Cheri and I have been focusing on cross training in the various modalities so we can provide consistent treatments. I recently was the happy recipient of the Thai Herbal Massage. I had no idea what kind of treat I was in for!
I learned that Thai Herbal Massage is a common method of treatment employed in traditional Thai medicine.
The hot herbal compress contains numerous herbs tightly bound in fabric, which is steamed until piping hot and firmly rolled. After a full-body, pressure point Thai massage, the hot herbal compress is pressed or pounded over the entire body in order to soothe the muscles and stimulate the vital organs and senses. Compresses are traditionally applied after Thai Massage to prevent bruising, reduce muscle stress and cure skin conditions.