Mud therapy is one of the ancient therapies and it can be pretty effective in detoxifying the body. Its basic benefits include body relaxation, improving blood circulation and reducing stress.
Mud is a very important element of nature and this therapy is used by the Ayurvedic physicians for its cooling properties and also because of mud’s dark color which helps it in absorbing all the other colors. Mud has the capability to remain moisturized for a long time due to which it provides cooling effect to body for long. For the same reason, it is the most suited for applying on the surface of the skin if a person is experiencing inflammation.
What makes mud a better option than other materials is the fact that it is easily available and not very costly as well. Its shape and consistency can also be changed as per the requirement by adding more water or more mud in the solution.
It should be remembered that mud should be clean and should have been taken from at least 3-4 feet of depth. Moreover, there should be no stones, pebbles or chemical fertilizers mixed with it.
A mud pack can be applied on various parts of body as there are different benefits of applying it on different parts. If it is applied on face, it should be left for 30 minutes. This will not only clear pimples but also help in improving the complexion of skin and getting rid of dark circles. It should be noted that the face should be washed using cold water and not hot.
It is also very helpful in case of headache and migraine as it helps in reducing pain to a great level and if the mud pack is applied to the abdomen, it will help in getting rid of the indigestion. Its application on eyes is pretty useful in case of conjunctivitis, itching, any type of allergy, problems related to long sightedness and short sightedness and glaucoma where it reduces the eyeball tension.