Thai Herbal Massage

Thai Herbal Massage

This treatment is imbedded in the very origins of Traditional Thai Massage culture as a treatment for conditions from general muscle fatigue, joint pain and back aches to relief from respiratory congestion, migraines, stress and anxiety. Hot medicinal herb compresses are systematically pressed on the body to bring relief to the areas being treated; a powerful full body treatment.

Herbal MassageThai herbs chosen for their therapeutic and medicinal qualities according to traditional recipes are wrapped in muslin cloth to create the compresses. For the massage treatment, the compresses are steamed to release the potent medicinal qualities and aromas of the herbs and are systematically applied over the body. The heat and moisture allows the herbal extracts to penetrate the skin bringing their curative effects, relief and healing to the areas being treated.

It is an effective treatment for many common ailments, pain, inflammation as well as having a relaxing and invigorating effect while bringing a deep sense of harmony and balance to body, mind and spirit. This treatment is normally taken as part of a Traditional Thai Massage but can also be combined with the other massage treatments.

Key BenefitsThai Herbal Massage Dublin

  • Promotes clear sinuses and airways (an attribute of herbal therapy)
  • Relief from general muscular aches, pains and tension
  • Helps to improve and stimulates the lymphatic system
  • An uplifting treatment, it improves mood
  • Increases blood flow and circulation
  • Reduction in symptoms associated with depression and emotional stress
  • Facilitates muscle relaxation to include the relief of muscle spasms
  • Increases energy
  • Reduces Insomnia


Typical Ingredients Of The Thai Herbal Compress

Kaffir Lime

Due to their refreshing, citrus smell, Kaffir leaves are multi-functional and are often used in Thai cuisine to enhance flavor. Vapors of the kaffir lime are also used to treat respiratory problems.

Zingiber Cassumnar (Plai)

Used for centuries in hot compresses and applied to muscles to relieve aches and pains, Plai is a natural emolient that is used to tone and soften the skin. It also aides women in their recovery after giving birth.

Cyrcuma Longa (Turmeric)

Turmeric is a vital ingredient in the Thai herbal compress, and has been valued as a health and beauty aid for thousands of years. It is used internally to treat a number of digestive and circulatory problems, and is also a natural moisturizer and antiseptic and is widely used in spa skin treatments.

Languas Galanga (Galangal)

Also known as “Thai ginger” since it shares some of the same benefits as ginger. This root can also be taken internally to relieve many digestive ailments. It can be applied to the skin and is a strong antiseptic. It helps to tone skin and treat skin diseases. It is commonly also used in herbal body wraps.

Cinnamonum Camphora (Campor)

Camphor is a close relative to cinnamon. It acts as both a stimulant and a calming agent. Camphor simultaneously stimulates the brain, heart and circulation, while also having a calming effect both mentally and emotionally. Camphor is very effective at soothing sore muscles and arthritis.


This herb, which has a fresh, lemony fragrance, helps to revitalize a tired body and mind. It is used in hot compresses mainly because of its soothing yet invigorating properties, clearing the head and boosting the mind.


The history and uses of Eucalyptus are far-reaching and varied. It is well known for its invigorating aroma, which has an emotionally refreshing effect. It is also a powerful antiseptic, killing germs and speeding the healing process for wounds and infections. When applied to the chest, the Eucalyptus vapours can be an effective treatment for colds, cough, congestion, asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Cryptolepis Buchanani Roem. & Schult

Softens and helps to correct muscle stiffness.

Crinum Asiaticum Linn

Aides in relieving local pain.

Bauhinia Malabarica Roxb

Has been used in traditional Thai medicine to promote wound healing.

Acacia Concinna DC

Chosen for its antisepic qualities, its other uses include; additive in shampoo to fight dandruff, as a bath tonic for women after delivery and as a treatment for to skin infections.

Cassia Alata Linn. (Golden Bush)

Used for its very effective anti fungicidal properties



60 Minutes............ €60

90 Minutes............ €80

120 Minutes............ €105