Herbal Ball Massage is an ancient method of providing relaxation, stress relief, energy, and improved health. It is achieved by the application of poultices filled with herbs and spices. Poultices are traditionally soaked and steamed before they’re applied to the body where they are absorbed into the skin. The poultices—when combined with gentle manipulation—relieves tension and knots from the body.
Hot poultices soothe muscles and joints. Thai herbal massage employs a gentler approach compared to a hands-on massage. Just like acupressure, Thai herbal massage stimulates the body’s internal systems, leaving the patient relaxed, yet revitalized. Herbal ball massage improves blood circulation, range of motion, organ function, and flexibility.
Different herbs used in the hot compress will also provide different health benefits. For instance, ginger has a soothing effect on the digestive system; lemongrass boosts immunity; jasmine improves mood; and turmeric has been proven to heal infections.