Thai Herbal Compresses
Preparing recently written and ancient Lanna Medicine recipes is an honor for Woven Body. These recipes are treasures which have survived the centuries and which continue to cultivate health and longevity. As they have been passed down from teacher to student, they have been skillfully measured and mastered accomplishing potency and effectiveness. We are grateful for the trust our Teacher has placed in our work and hope to ethically uphold and craft recipes honorable to his entrustment.
At Woven Body, we do our best to work with organic herbs, locally sourced from Virginia. When reaching farther, we purchase from reputable growers from within the United States and Canada. When sourcing from Thailand we work with quality distributors from the North, carrying many of them back in tightly packed luggage. Many of our herbs are purchased fresh, dried in our kitchen, pounded by hand with mortar and pestle, blended at specific hours on holy days and moon days while chanting Lanna medicine incantations into each mix to open it's potency. It is a tender and beautiful process.
Below you will find compress blends with the option of delivery of each pound in loose herb or compress form. Each pound makes 3-5 compresses. Please note that the Abdominal and Heart/Wind/Windpoint Compresses will be smaller as they are designed to address specific points and the organs. Each order will come with instructions. We will do our best to get each order delivered in a timely manner, please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
**Lanna Traditional Compress Blend- $33/lb Loose - $44/lb Compresses
Our Traditional Lanna recipe is found in the compresses of Northern Thailand. This blend relaxes, invigorates, and helps to ease muscular tension. It includes herbs which address each body layer, allowing for ease in constricted pathways, increased range of motion, and expanded flexibility. It is excellent for the skin, tissue, channels, and general health.
**Decongestion Steam Blend - $30/lb Loose
This blend soothes common colds and flu-like symptoms... mucus, headache, body aches, and cough. After steaming, the water makes an excellent soak for purifying the skin. Feel free to use it as a rinse or add to a hot bath and soak.
**Whole Body Steam -$30/lb Loose
This traditional recipe is commonly found in the steam houses and saunas of Chiang Mai. It is a general recipe for soothing aches, tension, inflexibility, while addressing the respiratory and circulatory systems.
**Heart/Wind/Windpoints Compress-$40/lb Loose - $51/lb Compresses
This hearty blend addresses imbalance in the circulatory system along with the winds of body. It soothes tension in the heart and channels and at the windgates of the upper thigh, arm pits, and abdomen. These compresses bring the pulse into alignment when distorted, aiding in proper circulation through each gate.
**Abdominal Relief Recipe-$40/lb Loose - $51/lb Compresses
This complex Thai recipe is a wonderful aid for deep abdominal massage, organ lifting, and postpartum care. The herbs used coordinate with the each organ, making for an incredibly potent abdominal remedy as it promotes healthy organ function. Added to the blend are ingredients which treat the body layers as well as the channels, offering a thorough cleanse of the muscular and neurological systems of the body's core.
**Four Taste Compress Blend- $28/lb Loose - $39/lb Compresses
Four Taste is a traditional Thai recipe blended with at least one herb stimulating to each body layer, making it excellent and thorough body treatment. Though simple, it is highly effective when used to ease constriction of the skin layer. It increases stretching, nourishes the tendons, draws out toxins, and dissolves bruises, while softening the tissue.