hungaruymud comes from an alluvial plain in rural Hungary where it's been excavated in the same manner since the 1890s. It was discovered when local farmers noticed how their animals were more fertile than their neighbours. This led them to investigate the secrets of their healthy livestock! They invited government health ministers to evaluate their water and earth that were deemed so therapeutic that authorities dug a well, a bore hole and built a spa and people flocked to the area for the 'cure'. Today only the remnants of one bath remains in the forest.
However, to this day, the mud treats more than 1,000 patients a week - who suffer from inflammatory conditions - in Budapest's glamorous city spas.
A real heritage product with a therapeutic lineage.
Sophie set up hungarymud after experiencing the powerful effects of mud treatments while travelling for her book: 'Healing Sources - Spas and Wellbeing from the Baltic to the Black Sea'.
"I love mud because mud works. And it's so sensual! Some years ago, I went on a spa journey through 12 countries in central and eastern Europe. Of all the therapies this region is famous for, mud is hailed, again and again, as a real proposition for cure. With its medical credentials and organic beauty properties, hungarymud has huge scope for today's spas. And for you at home."
Sophie is also a feminine embodiment mentor. She helps women connect to their innate femininity for living with more happiness, self-esteem and sexual pleasure. She offers courses, retreats and massages. www.sophiebenge.com
She's worked in the international wellness space as an author, journalist and consultant for 25 years.