A UNIQUE THAI EXPERIENCE!
Herbal Stems are traditional massage tools that have been used in Thailand since ancient times. In Thai Herbal Stem Massage, traditional healing herbs and oils are wrapped in unbleached cotton and bundled with a stem. The oils and resins are steamed to release their healing properties,then massaged over the body. The oils are absorbed through the epidermis and react with the body’s chemistry in a sympathetic and gentle way.
“The Luk Pra Kob”, translated from Thai as “pressing herbal sphere,” or Herbal Ball, is a method of treatment employed in traditional Thai medicine. It is used to provide the same type of stimulation as acupressure along energy channels, known as Sen Sib lines in Thailand. Thai Herbal Ball massage is rapidly growing in the West due to the many added benefits that herbs promote over most other traditional treatments.
The herbal ball treatment traditionally is a hot treatment. The Herbal Ball is soaked for up to five minutes, and then steamed in a steamer for 10-20 minutes before use. It is pressed along the Sen Sib lines, or acupressure zones of the body in a series of motions that include: a pressing with steady downward pressure; a “rock ‘n roll,” or back and forth motion; a “rolling” or orbital circular motion; and a “dragging” motion which is used to increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage. The herbal ball is used in combination with traditional Thai or Swedish massage or as a tool to work on specific parts of the body that need special attention for muscular tightness or pain.”
Massage Oil Choices:
1. Thai Heaven Massage Oil: this massage and body oil has a heavenly fresh lemongrass scent. It is a combination of Certified Organic and all natural essential oils for massage and a emollient body oil.
2. Thai Spice Massage Oil: this massage and body oil has a spicy, citrus scent. It is a combination of Certified Organic and all natural essential oils for massage and a emollient body oil.
Herbal Ball Choices:
The Thai Herbal Balls, Taste of Paradise: The blend of herbs is the traditional recipe of the Wat Po temple in Bangkok. Manufactured in Chiang Mai, they are certified by the government as authentic. This special blend of herbs helps to relieve muscle and joint pain, increases blood circulation, and nourishes and revitalizes the skin. The muslin balls are filled with Thai herbs and spices including lemongrass, turmeric, prai, kaffir lime, camphor, and tamarind.
The Thai Herbal Coconut Balls: An intoxicating experience that evokes the feeling of the tropics while providing one of the secrets of Asian skin care. Coconut oil is known for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties leading to soft, smooth and supple skin. This bundle of pure coconut is steamed and applied in a hot massage that helps this beneficial oil penetrate deep into the skin
This service will take approximately 1 hour
Cost: $125 Includes your stems to take home
Receipts for your health insurance are available from our therapists. We also offer “direct billing” through our computer portal for extended health care coverage.