Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela is known for being active on her social media account and recently shared a picture of herself during a relaxing mud bath session.
“My favourite mud bath spa/ therapy,” she wrote in her caption. Urvashi can be seen soaking in the sunlight as she rests her body covered in red mud.
“Enjoying the red mud of a Balearic beach,” she told her followers. The mud she used was flown in from the Balearic Islands of Spain. “It’s said to have been used as a mirror by Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Its mineral-rich mud is considered therapeutic and good for skin. Mud really can be a muddy marvel,” she added.
She went on to say, “Covered in healing mud therapeutic Mud Baths are still heralded today for their ability to detoxify and draw out impurities, soften skin, improve circulation, and ease aches and pains.”
Practitioners including Baba Ramdev claim that mud baths have various health benefits. Some of the benefits include:
Drawing out impurities and removal of dead skin cells.
Helps improve skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Relaxing for sore joints and muscles.
Helps relieve pain caused by arthritis.
Beneficial for heart diseases and lowers blood pressure.
Aids chronic constipation and stomach problems.
Detoxes the body.
How to take a mud bath?
Apply natural mud to your body for half an hour.
It is suggested doing light breathing exercises like Pranayama or performing sun salutations (Surya Namaskar) with a coat of mud on the body maintains overall health of the body and keeps diseases at bay.
Wash off the mud after half an hour and take a relaxing bath or steam.
It is essential to properly moisturise your body after a mud bath because certain types of mud that include clay may be extremely drying to the skin.