a new term but the concept is very popular.

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Many therapies take advantage of heat. This is the case for sauna or hammam sessions. This is also the case with tanning, which allows the body to replenish its vitamin D reserve. There is also another therapy in vogue at the moment, which allows you to take advantage of the benefits of hot sand, sand therapy or arenotherapy. Patients benefit from a moment of care and relaxation. This article explains how this therapy works and especially how to get the most out of the experience.

The secrets of sand therapy:

Very few people know this, but what is hot sand therapy? arenotherapy is one of the most popular natural treatments for relaxation and welfare. It is a therapy that uses the therapeutic properties of hot sand. It has been practiced for centuries in many cultures. It is based on the belief that the skin absorbs the healing properties of the sand, it is an excellent medium that can help relieve stress, anxiety and other mental disorders. The sand therapy simply consists of lying down on a bed of sand, covering yourself with it for about 10 to 15 minutes and then starting again. This helps release tension in muscles and joints while increasing blood circulation. But this treatment has many other virtues.

The benefits of sand therapy are numerous. It has been shown to help relieve chronic pain, insomnia and depression. This is obviously a purely empirical experience. People who practice this therapy say they are more relieved after a session. Indeed, the hot sand covering the body stimulates the vasoconstriction of blood vessels under the dermis and epidermis. This consequently increases blood pressure, which has the effect of relieving pain at all levels. This also tones the body, which allows the practitioner to quickly regain his vitality. The benefits of sand therapy are extremely numerous. It relieves stress and anxiety by the feeling of relaxation it provides.

How is the session going?

At the beginning of the sand therapy session, sand is poured into a large container and then distributed evenly on the bottom. It is then left to warm up in the sun. The patient is naked and lying in a hole dug to the extent of his height, then he is covered with heated sand.

As it can be done independently at the beach. Where we can dig ourselves a space that is appropriate for our size and then lie down in it and be covered with hot sand. This manipulation certainly requires help or the presence of a therapist, a less busy beach, sunglasses and a hat to cover your face and especially practice it in the late morning or early afternoon to enjoy the rays of the sun. Once covered, after a few minutes you will feel the sun calmly penetrating the grains of sand. This heat begins to turn into warm, tender vibrations that relieve your joints.

This session usually lasts 15 to 20 minutes, followed by a massage, where the therapist advises you to close your eyes and have a deep breath for 5 minutes, then he will begin to gently massage your back and shoulders. It continues with light tapping on areas of tension on the rest of your body, which can be repeated after each breath. The therapist may also ask you to focus on a particular sound or meditation technique while you are covered in sand.

Who most needs to choose sand therapy?

The positive effects of this natural treatment on the health of the neurovegetative organ are impressive. It is a gentle therapy that helps relieve stress while improving concentration levels and mood. It is practiced with a low intensity. The benefits lie mainly in the relaxation it provides. The practitioner quickly finds himself in a serene and meditative state. It has been proven that nerve receptors in the skin can be stimulated by hot sand.

However, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), such a form of relaxation of very short duration (between 10 to 30 minutes) will have a positive and beneficial impact on the quality of sleep.

Hot sand therapy is often used to treat conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Although it is not a cure, it can provide significant relief for many people. The next time you’re feeling down, consider taking a walk on the beach. Sand might just be the remedy you need.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE, the information given can not replace the advice of a health professional.

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