Reasons to Love Saki Mud – Ultimate Spa Experience in Crimea


In Crimea one of the most famous lakes where mud-treatments have long been established is close to Saki. Here the water is high in salt content and the sulphides and compounds that develop, along with natural bacteria within the sediment, are found nowhere else on earth. Saki mud is thick, sticky and black and has been the basis for healing and health treatments in the region for two centuries, at least. One of the earliest health spas in modern era Crimea was established at Saki in 1827 and was quickly joined by an outpost from the local military hospital. The mud from the lake at Saki is world famous for its healing powers, since the early 1800’s Saki Mud has been used to treat a multitude of ailments due to its therapeutic powers. In this blog we look at why mud has such healing powers and in particular Saki Mud.

Mud acts on the body in a warming, therapeutic manner. In regions where the natural sediments are imbued with large quantities of minerals and other active components, this creates the perfect mixture to treat a number of health problems. The high content of minerals and salts in the muds from Lake Saki create the perfect combination for the ultimate muscle soak!

Crimean Mud Therapy

Mud, with high sulphide content, is believed to be very effective at relieving aches and pains and is a well established practice. Mud also has a natural anti-inflammatory effect, which makes it particularly effective for those with a range of joint and muscle related conditions. Even difficult to manage conditions, like arthritis, are aided by mud bath treatments and generations of Russians have visited Crimea to help relieve symptoms of this and many other illnesses.

Mud, as a Remedy for Many Ailments

Therapeutic mud (peloids) is silt, which has been forming over thousands of years as a result of complex chemical and biological processes at the bottom of salty estuaries and lakes. Therapeutic, oily, plastic dirt has a high heat dissipation capacity and slow contains bioactive substances (salts, gases, vitamins, enzymes, hormones etc.) and alive microorganisms.

Saki Mud Restores

With this set of characteristics, it has versatile beneficial effect on the basic functions and systems of a human being: increases blood circulation, contributes to the enrichment of tissues with oxygen, improves metabolism. With its antioxidant properties, peloids have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.

Saki Mud Restores and Preserves Men’s Health

With the help of medical mud doctors of Saki resort effectively treat prostatitis, including chronic, as well as problems associated with the male reproductive function. According to the testimony of many sources, due to the effect of the active ingredients of mud on the prostate gland, the efficiency of getting rid of prostatitis using pelotherapy is 97%.

Due to its unique properties Saki mud is considered to be the most effective natural way to treat male infertility, often caused by the development of various inflammation of the reproductive organs. To achieve a greater effect in the Crimean resorts poloidoterapiya is held in conjunction with the hardware physiotherapy, massage and physical therapy.

Mud in Gynecology is a Sure Way to Find Happiness of Motherhood

Saki mud in gynecology has established itself as an effective method of non-drug treatment of women diseases, particularly in inflammatory processes and hormonal disorders which often may lead to infertility.

Saki Mud Spa

In traditional medicine, the problem of female infertility is often solved by different methods of artificial insemination. But even when the desired result is gained, it is not always possible to eliminate the root of the problem, the “root of all evil”, which remains, and continues to have a negative impact not only on the course of pregnancy, but also on the health of the expectant mother.

Saki Mud Returns the Joy of Movement

Arthritis is the most common disease, which not only brings discomfort in our everyday life, but also lead to an irreversible disease with significant vital activity limitation.

Multi-year medical practice proved that the mud is one of the most effective ways to treat diseases of the joints. Saki mud relieves inflammation, pain, normalizes metabolism, thereby restoring the active motor function of the musculoskeletal system. Such treatment provided by qualified experts and expanded with spa treatment, physiotherapy and physical therapy, has a long and sustained positive impact.

Treatment of Trauma Aftereffects

Fractures and injuries of the bones are often fused, but the joints and cartilage are almost never returned to its former state. Injuries of the joints or around them often lead to disability and even brilliant operation is only a third success. 70% of the recovery depends on the rehabilitation.

Modern physicians, surgeons, orthopedists and traumatologist, as well as the great luminaries of war surgery and neurosurgery N.I. Pirogov and N.N. Burdenko, indicated the effectiveness of the Saki mud in the treatment of traumatic lesions.

The Mud, Which Helps to Rise

At the beginning of the XX century Saki academics S.S. Naldbanov (Professor of Balneology) and N.N. Burdenko (founder of neurosurgery in Russia) have developed the scientific foundations of peloido-therapy (mud-therapy) in the treatment of traumatic disease of spinal cord, diseases and consequences of injuries of the central and peripheral nervous system.

Saki Ultimate Spa Experience

The resort, named after the talented neurosurgeon N.N. Burdenko, for decades effectively used both balneotherapy and mud-therapy using mud and brine from Saki Lake for the treatment of people with traumatic lesions of the spinal cord. And sometimes happened things, which were called miracles.


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