When it comes to our beauty regime, mud can indeed be glorious! In this article, we take a look at all the benefits of mud and highlight a couple of fantastic spa packages that feature this wonderful gift from nature.
The benefits of mud have long been appreciated. Indeed, Cleopatra herself was said to be a big fan, so much so that she reportedly established the first spa at the Dead Sea. This remains a great source of much of the mud that is used in beauty products and treatments.
So, what is all the fuss about mud? Well, here are the great things it can do for our skin:
- absorb excess oil
- deeply cleanse the skin
- draw out impurities and detoxify the skin
- introduce valuable minerals that contribute to healthy skin
- repair the skin
- soothe aching muscles
Due to all its great qualities, it’s no surprise that you can find mud in all kinds of beauty products for the face and body. Look for soaps, masks, bath/shower products, and scrubs that you can incorporate into your own home beauty regime.
Of course, the mud used in beauty products and treatments is not what you find in your back garden! Thermal mud and mud from the Dead Sea are filtered to remove impurities while retaining all the great minerals and beautifying properties.
Tip: Mud can help to treat problem skin, such as by controlling acne and psoriasis flare-ups. However, it is important to take medical advice before introducing something into your skincare routine and always conduct a patch test on a small area of skin.
This Arabian-inspired spa treatment has become extremely popular, and it’s not hard to see why, as it allows you to harness the benefits of mud while enjoying a pampering spa experience.
So, what can you expect during a Rasul mud treatment?
The first thing to note is that this is a treatment that doesn’t require a spa therapist, meaning that you are in control of your experience.
Essentially, you slather yourself with nourishing mud and relax in a steam room while it gets to work. You can dip into the mud at any time to ensure you get the full benefits. After a period of time, the mud is washed away, usually via showers or overhead sprinklers in the steam room.
You should emerge from the treatment feeling thoroughly cleansed and purified, with soothed muscles and wonderfully soft skin.
Interested in trying it for yourself? Here are a couple of ideas on how you can enjoy the benefits of mud on your next spa day.
Whittlebury Hall Hotel Spa in Towcester is a wonderful retreat set in the lovely Northamptonshire countryside. Among the great range of packages on offer, you and a companion can enjoy the decedent Exclusive Rasul Escape Spa Day for Two. The package features full use of the leisure facilities, which include the invigorating heat and ice experience. You can also dine on a delicious two-course buffet lunch. However, highlight is the pampering 45-minute Rasul mud therapy treatment (pictured above).
The Spa at The Midland forms part of the landmark hotel, which is ideally-located in the heart of Manchester city centre. The luxury spa offers a fantastic range of packages. One of our favourites is the Rasul Spa Day for Two. You and your lucky companion can enjoy the thermal suite and poolside areas. The package also includes an indulgent afternoon tea with a glass of Champagne. Your spa experience is rounded off with a fabulous 50-minute Rasul mud treatment.
Would you believe that mud has its own dedicated day? This year, international mud day falls on 29 June. So, there’s really no excuse not to get a little dirty! Co-incidentally, it’s also that time of the year when revellers head to a field in Somerset to enjoy some great outdoor music at Glastonbury. With the English weather being what it is, over the years, the event has become synonymous with mud!
While it may not be fun to squelch around in our wellies, mud has some great benefits for our skin. Why not find out for yourself?
Ready for your next Rasul mud experience? Call our team today and book your pampering spa package!