The psammatoterapia, commonly known as the "sand treatment "is the use of sand for therapeutic purposes.
Soaking the body in the sand for about 20 minutes per day is very beneficial for anyone who has problems with arthritis and rheumatism. This principle, which relies on the ability of the sand to yield heat without burning, combines the effects of the heat withing the sand, with the benefict withing the of sea water. In the sand, the body is subjected to both: thermal and chemical stimulations that are taking place when the heat from the sand is transferred to the body along with the minerals. The above combination stimulates the capacity of the body to adapt and in particular it stimulates the nervous system along with the cardiovascular
system, respiratory system and the renal and endocrine.