The Benefits of Mud Baths for Chronic Pain Disorders

Mud therapy cures for chronic pain sufferers

Mud is a vital element in nature. It is known to contain critical minerals that have beneficial effects on the human body. Mud is able to absorb toxins from the body which is useful for preventing and treating different diseases.

As well, mud therapy, or as it is known fangotherapy, offers a cooling and relaxing experience that most users report as being highly pleasant.

What are the benefits of mud therapy?

Mud bad treatments are able to:

  • relax muscles,
  • improve blood circulation,
  • improve digestive metabolism,
  • treat inflammation and swelling,
  • relieve pain,
  • help heal urinary disorders
  • work as a hair conditioner,
  • improve skin quality,
  • improve fibromyalgia symptoms
  • help to heal stiff joints.

A recent study conducted in 2007 determined that mud baths that are followed by hot baths can reduce pain and other fibromyalgia symptoms.

As well, there is evidence to support that my baths are effective remedies for muscle fatigue, nervous disorders, kidney diseases as well as having a positive effect on the urinary system.

What are the different types of mud?

As you might expect, there are different types of mud depending on where in the world the blood originates from.

The composition of mud will vary by the mineral constitution of the region it derives from. As well as the process of soil formation in that area.

When mud is used for therapeutic purposes, it should always be dried, powdered and then sieved so that any sort of impurities like stones or grass are removed prior to its use.

  • Black mud derives from dark cotton soil is suitable for therapeutic purposes because it is rich in minerals and also retains water for a long period of time.
  • Dead sea mud was used by Cleopatra to work as a beauty aid. It is known to be composed of at least 20 different types of salts and minerals that include potassium bromide, silicates, calcium, night needs him and other organic compounds. The presence of silicates in this type of mud make it very useful for helping to cleanse the skin as well as to enhance blood circulation.
  • Moor mud is a type of mud produced from the organic residue of grasses, flowers and herbs. It occurs as a fine paste that contains amino acids, plant hormones, fulvic acids as well as humic acids that are eminently bioavailable to the human body. This type of mud is known to have powerful therapeutic abilities that include detoxification, beautification as well as full body nourishment. It also has some anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects that are particularly helpful for people suffering from arthritis or attempting to recover from injuries.

How to find a mud bath bath?

Try googling some of your local spas to see if they offer mud baths as a service. If they really know their stuff, they will be able to inform you about the types of mud they use and help to customize the mud bath experience to your particular needs.

For instance, if you are looking to beautify yourself, and increase the tone and quality of your skin, that is a different experience than if you are a fibromyalgia or arthritis sufferer that would like to try out the healing properties of a mud bath.

Mud baths also occur in nature- some of the more popular natural bath locations include near volcanoes in Costa Rica, the Zoritos mud baths in Peru, the Daylan channels of Turkey as well as the volcanic mud baths in Cartagena Spain.