Thai herbal ball massage
This is a herbal massage using muslin cloth that are filled with special blends of therapeutic herbs.
This is a very popular massage in Thailand and we use the same techniques. The balls we import from Thailand as well as make our own from local herbs.
The muslin cloth is steamed so that the healing and soothing properties of the herbs are intensified. This herbal ball is then used with warm oil rubbed onto the body. It induces deep relaxation, relieves stress and fatigue, boosts both emotional and physical well-being, assists alignment and postural integrity of the body, improves circulation of blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs.
The Thai Herbal Ball compress technique offers several potential health benefits: The hot compresses are ideal for alleviating pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, chronic back aches, arthritis, even skin conditions, migraines and chronic stress or anxiety. The blend of traditional Thai herbs used in these compresses has a relaxing and invigorating effect on the body and mind, soothing sore and overworked muscles while giving the body’s energy reserves a huge boost.
The benefits from the Thai herbal Ball Massage can be attributed to the herbs used for making the herbal ball. As the herbal ball is heated before the massage, it helps radiate heat dilating the blood vessels in the body increasing the amount of blood and oxygen circulating. The body’s muscles and organs work more efficiently as increased oxygen is available.
Manaia Spa Herbal Balls are imported from Thailand.The herbs in the compress possess properties that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and antioxidant some of the ingredients are listed below
Ginger is an extremely beneficial herb for treating various digestive disorders as well as allergies. Ginger also has antibacterial qualities and is used to improve the quality of the skin and treat skin ailments or bacterial infections. Using this herbal press on and around the abdominal area can also help relief of various digestive disorders.
Lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves are used largely because of their fragrant properties. Both are citrus-scented and are used for their immunity-boosting properties. For those who are suffering from common cold or flu, both lemongrass and kaffir lime can work wonders.
The leaves and bark of shikakai are great for improving the texture and firmness of the skin and are also extensively used in hair care. For improving the skin and treating any skin infections or lesions.
Turmeric helps heal skin lesions or bacterial infections. It also helps keep the skin looking fairer and younger.
Locally grown fresh herbs and leaves are also made into massage balls a favourite being Lavender for its relaxing properties and Kawakawa leaves which have a history in traditional Maori healing.