Ancient northern Thai healing practices at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort By Paul Johnson on Feb 20, 2022 in Accommodation, Asia, Regions, Resorts, Spas & Pampering, Special Offers & Packages, Speciality Travel, Thailand, Travel Miscellany
Reviving Northern Thailand’s centuries old massage and aromatherapy techniques, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort has introduced two rare therapeutic treatments, ‘Yam Khang’ and ‘Yajoo’, both with longstanding historic roots connecting guests with the region’s rich Lanna heritage.
‘Yam Khang’ or Thai Fire Therapy is an ancient Lanna tradition, considered a sacred art where the therapist is required to have gained a high spiritual maturity. The treatment is done by using the feet only which are first bathed into healing oil infused with mixed local herbs. The therapist then slips her foot onto an iron plough shear or ‘khang’ that has been heated over an open fire, then skillfully balanced, she massages the guest with
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