WHAT IS MOOR MUD?
Moor Mud is 100% natural organic therapy grade moor mud (BALNEO- Peat)*,
in the form of a fine paste. It is an organic substance, the product of
natural decomposition of multitudes of plants under special conditions.
Unlike other mud used in the spa industry, Moor Mud contains virtually no
clay (less than 3%) and consists of organic residue of herbs, flowers and
grasses. Over period of thousands of years this residue was transformed
into a fine paste that easily dissolves in the water. Over 1,300 natural,
organic plant enzymes, bio-minerals, trace elements, amino acids amino
acids, plant hormones and fatty acids and vitamins have been identified
within the mud that is easier for the human skin to absorb. Think of it as
a plant extract not from just one plant, but from hundreds. The high humic
acid* content of Moor Mud enhances its natural anti-inflammatory
abilities, helping to reduce pain and muscle aches, minimize joint
inflammation, and smooth the bumpy appearance of cellulite.
Over 1,300 natural, organic plant enzymes, minerals, trace elements, amino
acids and vitamins have been identified within the mud. Many of these
elements increase metabolism and provide a natural ion exchange that
results in detoxification. Its uncanny ability to heal, nourish and
detoxify has been observed by people for millennia and used scientifically
in European Spas for well over a century. It is used to cure multitudes of
ailments from mobility problems, arthritis and hormonal imbalances to post
surgery recovery and muscle recovery in sport medicine.
Moor Mud is in its unaltered natural state, enriched with highly
beneficial mineral spring waters and salts of the Czech spa region.
Actions and benefits: The natural minerals and medicinal properties of
Moor Mud are absorbed via the skin. It promotes circulation, reduces
tissue inflammation, stimulates the immune system, promotes muscular
relaxation, relieves pain, breaks down fat cells, detoxifies and improves
range of motion.
The mud also possesses natural astringent qualities to help eliminate
bacteria and fight infection.
Moor Mud also contains natural cell-regenerating properties, and is a
powerful antioxidant, fighting aging, and alleviating acne and eczema.
This highly-beneficial mud is also recognized for its ability to naturally
balance the hormones, as it is also a rich source of phyto-hormones
*Humic acid is produced when organic components of soils decompose. It is
considered one of the most beneficial naturally-occurring substances.
Moor Mud Bath – take home product
Moor Mud Facial – $90 1 hour
Mask is deep cleansing – absorption of peat helps detoxification, has
peeling action, improved blood circulation and rejuvenates skin. Shown to
clear ACNE and some skin imperfections. Also successful in treatment of
few cases of psoriasis.
Moor Mud Body Wrap – $130 1.5 hour
DETOXIFICATION ● CHRONIC PAIN RELIEF ● SKIN CLEANSING ● MUSCLE
REGENERATION ● FIBROMYALGIA
Bath therapy with Moor Mud
The fine paste structure allows Moor Mud to dissolve in water without any
danger of clogging plumbing and is suitable for use in standard non-
whirlpool bathtubs. To take a Moor Mud bath, dissolve desired amount (see
below) of Moor Mud in the bathtub. Water temperature should be as warm as
comfortable (see warning). Due to Moor Mud’s excellent ability to retain
temperature, bath temperature remains near constant for the duration of
the treatment – about 20 minutes. After the bath, shower in warm water
without using soap or shampoo. Wrap body in a sheet, cover with a blanket
and relax for 20 to 30 minutes.
Pain relief (muscle, chronic, lower back, gout or arthritis): dissolve up
to 2x 250ml tubes (depending on intensity and size of the tub) of the
Natural Moor Mud Bath in a bathtub full of warm or hot water to your
preference (read the warning below).
General use (detoxification, the skin maintenance or relaxation bath):
One 250 ml per average size tub is recommended.
Do not use Moor Mud bath every day. For best results, use 2 or 3 times a
week for a 3 week period. Discontinue for about one week before resuming
bath therapy again.
Body mask or wrapping with Moor Mud
Bare Naturals Natural Moor Mud Bath, when mixed with some water or oil, is
excellent for mud body wrap or body mask. As such it can be used for
general detoxification, pain treatment, inch-loss body wrap and cellulite
reduction. Apply a thin, even layer of warm Moor Mud to the treated area
or the whole body. Leave on for about 20 to 30 minutes, wrapped in a
thermal blanket or foil, then rinse and relax wrapped in a dry blanket for
20 minutes. 1/4 liter tube is good for 1 to 2 wraps.
Suggestions for face mask mixes: Anti-oxidant mix – Moor Mud with strong
green tea instead of water. You may also add argan oil, olive oil and
other cold pressed oils
Anti-bacterial mix – Moor Mud with Emu oil or TEA TREE to create strong
anti-bacterial/anti-fungal treatment. Treats psoriasis, eczema and fungi.
Strong anti-inflammatory action thanks to high percentage of humic acids
Do not use a microwave oven to heat Moor Mud! Microwaves destroy some of
the bactericidal qualities of Moor Mud and can dramatically reduce its
effectiveness. To heat Moor Mud, put desired amount in the plastic bag
that can be closed watertight and withstand hot water. Place the bag into
a pot filled with warm water (about 110o F) and leave it there for about
10 minutes or long enough until the Moor Mud reaches the same temperature.
Do not boil!.
Most musculoskeletal conditions, back pain, PMS, lumbago, sciatica, fi-
bromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, trauma, strains,
sprains, fractures, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation,
metabolic disorders, obesity, gynecological disorders, orthopedic,
neurological disorders, ec- zema, general detoxification.
Serious disorders of the central nervous system, acute urethrocystitis,
preg- nancy, decompensated cardiopathy, hypertension, serious circulatory
disor- ders, fever, serious inflammatory skin diseases, heat sensitivity,
open skin injury, bleeding, oncoids (if there are any complications
consult with a physician).
“Sausage” – a unique packaging that keeps our moor mud naturally fresh
Barenaturals Moor Mud (BALNEO-Peat) is a fine grain natural moor mud
suitable for therapeutic bath or body treatment, such as wraps, body packs
or poultice and even facials. Moor Mud contains numerous active organic
substances and excessive heating or inappropriate storage result in loss
of therapeutic properties. Heating it to the temperature over 120°F
destroys its catalytic properties, and over 175°F causes big loss of
therapeutic properties, due to disturbing biological structures. Therefore
it is essential to keep Moor Mud naturally fresh and without any
preservation to maintain its therapeutic value (such as pasteurization,
drying or chemical additives).
Our supplier has developed a unique packaging to enable our moor to stay
naturally fresh by packaging moor mud into 250 mililiter (8.5 oz) sized in
plastic tubes, often lovingly called “sausages” by our customers. This
size is enough for typical home bath or one full body treatment.
While it might look strange at first, this packaging offers many benefits:
What are the plants in your area that are found in the peat?
While the area’s flora is typical of central Europe (Czech Republic,
Austria etc∑), the current flora may not be represented in the peat as
thru the times of forming, our peat beds were covered with fresh water and
many of the botanical species may not be in existence today. Although
small in area, the Czech Republic is rich in varieties of flora. Just in
bryophytes (moss) alone, around 848 species exist in the Czech Republic.
However, this is only a part of the story as Torf peat is harvested in
areas saturated with many mineral springs. These minerals penetrate the
peat adding to the therapeutic effect. This explains the high
concentrations of spa resorts developed and used since mid 18th century.
Are there any contaminants in the area – is it tested for contaminants?
Are there any industrial facilities nearby?
Torf Balneo peat is harvested from areas on the border of the national
reserve. By default, this area is free of any industrial activity that
could contaminate its surroundings. Also, as any product used in Balneo
therapy, Balneo peat has to be tested and approved by appropriate
authorities (Czech Ministry of Health – similar to FDA – tests fall under
the Czech norm CSN 465730 – tests for levels of moisture, bacteria, fungi,
yeasts, toxicity, and irritants). The approval consists of absence or
acceptable levels of contaminants, approval of harvesting, handling,
manufacturing and storing methods and peat’s suitability for therapy –
chemical & microbiology tests.
How is it harvested?
Torf peat is harvested by traditional methods
– Layer of suitable peat is identified and tested by standard methods for
therapeutic peat (see above)
– Top layer is removed
– Peat is harvested and sorted
– Mechanically stirred into consisted paste and filled into plastic tubes.
How deep in the ground is your product?
It depends on the harvested layer. Again, we emphasize that we do not
pretend to have “a magic location” of unheard of quality as is proclaimed
by some companies. When we locate a source of peat which seems promising
for therapeutic use, it is then tested for stage of decomposition,
therapeutic qualities, and contaminants by appropriate lab if it satisfies
the standards required. Typical layers may start about 1 meter and
continue for a few more. We harvest down to the layers of clay or rock
Why is your product better than the dry peat products?
Drying Balneo peat breaks down cellular structure, which causes reduced
ability to dissolve in water. It sterilizes the peat which reduces its
overall effectiveness for therapy. In order to make dry peat absorb any
water, it has to be ground to very fine dust particles. While drying (or
freeze drying) would reduce the cost of transport and warehousing, Torf
Krasno opposes such “cost reduction” as it lowers the quality of products
and goes against the tradition of Czech Balneo therapy. Action of Balneo
peat is very complex and more then “sum of its parts”. Besides the content
of chemical elements, there are microbiological elements present in the
raw peat which would be eliminated with thermal or drying process.