Herbal compress massage

We offer various massage treatments for everybody, from pregnant women to athletes.
We at Iphie’s Massage Services are London-based experts in herbal compress massage. We have been offering this type of massage for many years, and we know all there is to know about it. On our website, you will find an introduction to what herbal compress massage is, as well as the benefits associated with this type of massage treatment. You’ll also learn how to perform a herbal compress massage session, what constituents we use in our herbal compresses and their uses, the risks involved with having a session performed on you, and more!

Herbal compress massage is a type of Thai bodywork that combines acupressure, stretching and gentle pressure. After the necessary preparations have been made for your skin with an oil-based or herbal cream, Iphie’s Massage Services will apply pressure with their thumb, forefinger, and middle finger to specific points to relieve tension from muscle tightness. This treatment also stimulates blood circulation as well as lymphatic drainage by increasing venous return. All Iphie’s Massage Services use certified organic essential oils for these treatments only!

Benefits associated with this type of massage

As there are so many benefits to having one of Iphie’s Massage Services perform a session on you, we will highlight the most popular ones. You will find that you are more relaxed, your muscles feel relieved and we can also help with anxiety as well!

How do we perform this massage?

We always use a specific blend of herbs for their massages to achieve the desired benefits. We may add additional ingredients on occasion, but only after consulting with you first. We also take into account the needs of your body before we start our session.

Constituents of the herbs we use and their uses

Deep tissue massages are considered deep because they focus on muscle fibres that lie below the surface, whereas a regular massage would penetrate less. Iphie’s Massage Services experts use various techniques, from Swedish to trigger point therapy, through extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology (along with years of experience) to make you feel better after your session!

Kaffir lime (Markut)

This has been used in Thailand as an antiseptic/antibacterial agent to promote healing while reducing inflammation and killing bacteria cells.

Plai (Zingiber cassumunar)

It helps treat muscular pains and aches, and also helps with stomach pains.

Zedoary (Khamin oi)

This has been used in Asia as a stimulant to help break down toxins that accumulate in the body due to overwork or stress. It is known for its ability to relieve muscle pain and stiffness in the joints.

Turmeric (Khamin chan)

A powerful anti-inflammatory agent that relieves arthritis symptoms such as joint pain, swelling, redness, etc. It also aids liver function, which can lead to better detoxification and elimination processes within the body.

Lemongrass (Takhrai)

Helps heal wounds by accelerating blood circulation around the area where it was applied, thereby speeding up healing time.

Camphor tree (Naat)

Anti-inflammatory that helps relieve muscle pain and joint swelling.

Tamarind (Makham)

This helps in regulating bodily functions such as blood circulation.

Cumin (Khamin)

A natural antibiotic that helps to strengthen the immune system, thereby boosting health and vitality.

Risks involved in herbal compress massage

An allergic reaction to any of the herbs or oils used in the compress can lead to a rash, hives, and swelling. This is usually confined to an area close to where you were massaged, but if not treated immediately, it could spread elsewhere on your body.

We do not recommend herbal compress massage for pregnant women as some components may be absorbed through their skin into their bloodstream.