"The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud."
I love mud! I can remember finding a patch of red clay near a brook with a friend when I was about 8 and in no time we were both covered in it attempting to try out our own beauty treatments. I loved the way it felt between my toes, cooling on my skin, and ever the kid at heart I get the same sense of both playfulness and luxury whenever I slather myself with mud.
At least twice a month I use mud to soothe my skin and practice self-care, and I have been dying to offer it as a service at the studio. I haven't yet, because messy me was afraid I was going to cover myself along with you and the entire studio with mud while attempting to offer this very decedent service. It finally dawned on me, covering myself and the studio with mud is not such a problem and I am proud to announce our newest Spa Service: Our Herbal Mud Wrap
Below is 5 reasons why you will love getting covered in mud and a brief description of what to expect!
5. Naturally sourced our French Green Clay is blended with a Eucalyptus infusion and a hint of Eucalyptus Essential Oil for a stimulating and cooling effect which feels and smells absolutely amazing.
4. French Green Clay is one of the best mud masks to aid in soothing achy joint and muscles.
3.Steamy hot towels make this service even more indulgent as you relax deeply and melt with the heat as we massage the mud away.
2. French Green Clay is known to pull impurities and toxins from the skin, leaving you feeling refreshed and your skin exfoliated, soft and supple.
1.Being covered in mud is extremely grounding and centering. It's the perfect way to connect with mother nature while in the safety of the massage room. Let the healing power of that grounding energy help you escape from the stresses of the world and love your body.
BONUS: We finish your mud wrap with a hand whipped Bergamot Mint Body Butter that seals in the hydration and leaves your skin silky smooth and smelling absolutely amazing.
Expect to undress completely for your mud wrap (don't worry you will always be covered up appropriately with warm cozy sheets) or make sure to wear undergarments that you don't mind possibly getting a bit muddy. We will then paint your back, glutes, legs, and feet with our mud, and have you turn over. From there we paint your chest, arms, legs, and feet and wrap you up to let the mud take effect. A face and scalp massage will be followed by the removal of the mud with hot steamy towels and application of the body butter. I highly recommend you book the massage along with the wrap for an ultra relaxing experience.
What do you think? Are you ready to try our mud wrap?
Stephanie Cavoli is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Sanctuary Massage. She specializes in helping people with Fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders live happier, more comfortable, pain free lives.