Heal your back during your desert holiday in Morocco
In some therapies, sand is used in cabin and you are covered with a layer of sand, heated to around 45°C degrees with a thickness of a few inches.
The sand bath made directly in the Merzouga desert dunes has a real advantage - having no sand to be heated.
The most suitable time for doing sand-bath therapy is between June to September. It is very hot and the sand is at an ideal temperature of around 45 ° C degrees.
It is necessary to dig a hole in the sand and lie down. You are completely buried except the head and the treatment lasts about 10 minutes. You are under constant medical supervision of your sand-bath guide because the risk of sunstroke.
The desert riad or hotel staff ensures a permanent hydration during the therapy. The beneficial effect of this sand therapy comes from heat and weight of the sand ,which increases blood pressure and causes soothing warmth without causing burns. When you leaving the sand-bath hole, in order not to cool down too quickly, you are covered with a heated blanket. Massage and also other treatments can improve the care also called arenotherapy.
Though the sand bath is very famous in Morocco it is still unknown to Europeans.