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Transporting Peloid For Body Wrap
28-AUG-2009 Jola Dziubinska

Transporting Peloid For Body Wrap

Horyniec-Zdroj, Poland

Peloid ("moor peat" and "moor mud") consist of humus and minerals formed over many years by geological and biological, chemical and physical processes.
Moor mud comes from a 20,000 year old glacial valley basin that never drained away allowing the moor to retain all of its organic, mineral, and trace elements.

The most popular of numerous peloids available are peat pulps. It is mined in various locations around the world, in Poland the biggest resources are located near Horyniec-Zdroj.
In three thermal SPA complexes in this township, it's used as part of balneotherapy and to revitalize the skin. Very warm moor mud is being put on the skin over the whole body or in some parts only, then you are covered with blanket and have to stay in this wrap for 10-15 minutes. Quite an experience.

August challenge "Transportation", more to see

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Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography08-Sep-2009 09:24
excellent idea!
Mairéad31-Aug-2009 22:13
The things people do for beauty....
Laryl30-Aug-2009 23:08
ok I'm sorry to the people who sell the wraps and services but that's just YUCKY LOL good entry though :)
Jim Stone29-Aug-2009 14:14
Nice shot! - Peloid a not so nice term for muck?
Bernard Davis29-Aug-2009 12:43
Nice shot. Terrible idea. ;-)
Yvonne29-Aug-2009 11:50
You put this on your skin!!? My first thoughts were for the garden, trust me to think that! :)
Chris(tine)29-Aug-2009 11:15
We have thermal spa near here that uses this type of treatment - it's supposed to be very relaxing...? Neat shot.
Doug Cruden29-Aug-2009 08:01
Thank goodness for the explanation! I wondered what that was for a moment! Interesting narrative Jola, thanks for the info, but soap and water will do fine for me! :o)
Ieke Vonk29-Aug-2009 06:45
I love it! Great find e& very well seen, Jola!
Maaike Huizer29-Aug-2009 06:24
Interesting. Well captured.
Linda Willets29-Aug-2009 03:27
Quite interesting.
Walter O. Koenig29-Aug-2009 02:14
This looks like fun, plus it's good for you. Great shot.
Dave Perez29-Aug-2009 01:00
Don't wrap my body with this goop....... please! Nice capture!
Cindi Smith29-Aug-2009 00:09
Mud.....I never got it. I know it is supposed to be good for you but I'm not sure I could do it. Geez...that means I'd have to shower AGAIN in the same day! LOL! Great find and shot! Did you get a mud wrap?
Dennis Warren28-Aug-2009 23:11
So people can become the Swamp Thing...for a moment.
JW28-Aug-2009 22:59
J. Scott Coile28-Aug-2009 22:08
What a job...
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