When exploring the different areas of Thai massages, there are a variety of choices that you can do to grasp a certain type of benefit for your body. Going deeper into the Thai tradition, there is a common use of combining essential oils and aromatherapy into spa practices as it gives strong benefits.
Let's understand clearly what exactly is the Thai Herbal Compress.
The Thai Herbal Compress, also known as Luk Pra Kob, has been in the Thai tradition for more than 4000 years and has shown different varieties for certain practices as a form of medicine in Asia. As the use of essential oils became famous, it is actually a misconception that Thai herbal compress massage uses essential oils. Looking closely into it, this is far from the case even though different herbs are involved in the massage in particular.
Diving into the concept of Thai herbal compress, the Luk Pra Kob is essentially the herbal sphere which is a muslin cloth bag that is used to press on the lines of energy or sen lines of the body. Inside the muslin cloth bag is a mixture of different herbs and the use of specific herbs will solely depend on the treatment that is needed for the client. For example, there are different herbs that a client can choose such as sage, turmeric, or basil. With the many types of herbs, each will produce a different type of benefit which the therapist will educate you about to get the right treatment for you.
Here are some types of herbs used at Loft Thai Spa:
Sage: is a commonly used herb for the purpose of memory or thinking skills, high cholesterol. Sages are a part of the mint family and are native to the Mediterranean region. Massages are used for pain after a long surgery, sore throat, and such.
Basil: people may think of basil as only a culinary herb, but this, in fact, is a herb that is also used in massages. Basils provide a strong scent and are usually blended with other herbs to produce aromatherapy alongside grapefruit, ginger, or clary sage.
Aloe Vera: this is also common use for massage treatments as it is used to treat sunburn with its cold feeling. It heals the skin through hydration and moisturization to improve blood flow through the skin.
Turmeric: this herb is usually used in India as a form to heal skin with disorders, joints, or the digestive system. While it is used for dietary supplements, massage salons have used this herb for aromatherapy or herbal compress massages.
Arjuna: similar to turmeric, the arjuna that is grown from the tree is widely known in India for medicinal properties like anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. For those that are at risk of heart disease, this is a good herb to use as it strengthens the heart muscles.
Ashwagandha: ashwagandha is used for traditional massages with its natural healing benefits. It is known to release stress while increasing the energy levels of a person. This is a herb to used that is not properly known globally and is highly underrated.
There are many more herbs that can be used with the muslin cloth bag that produces different kinds of benefits. At Loft Thai Spa, our therapists are skilled and have been using Thai Herbal Compress as one of the forms of massage for our clients as it helps with blood flow and many more. Here is the list of benefits that we can produce for you:
Reduces tension through heat and aromatic properties of the herbs
Relieve chronic pain from overuse injuries
Energize tired muscles after activities
Reduces muscular soreness
Decrease joint stiffness
Deep relaxation of muscle and nerve fibers
For more information, you can visit our about us page to dive down into the specific details of this unique treatment, and you can also head to our booking page to book a spot for an amazing experience for all kinds of massage experiences today!