The mud baths in Krinides are the one and only presence within the systematic clay-therapy field.
The surprising properties of clay are well known by the end of last century as it is evidenced by an old erection that you can see nearby the baths.
The Clay Infirmary is situated 3 km west to the village of Krinides and stands as the only Greek presents at the field of clay therapy. The remarkable facilities of clay are known at this area at least from the end of the past century. The presents of an old building next to the infirmary shows that point. This building is believed to be a water pool very helpful for people to wash away clay after the therapy.
The clay-therapy has to be done 3-4 hours after lunch with the urinary bladder empty prior to clay application. The patient has to rest after each application for at least 30 minutes.
The healing virtues that are rendered to clays with pharmacological effect are mainly due to the inorganic components that are:
Τhe healing clay brings an effect:
on skin’s surface
Functions through body’s refluxing arcs from materials that enter the organism (sulphur, radon, sodium chloride etc.)