Mud spa - Ancient treasures for your wellbeing
The precious raw material used in modern times in moor mud therapy was created thousands of years ago. Nowadays we know bogs, moorlands or swamps as areas with very wet, heavy soil, often covered in fog, surrounded by thick forest and exuding a slightly mystical atmosphere.
This amazing natural remedy is formed over a long geological period of time: vegetation remains are deposited at the bottom of a swamp where they do not decompose completely because of a lack of oxygen in the water. The semi-decomposed plant remnants rest in bogs over centuries, slowly turning into peat over time.
When moorlands are drained, the peat is exposed and can be removed. It is cut into small pieces and mixed with purified or spa water until it forms a thick, dark brown paste - a mud spa or moor mud pack! Though strictly speaking it should be called a peat pack...
- Already in the 14th century people knew of the relaxing and curative powers of warm moor mud baths. Similar to the rise in popularity of thermal springs, visitor numbers increased over time to moorland resorts where health and wellbeing were the focus of all treatments.
This tradition is maintained in all moor mud spa resorts today - the gentle harvest and preparation of peat to form moor mud - the natural healing remedy - together with modern, innovative treatment methods and the rejuvenating resort climate enable spa guest to achieve absolute relaxation and regeneration. Experience it for yourself!
Germany - it's good for you!
There are more than 350 spas and health resorts throughout Germany - you only need to decide which one you'd like to visit.
Mineral spa or mud spa, climate health resort, seaside spa resort or Kneipp resort? Use our map to find the one that's just right for you!
For a better idea of all the wonderful resort services on offer, the German Spa Association has developed a range of quality seals of approval. These may only be used by spas and resorts that have committed to maintaining the highest quality standards.
As anticipation and excitement about your upcoming health holiday builds, there are just a few things you need to do before you take off and relax. Follow our helpful hints and you’ll not forget anything important.