Herbal stems are traditional massage tools used in Thailand since ancient times. Like other forms of massage, they help release toxins, increase circulation, relax muscles and work out painful knots. Stem massage differs because it combines soothing heat with therapeutic natural herbs and essential oils. These healing oils and resins are absorbed into the bloodstream through the epidermis and react with the body chemistry in a sympathetic and gentle way. Stems can be used in massage or incorporated with other treatments such as: facials, body wraps, etc.