With summer a distant memory, it can be easy to fall into the winter blues – but you don’t have to!
A Thai herbal compress massage
Not only does this type of massage offer deep relaxation, relief for stress and fatigue, a boost of emotional and physical well-being, improved circulation, and more, its warming properties are the perfect way to combat winter’s chill. Just imagine coming in from the cold, peeling off your layers, and enjoying a steaming massage – what more can you do to fight the frost?
The hot compresses are composed of a blend of traditional medicinal Thai herbs that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, and rich in antioxidants. The herbs may include Siamese ginger, tamarind leaves, lemongrass, and kaffir lime peel, as well as turmeric, camphor, borneol, and sea salt. For specific ingredients, it is best to check with your massage therapist beforehand.
The heat of the compresses softens muscles and encourages the flow of energy through the body. The client also benefits from the aromatherapy caused by warming the herbs. This massage is ideal for relieving aches and pains, stiff, sore muscles and ligaments, chronic back aches, arthritis, migraines, and chronic stress and anxiety. After a Thai herbal compress massage, you will feel relaxed, invigorated, and renewed both mentally and physically. This may be just the boost you need to make it through to spring!
While Thai herbal compress massage is suited for any time of year, the fall and winter are ideal if you need some warmth to melt away the chilly weather blues.