Ginger Compresses

Ginger compresses are a powerful type of treatment. Ginger compresses are an amazing pain reliever and antidote for inflammations. They are reported to have helped clients suffering from kidney or gall bladder stones. Many acute or chronic pains like rheumatism, arthritis, backaches, menstrual and intestinal cramps can be relieved with ginger compresses.

The treatments can be done on the lower back, intestinal area and upper back behind the lungs for specific lung-related problems. These treatments are warming in the fall and winter seasons. They help increase the blood circulation and body fluid at areas where stagnation exists (pain, swelling, inflammation, or stiffness). They help strengthen the kidneys, reduce swollen organs, relieving numbness and stiffness.
It is important to consult a trained person before having this treatment. This treatment must be done under the supervision of a qualified professional.

The body’s internal organs need to be respected and not have a chaotic way of eating, living and sleeping. When we live harmoniously, our bodies work the same way.”

See what Margo’s Clients are Saying

By Boyd Martin

Margo Marver's Ginger Compresses

Initially, I was referred to Ms. Marver because I was struggling with another upper respiratory condition that was dogging me right after my return from Turkey.

Just arriving in Margo’s space in N.W. Portland put me at ease, and her whole demeanor eliminated any residual nerves about getting treatments. She began with a very gentle and comforting Shiatsu massage, followed by some accurate and expert reflexology.

hot ginger compressThe next step the following week was Margo’s famous Ginger Compress Treatment. This treatment was one of the most remarkable of Margo’s repertoire. I’ve always been a big fan of ginger, and usually use it during a cold in tea and on food, but this form–as a hot compress–really demonstrates what ginger can do in clearing the body of mucous and toxins.

Margo heated about a gallon of water which she kept on a hot plate in her cozy treatment room. She added the pre-made ginger “soup” and soaked linen towels in the liquid. The towels were then applied to my upper back, chest and abdomen. She reported that I had some mucous congestion in my abdomen because my skin didn’t redden from the hot compress. After about 30 minutes I was getting a nice pink tone across my torso and was as relaxed as a noodle.

The amazing part was that 90% of the significant congestion in my lungs and throat simply disappeared–no coughing, no throat clearing. It was as if I had no cold at all. God bless Margo, I thought to myself; then bundled up for the chilly walk to the car on a blustery day.

For me, Margo Marver represents a style of shamanism, because it’s all about walking the talk, helping people, and living life in an effortless and vibrant way on an impeccable foundation of love. Her quick smile and joyous demeanor makes you want to get advice from her, and it’s always loving and sensible.