No medicines for this healing, just mud

Published: 11th September 2013 09:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2013 09:57 AM   |  A+A-


Are you suffering from joint pain? Do you have tired eyes after looking at a computer screen for long hours? Or do you have enormous body heat? Get yourself a cool 15-minute mud bath or pack treatment at the naturopathy centre at Kuralagam.

The centre which was recently inaugurated at the Khadi showroom in Kuralagam offers traditional therapies including mud bath or pack, steam bath and spine bath.

J K Ezra, who is in charge of the centre, said a mud pack which is a combination of karambaiman or mud taken from the agricultural fields near Madurai with herbs like tulasi, vetiver, veppalai, koraikizhangu, kasturi manjal, multhanimeti and salt. The mud powder is mixed with water and made in to a paste. It is then packed neatly in a piece of cloth and is left on the specific area required for about 15 minutes. It can also be applied directly for glowing skin and knee pain, he said.

“Khadi is a movement by Mahatama Gandhi and he is also known for using mud therapy. It is best for reducing body heat for diabetics and those with joint pain. Right now, we are not offering a full body mud bath as it needs sunlight,” said Ezra.

Those with paralysis or Parkinson disease or suffering back or neck pain can go in for spine bath where warm or cold water is sprayed on the spine area. Steam bath is for those who have been suffering from insomnia, lethargy and obesity.

With one in charge and two therapists, the centre also offers partial or full body massage. All therapies are available at a cost of Rs 50  to Rs 950 and Rs 1,450 for a package.

The centre has already received good reception among IT professionals, they said. “Right now, we have a single room. Depending on the response, we will plan on expansion. This weekend we had about 15 people a day,” the therapists said.

The centre inside Khadi showroom in Kuralagam, opposite Madras High Court, is open from 10am to 6pm.


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