Tradional Thai Herbal Compress

Hot herbal infusion…Feels so good!


Ahhh…. the wonderful aroma of steaming herbs of lemongrass, eucalyptus, turmeric, peppermint, Thai ginger and camphor. Thai Herbal compress massage is a deeply healing therapy for your whole system. Breathing in the herbs will loosen congestion and open pores to the sweetness of these herbs. Through your skin the herbal compresses sinks deep into your tissues relieving pain and achy joints and muscles, allowing the additional work of acupressure and stretching to become more effective and lasting.

Thai Herbal compress therapy has been used in traditional Thai medicine for over 400 years. It is one of the most beneficial treatments offered by Thai massage therapists. Along with the wonderful relaxing feeling of heat on your body it also offers many health benefits such as; inducing deep relaxation, relieving stress and fatigue, boosting both emotional and physical well-being, assisting in the alignment and postural integrity of the body, improving circulation of blood and lymphatic system and stimulating the internal organs.

You Will Love It!

Your Thai herbal massage treatment starts when you enter the studio with the aromas of steaming herbs that welcome you. You will be given a set of clean clothing to wear during the session. The practitioner will use the herbal compresses to roll, tap and pressed along the meridians, muscles and joints. The warm compress can be applied to specific areas as in the case of chronic or acute problems or used throughout a Thai Yoga Massage session to add a deeper level of relaxation and release.  During a full Thai herbal massage session the practitioner will use acupressure and stretching alongside the use of the steaming hot compresses adding to the effect of the therapy session.

It is advised after your treatment to go without showering for a day or so, so that the herbs can stay on your skin as they continue to work on your body long after your session.


The Benefitsimages-35

  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Relaxes tight and sore muscles
  • Pain relieving
  • Loosens congestion and clears stuck mucous
  • Detoxing
  • Improves circulation
  • Deepens meridian work
  • Works well as a substitute for thumb work in sensitive areas, especially for individuals with auto immune conditions such as Fibromyalgia or Lupus.
  • Settles the mind and feels good!
  • Especially great for pregnant women!

“I have fibromyalgia and have very deep discomfort in my hips/back/shoulders/and feet. The Thai Herbal Compress Massage allows for a deeper treatment in a gentle fashion allowing for a feeling of such wellbeing afterward. Liz is simply a delight”  ~ Kendall M.

Please see our treatment page for more info on this wonderful massage. Feel free to contact Lotus Thai Massage should you have any questions.