Mud Therapy & Its Benefits
9 Feb 2020 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
According to Ayurvedic beliefs, our body is made up of five essential elements-earth, water, air, fire, and ether.Mud is an important element of nature. Mud, clay (or earth), has the ability to heal the body from the inside and correct any imbalance. Learn about Mud Therapy & Its Benefits
What is Pelotherapy (Mud Therapy)?
Mud Therapy is the use of natural clay from the earth for therapeutic purposes. Most are familiar Pelotherapy in the form of a facial “mud” mask, but the applications include any form of external poultice. Clay has a long, worldwide history of outstanding, health-promoting effects and has been used extensively by many cultures for thousands of years. Basically speaking, when activated with moisture, clay has a unique drawing capacity that provides its detoxifying benefits. The natural detoxifiers in the Medi-Body Pack are highly negatively charged. Toxic, synthetic chemicals are positively charged. When the wetted mixture of the Medi-Body Pack is applied to your skin, an osmotic pulling effect occurs where the positively charged ions of the chemical toxins are attracted to draw them out of the body It is useful to understand a little about the three primary actions or properties of clay.
Mud contains a lot of vital minerals which fight the bad toxins in the body. Since it has so many health benefits, it can also treat a lot many chronic health problems and cure away ailments as well. Mud can absorb toxins from human body therefore is very useful in preventing many diseases. It is also known for its healing properties. It also helps in cooling and relaxing body as it can hold moisture for a long time. Benefits of Mud therapy are:
1. Skin Problems
Obviously, the biggest benefit mud therapy treatment exerts is on the skin. It creates cooling effect on the skin and the blood and thereby helps in controlling the effects of Pitta. It removes the dead skin cells and makes the skin softer. Also, mud therapy is one of the best ways of detoxification because mud extracts out the harmful toxins stored up in the skin, through its pores.
2. Improves your digestion
Mud therapy helps in relaxing the digestive system and strengthening all the associated organs. Applying mud packs on abdomen helps in so many digestion problems such as gas, acidity, constipation, and stomach ache. Also, the mud therapy helps in absorbing the intestinal heat boosting metabolism.
3. Gets rid of stress, a bad headache or fever
Applying mud therapy on the head is a really relaxing experience. It reduces stress, depression, anxiety and helps in getting a good night sleep. It is also sometimes prescribed by Naturopathy experts to deal with disorders of the nervous system such as Neuralgia, Sciatica, Epilepsy, Post-traumatic Paralysis, etc.
4. It is useful in condition of stiff joints
In conditions such as Arthritis, the intense pain and swelling around the affected area can be easily countered by mud therapy. Naturopathy experts also prescribe mud therapy for problems like Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, Periarthritis, Rheumatism, Gout, etc. It helps a lot in getting relief from stiffness of the joints and restricted movements.