Baan Hom Samunphrai  A Herbal Health Centre & School

 Chiangmai, Thailand

 

   
 

 

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Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

       053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
website:
 www.homprang.com
 

 
 

Homepage

Where We Are

Thai Herbal Medicine

Thai Traditional Massage

Training Courses

Conferences & Seminars

Accommodations

Credentials

Calendar & Events

 

 


 

 

Address:

Baan Hom Samunphrai

93/2a Moo 12

Tawangtan, Saraphi,

Chiang Mai 50140,

THAILAND

tel.  053-817-362

       053-124-164

tel.  081.885.1429

          (Homprang direct)

e-mail: baanhom@homprang.com
website:
 www.homprang.com

 

   

 

 


 

 

HERBAL STEAM BATHS & COMPRESSES

 

 

There are two separate Steam Baths with changing rooms, lockers, showers and a shaded relaxing pool between them. (Direct sunlight is not always a blessing in the tropics--cool water always is!)

The healing properties of steam heavy with the natural essences present in its medicinal plants has long been known in Thailand. New mothers spend at least a month after childbirth in a herbal steam bath tent with their babies close beside them, and the whole family sits in the evening by the cooking fire not only to escape the mosquitoes but to benefit from the medicinal fragrances of the herbs in the cooking and the aromatic wood on the fire. Herbal extracts are also rubbed into the body with hot, fist-sized compresses, and poultices are wrapped around bites, wounds, and sprains. The external application of herbs through heat and steam is a very important aspect of Thai traditional preventive medicine as well, and the sense of well-being among Thai country people is partly a result of their 'folk' aromatherapy.

Heat, steam and herbs have long been associated in Thailand with childbirth as well as with health and a general sense of well-being.  

Our steam baths are a product of considerable research and ingenuity, and our guests are unlikely to forget them. Too often even in the best of spas there is not quite enough steam in the bathhouse, and if fresh herbs are used at all they are often boiled in the water leaving sticky residues that last for days to come.  Our herbs are picked fresh each day and placed in an open basket directly over the steam outlet in the centre of the bathhouse. Our compresses are prepared each day too, often with the assistance of our guests and students.

What do the baths do? Cleanse the body above all, the toxins pouring out in the sweat. But they also enter into the body through the pores, particularly in the scalp, feeding the skin, freshening the blood, opening up the nasal passages and lungs, and last but by no means least, dispelling our gloom. Finally, our steam baths are always accompanied by fresh ginger tea, a delicate stimulant and restorative. Indeed, the whole quality of life is improved by the herbal steam bath experience, and good talk and friendship are always right there beside the Baan Hom pool.

         
  Fresh herbs including camphor, turmeric, and macrude are picked and prepared each day for our massage compresses and steam baths.
 

 

 

 

    THE JOYS OF

THAI BATHING!

         
 

       

The bathers in these snapshots come from Oslo, London, New York, Tokyo, Addis Ababa, Kanchanaburi and, of course, Chiang Mai!

 

        STEAM BATHS & HERBAL APPLICATIONS

Herbal Steam Bath + Relaxing Pool + Fresh Ginger Tea

  2 or more persons per hour  Bt 200 ($ 6.00)

 

                 1 person per hour Bt 300 ($9.00)  

Thai Traditional Massage + Herbal Steambath,  Pool  & Tea

 

Full Set + Steambath  + Pool (3 hrs)

Bt 1000

  ($29.00)

per person

Full Therapeutic Massage & Diagnosis (no set time)
 

Therapeutic Massage alone

Bt 1300

  ($38.00)

per person

 

plus Steambath  + Pool

Bt 1500

  ($44.00)

per person

 

plus Herbal Compresses  + Pool 

Bt 1600

  ($47.00)

per person

                                                                                                         Dollar rates are calculated at  34baht = $1.00.

 

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