It seems that most people today are striving for perfect health, which includes having healthy-looking skin, a fit body and seemingly eternal youth. Look no further. With natural healing
benefits, mud body wraps have been proven to be a good source of that
elusive elixir: well-being.
Mud has natural healing
properties that have been utilized for centuries. To begin with, mud is a
detoxifier. It stimulates blood flow underneath the skin and pulls out toxins that have entered your body through the food you
eat, the chemicals in the air and any medicines you may take. As a
result of the mud wrap process, your skin is left feeling cleaner,
softer, tighter and, thereby, more youthful.
Other Benefits of Mud
Mud body wraps have also been
known to tighten and firm up the entire body, making you feel leaner and
slimmer. Due to the toxins that enter our system daily, each of our
cells becomes surrounded by liquid to neutralize the effects of those
toxins on our system. Over time this fluid is turned into cellulite. The
mud in the body wrap helps open up the pores and the wrap itself
absorbs any fluids that are released by the mud through the pores. The
wrap then squeezes the cells more tightly together, closing up the
spaces where the extraneous fluid once was. This helps you to feel
lighter, tighter and leaner.
Types of Mud and Their Benefits
Depending upon the type of mud
used and the elements within that mud, it can be used as a natural
treatment for a variety of ailments. Mud that comes from salt water,
with a high content of salt and minerals, such as the mud found in
Israel at the Dead Sea and in Utah at the Great Salt Lake, can help
treat eczema (excessive dry skin), acne and body aches. Other types of
mud, which have a high silicone dioxide content, such as mud found in
Hungary, have been known to treat more serious health issues such as
chronic joint problems and diseases that affect the joints and spine, as
well as intense stress.
Application of Mud Body Wrap
While you are lying down on a
sheet, usually one made of plastic, Mylar (a polyester sheet), towels or
linens that will be used as the wrap later, mud is applied to your
body. Once the mud has been applied, you are wrapped somewhat tightly to
keep you and the mud warm, which aids in the detoxification. After
about 20 minutes, you are unwrapped and washed clean of the mud.