Ancient northern Thai healing practices at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort


Reviving Northern Thailand’s centuries previous therapeutic massage and aromatherapy methods, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort has launched two uncommon therapeutic therapies, ‘Yam Khang’ and ‘Yajoo’, each with longstanding historic roots connecting company with the area’s wealthy Lanna heritage.

‘Yam Khang’ or Thai Fireplace Remedy is an historical Lanna custom, thought of a sacred artwork the place the therapist is required to have gained a excessive non secular maturity. The therapy is completed by utilizing the ft solely that are first bathed into therapeutic oil infused with combined native herbs. The therapist then slips her foot onto an iron plough shear or ‘khang’ that has been heated over an open hearth, then skillfully balanced, she massages the visitor with one foot solely.

With a robust custom of rice cultivation, farming communities in northern Thailand have been utilizing a forged iron plough (khang) for hundreds of years which is attributed with legendary properties while being an indispensable a part of farming life,

The Yam Khang 60-minute therapy is priced at THB 4000. Because the therapy makes use of an open hearth, it’s performed outside subsequent to Anantara Chiang Mai’s beautiful pool on the banks of the Ping River.

Shifting into air-conditioned consolation the ‘Yajoo’ therapy utilises the therapeutic powers of the native herb ‘plai’ to ease pressure and deeply calm down company. The 90-minute therapy begins with the heating of an natural poultice, giving off a aromatic aroma, that’s then pressed alongside the physique to ease ache and irritation. A plai oil therapeutic massage follows, ending with a light-weight head therapeutic massage and Tok Sen. Tok Sen includes a wood hammer being tapped alongside your Sen power line, enjoyable the muscular tissues, therapeutic continual ache, and bettering the pathways of the nervous system.

Anantara Chiang Mai’s 90-minute Yajoo remedy begins at THB 3,500++ and consists of:

  • Stress-free foot soak
  • Foot strain remedy utilizing tok sen wood hammer
  • Utility of a plai poultice, heated over an iron plate, to areas of concern
  • Full-body therapeutic massage with plai oil utilizing lengthy, mild strokes for deep penetration
  • Mild head therapeutic massage and tok sen again therapeutic massage utilizing a wood hammer