Thai Herbal Compresses

4 CEs for Oregon LMTs
June, 2022 – contact me for dates   $108
text: (541) 579-6663


If you’ve never experienced Thai herbal compresses, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without them. A generous handful of herbs bundled in a cloth, steamed, and used on the body to melt even the most stubbornly bound tissue – compresses require almost no effort to use and work very very quickly. And they smell fantastic.

For this class we’ll be using pre-made compresses from Thailand, and practicing on ourselves (compresses are, by far, the easiest and most effective self-care tools I’ve run across).

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A Zoom account (free).
  • A way to steam the compresses. This is the steamer I use, but anything similar (including a stovetop steamer) would work.
  • A way to crush up dried herbs. A large, stone mortar & pestle (like this one, or this one) is ideal – especially if you plan on doing a lot of work with herbs. Sunrise Asian grocery in Eugene has some great ones that are relatively inexpensive. But for this class, you could wrap the herbs in cloth and pound them with a hammer or something similar.

The cost of the class includes 2 pre-made compresses, and the materials to make one of your own.


Registration required before June 5.
Workshop taught by Jim Madras, LMT #7853.