Luk Pra Kob

02 Feb Luk Pra Kob

Luk Pra Kob which means “pressing herbal sphere” is the term for body treatments using Thai herbal compresses.  These treatments are meant to open up and enliven the Sen Sib or energy lines of the body.

While many practitioners save the herbal compresses for the end of a treatment, at Denver Integrative Massage School we teach our student practitioners to utilize them throughout a session.   They are a great way to heat up spaces before deeper work.

The herbal ball (known as Samunphrai in Thai) has many healing properties due to the dried herbs contained inside.  They include: Siamese yellow ginger, Lemongrass, Turmeric, Tamarind leaf and fruit, Kaffir lime peels and leaves, Camphor, Borneal Camphor, Menthol, Pandanus leaf,  Acacia leaf and Sea Salt.

The compresses are most effective when heated in a rice cooker.  The heat and steam allows the healing properties to deeply penetrate the body. They can last up to 40 hours and be used with several clients when a hand towel is used to separate the compress and skin.

Join us as we go in depth during our Level 3 Thai Yoga Massage course.  Included is a focused workshop demonstrating how and when to use the wonderful medicinal tools in your practice!!

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