Mud is one of the five elements of nature which has a vast impact on our body. It contains important minerals which have positive effects on human health. Mud can absorb toxins from the human body, therefore, it is very useful in preventing many diseases. Mud therapy is widely used for its healing properties, it helps in cooling and relaxing the body as it can hold the moisture for a long time.
How does Mud Therapy Work?
The dark colour of mud helps in absorbing different colours of the sun and conveys them into the body, giving it, its therapeutic properties. Secondly, as the mud retains moisture for a long time, when applied over the body it provides a cooling effect. Thirdly, its shape and consistency can be easily changed by adding water, so it is easy to apply.
Mud found in different parts of the world has different properties. Its composition varies with the place of origin. Firstly, a mineral constituent of mud varies with the kind of rocks found in the area and the process of soil formation. Secondly, mud property is influenced by the kind of flora and fauna of the area. Therefore, it is important to learn about the properties of mud before utilizing it.
Types of Mud Packs
MUD PACK FOR EYES
MUD PACK FOR FACE
MUD PACK FOR HEAD
MUD PACK FOR ABDOMEN
Here, mud is applied to the full body either in sitting or a lying down position. Mud is kept for 45 to 60 minutes and ideally exposed to sunlight, at least intermittently. A mud bath helps in increasing the blood circulation and energizing the skin tissues. It thus helps in cleansing and improving the overall skin condition. Regular mud baths may be considered as a natural beauty treatment procedure as it also helps in improving skin complexion and reducing spots and patches, possibly the result of some skin disorder like chickenpox or smallpox. Mud baths are useful in many skin diseases such as psoriasis, urticaria, leprosy, and other skin conditions.