The anti-aging therapy of Dalyan Mud Bath
Why a mud bath?
The belief about mud baths is that the tightening effect of the drying mud is what makes the difference. Regular mud therapy can help deal with wrinkles while the healing waters of the spring are said to be the answer to sciatica, rheumatism and stomach diseases.
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The mud bath, where generally foreign tourist get into the mud and have their photos taken, is always colourful and crowded which gives a good photo opportunity. You can immortalise this moment by posing for the camera before and after getting into the mud, which is supposed to have a beautifying effect on the skin but has also won a reputation engendering a sense of fun.
Take a boat trip from Dalyan to the mud and sulphur baths on the Lake Koycegiz side and wallow, hippopotamus style, in the warm, sticky swamp. The mud bath in Dalyan not only claims to have therapeutic benefits curing many forms of illnesses such as skin problems, stomach pains or cramps, as well as gastric diseases, but above all make you look ten years younger.
Once you have covered yourself in mud you then wait for it to dry in the sun. After taking a quick shower you proceed to the sulphur pool with water temperature of 40 degrees to clean your body after your mud bath.
Dalyan mud baths have always been popular and some say that Cleopatra herself would take frequent trips to the region just to visit these baths. The baths have been a magnet for the rich and famous down the years and in recent times celebrities like Dustin Hoffman, Sting, Jack Nicholson, David Bowie, Robert Maxwell and the Prince Felipe De Carlos of Spain have taken a dip on their visits here.