Clay therapy is a unique experience where clay is used as a medium to help people express their emotions and find a way to deal with negative feelings. This alternative treatment mode is considered as an exceptional experience.
Through this experience people who are unable to express their feelings are given an opportunity to turn these painful emotional experiences into creative shapes of clay by using their own sensory control.
Clay is thought to be therapeutic in nature. It has the capacity to absorb and it can also help to express feelings and emotions, which might have got blocked due to unpleasing life experiences. It is believed that clay work can stimulate the deeper layers and enable the free flow of emotions.
Clay in itself does not affect the body nor does it get absorbed and hence it can be used on the body just as mud application. It can stimulate the defense system of the body and help to fight infections and inflammations.
Clay therapy is used as an external application. Therapeutic clay is used for this purpose. It is generally used as a paste and applied directly over the skin. It can be applied on the whole body or to the abdomen or other body parts that show symptoms.
Some of the benefits offered by applying clay like mud therapy are reduction of pain and swelling, relaxation of muscles and cooling effect.
Some of the common conditions in which clay therapy is popularly used are for cosmetic purposes, allergies, leprosy, acne, anemia, arthritis, skin diseases, digestive troubles and fever. It is also used to heal emotional issues like anger, grief, fear and depression.