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Pahop massage, using herbal compresses, is a common method of treatment used in traditional Thai medicine. Each hot herbal compress contains numerous Thai herbs, which have been gathered by Thai massage therapists for centuries. The Thais have been using this method from the earliest times to restore physical and emotional condition. Today, Pahop massage is very popular all over the world.
Pahop massage: description of the procedure
During Pahop massage your body is deeply and gently affected by the warmth of the herbal compresses. Through Thai massage and herbal inhalation, the healing properties of herbs work their way into your body.
This kind of massage is done on the soft tatami, beginning with the client in a prone position. Hot herbal compresses are place on different areas of the back. The massage therapist begins with the collar zone, neck, shoulders, upper and lower arms and moves downward to legs and feet. Once this is completed, the client is placed on his back to have the upper legs massaged.
There is no strict order in Pahop massage. The order can be changed according to your desire and general condition. The massage therapist will be glad to focus on the more problematic areas of your body at your request.
Health benefits of pahop massage
The main health benefit of herbal compress massage is in the deep warming effect and relaxation of muscles and soft tissues from inside out. It can be compared to a sauna visit, but the affect on the cardiovascular system is mild. In addition to relaxation, other benefits include:
- elimination of deep tension in muscles, inflammatory and chronic processes in body tissues
- stimulation of the immune system
- enhancement of central nervous system: improved quality of sleep and emotional status, decrease in feelings of stress
- better overall function of organs and body in general
- acute forms of diseases
- infectious skin diseases or open wounds
- disease of the lymphatic system