Introduction to Thai Medicinal Herbs, Balms, & Compresses, London UK


A one-day workshop and presentation about traditional Thai medicinal herbs and their use in therapeutic bodywork and healing arts. Open to all.

At: School of Thai Yoga Massage London

Address: Bickerton House, London


Cost: £120

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A discount is available for registering in both London courses


This workshop/presentation introduces the use of Thai herbs in healing arts. Techniques are demonstrated for using luk pra kob (herbal compresses) in traditional Thai massage, and we discuss the preparation and application of compresses, poultices, and home-made balms. Recipes are included for the compresses, balms and infusions, and together we mix the herbs for compresses, inhalation therapy and bath infusions, and we make balms with beeswax, carrier oils, and essential oils.

We discuss and demonstrate handling of the steamer during a session; using cold compresses for sprains; and refining compression techniques and breathing patterns. Various techniques are demonstrated and studied, but the workshop is also experiential, allowing participants to refine and customize their herbal compress skills through on-site practice, question and answer periods, and direct teacher supervision.

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