The art of Herbal Compress

The Thai Herbal Compress also called Herbal Ball or Luk Pra Krop is a common method of treatment employed in traditional Thai medicine.

The Thai Herbal Compress ball (Herbal Ball) made from various dried herbs wrapped in cotton traditionally used in Thai medicine. The Thai Herbal Compress ball is used to alleviate pain or inflammation (especially good postpartum) by opening the pores and bringing medicinal heat to muscles to induce relaxation.The hot compresses are ideal for alleviating pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, chronic backaches, arthritis, even skin conditions, migraines and chronic stress or anxiety. The blend of traditional Thai herbs used in these compresses has a relaxing and invigorating effect on the body and mind, soothing sore and overworked muscles while giving the body's energy reserves a huge boost.


Loft Thai Spa in Bangkok is the best place to indulge in the pleasures of a hot herbal packet. This legacy is a remnant of the 14th century. In the past, only trained monks could practice treatments or prescribe medicines.