The steamed herbal compress is a 3-in-1 tool:
1) pressure point massage
2) deep heat that persists
3) anti-inflammatory pain relief
This tool is simply soaked in water for 5 minutes, steamed on the stove or in the microwave, and applied directly to tense muscles or aching joints. Many find it more effective than a foam roller, with heat that goes deeper and lasts longer than the dry heat pillows. We also avoid heavy scents and concentrated essential oils which can cause sensitivity, making our products gentler on the skin.
These herbal tools have been used for centuries in South and Southeast Asia by people from all walks of life: Thai kickboxers, postpartum mothers, office workers, and grandmothers who teach their grandchildren to soothe their arthritis by treating their backs with herbal compresses. This medicine is meant to be shared and given to loved ones - family and friends - as well as patients in a clinical setting. Many of the best hospitals in Thailand use this treatment in their Traditional Thai Medicine department. But at its core, Thai herbal medicine is all about the art of resilience in daily life.
The Thai steamed herbal compress- "Luk Pra Kob" in Thai- is a fantastic healing massage tool that is not commonly available in the US. We are here to change that, in a way that honors and uplifts the source- Thai herbalists.