January 31, 2013

Thai Herbal Compress Therapy

Posted in Energy Work, Thai Yoga Massage at 9:40 pm by SuzanneMAndrew

If you haven’t experienced a Thai Herbal Compress Massage session, now is the perfect time to do so.  What is a Thai Herbal Compress Massage? Some quick explanations:

  • The perfect antidote for winter’s chill and the cold/flu season
  • A powerful inflammation fighter and circulation builder
  • An incredibly soothing form of deep stress relief and relaxation


Part of the rich therapeutic Thai Massage  system of bodywork, some say the herbal compress massage was considered to be a ‘Royal Treatment’; a special form of therapy reserved for relieving the pains and strains of royalty and warriors in ancient Thailand.

Today’s herbal compresses are a powerful blend of herbs; prai (a Thai root similar to ginger), ginger, lemongrass, tamarind, turmeric, camphor, patchouli, keffir lime and orange.  The herbs are cooked and combined into a poultice then wrapped in a muslin cloth tied into a ball with a handle.  When the compresses are warmed with steam, the aromatherapeutic properties of the herbs are released.  Then the herbal compress is pressed into the skin,  following the energy lines of the body, releasing the essential oils of the herbs into your open pores.  A multi-sensory form of therapy, a Thai Herbal Compress Massage simultaneously works on the muscle & connective tissue system, the nervous system, the blood and lymph circulation systems, the respiratory and digestive systems.

The therapeutic qualities of the herbs help reduce inflammation, calm stress, ward off colds and flu, act as an antiseptic and analgesic, tone the skin and boost circulation; making the Thai Herbal Compress Massage the perfect choice of therapy for anyone struggling to get over the end of the season illness, manage a chronic health condition or simply relax more deeply than you have in years. Adding in a ayurvedic oil massage, heated massage table, hot towels and hot packs further warms the body, soothes the mind and enhances relaxation.

If you’d like more information about the compresses themselves, here’s a link:


If you’ve never experienced the Thai Herbal Compress Massage, schedule one now.  If you’re trying to wrap up the last bits of the seasonal illness, struggling through a period of high stress or simply have a body that is craving some TLC; a Thai Herbal Compress Massage may be just the treatment you need.


Contact Suzanne directly to schedule your Thai Herbal Compress Massage: www.TryThaiYogaMassage.com, Suzanne@TryThaiYogaMassage.com or 727-641-6941.

Suzanne Andrew  is a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master in St. Petersburg, Florida.  FLMA#51338


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