Sand Baths of Siwa Are A Real Thing

By Muk Khatri in Health and Fitness On 22nd September 2015

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In the searing heat of summer in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, sufferers of rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa near Dakrour Mountain

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Locals say taking a sand bath is a natural therapy with powers to cure many medical conditions

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A worker digs fresh holes for patients

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A patient grimaces as a worker covers his body in hot sand

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The patients are buried for 10-15 minutes

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...that have been uncovered and exposed to the heat of the sun so they act like saunas

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Patients can stay in the tents as long as they like

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A patient is helped from the tent

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Patients with high blood pressure or heart disease are not allowed to undergo the treatment

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Finally, the patients are not allowed to shower for three days after the treatment