Thai Herbal Intensive

Course Description

Learn how to incorporate the Thai hot herbal compress into a nurturing, aromatic, full body massage sequence on the mat. Tumeric, Lemongrass, Ginger, Lime, Camphor and more! Nourish your client's body with therapeutic heat and medicinal steam. Herbal heat penetrates deep into tense and tired muscles that might be too tender to touch. The comforting warmth and herbs help with conditions such as arthritis, headaches, poor circulation and pulled muscles, tendons and ligaments. The air in your treatment room fills with aromatic steam that soothes many of the upper respiratory ailments that are prevalent as the seasons change. This course teaches safe handling and technique application for the table. Receiver remains clothed. No lubricant is used.

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate proficiency incorporating the Thai hot herbal compress into a full body Thai massage on the mat.


Some Thai massage on the mat experience required. Instructor approval required.


Three days of training (21 CE) that present a choreographed sequence for client using all body positions. Set up, clean up and safe handling instructions are addressed along with herbal ingredients and their benefits. This course teaches practitioners how to apply the herbal compress to effectively melt away tension and balance energy. The hot herbal compress allows for deeper work into areas that may initially be too sore to receive the necessary pressure from the thumbs, elbows, knees or feet.