The Thai stem massage is grounded in the belief that the body can heal itself if given the opportunity. It is also an effective intervention because too much medication can actually be dangerous for you.
The Thai stem massage promotes healing, relief and emotional stability in a natural, holistic and organic way through a therapy that dates back more than 5,000 years. It involves encouraging healing through plants and natural extracts.
Known as Luk Pra Kob, which means ‘herbal healing sphere,’ this bundle of herbs—known to reduce inflammation and relieve pain and including ginger, turmeric, and lemongrass—are tied up in a non-bleached muslin cloth, steamed and used to massage the body to facilitate healing.
How And Why It Works
Once the bundle of herbs and resins are created, they are steamed to release the healing properties of the ingredients. The compresses can then easily be incorporated in facials, spa treatments, massages, and body wraps.
They work by massaging the body by pressing the herbal compresses all over, concentrating on the areas that need the most attention.
Over time, when we don’t pay attention to our physiological needs, things like a bad posture, awkward twisting, weight lifting, or slow healing can really do a number on our bodies. This can cause the muscles to knot up, blocking blood flow, and building up tension, which can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort.
In these cases, medication does bring relief, but it’s only temporary, because it only treats the symptoms, not the cause.
A Thai Stem Massage relaxes the body, easing the muscle knots and improving blood flow. The plant extracts used in the herbal compress possess strong healing properties and are absorbed directly into the bloodstream via the epidermis. Combined with the increased blood flow to the painful sites, the plant extracts relieve pain and encourage healing in a natural way.
What To Expect In Your First Session
A trained massage therapist will work with you to determine the pressure level and areas that need the most attention. Depending on the problems you’re facing, herbal compresses will be created to help with your specific problems. The massage lasts from 60 minutes and upwards depending on your package and you’re sure to go home much happier and relaxed.