Bringing an ancient form of relaxation to 21st Century guests, The Ritz-Carlton, Sharm El Sheikh has introduced an exotic new healing treatment to its spa menu, using the basic elements of the desert, sun, sea and sand.
The Bedouin tribes have practiced this treatment for centuries.
The new sand baths are located next to the resort’s popular Arabian massage tent overlooking the environmentally protected Red Sea with treatments for individuals or couples. Guests are gently wrapped in soft linens before being immersed in pre-heated sand bath. The sand, from a special area of the desert and obtained from the Bedouins, contains special minerals and trace elements that aid the healing process. As the heat penetrates the body it relieves joint and muscle pain while drawing out toxins. The weight of the sand induces a deep feeling of relaxation, together with the sound of the waves gently lapping the reef on the shore below under the open sky.
The treatment lasts for an hour after which a warm chicken broth is served to rehydrate the body.
Guests can either take the treatment by itself or combine it with other treatments from the spa menu, such as a massage or bath from the new Egyptian-themed bath menu, to continue the relaxation and pampering process.
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