Thai Herbal Stem Massage Therapy
Thai Herbal stem massage therapy is a wonderful, totally natural body treatment. The herbal stems are traditional massage tools used in Thailand. The use of stems helps release toxins from the body, increases circulation, relaxes muscles and helps to work out painful knots in muscles.
The stem is a blend of 20 herbs including: Plai, Ginger, Lemon, Turmeric and Cumin. The herbs are wrapped in an unbleached cotton material which is tied by hand into a stem and then vacuum packed to preserve freshness and purity.
The herbal steams are moistened slightly by a brief immersion in a bowl of water and then placed in an electric steamer. One stem is rolled over the targeted area while the other is being reheated in the steamer. As the stem cools it is applied directly onto the body. For sanitary and health reasons, the client buys a set which they take home with them or have stored on site to be used only by the person they were originally used on. Each stem can be used for three sessions. The Thai Stem “Luk Pra Knob” has been used for many centuries in Thailand as a medicinal hot compress to relieve aches and pains in the body.
The treatment incorporates elements of Swedish relaxation massage, Lomi Lomi stretching techniques and Thai Massage movements. The treatment combines smoothing moist heat with therapeutic natural herbs and essential oils. The heated oils and resins are absorbed into the blood stream through the epidermis and react with the body’s chemistry in a sympathetic and gentle way to detoxify it.
The client should not take a hot bath or shower for 3-4 hours after the treatment to allow body temperatures to adjust back naturally. Rinsing could wash off the healing properties.
WARNING: This treatment is contraindicated for pregnant women. It is also contraindicated within 48 hours of waxing and at least 12 hours after shaving.