SIVASH-Healing Sea Mud
Most common cases of therapeutic sea mud application: pain in bones, joints, back, arthritis, gout, slipped disc, hammer toes, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms; sports injuries: bruises, sprains; skin disorders: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, acne, pimples, skin blemishes, cellulite.
SIVASH-Healing Sea Mud - unique mineral-rich peloid with beta-carotene content
The marine mud from the western part of the bay Sivash is marketed in the EU under the name SIVASH®- Sea Mud (German: SIVASH-Heilerde - healing clay).
SIVASH®-Healing Sea Mud is a ready-made medical product for external use by application to the skin.
Fields of application:
- Supportive care for chronic diseases of the bones, joints and spine
- Supportive treatment for acne (caused by impure, oily skin)
- Abatement of pruritus in atopic dermatitis and psoriasis
What is the SIVASH-Healing Sea Mud?
SIVASH-Sea Mud is an effective peloid (marine mud), which has formed in the highly concentrated brine of the pink salt lake Sivash and is a complex physical-chemical dynamic system. Because of the physical-chemical properties the SIVASH-Sea Mud belongs to the salt-containing sulfide-poor chloride-magnesium-sodium peloids. In addition to the valuable minerals it contains certain organic substances and has a slight hydrogen sulfide odor.
Due to the rare and unique conditions of origin belongs the SIVASH-Sea Mud to the best peloids of the world.
Sivash-Sea Mud is manually removed from the lake, unchanged, topped only with the pink brine of Sivash lake, airtight packaged without preservatives. So it reaches the user in their most natural form. The high concentration of salt protects the marine mud from contamination in a natural way. The pink color of the brine owes to the high concentration of the microalgae Dunaliella Salina, which itself is very valuable and rich in beta-carotene. For her own protection in the concentrated brine algae produces many carotenoids, especially beta-carotene.
SIVASH-Sea mud is used for the peloid therapy in supportive treatment in the cases described above. The peloid therapy, the treatment with mud (silt), as a kind of balneotherapy, belongs to the most effective methods of natural healing. The main positive features of the peloid are the specific environmental conditions at the Sivash lake, especially the origin of marine silt in the highly concentrated pink brine and the fact that the peloid is present in the ready form in nature and has not be prepared. So writes for example Carsten Pohl, the author of the book "Lehmdoktors Fibel": "... Some authors report that the recently mined moist clay, applied directly, acts better than the dried and again moistened clay."
Overview of characteristics
Dark gray sulfide-containing marine mud with a slight hydrogen sulfide odor. Density: 1.6 g/cm3, moisture by weight: about 41-42%, pH: 7.1 to 7.3 approx (neutral to slightly alkaline reaction), contamination with particles > 0.25 mm: about 0.5-0.7%, tack: about 1.1 to 1.3 kPa, sliding resistance: approximately from 0.6 to 0.8 kPa, mineral content of the sludge solution: approximately 173-300 g/l (salinity of the ocean is 30 g/l, Dead sea water 320 g/l), magnesium content of the sludge solution: 8 g/l (Dead sea water about 1.3 g/l), calcium content of the sludge solution: about 0.8 g/l (Dead sea water about 0.5 g/l).
Mode of action of SIVASH-Therapeutic Mud
SIVASH-Sea Mud is a good heat accumulator and can be applied hot or cold as peloid pack. The body has to compensate the difference in temperature, that starts the healing process. In warm applications of marine mud the heat is released slowly and gently to the skin and it comes to warming not only the upper but also the deeper layers of the body.
During drying of the sea mud a suction effect occurs on earth healing the skin pores. The pores open, the pollutants, sebum and impurities are removed. The skin can be better supplied with oxygen and nutrients.
Due to the fine structure of the marine mud it comes during application of the sea mud on the skin to mechanical irritation of the skin surface. This leads to the therapeutic increase in blood flow and activation of sweating. The skin flakes and horn formations are removed in a gentle manner. This reduces the itching. The mud particles remove the fat and bacterias, they clean the skin and release the pores. A better own functions of the skin will be possible.
By the ion exchange the SIVASH sea mud enriches skin with additional minerals.
The healing mud has a mineral character, with a major proportion of chloride, sodium and magnesium ions. Thereby the high magnesium content (4 g/l) and the low calcium content (0,4 g/l) play the most important role. With the penetration of the minerals the missed magnesium salts get in to psoriatic skin, it occurs the abatement of symptoms such as itching. Thereby the magnesium ions are capable to replace the calcium ions from their binding sites. This effect is known from the treatment of skin diseases in the Dead Sea. The magnesium content in the Dead Sea water is also high (1,3 g/l) at the low calcium content (0,5 g/l).
Way and duration of application
The SIVASH sea mud is applied externally cold or warm. Thermal procedures (38-42 °C) are recommended for chronic diseases of the bones, joints and spine. Generally, the cold / warm hand-test may be performed: If the cold hand on the affected area is more comfortable than the warm, than must the healing clay be applied cold.
The warming healing clay should be carried out indirectly, preferably in a water bath. Very high temperatures and microwave radiation have a negative effect on the biochemical substance of the healing clay and reduce its therapeutic properties.
The healing clay can also be applied cold and heating takes place by an external source such as hot water bottle or heating pad.
Treatments should be done ideally in the evening, because the healing clay after the treatment farther on developed its qualities and the body should then be in a resting phase.
In the treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system as well as acne, the treatment site is covered after application of the healing clay with a film or a wet sarong. Then, put on a dry towel and a warm blanket.
In eczema and psoriasis treatment stays the plays with application of the healing clay not covered.
The duration of treatment varies and depends on the disease or the purpose of the application. For short treatments remains SIVASH-sea mud 10-30 minutes (for example: till dry up the healing clay), 30-60 minutes long and 90 minutes by the well compatibility on the treatment site. After treatment, the healing clay is washed off with warm water.
Tip: We recommend to take the required amount of healing clay with a sufficiently large strip of clingfilm from the box and then to form the film as a bag. Put the bag in warm water with temperature about 60 °C until the healing clay has reached the right temperature. Apply the sea mud directly from the film to the skin and cover the place with this film.
Before the first treatment, we recommend that the healing clay 2-3-times applied to the soles of the feet for 10 minutes. This helps the body to get used to the healing clay.
Examples of application of therapeutic mud
Supportive care for chronic diseases of the bones, joints and spine (eg rheumatism, arthritis, gout)
Application is done as a mud pack. Warm up SIVASH healing clay in a water bath to a temperature of 36-42 ° С. Apply the mud 1 to 2 mm thick on the affected joint (see application) and then wrap it for extra warmth.
Wash off the silt after 30-40 minutes with warm water.
The treatment should be carried out in the evening before falling asleep every day or every other day. Duration of treatment: 8-12 days.
Supportive treatment for chronic back pain (herniated disc, radiculitis, spinal cord syndrome, muscle tension)
The application accurs as mud pack. Warm up the peloid in a water bath to a temperature of 40-42 °С. Apply along the spine to the pain area 1 to 2 mm thick (see application) and then cover for extra warmth.
Let the healing mud to affect for 30-40 minutes and wash up with warm water.
The treatment should be carried out in the evening before falling asleep every day or every other day. Duration of treatment: 10-12 days.
Video: Application of the SIVASH sea mud at home for back pain
Supportive treatment for acne, blackheads and pimples
Warm up the peloid in water bath to a temperature of 36-38 °С. Apply 1 to 2 mm thick on the affected skin area (see application) and cover also warm (do not cover up the face).
Let the healing mud to affect for 30-40 minutes (on the face of 5-15 min) and wash up with warm water.
Treatment duration: 10-12 applications.
Alleviation of pruritus in atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) and psoriasis
Warm up the peloid in water bath to a temperature of 37-39 °С. Apply 1 to 2 mm thick on the affected skin area.
After about 30 minutes, when the mud is dry, wash it up with warm water.
Treatment duration: 15-20 applications. Every other day or two days in a row and the third day pause.
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