How does it work?
Forget rolling about in the flowerbed – there are plenty of different pampering mud experiences available, from mud baths and masks to steamy Rasul mud treatments. Don’t fancy covering yourself in soil? Don’t worry, this mud is miles away from the stuff you’ll find in your back garden – it’s been carefully sieved to remove impurities, making it perfect for your pampering needs.
So why slap on the sludge? The therapeutic thermal properties of mud help to draw out impurities from the body, as well as relaxing tired muscles. You’ll be left feeling revitalised, refreshed and rejuvenated – and ready for whatever life may throw at you.
Mud baths are a popular way of harnessing the earth’s soothing properties. Wallowing with your mates is a sociable way to relax – just sit back and let the mud get to work whilst you catch up on some good old gossip. When you have finished soaking up all the goodness, you’ll be given the opportunity to shower (well, nobody wants to look like a hippo on the bus ride home).
For those who prefer life in the horizontal, a warming mud wrap is a great way to cleanse the pores and relax the muscles. During this soothing treatment your therapist will cover your body in a specially prepared warm mud paste, before leaving you to lie down for roughly 15 minutes. Sounds pretty blissful to us...
Rasul mud treatments combine the soothing properties of mud with the cleansing power of steam. You will be given three different kinds of mud containing different beneficial minerals to liberally apply to your face and body. Then all you have to do is relax in a peaceful steam room and await the sprinklers that will eventually rinse the glorious gunge off your body.
Is it for me?
Mud treatments are great for helping anyone to unwind, as well as helping to treat specific conditions. Indulging in a bit of a wallow could help to ease skin conditions, swellings, kidney problems, stomach troubles and chronic muscle pain. It can also help to improve poor circulation, and as with any relaxing treatment can be beneficial for those suffering from stress.
Good to know
Rasul bathing rituals have been popular in the Arab world for centuries. Luckily for us they are now becoming more widespread in the UK - so we don’t need to fly out to the Emirates every time we fancy plunging in.