness ● Increase of emotional and physical well-being ● Improvement of blood circulation and lymph drainage ● Internal organ stimulation and massage.

This technique is sometimes used as an integral part of a Thai Massage or Thai Abdominal Massage treatment to warm up and open the body before a session and to soothe after a session. Another popular application is to soothe and re-energize the body, abdomen, and internal organs of women in the afterbirth (postnatal/postpartum) period.

Assist your body to detoxify and heal itself.

Hot Compress Therapy – R900 / R1150

Duration: 90Min / 120min

 

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