All our packages include at least an hour ~ or longer if you like ~ before
your massage in our aromatic steam room
and unique dip pool.
the fragrant herbal steam with the cold water of the
pool is an incredibly relaxing
and refreshing appetizer before the main course of massage.
For many years
people have visited herbal steam saunas in rural temples
Asia to enhance their physical and spiritual well-being.
The herbal steam is an amazingly refreshing
experience - the herbal mix stimulates and invigorates, and
the combination of steam and cold water plunge pool energizes
The Thai herbal steam bath is an age-old tradition,
which, like massage, has been passed down through generations
of skilled practitioners in the temples. Originally, inhaled
steam vapor - made from a mixture of fresh and dried essential
herbs boiled in water - was used to treat skin ailments, muscle
stress, and respiratory problems. The roots and rhizomes traditionally
used include turmeric, prai (closely related to ginger), lemongrass,
bergamot lime, leaves of the camphor tree and the tamarind
tree, among others.
prai, khamin, bergamot lime leaves - some of the
herbs used in the steam.
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by the rocks surrounding it, the steam at Tamarind
is permeated with the scent of Thai herbs.
Set between two huge prehistoric boulders, the
herbal steam room at Tamarind Springs is like no other. Many
visitors describe the experience of sitting inside it as primal
- akin to entering the belly of a whale or being in a dragon's
cave. Shafts of light from the frosted glass windows set in
the roof softly illuminate the dark, and the scent of aromatic
Thai herbs permeates the space.
The room temperature - usually 35c-45c (95f-110f)
is lower than in an ordinary dry sauna. Ideally, you can sit
or recline on the built-in benches for short periods of time
(between 5 and 10 minutes), alternating with a refreshing
dip in the cool plunge pool located just outside the steam
room. How long you spend in the steam area is up to you. Some
of our guests bring a book and sit near the pool for hours.
Others prefer a quick warm up before their massage.
The steam at Tamarind Springs is designed to relax, invigorate,
and refresh. It will cleanse your skin,
make your hair softer, and help clear your
lungs and head. However, we make no claim
to being herbal healers. We strongly recommend
that anyone with blood pressure disorders,
hypertension or abnormal heart function
should NOT use the steam room.