Thai Herbal massage
Herbal compress is another Thai traditional physical treatment. Fresh herbs are mixed and wrapped in a small piece of cloth as a round chunk. The chunk is steamed so that the herbs produce an ointment. By making hot compresses at the certain parts of the body, the herb ointment from the chunk slowly permeates through the skin.
Steamed fresh local herbal ingredients are applied to help sooth and relax muscle tension and other aches and pains. Aromatic camphor in the compress eases respiration. Traditional Thai medicine uses herbal heat compression for the treatment of sprains, muscle pain, bruises and swelling.