Ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras was teaching at his initiations that you could keep healthy using, sunbaths and seabaths in combination with claybaths. Healing with clay is an age-old, non-invasive, natural practice!
Green clay is a compound of 60-80 pure trace minerals, fused together by heat in natural oxide forms and charged with a powerful electromagnetic energy and a strong negative ionic charge. This fact, gives clay a strong vacuum-like ability to capture and discharge the positively charged viruses, bacteria, parasites, molds, yeasts, infections and poisons from the body. It is a catalyst that supports healing without dangerous side effects by providing activation energy to the body. Clay has been used by indigenous tribes since before recorded history and by animals going to natural clay deposits to self-medicate themselves when sick or injured. Clay is referred to as being alive or a living earth, can effect change through balancing, detoxifying, stimulating, alkalizing and exchanging of elements and energy.
Green clay acts symbiotically in the body as a natural homeostatic substance. Homeostasis is the ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes. So, it induces changes in the body’s physiological processes which ideally result in a normalization of metabolic function.
Green clay treatment can be used externally or/and internally for chronic issues, for first aid and of course for beauty. There is virtually no digestive disease that clay will not treat (mouth, stomach, small intestine, colon), it enriches and balances blood since it can be used for mineral deficiencies and anemia and it also absorbs radiation for example from cell phones and x-rays. As a skin treatment, clay absorbs excess oil, dirt and toxins from the skin, it heals wounds, acne and burns while promoting increased circulation. It also refreshes in general any area on which it is applied.
Some more examples of where clay can be used with recorded success are the following.
External-topical clay packs, compresses, masks: arthritis acid, athlete’s foot, bruises, boils, broken bones, hemorrhoids, cellulite, cysts, menstrual cramps, diaper rash, eczema, injuries, insect bites, infections, nail fungus, muscles pain, shingles, tendonitis.
Internal-drinking clay: indigestion, acid reflux, allergies, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cramps, sleep disorders, ulcers and many many more. It can also be used as a detoxifier (removal of heavy metals like mercury and substances from chemical therapies out of the body), as well as to wash genital area and vaginal douche to clean vagina, cervix and uterus while it draws out impurities whether they be viruses, fungus, yeast or bacteria.
In a few words all these good things are happening because digestive system and liver are detoxifying, blood is getting richer in essential elements and oxygen, immune system gets stronger while toxicity from internal bacteria and parasites is eliminated and absorption of vitamins and nutrients increases.
We are so lucky that the Arillas hills at the beach are actually layers of pure green clay deposits. So, it seems that there is nothing to lose giving a chance to living earth to heal and nourish you while you do holidays! Just fantastic!
Among the things you usually take with you to enjoy the sea, simply put into your bag a non metallic bowl and a wooden spatula.
Topical treatment with clay packs or compresses:
Pick up a clean part of clay straight from the hill (the size depends in the area you would like to cover, whole body or for example only your neck or your belly) and put it into the bowl with water. The water can be sea water as well. Two parts of clay to one part of water might be the quantity required to fully hydrate the clay to produce a magma that can be considered colloidal, a thick pasty substance similar to mud, so that it will not run when you are going to apply it. Allow clay to absorb the water without mixing or stirring, if it is needed more water just add little by little and if it is to liquid add more clay and wait. When it seems ready use your spatula to take some quantity and apply a thick layer at the area you would like to treat. The layer of clay should be thick ½ to 1 inch, which means let’s say approximately as fat as your finger. Leave the clay pack at place for half an hour and then dive into the sea to rinse it off. You can repeat it for longer period if you want or to continue at home for 20 minutes to an hour initially, increased to overnight applications as tolerance of each individual permits, for some days or weeks depending the issue or the condition. Never leave the clay to dry when you are going to treat damaged skin like burns or sunburns. For this cases use a thin towel, if needed a bit wet and wrap it (cover it) with plastic, so it will not evaporate. This technique to cover the clay, can be used whenever it is needed the clay to stay at place for a longer period of time.
To make a clay bath for detoxifying, simply put a piece of clay that it fits into your handful in a tub of water and soak for 30 to 45 minutes. Use water as hot as you can stand. If you don’t have access to a tub, you can achieve the same results by simply soaking your feet in a bucket of clay water. Prepare the water for to soak your feet as mentioned above with the difference of using less quantity of clay. Do not re-use this water for anything even not for watering plants because the water carries all the toxins and heavy metals that the clay had drawn out from your body!
For more information about how to use green clay internally or externally please feel free to contact me for an appointment and further details.
Never underestimate what green clay and nature can do, directly or indirectly, to support good health.
wish love and peace inside
…your body your temple…
Herbalist and Wild Herb Collector, Beekeeper, Beetherapie, Cupping therapie, Tibetan massage, Organic Herbal Remedies and Cosmetics ”Back to the Roots”.
This was written by Athanasia Makou, Back to the Roots