THE SAND BATH, WHAT IS IT?
In Merzouga, as in many areas of the Moroccan desert, the sand bath, also known as psammatotherapy, or sand otherapy, is a practice of alternative medicine adopted by many people affected by rheumatism. The sandbath takes its name simply from the method of practice itself, consisting of burying a good part of one’s body in the very hot sand of the Merzouga Sahara.
Disclosed by local residents, it now attracts hundreds of Moroccan and foreign tourists, trusting this practice and its medical benefits. We speak of “health tourism” or “therapeutic tourism“, and this offer is often included in organized travel programs in Merzouga.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SANDY BATHS?