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Traditional Thai Massage with a Medicinal Herbs Compress

Thailand has a rich tradition of herbal medicine that has developed over thousands of years. Within the Thai healing tradition, herbs are often used alongside traditional Thai massage to stimulate, relax, detoxify, purge, or otherwise treat the patient. Within the body of traditional Thai massage the most aparent use of herbs are in the form of hot herbal compresses.

In several styles of traditional Thai massage, herbs, fruits and roots are specially prepared and wrapped into bundles, which are then steamed and applied to the body topically while still hot. Different ingredients are used to obtain the desired effect, and receipies vary widely from one region to another.

Thai yoga massage is performed on the floor in loose and comfortable clothing. It incorporates rhytmic motion, palming and thumbing along energy lines, gentle stretching, and breath work, creating a flow around and with the recipient's body.

Thai yoga massage improves circulation, relieves muscular tension and spasm, helps expedite metabolism, boosts immune system, and balances body energetically. This provides both physical and energetically massage.

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