FLASHBACK to August 18, 1985: Women clients of Khamis Abdel Motagally sit outside their tents at his Sahara Desert Rheumatism camp at Nazlet El-Simman, Egypt, the lower parts of their torsos buried in the hot sand to treat rheumatism. Motagally operates the only known desert clinic specializing in the ancient Egyptian cure.
He said: “Rheumatism is nothing but humid vapour trapped inside the blood. When the patients are buried in the hot sand, the speed of blood circulation increases. The density of the vapour increases, and it leaves the body in the form of sweat. I bury them in sand from 20 to 30 minutes, wrapping them in blankets so they sweat more.”
This summer, you know what to do on the beaches and Costas. Gran! Come quick. We’ve dug a hole for you… (Watch out for high tide.)
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