Red Brick Compress (Tub It)
The origin of how Thai traditional medicine use various heat compresses to complement massage is obscure, but it’s well known that such compress have been used to lessen muscle tension and to relieve body aches for centuries. Traditional health care for Thai people seek to balance 4 basic elements in human body namely earth, water, wind and fire. By applying heat to various local indigenous products and often with local herbs, and press it onto body during massage process, toxin and filthiness accumulated in body will be released in form of sweat. The compress procedure will help body system get back to normal state. One of these procedure involves pressing body with heated red brick wrapped in thick cloth. The thickness and heaviness of the brick provide the most pressure to body during the massage than any other type of compress; hence it’s normally used before Salt pot compress and Herbal Ball compress.