Mud and bath seem like such a contradiction. Most people take a bath to get clean, not muddy! However, mud baths aren’t meant to clean the dirt off your skin. They are meant to rejuvenate it! Interestingly, there are fantastic mud bath benefits you’ve probably never heard of. Check out our list of incredible ways a mud bath can help you!
Mud baths with mineral rich mud are known to improve the symptoms of a variety of skin conditions. For example, psoriasis—a chronic condition in which skin cells build up on patchy areas of the skin—can be itchy and painful. Mineral-rich mud baths can break down the areas of the skin with too much build-up, as well as hydrate and soften the skin.
Similarly, mud baths can sooth symptoms for individuals suffering from eczema, which causes skin irritation, itching, and dry skin. Mud baths can absorb toxins and oil from the skin, all the while replenishing the pores with its minerals. Additionally, it can hydrate, soothe, and soften the skin, lessening the effects of eczema.
Lastly, rosacea is a condition in which certain blood vessels, usually in the face, enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a red, splotchy, or flushed appearance. The vitamins and minerals in mud baths can improve the circulation of the skin and act as an anti-inflammatory, thus lessening the effects of rosacea.
As mentioned, the minerals in mud baths improve circulation. That means your skin will have a healthy glow after a quality mud bath!
In addition, the mud exfoliates the skin, drawing out impurities and even treating bacterial and fungal infections. At the same time, your skin is nourished with rejuvenating minerals that hydrate and soften your skin.
In the end, mud baths even skin tone, smooths and soften skin texture, and reduces the chance of early-onset wrinkles.
How is all this possible? Natural minerals such as potassium, carbonate, and magnesium are just some of the magical ingredients to a healthy glow!
In addition to soothing and nourishing skin, mud baths can alleviate joint and muscle pain. How? The minerals in mud baths have anti-inflammatory properties that act as an anti-inflammatory. If you suffer from knee, back, wrist, or hip pain, a mud bath may help!
For many, mud baths are relaxing and meditative experience. Because the substance is denser than water, you can float weightlessly in the muddy substance. Bathers thus feel suspended in the soft liquid, giving a uniquely relaxing experience!
Similarly, natural mud baths around the world, such as the Dead Sea, have mineral-rich mud at the water’s floor. If you choose to experience a natural mud bath, you can slather the mud on your skin and take a relaxing dip in the mineral-rich waters!
Natural mud baths are found all over the world. In fact, one of the most mineral-rich mud baths in the world is located in the heart of Washington state: Soap Lake. Soap Lake has 23 minerals that help treat various skin conditions, soothe and rejuvenate the skin, and even decrease muscle and joint pain.
Soap Lake Luxury Spa and Resort rests right on the shore of the beautiful lake. The best part about this luxury resort is you can still enjoy the mineral-rich waters of Soap Lake in the cold winter months. Your room will have a private Jetted Tub where you can have the water pumped right into the comfort of your room!
Contact Soap Lake Resort today to book your stay!