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What is mud therapy ???
Mud corresponds to the Earth element of the
five elements, which the universe is made
Mud therapy is the process of using one of
the natural element of the universe for
It is a treatment in naturopathy.
Why we consider to use mud as a
mode of treatment among the five
The dark color of mud helps in absorbing
different colors and conveying them to the
body, giving it therapeutic properties
shape and consistency may be modified
with ease, just by changing the water
content, which makes it easy to use.
it retains the coolness over a longer period
of time ( THAN WATER )
easily available and a cost effective
HISTORY OF MUD THERAPY
ORGINATED IN SOUTH INDIA
SINCE THE MUD IS BASICALLY FORMED
FROM THE LAVA ORGIN OF DECCAN
PLATEAU AND IS RICH IN MINERALS
CLOSELY RELATES WITH SIDHA
POPULARLY KNOWN AS KAYAKALPA
TYPES OF MUD THERAPY
BROADLY DIVIDED IN TO TWO
The advantages of the mud pack include
retention of moisture and the prolonged
coolness as compared to other packs.
The cool moisture of the pack relaxes the
pores of the skin, draws the blood to the
surface, relieves inner congestion, promotes
heat radiation and eliminates morbid matter.
It is similar to mud pack, but applied to a large
portion of the body.
The paste is spread on a sheet and wrapped
around the body. It is then covered with one or
The mud bath is followed by cleansing bath by
a hot water shower and then a cold water
The bath tones up the skin and reenergizes
the skin tissues, by improving blood
BENEFITS OF MUD THERPAY
skin complexion and acts on skin spots
and patches to reduce them
skin diseases such as Psoriasis, Urticaria,
and leprosy can be cured.
Application of the pack around the eyes is
useful in cases of conjunctivitis,
hemorrhages in the eyeball, itching,
allergy, errors of refraction like short sight
and long sight and particularly beneficial
in glaucoma where it helps to reduce
It is applied over the fore head and helps
to heal congestive headache relieves pain
An abdomen mud pack helps in all kinds
of indigestion. It is very helpful in
decreasing intestinal heat and stimulates
peristalsis , there by relief to constipation
For wounds and skin diseases, application
of mud is the only true bandage.
1.Black mud: Dark cotton soil having some
greasiness is suitable for mud therapy as it is rich
in minerals and also retains water for long time.
2. Mud from Dead Sea: It is contains more than 20
kinds of salts and minerals including
Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium Bromide,
Silicates, Natural Tar and organic elements. While
these beneficial minerals are useful for healing
any kind of skin disorders.
the presence of silicates make its masks very
beneficial for softening and cleansing skin.
The mud enhances blood circulation and leaves
the skin with a glow.
3.Moor Mud: It is mud produced over
thousands of years from organic residue of
flowers, grasses and herbs. This residue
transformed over several years to fine paste
which contains fulvic acids, vitamins, amino
acids, plant hormones, humic acids in a
form which could be easily absorbed by
The mud has anti-inflammatory and anti-
aging effects. It is also useful in conditions
such as Arthritis and recovery from injury