Siwa Sand Baths : Natural Therapy in Egypt

Photo of how Siwa sand baths are done via the web


Heard of all the therapeutic characteristics of Siwa’s hot sand baths that can do miracles to those suffering from skin irritation, fertility problems, joints, bones, or muscles pain?

Siwa Oasis Facts: this natural therapy has been used since ancient times to cure such diseases.

Here’s all you need to know…

Where?

Gabal Dakrour -Dakrour Mountain- in Siwa

When?

June till end of August, and sometimes till the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid el Adha)

How does it work?

You go into a tent with your doctor who will make sure you do not suffer from any heart condition, and have normal blood pressure.

If you are a female/male you will be escorted by a female/male where you will be asked to completely take off your clothes, put on some clean towels, then head to the sand hole made for you to be buried from neck to toe.

You will stay for 10 to 15 minutes maximum in your sand bath, then will be escorted to your tent where your blood pressure will be measured again. In case it’s high/low, you will be given the necessary natural treatment to keep it within normal range.

What else?

You will be offered full body massage and asked not to shower for the whole duration of the treatment -if you cheat the treatment won’t work.

Who/What is it for?

  • People suffering from rheumatism, any joint, bone, or muscle problems
  • Rheumatoid patients
  • Skin problems
  • Obesity
  • Infertility

Not Suitable for People with

  • heart conditions
  • serious blood pressure problems

Note that you must book with a reliable person, as this is not suitable for people with heart conditions or serious blood pressure problems

Duration

From 3 days to as many as your condition requires

Cost of the Sessions

Around EGP 200 to 280 per session

Requirements

  • pack heavy clothes to wear during the entire time -it’s summer, and freaking hot, yet you must wear heavy clothes at all time of your treatment
  • eat light food -which you will be provided with
  • do not shower for the whole duration of the treatment -3 days plus

Accommodation Options & Prices

  • Campsite or in small rooms located right next to where the hot sand bath is, including 3 days of hot sand baths and food -EGP 350 per person
  • A 2 storey flat that accommodates up to 7 people -500 per night per group, someone will cook light food for the entire group -EGP 100 per person

Don’t go to Siwa without mosquito repellent.

Transportation

  • West Delta bus: EGP 280 per 2 ways
  • Rent a private bus
  • Go to Marsa Matrouh on a 7 hours sleeping train, then find a bus or a minibus to Siwa that should take 3 to 3 and a half hours
  • Fly to Marsa Matruh, then take a bus or a minibus to Siwa

Book flights

I haven’t done it yet, but next summer I will try it with Siwawi.

*These prices are indicative, & are per last summer season’s prices (summer of 2017).

Read also: our 9 reasons to choose Egypt over any other country.

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    • Majlinda
    • June 3, 2018
    Reply

    I visited Egypt this May. I’m in love with Egypt.

    1. Reply

      Ohhhh, we are so glad to hear :)..
      And we can’t wait to welcome you once again πŸ˜‰
      So tell us where did you go? and what did you enjoy or love the most?

    • Majlinda
    • June 3, 2018
    Reply

    I want to go in siwa to have that “sand bath” for my health.
    I loved most the energy there. The good people, sun and Guava-s drink. πŸ˜€

    1. Reply

      hahahahaa @the guava drink :D..
      I’m so glad you had a splendid time, hopefully, you’ll get to do the sand bath sometime soon πŸ˜‰

    • Linda
    • June 9, 2018
    Reply

    I wish. But i need to have more inrofmation about.
    Is healthy like i read?

    1. Reply

      yes it is. many foreigners go to Siwa to get this treatment, and they say it has done miracles to them

    • Majlinda
    • June 10, 2018
    Reply

    Thank you so much!
    I wil do and i will send you a message. πŸ™‚

    1. Reply

      cool. I’m planning on going this summer too!

    • Linda
    • June 12, 2018
    Reply

    Cool. Just got the ticket. I wil be there from 26 July until 9 September. Send me a message wehn you will be there.

    1. Reply

      Sounds great… you can also stay in touch on our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/160396274574031/ where we share more Egypt tips and tricks

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    • nora
    • August 17, 2019
    Reply

    hello lady, where do you recommend staying and who do i call to pre book for the sand baths? I have friends visiting from abroad this week. (August 20th to 30th 2019)

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