This herbal massage combines traditional massage with aromatherapy as well as heat therapy. This form of massage has been practiced in Asia, particularly in Thailand, for centuries. A selection of individually-tailored medicinal herbs is bound in a linen cloth to form a stamp. This stamp, or pistil, is then soaked in hot water and steamed. The soothing hot herb pistil is applied to the skin and muscles. You can experience the relaxing, pain-relieving effect. Before the use of an herb pistil, the skin is rubbed with coconut oil, almond oil, or sesame oil. This introductory massage prepares the body for the herb pistil. Next, the herb pistil is gently tapped along the body’s acupuncture meridians. Once it has cooled slightly, the hot pistil is then used for a deep massage on the back, legs and arms. The herb pistil can also be applied to the stomach and shoulders. Following the herb pistil massage, your skin will be smooth and its moisture replenished. Your skin will look radiant and healthy.