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Introducing: Thai compress massage

Introducing Thai compress massage, a unique treatment featuring gently warmed compresses filled with dried plants, roots and leaves. The ingredients selected are known to help treat a wide variety of physical conditions such as back or joint pain, as well as mental issues such as anxiety and fatigue.


Most commonly associated with traditional Thai medicine, the hot compress or herbal ball massage has been practised in Thailand for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The unique combination of specific herbs and heat works to relax and invigorate the body and mind, soothing sore and overworked muscles while boosting energy and reducing inflammation.

The Priadara Thai compresses are packed with various health-boosting herbs and essential oils. If used warm, they can be combined with traditional massage, acupressure and stretches. The compresses can be used to perform deep kneading, petrissage or rolling movements on the body, whilst the heat will radiate down through the skin and in to the muscles, melting away tension and soreness.

Thai compress on leaf

As the warm compress opens the pores, the various healing benefits of the herbs inside can be fully absorbed. When professionally administered, the herbs in the compress will be tailored to different parts of the body and different ailments. In the Priadara Thai compress massage kit, Ellisons offers three different types of compress to enable you to offer your client a more bespoke treatment.

The Thai compress online training course offered by the Academy comprises both theory and practical modules. This gives you a technical knowledge of the treatment, as well as hands-on experience, meaning you are fully prepared to offer your clients the treatment once you have qualified.Research into the clinical effects of Thai herbal compress proved that the treatment was more effective than standard therapy in patients with osteoarthritis and muscle pain. Whilst in no way a replacement for standard massage therapy, offering your clients the option of a Thai massage brings with it a new array of benefits. 

Thai steamer set

You will work independently through the theory modules, completing a series of question and answer sections to assess your learning progress. You will have access to the Thai compress training manual together with a video tutorial to guide you through the step-by-step process. In addition, one of our professionally qualified trainers will be available to address your personal requirements as you work through the course content.

By the end of the course, you will have earned a qualification accredited by The Guild of Beauty Therapists and the International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine (IPHM) and will be ready to wow your clients with a brand new treatment. Find all the equipment you need for this treatment, or indeed any other treatment, at

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