Pain, Depression, and Stress
Results show that there is a synergic association between a pharmacological treatment (trazodone) and mud packs. This rebalances the stress response system, resulting the discharge of corticoids in the blood and an increase in beta-endorphin serum levels. This is followed by a reduction in pain symptoms, which results in improvement of disability, depression and quality of life.
Sulphur containing baths produce lowering of pain sensitivity.
(Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult (3): 37-41)