Massage

massage with essential oils

How to Use Applai Relief’s Essential Oils For Your Massage

My body issues require a mixture of Thai and Swedish massage techniques, and I generally have work done for over 2 hours.  It isn’t a pleasant experience for me or the therapist, as my body is a workout for both parties. A good Thai massage operation will have overhead “monkey bars” where the therapist may …

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Traditional and Modern Methods of Herbal Extraction

The Thai and SE Asians live among a cornucopia of herbs, and plant matter. Rural folk can forage for ginger, galangal, turmeric, plai, guava, pineapple and more.  In fact, local gardens are everywhere, and farmer’s markets are abundant. City folk are fortunate enough to get fresh material trucked in from surrounding countryside.    I spend time …

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Plai and Thai Massage

In massage, a poultice is a mass of blended plant material placed in a muslin or cotton cloth which is steamed to release the natural essential oils. The oils are released with the hot water condensate when the poultice is applied to the body by massaging with the compress. A poultice is specifically applied in …

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