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.
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