Menu Close

Thai Herbal Compresses

Cost: $175

“The best CE class I’ve ever taken!” said more than one participant. Enjoy the day exploring the healing qualities of herbs used in traditional Thai medicine.

See, smell, taste, and touch the herbs as we read and hear about their medicinal properties while cutting and chopping fresh and dried herbs to make our own cloth poultice/compress. Then steam and apply the warm compress during a short massage at the end of the day. The herbal compresses are a great add-on to Swedish massage (a bit like hot stone because of their heat retention, but softer and more pliable in your hand). They are also a bit like aromatherapy (because of their medicinal qualities, but with the added benefit of warm steam). You get the added benefit of increasing your knowledge of herbs to use in your personal daily life to support healthy living (cooking, topically, making teas, etc).

NOTE: the focus of this class is on learning about and making the compresses; it does not include the teaching of specific thai massage movements, but is instead geared to adding herbal compresses to whatever modality you already practice. Class includes a comprehensive textbook and one pack you make and use in class to take home and use again. Additional packs and loose herbs may be available for purchase.