Siam Herbal Compress

Reduces tension through heat and aromatic properties of the herbs

A Thai Herbal Compress is a very popular tool for massage. It has numerous benefits. The compress promotes deep relaxation as well as relieving stress and stimulating the internal organs.

The use of essential oils and aromatherapy in spa treatments is a well-known tradition, particularly in traditional Thai medicine. The Luk Pra Kob, or Thai Herbal Compress, has been in use for over 4000 years in Thailand. Variations of this practice are also found in traditional medicine across Asia. The Thai Herbal Compress may seem like a massage using essential oils. But it’s a bit different. It does include the use of herbs, and the oils are absorbed into the skin using the energy lines or sen lines. However, it is quite different from a Thai massage that uses aromatherapeutic oils.

The Thai Herbal Compress can treat many conditions, including headaches, muscle tension, inflammation, and skin complexion. It all depends on the temperature of the Thai Herbal Compress and which essential oils are used for aromatherapy. The Herbal Compress can also be used in Thai traditional massage to improve circulation and range of motion.

What should I expect from a Thai Herbal Compress?

The compress is made up of dried or ground herbs wrapped in muslin and then steam steamed to release any potential medicinal properties. The warm compress can then be systematically applied to the recipient’s entire body, pressing or pounding it to soothe their muscles and stimulate their senses.

The herbal compress can either be used as part of a massage or pressed against skin after a massage for further relaxation. As the moist heat makes its way down through the body, it helps to melt away any tension and soreness while skin absorbs the herbal blend.


The steam heat is absorbed by the herbs, which allows the heat to penetrate deeply and relax the muscles. This allows for the stretching of contracted or shortened muscles, which helps relieve tension and pain. Deep relaxation helps to relieve stress and improve overall health. The specific herbs have healing properties that provide additional benefits to the sinuses.

What are the benefits of Hot Herbal Compress?

The Thai Herbal Compress has been approved for use by the most important, governing Thai organizations as an anti-inflammatory and local analgesic, relaxant, and to improve local mobility. The healing properties of herbs and heat have profound effects on the body. Heat penetrates the skin and causes heat to warm the blood vessels. Blood flow is increased and the skin’s tissue are more quickly rebuilt and nourished.

Reduces tension through heat and aromatic properties of the herbs

  • Relaxes
  • Relieve chronic pain from overuse injuries
  • Energize tired muscles after activities
  • Reduces muscular soreness
  • Decrease joint stiffness
  • Deep relaxation of muscle and nerve fibers

Thai Herbal compress massage can benefit anyone at Pure Relax Spa. It can help relieve muscular pain, tension, aches, it can stimulate the lymphatic system and help to increase blood flow and circulation.

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