|Introduction of Mud Baths|
|Skin and Detoxification|
|Mud and Clay|
|Types of Mud Across the World|
|-||Dead Sea Mud|
|-||Volcanic Mud Bath - Calistoga (California)|
|-||Great Salt Lake Mud Body Wrap|
|-||Hungarian Wellness Mud|
|-||Ischia Mud - Italy|
|-||Bad Wilsnack - Germany|
|-||Ayurvedic Mud Bath - India|
|Multani Mitti - India|
Mud and Clay
Mud is an element of the earth that is said to possess therapeutic properties. It is made of a combination of soil, silt, clay and water. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and plant substance. Scholars believe that it was the Romans who discovered the therapy of Mud baths as early as 120 B.C. Today we know that Mud, helps to draw out excess heat and cool the body. Its property of water solubility allows the skin to absorb nourishing nutrients when applied. One of the additional benefits with Mud is that, due to its nature other ingredients can be added to the mixture to further boost treatment results.
Clay like mud comes from the earth. However, due to its composition nature it has a tendency to soak up or dry, hence it is used in cosmetic products as a drying agent. It is a component found in many cosmetic products like foundation and powders. Clay has the ability to remove matter suspended in liquid, as its natural property is oil balancing. Thus, clay helps to assist the body in the systemic removal of many industrial chemicals that the body would otherwise have difficulty eliminating.
Types of Mud Across the World
Mud is used as a healing agent for cracks, bites, burns and other skin afflictions. Pure mud helps to de-toxify, remineralize and is anti-inflammatory. Every region on earth, according to its geographic and climatic conditions produces Mud that is unique in its mineral and biological content. Depending upon the region, where the Mud is obtained it may contain high concentrations of Iron, Manganese, Zinc Copper or Selenium. This can be used to treat various ailments, when used in a variety of combination.
About Dead Sea Mud
One of the world's best and most sought after mud comes from The Dead Sea. The Jordanian Dead Sea has black mud enriched with healing minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium bromide and organic remains of plants and animals. It contains 100% natural Dead Sea mineral clay, known for its therapeutic properties.
This brand of mud is used by clinics to revitalize the skin by removing dry cell tissue. This helps to increase the supply of oxygen to the skin tissues and removes toxins from the body. It penetrates deep into the pores and helps the skin absorb the 26 Minerals and trace elements. The rich in minerals black mud can be used as contouring body wrap over the entire body for thirty minutes. A thermal wrap sheet is used to wrap the mud over the body to prevent the mud from drying out. The body is covered from below the neck and the mud can be rinsed away with warm water after 30 minutes. This is followed by the application of herbal massage cream to relax the body and further rejuvenate it.