Magical Mud: detoxification benefits

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Mud & peat baths offer many therapeutic benefits from detoxification to immune stimulation. Found from bogs all around the world that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and  extracts from a multitude of plants that reflect the environment and not its present day pollution.

Taking a bath with peat supports the body in several ways because the peat itself retains the temperature of the water which aids the body to sweat and further release toxins from the deep within the tissues.  The warm bath, in addition to the properties of the peat, support the body by decreasing inflammation and pain while increasing circulation and sweat.

For a true naturopathic peat bath experience the duration of the bath is approximately 20 minutes (depends on your comfort), followed by wrapping up in a wool blanket for an additional 20 to 30 minutes while lying down.  This enables the body to further sweat out any toxins and aid the body in stimulating it’s own healing powers from within.  Make sure to drink plenty of water!!!


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Stimulate The Vis: boosting your immune system from within

Stimulate the Vis

The Vis is our own healing potential within the body & soul which allows the body to heal itself.  The body possesses an inherent ability to restore health and through specific modalities we can encourage that process.

How do we stimulate our Vis?

Well, it all depends on the individual but here are the basics:

1. Get out in nature: Getting away from the hustle & bustle of city life and feeling the calming vibe and beauty of nature is healing for the mind & body.

2. Go Barefoot: The earth has a negative ionic charge and when we go barefoot are bodies are able to ground that charge.  Negative ions are proven to detoxify, calm, reduce inflammation, and even synchronise our internal clocks, hormonal cycles, and physiological rhythms.

3. Breathe fresh air: Our breathe is one of the most fundamental forms of life and yet usually taken for granted.  Embracing the brisk fresh air and taking deep breaths soothes the soul.

4. Eat foods that are grown locally and organically with love

There are also specific treatments such as...

Constitutional Hydrotherapy: Which can boost immunity through a series of hot & cold compresses applied to the chest and abdomen along with a mild electrical stimulation.

Wet Sock Treatments: This treatment acts to reflexively increase the circulation and decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head and throat which is a great treatment for the common cold.

Peat Baths: Taking a bath with peat supports the body in several ways because the peat itself retains the temperature of the water which aids the body to sweat and further release toxins from the deep within the tissues.  The warm bath, in addition to the properties of the peat, support the body by decreasing inflammation and pain while increasing circulation and sweat.

Water therapy: Hydrotherapy is essentially the use of water (hot or cold, ice or liquid) to treat and heal the body of aliments.   The use of various water temperatures is very important to treat certain aliments for example; hot and cold contrast hydrotherapy stimulates circulation by causing increased constriction and dilation of the veins which in turn provides fresh nutrients while also stimulating movement of the lymphatic system to eliminate waste from the body.

What are you going to do to stimulate your Vis today?