I make Herbal compresses with a variety of Therapeutic herbs and/or flowers . I Steam the compress to heat them before use. This valuable tool allows the muscles, nerves and tissues to relax many times faster than bodywork alone. Herbal compress is the main tool when working on prenatal clients but the compress must be made for this purpose as the herb mix is different than the type i use to promote release. During the colder seasons this therapy is excellent to treat cold or strained muscles especially on the rib cage to help open the lungs and tightness in the chest. Stiff joints also benefit well from this work .The compress also can allow work in areas normally too sensitive or painful to work directly. When treating the meridian lines the compress is surprisingly effective to help pain, tension and stress as well as other trauma to the body and mind.