Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Alicia Silverstone and Trinny and Susannah are all said to be devotees.
Indeed, slapping on various forms of wet earth to the skin has been found to have fabulous results – by stimulating circulation, exfoliating dead skin cells, deep cleansing and removing impurities, the skin is left renewed and revitalised.
Indulging in a black mud body wrap or a white clay facial can have both cosmetic and therapeutic benefits – mud therapy can not only make you look great, it can also be good for your health too.
Harnessing the healing properties of mud is nothing new.
The first thermal mud baths date back to ancient Rome, where the mineral-enriched earth were regarded as cure-alls for a whole manner of different conditions and complaints.
Today, Dead Sea mud, thermal muds from Hungary, moor mud, red and black clay, peat and sand are not only included in numerous beauty treatments to enhance the skin, they are also used to treat a variety of health conditions from relieving muscle and emotional tensions, reducing blood pressure and boosting blood circulation to easing skin problems, including eczema, acne and psoriasis, joint injuries and rheumatic pain.One of the main benefits of therapeutic mud is its thermal qualities.
It holds heat and that helps in many areas including detoxification, cleansing, drawing out infection and the skin’s absorption of minerals.
Heat also has a sedative, relaxing effect, helping you to slow down and unwind.
Mud therapy includes a variety of different treatments including body wraps where the mud is applied in a fine layer and the client is then wrapped to keep their body warm and to keep the product moist.