Humic substances: The valuable therapeutic significance of mud is probably not only due to the interaction of thermal, biophysical and biochemical processes but above all to its holistic mode of action. Due to the lengthy process of formation, particularly effective natural substances - including humic acids - remain in the mud. These acids are said to have an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, blood circulation-promoting, pain-relieving and antispasmodic effect. Humic acids also bind toxins and boost the immune system.
Heat accumulator: In addition to the humic substances, mud has a high heat storage capacity, which ensures even and gentle overheating of the body. The skin vessels are gently dilated, poorly supplied with blood and the internal organs are better supplied with blood. In a mud bath, the buoyancy creates a state of weightlessness which relieves the locomotor system and reduces muscle tension. These properties of the natural mud contribute to a very successful therapeutic treatment of prolonged diseases of the musculoskeletal system (e.g. rheumatism, arthrosis, certain forms of soft-tissue rheumatism, etc.)
Natural plant hormones: For gynaecology and the treatment of osteoporosis, the natural mud provides highly effective estrogen-like contents. These natural hormones have been shown to be particularly effective in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, bone loss, the desire for children and sterility. Research has shown that a mud treatment has produced fertility in more than half of the women who wish to have children.