Whenever we notice kids drenching in the mud or we accidentally spilling mud on ourselves, we often consider it dirty, messy or define it as a nasty pit of germs but mud baths have been in practice since ancient times. The importance and plethora of benefits are mentioned in Ayurveda and various other ancient books because it is believed mud baths have medicinal properties.
Naturopathic doctors also suggest taking mud baths because they are said to relieve anxiety, joint pains, and rheumatoid arthritis and cure skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, etc. You have probably seen people dressing in the mud with relaxed faces in spa advertisements. If you wish to disconnect from the outside world and have time for yourself, spare some time and immerse yourself in mud.
Not all kinds of mud are suitable for therapy. There are specific areas containing this rich mud which is formed under perfect geological conditions with the appropriate amount of certain minerals such as magnesium, sodium and sulphur. Also, mud baths are segregated into different types. This healthy mud can also consist of peat, volcanic ash, or specific salts depending on the region. These minerals and ingredients are responsible for various therapeutic properties.
Mud mixed with various locally available medicinal herbs is the speciality of this treatment at Niraa which gives very good results for various skin ailments and over all health of the skin improves substantially.
During a mud bath, the applied mud on your body releases heat and because of its high temperature, impurities are drawn out of the skin and toxins are eliminated, therefore nourishing your skin. The best example is the Multani mitti. This mud detoxifies the skin and acts as both a cleanser and moisturiser.
Summer sun can have harsh effects on the skin like suntan and skin burn. If you have spent a lot of time outdoors this summer and have visible skin tan, then avoid tan removal and bleaching with products filled with chemicals and try the natural tan removal therapy- the mud bath therapy. Having a mud bath exfoliates the skin and rejuvenates it to bring back the lost glow.
Healthy skin is what we always wish for. Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Though we consume plenty of liquids and take various measures to protect our skin, taking additional actions like mud bath therapy helps retain the skin’s hydrating property.
Well, it may sound ironic but another benefit of mud baths is their cooling property and soothing effect. Since the mud is cooling in nature, this therapy is advised by naturopaths and holistic therapists to treat stress-related problems like insomnia, hypersomnia and anxiety.
We must have seen people suffering from dermatological diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and rosacea. Mud baths can help people relieve symptoms of such skin conditions because mud baths have effective physical and chemical properties and also this earthy mud is gifted with developmental and antiseptic properties which help to regulate the effect of endocrine disturbances which can prevent and cure acne and pimples and help to maintain healthy glowing skin.
It is scientifically proven that Draining in mud and its mineral-rich content can aid in to fight against pains and muscle aches. When mud is applied or ribbed on the skin the goodness is absorbed by the skin which eases sore muscles and joints. An interesting study proved that mud baths also help to enhance the balance of the nervous system, helping patients with spondylitis, spinal cord problems, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic rheumatoid arthritis, chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, osteoarthritis, etc.
Who doesn’t want to age slower than ever? The sulphur that is present in the mud can hinder a person’s ageing process because it builds a shield to protect us against the lethal effects of pollution and radiation on the exposed parts of our body. The mud also comprises Zinc which prevents inflammation of muscles.
Taking time for yourself through recreations such as meditation, yoga or a mud bath benefits us in various ways. Niraa is a package of all these. Come and enjoy your stay at Niraa and experience some wonderful naturopathic therapies to relax and rejuvenate.