Yu Fai postpartum practices in Thailand – also written Yoo Fai – are related to the concept of ‘regaining heat.’ To understand this, we need to know that traditionally – in many Asian countries – blood is considered a “hot” element, and subsequently when giving birth and losing blood, the process is described as “cold.”
Thai postpartum activities during the confinement period (about six weeks) include “lying by fire,” dietary restrictions, hot herbal compresses, massage, herbal steam and herbal bath treatments, abdominal binding, and other activities that prevent “heat loss,” like for instance keeping the body covered, sexual abstinence, and avoiding the wind.
The overall focus of Yu Fai is regaining normal functioning of the body, notably of the sexual and reproductive organs, increase well-being and promote energy, support wound healing and weight loss, and regaining beauty, that is – it’s likewise done for aesthetic reasons.
In this article, we take a look at Yu Fai treatment providers in Thailand that include heat therapies in their programs, notably herbal steam baths and treatments, hot clay pots with salt, herbal compresses, sauna tents, vaginal sitz baths, and the like.
Note that you can find Yu Fai treatments with both private healers and clinics or Thai hospitals with a Thai traditional medicine department or clinic attached to it.
In Thailand, you’ll also find therapists that focus specifically (sometimes exclusively) on certain therapeutic aspects with regard to the pregnancy or postpartum period, or more generally on sexual and genital dysfunctions. Not necessarily used only in the Yu Fai confinement period, they would typically use traditional healing modalities like for instance Thai Womblifting, Karsai Nei Tsang, Yok Tong, and Chi Nei Tsang, to name some of the best known treatments.
In any case, below you’ll find a selection of postnatal Yu Fai Heat Therapy treatment providers in Thailand.
Ayurved ClinicPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok The Ayurved Clinic is part of Center of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital (Mahidol University). The clinic provides Thai Traditional medici [ Read more ... ]
Baan Hom SamunphraiPLACES IN THAILAND Chiang Mai An established Thai Massage school and treatment center located a bit outside of Chiang Mai city (Hang Quae) with on-site accommodation options. Baan Hom offers Thai Abdominal Massage i [ Read more ... ]
Ban Sabai Resorts & SpaPLACES IN THAILAND Chiang Mai Ban Sabai Resort and Spa is a full service Spa and Wellness center that additionally offers a broad variety of massage and bodywork training classes, Spa, Detox and Yoga Programs, and V [ Read more ... ]
Chiang Mai University – Faculty of MedicinePLACES IN THAILAND Chiang Mai The Faculty of Medicine of the Chiang Mai University (CMU) has attached to it a Center of Thai Traditional and Complementary Medicine (TTCM). Its main tasks are research on Thai traditi [ Read more ... ]
Coran Boutique SpaPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok, Pattaya Coran Boutique Spa, with branches in Bangkok and Pattaya, offers a broad range of Spa-style beauty and massage treatment services, including a set of Yu-Fai Thai and Javanese Postnatal [ Read more ... ]
Panthai Delivery Panthai Delivery offers Thai Yu Fai Postpartum treatments in the Bangkok area. [ Read more ... ]
Sabai Corner SpaPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok Sabai Corner Spa offers a variety of short-term private and group courses for Thais and foreigners. The Spa also offers a wide range of treatment services. The duration of the training [ Read more ... ]
Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun HospitalPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok The Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun Hospital is part of Center of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital (Mahidol University). The hospital provides Th [ Read more ... ]
Spa MantraPLACES IN THAILAND Chiang Mai Spa Mantra is a Thai Spa and Wellness center and a branch from the ITM Chiang Mai Thai Massage school. Connected to the Spa treatment center is a Thai Massage and Bodywork academy with [ Read more ... ]
Vichaiyut HospitalPLACES IN THAILAND Bangkok The Vichaiyut Hospital in Bangkok offers a wide range of medical services such as emergency services, child care, orthopedics, neurology, acupuncture, cardiology, dermatology, tradition [ Read more ... ]