Herbal Compress Massage

Herbal Compress Massage

This treatment originates in Thai medicine.  Hot herbal compresses which contain herbs wrapped in muslin clothes are pressed and compressed into the body and specific Thai pressure points.  The heat treatment can be used to ease muscle tension and stiffness resulting from poor posture or over-exercise using natural products.  The massage is very gentle and relaxing so is suitable for a wide range of clients needing little additional equipment to your current kit.

Cost: 1 day £POA

Prerequisite: minimum of a level 3 Body Massage qualification and Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology is required to study this course

This course includes:

  • The history, development, benefits and effects of Herbal compress massage
  • Treatment objectives
  • Therapist preparation and professional conduct
  • Client management: communication, consultation, informed consent and negotiating an appropriate treatment
  • Health and safety, risk assessment and preparing the environment
  • Sterilisation and sanitation
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Contraindications, problem areas, cautions and referrals
  • Herbal compress massage products and equipment
  • Herbal compress massage practical techniques, positioning, procedures, massage adaptations and timings
  • Aftercare advice, healing response, retail products and services