The 6 Amazing Benefits of Lemongrass

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Lemongrass is a popular cooking ingredient, especially for Thai cuisine where it is lovingly used for its unique tangy and lemony flavour. But beyond its wonderful taste, this plant comes with an array of amazing health benefits that you might not know of. Below are 6 such benefits that will make you fall in love even more with lemongrass!

 

Great For Detoxification

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Like so many other herbs, lemongrass contains detoxifying properties. It possesses diuretic properties which assist in eliminating wastes, toxins and uric acid from the body through increased urination. Frequent urination helps to keep our liver toxin-free and our kidneys clean. A cup of lemongrass tea on a regular basis helps us maintain a clean and healthy body.

 

Aids In Proper Digestion

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Lemongrass has antimicrobial properties, which helps to ensure a healthy bowel environment by killing off bad bacteria and parasites in our digestive tract to make way for good gut bacteria. This promotes a healthy bowel movement and in turn prevents digestive problems like indigestion, cramps, constipation and bloating.

 

The Natural Cure For Your Cold

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Lemongrass is also known as ‘fever grass’ for a reason. It is traditionally used, especially in Ayurvedic medicine, to ease the symptoms of cold and fever. Lemongrass helps break down mucus and phlegm buildup in our respiratory system, a common symptom of a cold. Also, its antimicrobial properties aid the body in fighting off the illness.

 

Promotes Calmness And Relaxation

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Many people use lemongrass as an ingredient in essential oils because it contains citronella, a component that imparts a calming effect on the body and mind. As such, it is often used to induce relaxation, promote better quality sleep and overcome insomnia. Also, the herb stimulates the production of the chemical serotonin, our body’s natural mood stabilizer. Serotonin is helpful in combating depression and in uplifting our mood.

 

Keeps Skin Healthy

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It is not just all about the inside. Lemongrass is beneficial for our skin too! Extracts from the plant act as an astringent when applied to the skin. It helps minimize our pores and controls the secretion of sebum while limiting the growth of bacteria and microbes on our skin. This leads to lesser skin infections and acne breakouts.

 

Eliminates Body Odour

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Body odours are often the cause of bacteria growth on our body, especially when we sweat a lot. Lemongrass, when made into oil form, acts as a great deodorant. Not only does it have a sweet citrusy scent, it inhibits the growth of bacteria on our skin and controls excessive sweating. As a plus, lemongrass doesn’t cause skin irritations or allergies and hence is suitable for everyone to use.

 

 

We at Thai Odyssey recognize the powerful beneficial properties of lemongrass. This is why we incorporate this versatile plant into our outlets and services. We use lemongrass extract as diffusing oil for our outlets so that the moment you step in, you will be greeted by its soothing scent. The herbal poultices for our Thai Herbal Therapy also contains lemongrass leaves.

 

The plant is also quite easy to grow at home. So if you feel a little green fingered, you can plant a stalk or two to enjoy its benefits from the comfort of your home.

 

References:

https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/15-health-benefits-lemongrass/

https://www.top10homeremedies.com/kitchen-ingredients/top-10-health-benefits-lemongrass.html

Get A Foot Massage and Enjoy A Head & Shoulder Massage Too!

I have never given a thought to the neck pain I constantly suffered due to long hours working in front of a computer. As long as I can still move my neck without much restrain even though there may be a little pain when I turn my head too far back, that did not bother me. Unperturbed, I lived with that little neck strain for a long time.


One day, while researching for an article to write, I chanced upon a few questions that made me sit up and took notice: “Did you strain your neck working in front of the computer all day long?” Yes, and I wanted to know more.

“Did you feel heavy and tight at your head and shoulder?” Yes, they always did. As I read more about the consequence of a neck pain, the more I was determined to find a relieve for it. That was when I stumbled onto Thai Odyssey, the award winning Thai spa centre in Malaysia, which has over 40 outlets in many major shopping malls nationwide.

                              In recent years, they have opened a few more outlets in Thailand and China, promoting the health benefits of Thai Traditional Massage as a wholesome holistic therapy.As I stepped into their first outlet which they opened in 2004 in Centrepoint, Bandar Utama, the calming and soothing piped-in soft green music and the aromatic herbs that scented the room enveloped my senses immediately. The serene atmosphere instantly put me into the mood for total relaxation and rest. The details of Thai decor dotting every corner of the outlet, with its teakwood furnitures, Thai art and artifacts, even down to the made of their slippers and pajamas, were so inviting that I felt I had just been transported to Bangkok’suptown spa resort.I selected a 1-hour Foot Massage and after I had made my payment, the front desk Manager introduced me to my therapist. She took a look at my slim fitted pants and without my asking, spontaneously gave me a pajamas to change into even though I was there for only a Foot Massage. I thought that was a very observant gesture. Thumbs up from me.


As I settled myself onto a chair for a foot wash, I was amused when I remember a customer who gave a comment that in Thai Odyssey, you will get your feet washed for every service you selected. For that, I will give full points for service excellence.When the therapist had lightly scrubbed, cleansed and dried my feet, she led me into the room which had two rows of body-contoured reclining weaker chair. The room was dimly lit with ornately decorated table lamps, the place was quiet and calm even though some customers were already there enjoying their massages. As I settled myself comfortably in the chair, the therapist excused herself and came back with an eye pillow and a cup of tea. She placed the eye-pillow, which was infused with the scent of lavender, over my eyes. Feeling cozy, the muscles around my eyes were beginning to loosen up.


The therapist began to work on my feet, starting with the left foot, while wrapping up my right foot with a towel as if it was her precious possession. I felt so cared for and I liked the feeling. As she gently worked on my feet, it felt so snuggly, I dozed off for a while. When I awoke, she was already working on my right foot.To complement the 1-hour Foot Massage, it will finish with a head and shoulder massage. The therapist moved away from the chair while I sat up with my back facing her and she worked on my back, shoulder and neck, then up to the head. After a rejuvenating massage on the feet, the head and shoulder massage continue to re-energize the whole body, especially the neck area.The Foot Massage experience was so fulfilling, no wonder The Malaysian Women’s Weekly announced Thai Odyssey as the Winner in 2009 for ‘Thai Foot Massage for Best High-Heel Rescue’ – A review from one of our fan a.k.a professional writer –

 

 

An Uplifting Experience in 30 Minutes Thai Odyssey @ Gateway KLIA2

What would you like to do while you wait for your flight?

Get a 30-minute foot massage or have a refreshing shower?

Now, at KLIA2, you can do both!
Flying could be a strain for many frequent airports commuter. Even leisure travelers may find it a pressure when there are so many things to do before and after a flight.

Stress in flying is common given the physical and psychological strain especially rushing to the airport through traffic, moving luggage around the departure and arrival halls. Even after checking in, or boarded the flight, due to lack of space, minimal movement, lack of sleep, oxygen and water, unsurprisingly, there are many people who sigh and wish for some reliefs.

In Thai Odyssey, we hear you. With ten years experience in the business of providing you with relaxation and rejuvenation since 2004, we want to continue to serve you with a serene environment and a tranquil atmosphere for everyone to calmly rest and breathe. In May, 2014, we took flight again with our 38th outlet in KLIA2, decorating it to accommodate everyone’s request and to fulfill a desire – a yearning for a quiet respite …

Thai Odyssey at Gateway KLIA2 is one of our largest spa and massage outlets, occupying over 5,000 sq ft of retail space. Retaining our usual Thai-inspired decor and soothing ambience, again, we bring you into a world of serenity, where heaven and earth interspersed among the chatters of the outside world. Step in and revisit an ancient calling for the harmonious consciousness of peace and stillness.

Enjoy an extension of our much talked-about exemplary services by our expert therapists with the supplementary in-house facilities that are only available at Thai Odyssey @ Gateway KLIA2;

1. There are 19 foot massage chairs and a team around 20 expert therapists. At any one time, 19 customers can have their 30-minute Thai Foot Massage for a body-mind-spirit relaxation;

2. If you have a longer time to relax, book a 60-minute Thai Aromatherapy Massage and use one of our 3 Aromatherapy Rooms;

3. Bathrooms are available for a refreshing shower; 3 for women and 3 for men, a total of 6 shower rooms;


4. Complimentary left luggage facility for our customers;

5. Sit back in an aromatic scented customers waiting area with soothing piped-in music and enjoy our specially blended herbal tea while you loosen up and wind down.

Thai Odyssey @ Gateway KLIA2 is the second largest outlet and it is designed with the space and facilities to cater to the needs of travelers. May it be your first time taking a flight or as frequent traveler, lounge in with us and let your senses take flight … to an uplifting experience!