Institute of Thai Massage and Bodywork

Herbal Compress Massage

A traditional technique straight from Thailand

  • CAD: CAD$525.00

None. This course is open to anyone who is in good health.

Deposit : USD$191.56 Per item

After this hands-on 3-day intensive workshop, students will leave with a comprehensive knowledge of Thai herbal compress making and take home their personalized herbal compresses.

September 10-12, 2024 (Tue-Thu), 9am – 4:30pm

Lotus Palm
5244 St Urbain (corner Fairmount)
Montreal, QC
H2T 2W9

This course is bilingual (English and French)

None. This course is open to anyone who is in good health.



Hot herbal compress massage (Luk Pra Kob) is deeply comforting. It soothes aching or tired muscles and stiff joints and helps to increase the flow of energy in the body. By using techniques of patting, gliding, rolling and pounding, essential oils are released from the heated compresses penetrating and absorbing deeply to relax and detoxify the body. This can benefit those with conditions such as inflamed joints, arthritis, fibromyalgia, soft tissue injuries, and has profound effects on the body. Thai people have been using dried herbs to treat many different ailments in the body for hundreds of years. Typically, Thai herbal compresses are steamed and either applied through clothing or directly on the skin.

Course content

  • Introduction to the benefits of hot and cold Thai herbal compresses and alternative ways of application
  • History of Thai Herbal Compress Massage
  • The properties of herbs and spices used in the compress and safe use of equipment
  • How to make your own herbal compresses recipes
  • Working with Sen Lines, Marma Points and Oils
  • Benefits and Contra-indications, Safety of body mechanics, as well as touch and pressure techniques
  • Personalize a 60 to 90-minute Thai herbal compress massage flow directly on skin or through clothing


Required Reading

  • Thai Herbal Compress Massage Manual

* Books are not included in the course price. All compress making materials are included.


Returning Students
If you have already completed this course you are eligible to retake it for only 50% of the current price.

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