As far back as the 14th century, herbal poultices have been used across Asia as a medicinal treatment for athletes and warriors returning from battle. Herbal blends help ease muscle stress and swelling while the skin absorbs their therapeutic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Steam activates the dried herbs’ properties and, as a result, helps reduce aches and pains.

Our Thai Herbal Compress used at Jazz Lounge Spa offers a fusion of herbs loaded with unique benefits. Two compresses are applied by our Massage Therapist through gentle pressing, accompanied by circular and rolling movements. In addition, key points on the back are stimulated to promote the elimination of toxins and waste products through increased lymphatic circulation and detoxification.

So What’s Inside This Treatment?

Curcumin – a key active ingredient in turmeric, with strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agents that support wound healing.

Pandan Leaves – an excellent remedy for pain, cramps and skin irritation.

Ginger – a powerful stimulant that boosts circulation, eases muscle stiffness, brightens the skin and has antibacterial properties; effective on migraines and general muscle pain. 

Spider Lily – in Indonesia, these heated leaves were used to treat swelling and itchiness from poisoned arrow wounds, bites and stings.

Mango Ginger – an excellent anti-fungal calming agent, also used to relieve pain in the body.

Tamarind – an agent that brightens and hydrates the skin; it is particularly rich in antioxidants.

Camphor – an ingredient that relieves pain, irritation and itching.

Bergamot – often used for colds, fevers, headaches; helps with tension and stress.

Shikakai – traditionally used in India for treating dandruff, it treats skin ailments like scabs with its antiseptic properties.

Lemongrass – a soothing and invigorating agent that clears the head and uplifts the mind.

In summary, this healing treatment contains a centuries-long history of benefits to the body. It is the perfect addition to your massage for the ultimate relaxation and detoxification. It is available at all of our men’s Spa locations in Dubai & Al Ain for just AED 55.


by: Anton Rodionov