Popular from ancient times, healing mud treatment today smoothly migrated from medicine to cosmetology, where it also took its place and gained universal recognition. The official name of the technique sounds like peloid therapy, for aesthetic purposes it is used to combat local fatty deposits and cellulite. In addition, such procedures contribute to the general cleansing, strengthening and healing of the whole organism, do not cause complications and side effects, do not require preliminary preparation for exposure or rehabilitation after it.
What is kutheteropia?
For the treatment of this kind, special natural substances are used – peloids, which are nothing more than that healing mud. The first mention of them dates back to ancient times, namely, the times of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome, when the healing properties of silt and volcanic mud were discovered and began to be used.
The positive effect of peloids on the human body is explained by their unique chemical composition, including:
- Living microorganisms.
- Active biological substances (enzymes, hormones, vitamins).
- Trace elements (silicon, aluminum, magnesium and others).
- Gases (hydrogen sulfide, methane).
- Various acids.
In medicine, peloids are used to treat diseases of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, urological and reproductive systems, ENT organs and the oral cavity, skin pathologies.
The use of healing mud in cosmetology is practiced with the aim of splitting fat deposits, correcting volumes of local problem areas and improving the structure of the skin integument.
Regular procedures help eliminate the effect of orange peel at the 1 and 2 stages, as well as reduce its severity at the 3-4 degree. Also, indications for their implementation is a decrease in skin tone, a low level of its firmness and elasticity, a tendency to swelling.
Types of healing mud
For peloid therapy, several types of healing mud are used, each of which has certain characteristics and individual properties. So, doctors and cosmetologists distinguish the following types of peloids:
- Peat. The substance is extracted in peat bogs. It is formed from plant materials as a result of the processes of their decomposition under the action of microorganisms. The main indication for the use of such mud is to reduce inflammation, enhance regeneration of the skin.
- Sopochnye. The second name is pseudovolcanic. They are mined in the immediate vicinity of oil or gas fields. Often differ in significant contents of manganese, lithium, bromine, iodine. They have high thermal conductivity, medium mineralization.
- Sapropelic. They are mud extracted from the bottom of freshwater bodies of water. They are classified as biologically active and contain vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, microscopic animals and plants. They are characterized by minimal mineralization, are able to remove toxins, reduce inflammation and fight bacteria.
- Silt sulphide. They are mud extracted from the bottom of salt bodies of water. They contain a minimum amount of biologically active substances, but are very rich in iron sulfates and various salts.
In addition to the four main types of salts presented, there are so-called hydrothermal peloids. They get them in places of volcanic activity. They have a high temperature (up to 100 degrees), minimal mineralization and a significant content of hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide.
Regardless of the type of therapeutic mud, its positive effect on the human body is explained by a combination of chemical, temperature and mechanical factors. When applying the compounds to problem areas of the body in the depths of soft tissues, the following processes occur:
- Increased blood circulation and lymph flow.
- Improving metabolism and burning existing fats.
- An increase in the flow of oxygen to the cells and acceleration of their regeneration.
- Reduction of puffiness, removal of toxins from the body.
- Improving the immune properties of cells.
- Opening pores and increasing skin absorption of beneficial, nutritional components.
- Increasing skin firmness and elasticity, changing its structure in a positive way.
- Prevention of premature aging due to softening of connective tissue.
Methods of the procedure
The method of applying the mud differs depending on the ultimate goal of the procedure. In cosmetology, peloids are mostly applied to the skin of the buttocks, thighs and abdomen in the form of applications. In medicine, almost all areas of the body are exposed, with the exception of the area of the heart. If necessary, dirt can be used in the form of:
- Masks (for face and body).
- Tampons (for cavity procedures).
- Mud baths (for general healing of the body).
Despite the apparent safety, peloid therapy has many contraindications. So, for medical and cosmetic purposes, the use of dirt is strictly not recommended for:
- Diseases of the circulatory system, a tendency to bleeding.
- Elevated body temperature, infectious diseases.
- Cardiac pathologies.
- Endocrine gland disease.
- Individual intolerance to dirt.
Failure to comply with such restrictions can provoke an exacerbation of current diseases and lead to their pathological development, and in the case of pregnancy, provoke a miscarriage or premature birth.
Carrying out the procedure at home
At present, mud treatment can be practiced not only in a beauty parlor, but also at home. To do this, you need to purchase suitable peloids, read the instructions for their use and clarify the possibility of their use (identify contraindications to the procedure).
Before use, the mud should be melted and brought to a homogeneous liquid state in a water bath. Its optimum temperature is about 40 degrees, it is not recommended to heat peloids to a temperature of more than 60 degrees, since its chemical and physical properties in this case change significantly.
Healing mud is applied to the cleansed skin with a dense layer, then the resulting application is fixed with cling film and covered with a blanket or material that retains heat. The exposure is maintained for half an hour, after which it is washed off from the skin. Rehabilitation is not required, but do not overload the body for the next two hours with active physical activity.
The treatment course equals approximately 10 – 15 sessions, carried out with a minimum break (every day or every 1 – 2 day). Repeated therapy is scheduled six months after the first.
Peloid therapy is a treatment based on medicinal mud of various types, extracted from the bottom of reservoirs and geological objects. It is carried out with the aim of normalizing local processes, improving the condition of the skin, reducing cellulite and local fat accumulations. Also, the technique implies a general healing effect on the body, does not cause complications when observing safety precautions and a wide list of contraindications.