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pe·lo·ther·a·py

(pē'lō-thār'ă-pē),
Application of peloids (for example, mud, peat, or clay) to all or part of the body.
Synonym(s): pelopathy
[G. pēlos, mud, + therapeia, treatment]

pelotherapy

[pē′lōther′əpē]
the treatment of certain conditions with baths or packs of mud, peat, or earth on part or all of the body surface.

pelotherapy

(pĕ″lō-thĕr′ă-pē) [Gr. pelos, mud, + therapeia, treatment]
The therapeutic use of mud, peat, moss, or clay applied to all or part of the body.
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The aim of this study is the assessment of their mineralogical, physical and technological properties relevant for the pelotherapy.
Keywords: Balneotherapy, Gynecology, Spa-Treatment, Pelotherapy
The Pelotherapy (therapeutic use of medicinal muds or sludges) has been applied for medicinal purposes since antiquity (Tateo et al.
EG was applied to a total of 11 daily sessions of pelotherapy, with the duration of 60-72 minutes each.
It turns out that the unique geographical and climatic features present at the Dead Sea permit appliance of climatotherapy, including heliotherapy, thalassotherapy, pelotherapy and balneotherapy, separately or in combination, in an effective way, for a variety of diseases.
The term "Dead Sea Climatotherapy" includes several medically supervised treatment modalities: heliotherapy (sun exposure), balneotherapy and pelotherapy, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, sport and physical training, with the optimal use of unique climatic factors.
Clay minerals, used in aesthetic medicine and in cosmetic products, as active principles or excipients, and in geotherapy, pelotherapy and paramuds, are often presented, after drying slightly on the skin, as capable to aid natural exfoliation and improve skin texture.