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Why do the Japanese bury themselves alive in the sand?
22/Jul/2018
Most people go to the beach to enjoy the fresh salty sea water and swim against the waves of the sea, except for the Japanese island of Kyushu. They go for sand. The sands of Eposuke Beach on the island of Kyushu are rich in useful minerals supplied by the hot volcanic springs along the coast. It also provides a comfortable, smooth and warm feel for people who travel and travel several distances to "bury" themselves under the sand in a traditional Japanese ritual called "Sauna Machi". The beachside resorts provide workers to help sand visitors bury themselves, as well as umbrellas and towels to protect themselves from the sun, as their bodies immerse in black sands. For more than 300 years, the Japanese have been traveling to the Ibusuki coast in search of natural treatment for several diseases, including rheumatism, back pain, post stroke paralysis, hemorrhoids, asthma, diabetes, menstrual disorders, infertility, anemia, constipation and obesity. Sand temperatures range between 50 and 55 degrees Celsius, forcing visitors to wear traditional Japanese kimono, whose thin canvas allows volcanic vapor to reach the body and sit for no more than 20 minutes to avoid burns that can be caused by sand heat. The treatments of the Sonia Moshi sessions in modern times have evolved to include cosmetic treatments, so that the sand has become a means to moisturize the skin and skin, due to the acid metacellisic and calcium ions found in the sand.