The Ginger Compress is a traditional macrobiotic home remedy that can be used to dissolve stagnation and tension, melt blockages, and stimulate blood circulation and energy flow. The compress makes use of a squeezed out towel immersed in hot fresh ginger water that is applied on a specific region of the body, such as the kidney area, along the spine or across the shoulders. This helps to help release tightness, eliminate toxins, and helps to ease tension. It is especially enjoyable for those living in four-season climates, particularly during the winter or colder months.
What to Expect
Each application lasts for 3-5 minutes until the towel cools, then another hot towel is applied. This is repeated 5-7 times. In addition to the kidneys, the Ginger Compress may also be put on the abdomen to stimulate digestion, on the shoulders to relieve tension, on the upper back to alleviate coughs and colds, or on the hands, feet and other areas of the body to reduce stiffness and promote better circulation. A Ginger Compress is also beneficial for old injuries and for bruised or broken bones.
A Ginger Compress usually takes 20-30 minutes. Loose fitting cotton clothes (such as sweats or yoga shirt and pants) are recommended and may be changed at the office before the session.
The session takes place at our office in central Amsterdam, easily reachable by public transport. Sessions are also available during the international study weeks that take place in Amsterdam or during the summer conference.
A Personal Health and Way of Life Consultation is recommended to follow up the Ginger Compress session, especially for those with health concerns. For further development, we recommend you read books and articles on macrobiotics or take the following courses: Art of Life School, Art of Cooking School, Women’s Health, Summer Conference, Public Workshops, or Lectures.
Booking an Appointment
Please contact the office to book an appointment or for information on costs and special arrangements.
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Note: The Kushi Institute of Europe’s programs and services, as well as information on the Kushi Institute of Europe’s web pages, are educational in nature and are not intended to take the place of personalized medical counselling, diagnosis, or treatment.