The sand bathin Merzouga in the Sahara desert is an ancient Berber treatment for curing ailments affecting the joints, muscles and tendons. It is best performed during the hottest months of July and August.
Prior to taking a sand bath as a form of treatment, it’s advisable to seek the advice of a medical doctor. Those suffering with blood pressure or other heart related ailments are advised against taking a sand bath due to the intense heat. For the preparation of the bath, a hole is dug in the sand the size of the person taking the bath and about 20 cm deep.
The hole is left open for half an hour to allow the desert heat to penetrate into the sand.
Once sufficiently hot, the person lies in the hole and is “buried” in sand, obviously leaving the head free. The person spends typically from 10-30 minutes in the bath, during which water is available for quenching thirst!
Famous Merzouga sand baths, which deals with rheumatic diseases, and diseases of the vertebrae. It buried the patient to a neck in the sand pit, taking into account the chest area with little cover of sand without the other areas of the body.
Head covered with a cloth to ward of heat stroke, and this process will continue therapeutic than 5 minutes up to an hour, according to the body's ability to endure.
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