15 Jun The Healing Power of Five in One!
Combine Five therapies in the One treatment using the amazing, ancient healing art of Benefic™ Thai Herbal Compress Therapy!
In the last few years, we have seen a huge shift towards an Integrative Wellness approach to health and wellbeing. Increasingly, people are in search of holistic therapeutic treatments that offer multiple benefits, with long-lasting effects, in minimal time. They want results without spending all day in a beauty spa or going to multiple therapists/practitioners to meet their needs, which sometimes can include more than one condition.
Benefic Thai Herbal Compress Therapy integrates Herbal Therapy, Heat Therapy, Cold Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Massage Therapy
Anyone who has experienced a treatment involving a Benefic™ Thai Herbal Compress knows it is a very effective and relaxing way to ease pain. However, there is much more to these compresses of aromatic medicinal herbs, than simply relaxation and stimulation.
Benefic ™ has gone to great lengths to ensure that only 100%, authentic, organic, natural herbs are used in
Benefic™ Thai Herbal Compress products, that are renowned for their multiple therapeutic effects:
- anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, sedative, antispasmodic, bronchodilator, anti-microbial, antiseptic
Moist heat when applied topically, in combination with herbs, leads to deeply penetrating, moist medicinal heat. This is very restorative to organs and extremely therapeutic for numerous injuries and conditions.
Benefic™ Thai Herbal Compress Therapy aims to restore your body’s ability to protect, regulate and heal itself. It is a whole being approach, so works comprehensively on your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
Since ancient times, herbs have been used in many different cultures throughout the world to treat illness and assist bodily functions. The principal advantage lies in their complexity. Medicinal plants contain a wide range of chemical compounds, that give them versatile, therapeutic attributes. It is believed that the therapeutic/healing properties work due to the delicate chemical balance of the whole plant, or mixtures of plants, rather than the effect of any one active ingredient. Thus, each herb will have a combination of specific effects on different systems of the body, as well as having some very overall general effects.
In winter we associate heat and warmth with comfort and relaxation, however, these also have special healing properties.
The Greek physician and philosopher Parmenides (540-480 BC) once said “Give me the power to generate fever, and I will be able to cure all diseases”
Dry and moist heats are the most common forms of superficial heat therapy treatments. Moist heat is known to be more effective in providing deeper penetration of the tissues than dry heat at the same temperature because water transfers heat better than air. Therefore Benefic™ Thai Herbal Compress Therapy, as a moist heat treatment, delivers more heat directly to your skin, without losing heat in the transfer process.
Physiologically, moist heat serves as a natural analgesic or pain reliever and possesses sedative effects. Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin to decrease transmission of pain signals to the brain and help relieve discomfort. When applied topically, moist heat penetrates our physical core and modulates the immune system. It is responsible for transmitting stimuli, supplying us with nutrients, and takes away the waste products that may slow the healing process.
The result of this greater efficiency in the transfer of heat is that more of the heat makes its way deep into the muscles, joints, ligaments, and soft tissue. This deep muscle penetration is invaluable because blood flow and oxygen levels are increased, thereby accelerating the healing process.
Another important function of moist heat is to bring blood to areas of pain and inflammation, thus improving circulation, and getting rid of any lactic acid build up in the muscles, that contributes to soreness. Moist heat applications also facilitate stretching of the soft tissue, including muscles, connective tissue, and adhesions.
Consequently, there is a decrease in stiffness, muscle spasms, and the painful effects of injury, leading to increased flexibility and range of motion. This results in an overall feeling of wellbeing and a renewed spring in your step.
While heat may have amazing effects, don’t freeze out cold therapy too quickly. Cold therapy can also be useful for muscle pain, typically during the very initial stages of discomfort, when there is swelling that responds well to the contracting powers of ice. Both heat and cooling methods of treatment can lead to pain relief after a workout, or a long day working in the yard, but only heat is able to penetrate deeply into tissues, relax muscles, and moisturise joints.
For a long time, early medical interventions involved the use of the two energies – hot and cold therapy. These remain time-tested remedies for managing pain and swelling.
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plants, extracts, essences, and essential oils that naturally interact with the body to treat many conditions. Essential oils are made up of very small molecules, that can easily transmit their unique healing properties to every cell of the body. This sparks the body to correct its own deficiencies from the inside out.
Benefic™ Thai Herbal Compress Therapy facilitates a twofold action where the aromatics and essential oils in the compresses, enter our body through inhalation and topical application.
- Inhalation the wonderful aromatics in the compresses permeate the air in the treatment room. As you inhale, the molecules enter your sinus cavities, pass through the mucous membranes, and enter the bloodstream. The aroma from the oils stimulates the olfactory centre of the brain, that sits right next to the limbic centre. The limbic centre controls instincts and emotions where pleasure, fear, anger, memory, and emotions are evoked. The effects of smelling the oils can have a dynamic effect on our emotional state as they help transform our moods, and move us from one state of mind to another
- Topical the skin is the largest organ of the human body and is receptive to the many healing properties being released and absorbed into the bloodstream from the essential oils in the compresses. These have a positive effect on the skin and help with skin conditions as they penetrate the deep layers, to encourage the process of cellular renewal and enhanced blood circulation.
As essential oils are absorbed by the skin and stimulate circulation, they also alleviate muscular aches and pains, decongest the sinuses and the upper respiratory tract. This leads to a greater supply of the oxygen and nutrients vital to cellular function in the skin while increasing detoxification of the cells by rapidly removing wastes.
The oils enter the bloodstream and support whatever body systems are out of balance. They go where needed by the body, and reduce the damage caused by chronic stress.
There are many different types of massage therapy, with as many different names, however, massage can be divided into three basic types.
- Acupressure refers to massage from East that focuses on pressure points and the movement of energy through the body
- Swedish massage focuses on improving circulation of blood and lymph and relaxing superficial muscles
- Deep tissue massage focuses on connective tissue and the goal is to produce changes in movement and posture
Benefic™ Thai Herbal Compress Therapy combines the principles of each of these five therapies in a single treatment. It offers a unique experience that aims at bringing wellness into the treatment room in a simple yet highly effective way.