A few months ago, I had read somewhere that a massage, using an herbal bun helps to discharge muscles and unblock the vitality stream. The use of steam heated herbals is an effective add-on to traditional massage therapies. I tried it for the first time at the Sukho Thai Spa in Mumbai. As you know I am a spa lover and I regularly visit Sukho Thai for their therapies.
Just like their other services, the herbal bun massage first starts off with a thorough cleansing of the feet. The therapist then begins a 15 minute massage right from the toes to the knees in firm strokes with a focus on all the right pressure points. I was happy that she paid attention to the right pressure points and it was indeed relaxing.
Post that, the therapist brought in a special bun which consists of 23 aromatic and therapeutic herbs. The herbs are said to have an invigorating effect stimulating the senses. As the pores open during the herbal foot massage, it cures ailments such as pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, back pain, migraines and arthritis. It also improves circulation of blood and stimulates the internal organs. The therapist placed the herbal bun on the sole of my feet, calves and thighs. She pressed on for 2-3 minutes each. It was a tad bit hot initially. But overall, it was very relaxing.
The massage got over, quickly in approx. 30-40 minutes and left me feeling energized.
If you’re looking for something different and an extremely quick relaxation massage, do give this a try!
I also love Sukho Thai’s Traditional massage. Take a look at my vlog or you can read the review here!