What is treatment peat?
TREATMENT PUT | WHAT IS IT, WHAT FOR AND HOW TO USE IT?
Peat is ground marsh vegetation, mainly sedges and sedges. It is a 100% natural product. Nothing is added to it, and nothing is removed from it. The peat is carefully examined before it is put into treatment use .
Hoitoturve has come to the attention of Finns especially through the peat sauna .
The thickness of the peat layer in Finnish bogs is on average about 2 meters, but at its thickest it can be up to 12 meters. The stratification of the bog is carefully selected as a layer suitable for treatment peat .
Peat is carefully studied first in the field and then in the laboratory, at the geological research institute. In the research, a bog auger is used as an aid, and peat with a degree of earthiness of at least 6/10 is accepted as treatment peat. The recommended earthiness level is 8/10.
The purity of the peat is ensured by hygiene tests . Treatment peat is defined as 33 different elements. This also ensures that there are no heavy metals or other harmful elements in the peat.
Good peat quality is ensured by determining the ash content. A high ash content can be a sign of harmful elements in the peat. A good ash content is 1.6-12%.
USE OF THE TREATMENT PEAT
Therapeutic peat can be used in peat bath treatments with massage.
In this case, the peat is heated in a water bath and applied to the skin while warm. A film is placed on top of the peat to prevent the peat from drying out, and thermal packs are placed on top of the peat, which enhance the absorption of the peat's nutrients and relax and soften the muscles before the massage treatment.
WHO IS THE USE OF PEAT AND PEAT TREATMENTS SUITABLE FOR?
However, it must be remembered that they are not suitable for heart patients, hypertensive patients or cancer patients in the acute phase. However, smaller local treatments are suitable for almost everyone. People with resin allergies may experience temporary skin redness.
Peat is also used to make convenient smaller packages for local treatments. For example, in the inflammatory phase of rheumatoid arthritis and in sports injuries, it is recommended to put peat on the area being treated in a refrigerator. Also a face mask it can feel cool (at room temperature) and comfortable, but it is also suitable for use when it is warm and then also effectively opens the skin pores.
Therapeutic peat is suitable for full body treatments, peat sauna, scalp treatment, peat bath, foot and hand care, local treatments and as a face mask. It can be used for rheumatic pains, inflammatory phases of rheumatism, stress injuries, menopause complaints, cellulite removal, skin problems (e.g. acne and psoriasis) and muscle stiffness. Hand and foot treatments improve peripheral blood circulation and soften calluses.
The same peat is only used once, because it binds waste materials to itself. For example, you can still use the peat from foot or hand care bags for watering flowers or for mulching.
BIRTH OF THE SWAMP
Swamps are created as a result of water bodies becoming overgrown and forest lands becoming swampy.
HISTORY OF THE SWAMP
The lowest layers of the bog can be up to 5,000-6,000 years old and contain the remains and bioactive substances of various herbs and medicinal plants, which have a very effective effect on health and well-being in peat treatments and saunas.
1/3 of Finland's land is swamp, and Finland is the swampiest country in the world. Oasis swamps in southern Finland and monkey swamps in northern Finland.