The healing mud and lye, Burgas


The healing mud and lye pools are in the south part of the Atanasovsko Lake and are the largest free outdoor “SPA centre” in the country. All locals know the place and recently more and more visitors are learning about it, too. The mud and lye are acquired sustainable and this does not hurt the lake inhabitants. The black mud is a proven treatment for different illnesses. Healing mud is a sedimentary product of the enclosed saline lake; it’s clean and homogenous, has a dark grey to black colour and smells of hydrogen sulphide due to the numerous decaying microorganisms. It contains inorganic substances such as silicates, sands, gypsum, iron and aluminium compounds, different hydroxides and salts. This composition has been formed for thousands of years of decaying unicellular organisms, weeds, fish, crayfish, mussels. One centimetre of mud takes at least one year to form. The essence of mud treatment is the complex effects on the whole peripheral nervous system. Its thermal properties dilate the blood vessels and open new capillaries. This reduces swellings and pain, heals wounds and reduces scarring, improves metabolism and regenerative processes. Mud not only heals but it also beautifies and rejuvenates by bringing calcium, iodine, phosphorus, etc. to the skin. It heals almost the full range of skin disease, arthritis, disc herniation, gynaecological problems, plexitis.

It is only counter-indicative in cases of tuberculosis, venereal and malignant diseases.

The Black Sea lye has proven medical results – it’s applied in the treatment and prophylactics of locomotory system diseases, skin inflammations and wounds, varicose veins, colds and flus. It’s recommended for arthroses, arthritis, tendonitis, disc herniation, joint dislocation and sciatica. It is recommended you don’t stay in the lye for more than 20-30 minutes because your heart might be overburdened.

Visiting the natural healing mud, salt and lye pools is completely free. That’s why in the summer it’s normal to see people covered in mud.

You can follow the local’s example, who enjoy a few healing treatments after the long workday and afterwards have a swim in the sea and get some tan. This is relaxing and recharges the energy of everyone who enjoys the healing gifts of nature – mud, lye, sun and sea water.

There is a car park next to the mud and lye pools, where you can park your car for free. There is also free wi-fi access. You can also find showers nearby and the beach is less than a hundred metres away.