Thai Herbal Therapy

The healing practice of Thai herbal compress therapy dates back nearly 5,000 years, In Thailand, the herbal compress is called luk pra kob, to an era when the knowledge of plants, including their effects through ingestion or application on the body, were painstakingly researched and then passed down from one generation to the next.

 

This herbal therapy was designed to relieve pain and inflammation. A selection of therapeutic herbs, including prai, ginger, turmeric and lemongrass, are wrapped in a muslin compress, steamed and then applied to the body in gentle pressing, circular and rolling movements.