Capital Wellness Massage & Day Spa

Thai Herbal Compress Massage

This restorative experience combines the healing power of traditional Thai Traditional Massage with the soothing effects of warm, herbal compresses. It’s a soothing treatment that increases energy flow, improves circulation, deeply relaxes muscle tissue, treats otherwise unreachable energy lines, and finally, stimulates nerve endings to promote the body’s natural healing process.

The treatment begins with a consultation to determine your needs, after which our skilled massage therapists will use a combination of acupressure, stretching, and massage techniques to help release tension and promote relaxation throughout your body.

The aromatic herbs used in hot compresses stimulate the senses and aid deep relaxation. They include Kaffir lime, prai, camphor, among others.

The heat from the compresses helps to open pores and increase blood flow, allowing the properties of the herbs and spices to assist in alleviating pain and inflammation. The scent of the herbs also provides a calming effect on the mind, enhancing the overall relaxation experience.

The combination of massage and herbal compress therapy work together to promote a sense of balance and well-being. You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.


A Thai Herbal Compress massage:

  • Increases energy flow.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Relaxes deep muscle tissue.
  • Treats energy lines.
  • Stimulates nerve endings to promote the body’s natural healing.

What to Expect from Capital Wellness Thai Herbal Compress Massage in Gungahlin, Canberra

Before the massage, our therapists will provide a full consultation, asking you various questions about your health and lifestyle. This is to ensure the treatment is right for you and that we have a proper understanding of what your needs are.

You’ll be asked to remove your clothes and keep your underwear on. You will lie on the table face down and our massage therapists will cover you with towels to keep you warm.

During the massage, warm, steamed compresses filled with a blend of aromatic herbs and spices are applied to your body. These compresses provide a range of therapeutic benefits in addition to the effects of the massage technique used.

What Is A Thai Herbal Compress Massage Good For?

Our Thai Herbal Compress Massage is great for addressing:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle tension and stiffness
  • Joint pain and tightness
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sports injuries

After The Massage

After your Thai Herbal Compress Massage, you’ll be allowed to dress in private. We will provide a hot towel for you to clean up. For the final touch, we offer herbal tea and water so that you’re fully relaxed, hydrated, and ready to go back to your activities.

Massages, in general, promote detoxification, boost circulation, and provide an overall sense of relaxation. Depending on the type of massage you receive, you may even feel some soreness and tenderness, which is completely normal a few days after the massage. Be sure to always follow any instructions or advice provided by your massage therapist.

Here are a few things you can do to maximise the benefits of your massage:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Rest for at least 24 hours so your muscles have time to repair. If you have to stay on the go, be sure to take it easy and avoid any over-exertion.
  • Do some light stretching.
  • If you’re sore, you can take a cold shower or a warm bath with Epsom salts. Avoid hot water as that can increase inflammation.
  • Have a light snack and skip heavy meals.
  • Plan ahead so you can focus on relaxing for the rest of the day.
  • Listen to your body. If you experience any severe discomfort or pain after the massage, contact your massage therapist or healthcare provider.


Massage therapy is generally safe and effective, but there are moments when it’s not safe for a person to receive certain therapeutic massage techniques. In some cases, our massage therapists can still provide the massage by modifying the treatment based on your condition or by avoiding any affected areas of the body.

Several conditions could respond adversely to a massage, including

  • Infections
  • Contagious conditions, whether viral or parasitic
  • Inflammation/swelling from an injury
  • Recent surgery or fractures
  • Skin conditions such as burns, blisters, rashes, or severe sunburns
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Cancer
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs


  • 45 minutes $95
  • 60 minutes $135
  • 90 minutes $195

Book your appointment today and experience the ultimate relaxation and healing with our Thai Herbal Compress Massage.

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