The Therapeutic Mud treatment reaps the benefits of the complex process of mechanical, thermal, and chemical influence of the Mud on the human body. Therapeutic mud consists of: mineral salts, bacteria, fungi, bitumen, pectin, cellulose, lignin, biologically active compounds, hormones, humic acids which cause hormonal changes in the body. Radon waters are the main wealth of Świeradów Zdrój. Although, similar to therapeutic mud, theRadon waters main component is radon gas contained in mineral waters.
There is a distinguished effect of peloid through heat, organic and inorganic components contained in it, and adsorption. Due to such a wide range of effects, the treatment is heavily burdening the body. In the case of peloid compresses, heat transfer into the body was observed, and thus the thermal effect not only affects the subcutaneous tissues, but also the deeper organs. By increasing the blood flow rate, better tissue oxygenation and nutrition is achieved. At the same time, waste products are removed faster.
It is a procedure in which the body is subjected to a slow, gradual overheating, but is not accompanied by a sudden feeling of heat. The main task of mud bath in biological regeneration and rehabilitation is overheating of tissues, leading to their better oxygenation and nourishment, as well as accelerating metabolism. Hormones in peloid are used in the treatment of gynecological diseases.