A mud bath may just seem like a bit of fun, or another stop off on the Dalyan Boat Trip in Turkey, but it is also said that covering yourself in mud provides a whole host of health benefits too…
The skin is the largest organ in the body, so needs to be cleansed often and looked after properly. The easiest and quickest way to detox is through the pores in our skin – sweating out toxins is one way, but using mud also helps to draw out impurities which in turn can increase energy and improve our overall health and well-being.
Covering the body in mud not only detoxifies, but also plays a role in improving the skins general complexion. As toxins are drawn out of the body, acne and spots may reduce, whilst blood circulation improves revitalizing skin tissue.
Below the the surface, mud baths work deeper into the body, benefiting the muscles too. It is said that using mud for therapeutic reasons can reduce inflammation, alleviating the pain of arthritis, rheumatism and relax muscle stiffness and tension,
Relaxed muscles also means a relaxed mind. Not only that, but splashing around in a bath full of mud is bound to bring a smile to your face and reduce any stresses and anxieties you may have.
Absorbing mud into your skin, means you also extract all of the minerals present, such as, magnesium and potassium. Magnesium plays a vital role in the health of our hearts, bones, blood pressure, and helps treat depression. Potassium is similar, stabilizing blood pressure, helping heart and kidney disorders, benefiting brain health, water balance, and boosting the metabolism.