Akhtala - is the only medical mud deposit of pseudo volcanic origin in Georgia. It's located in Gurjaani, 412 meters above sea level, 120km away from Tbilisi. The uniqueness of the mud is conditioned by its properties and constitution. The medical mud comes out from the depth of 250 meters. Mud and gas come out from the Akhtala volcano craters as if boiling, taking up the small amount of liquid petroleum.
At the outlet the mud has a light grey color and sulfur hydrogen smell. In the depth of Akhtala clay and water as well as the gas, coming up from the extreme depth, are mingled. When coming up through different kinds of craters, this mix, affected by the gases mingled in it, erupts in a boiling condition. This is how Akhtala mud volcanoes and the healing mud flowing through its craters are formed. Akhtala mud is used in forms of baths, applications and tampons to cure fractures and dislocations at a later stage, the peripheral nervous system diseases, radiculitis, plexitis, sciatica, the residual effects of poliomyelitis, pareses caused by cerebral palsy, conglutinations of abdominal cavity and gynecological diseases that often cause barrenness. It has excellent effects in healing skin diseases, especially, psoriasis and eczema. In Akhtala Arthritis, polyarthritis: rheumatoid, specific and nonspecific salts can be cured. Akhtala mud is especially important in treating palsy in children. Medical fitness, massage, physiotherapeutic treatment with the modern equipments are used along with the mud procedures. more...