A lack of blood flow to an area leads to poor oxygenation delivery, poor metabolite removal (such as carbon dioxide, urea, and lactic acid), poor nutrient delivery and poor delivery of immune cells. Over time, these problems may lead to joint degeneration, pain, stiffness, cancer, malnutrition and chronic disease.
Moor Mud is rich in humic and fulvic acids, which in nature provide the vehicle for delivery of minerals and other nutrients. They also have chelatic properties and form strong bonds with heavy metals and toxins to make them impossible for tissue to absorb.
Single-foment systems for hot/cold treatment
Torf Single-foment System offers a simple way to administer moor mud pack (BALNEO-Peat) treatment without the requirement of facilities and equipment typically associated with it.
While the system is not intended for a
reduction body wrap, it offers the same curative effects as standard (loose) moor mud packing in much cleaner and a less laborious way. The
system consists of a Single-foment moor mud detox packand a matching hydro collator
pack (heat carrier). The key component is a unique single use moor mud pack - a layer of organic moor mud (balneo peat) sealed between permeable membrane and leak-proof plastic sheet.
The membrane allows for contact between skin and mud, yet prevents mud to stick to skin. The system is designed to deliver constant increasing heat to the treated area for a length of a
physiotherapy treatment (20 – 30 min.). After application the pack is easily removed and skin can be cleaned with just a towel.
Thanks to its simplicity, the labor requirement (as well as training) is minimal.
Application: After the initial warming to body temperature, place the mud pack, mesh side down, on the treatment site* (figure 1 & 2). Hydro-Pack (blue) is heated to 50°C or cooled in refrigerator and placed on the top of mud pack (figure 3). Cover with blanket for comfort (figure 4). Treatment time is the same for the local cold treatment - 20 minutes.
Caution: The mud pack can become hot. Place a towel between Hydro-Pack and the mud if you feel too much heat. If the mud pack gets too hot, simply remove the mud pack and heating pack, wait a minute, reapply the mud pack and Hydro-Pack.
Packs allow various treatments:
Cervical application: muscle spasm, pain, joint dysfunction, immobility
Liver application: stagnant liver flow, mild hepatic pain, yellow tongue
Joint application: problems in knee, elbow, wrist, or ankle
Wound application: poor healing wound post-op
Back application: pain, stiffness, immobility, pre-massage, post-massage
Joint application: shoulder, hip, sacroiliac, lumbar, thoracic
Wound application: poor healing post-op
Skin treatment: cellulite reduction, local detoxification
Heating: Torf Hydro-Packs are designed to be heated in hot water in a Hydro-collator unit, a family size roaster (about 18 quarts) or heat in a bucket of boiled water.
Always use thermometer to check heating water temperature! 50% C
Do not freeze the pack! Peat contains water which would freeze after prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures causing the pack become stiff.
Note: If there is hypertension, mud packs are welcome as symptoms may be relieved locally with a mud pack application since bathing in hot water may be contraindicated. Torf Moor Mud pack application can be hot or cold depending on when the symptoms began.
Serious disorders of the central nervous system, acute urethrocystitis, pregnancy, decompensated cardiopathy, hypertension, serious circulatory disorders, fever, serious inflammatory skin diseases, heat sensitivity, open skin injury, bleeding, oncoids (if there are any complications consult with a physician).
“I believe Moor Mud therapy should be an essential aspect of every acute and chronic musculoskeletal complaint. Moor Mud offers an affordable, environmentally friendly, hands-on therapy that encourages clinician and client to focus on healing.”
Dr. Kevin Conroy ND, Seattle, WA