Sacredasia Treatments: Thai Herbal Compress Massage  
 

With soothing heat, the "Luk Pra Kob" is the application of the herbal sphere, used to treat delayed muscle soreness, joint pain & stiffness, swelling, skin problems and to promote circulation. A blend of medicinal herbs are wrapped in cotton and applied to the body as a hot compress to bring relief from general pain & inflammation, while nourishing and softening the skin. The herbs are air dried, or mixed fresh in a specific ratio and bound in unbleached cotton cloth. The herbal sphere is then steamed at temperatures around 80-100 degrees Celsius. The essential oils evaporate into the cotton cloth that the herbs are wrapped in. When the Luk Pra Kob is the applied to the skin, the essential oils and heat are transferred to the recipient’s body.
Benefits:• Anti - inflammatory • Local analgesic • Muscle relaxant • Improves range of motion • Increases local circulation• Improves skin conditions
Ingredients & Effects:
Plai: Plai has a known anti-inflammatory property. Some Specific uses are for relieving sprains, muscle pain, wound healing and colds. The portion of the plant used is the rhizome stem. Plai is in the ginger family.
Kha-min (Tumeric): Tumeric is an anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, with specific use in the case of itching, infected wounds or to improve the appearance of the skin. The part of the plant used is the rhizome. Tumeric is yellow in color.
Ta-kali (Lemon Grass): Ta-khaki is found effective for healing fungal and bacterial infections. The part of the plant used is its leaf.
Puew Makrut (Kaffir Lime Peel): Kaffir lime is used to treat dry skin and damaged hair and dandruff; It is a natural cleanser and a deodorizer. The rind
of the fruit is used.
Kara Boon (Camphor): Kara Boon is a diaphoretic which is good for asthma and upper respiratory problems. The part of the tree used is the leaf.