Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage
Suitable for beginners and professionals alike, here is a 2 day course that teaches you skills that will make your friends or clients very happy this winter!
Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage (Luk Pra Kob) is a wonderfully warming treatment, perfect for this time of year. Unlike some of the commercial training courses which use manufactured compresses, we will be making our own from selected herbs and roots. You’ll learn about the properties of the herbs so that you can tailor the contents to the needs of the individual, and you’ll learn how to wrap them into a compress. Once your compress is made you’ll learn how to give a full body compress massage, practising on one another.
Next Glasgow Course Dates: Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th February 10.30am-4.30pm Book your place here!
Held at: Health Rediscovered, 82 Gordon Street, G1 3RS Glasgow City Centre.
Cost: £155 per person or £140 for two booking together. Cost includes materials and herbs for making two hot compresses in class to take away with you.
Booking open! Click here to book or to make further enquiries call Lucy: 07989 478320 or complete this contact form below.
Entry Requirements: No previous qualification is required. However if you intend to practise professionally in the UK and require certification, when booking you should contact the course organiser with a copy of your insurance and/or your certificate of a recognised level 3 or equivalent qualification in massage, including Anatomy & Physiology.
This course is a module on the Traditional Thai Therapies Certificate
More about Compresses: Hand made herbal compresses are steam heated to release the aroma and properties of the herbs, such as lemongrass and lime leaf, white ginger root, frankincense resin and borneo camphor. Then they are patted, pressed, pounded and pummelled on the body. A very tonifying and restoring treatment, adaptable for everyone, relieves muscular tension, deep bruising or torn muscles, good for respiratory ailments, water retention, fatigue, fertility, you name it! Just close your eyes, relax, and melt into a warming Thai reverie.
In the case of muscle or tendon injury, hot herbal compress beats using ice and NSAIs by allowing the body’s immune and anti inflammatory process to do it’s own work, whilst the combination of the heat, and the anti inflammatory herbs, enhances this process and prevents energy and blood flow stagnation from setting in.