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This listing is for one Lymph Drainage Herbal Self Massage Ball from The heART of Ritual. The outer fabric in these massage balls is botanically dyed, EU grown, and EU woven organic cotton. Details on this botanically dyed fabric can be read below.


This offering combines herbal therapy, thermal therapy and medicinal aromatics all at once in a practical tool for self massage. Benefits include deep relaxation, relief from stress and fatigue, boost of both emotional and physical well-being, assisting alignment and postural integrity of the body, improving circulation of blood and lymph and stimulates the internal organs. As the pores open and allow the herbs to take effect, ailments such as stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, back pain, migraines, stress and anxiety are almost instantly relieved.


As a hot compress, it's ideal for alleviating pain, stiff, sore or pulled muscles and ligaments, chronic back aches, arthritis, even skin conditions, migraines and chronic stress or anxiety. The herb selection I included here also contain properties that are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent and antioxidant, as well as nourishing to the skin.


To use: to warm your massage ball, place it in a steamer over boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Remove it from the steamer, and when it has reached a temperature that you can work with on your skin, hold it by the handle and massage the underside of the ball in circular motions over the tense areas in your body. These fragrant massage tools can be gently warmed and reused up to five times, place them in an airtight container in your fridge between uses.


Note that I don't use essential oils in anything I craft, so clearly there are no risks of flash burns.


And because I aim to be zero waste (and like to honor everything to the max), there's more! Once you have finished using your massage ball, the herbs can be composted and the cloth used to craft a prayer flag (air element too, hello!). The string I chose to use here is an organic cotton candle wick, so that you can also upcycle this and craft ritual candles for ceremony throughout the year!


The overall focus for Spring is cleansing, detoxing and purifying the mind, body and spirit, preparing for emergence, post winter sleep, into the active solar half of the Celtic Wheel of the Year. These herbal self massage tools are created to promote lymph drainage, blood circulation and very importantly, encourage more physical contact with our body through touch.


A little note on the cloth: Feathers, flowers, butterflies, hearts, slyphs and more came up in almost four meters of fabric that was naturally dyed in my trusty colour cauldron over the winter. These beautiful hues were yielded from woad and a collection of native air element plants and the fabric was used for the herbal self massage tools you see here. Blue and white are the therapeutic colours traditionally associated with the Air element, the virgin archetype and Spring. Woad is regarded a sacred colour to the Celts, who adorned their body with this colour prior to ceremony (and battle).


This listing is for one Lymph Drainage Herbal Self Massage Ball, as seen in the photograph here.

Lymph Drainage Herbal Self Massage Ball & Compress (Woad Dyed EU Cotton)

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  • Please note that our products are not a substitute for any medical treatment or advice you may currently be receiving. The information presented is intended for informational, research, and energetic purposes only, and it is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any dis-ease. Persons with health related issues should consult a medical professional for assistance.

    Topical ritual products are not intended for consumption and as with all natural products, a skin 'patch test’ is recommended beforehand to see if you have any unique sensitivities. Discontinue use if a rash occurs. Our topical ritual products should not be applied to broken skin, sensitive skin, or mucus membranes. Please ensure you wash your hands thoroughly after applying to the skin.

    This listing is for one portion of the aforementioned product only and does not include any other decorative items photographed. These photographs are for illustrative purposes only.


Our Autumn season shop opening takes place from
9am on July 21st until 6pm on August 9th

 All times are Irish time. Orders ship from August 19th onwards and are fulfilled on a first come first served basis. 'Made to order' offerings ship from August 26th onwards.

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Season • Autumn

Element • Water

Direction • West

Archetype • Enchanter/Enchantress Archetype

Themes & Focus for this Collection

This collection celebrates all things Autumn/Water Element and coincides with the fire festival of Lúnasa, the ancient Celtic festival that marks the transition from Summer into Autumn.

Autumn/Water references throughout this ephemeral collection include;


The Element of Water, the Moon, the Sacral Chakra (also in conjunction with it's pairing with the Third Eye), the chakras of the Knees and Elbows, Emotional WellBEing, the Urinary System and Fluid Body, Womb Health, Flexibility, Flow, Release, Intuition, Shadow Consciousness, Reclaiming Equilibrium, Abundance, and of course, Water Rituals for the Head, Heart and Hands.

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