The tourist areas, which have all the characteristics of Therapeutic Tourism as part of wellness process are various in Egypt, these destinations are wellness and natural therapeutic places where they come with the hope of recovering from illness and diseases such as Helwan, Ain el Sira, Hurghada, Fayoum oasis, Sinai, and the city of Safaga which lies on the red sea coast and owns plenty of therapeutic tourism elements. Safaga city is famous for its black sands that treat some skin diseases. In addition to that, it enjoys good infrastructure of medical centers and specialized services for rehabilitation and physiotherapy. These centers are equipped to provide the required medical and therapeutic services to achieve healing, recreation, and leisure at the same time during your holiday in Egypt.
Egypt is surely your ideal place for wellness and natural therapeutic Tourism.
Egypt has a curative history since ancient times, uniquely having the first authenticated doctor in the world, his title means the praising of the God Re,
Ancient Egyptians great usage of Herbal therapy which played a major part in Egyptian medicine and documented in the famous Ebers Papyrus, a medical parchment about medical herbs including opium, cannabis, myrrh, frankincense, fennel, cassia, senna, thyme, henna, juniper, aloe, linseed, and castor oil.
THERAPEUTIC PLACES FOR WELLNESS AND NATURAL THERAPUTIC TOURISM IN EGYPT:
The Siwa oasis is full of natural underground hot and cold-water springs, it contains about natural 230 freshwater springs and more than 1000 wells that all are naturally flowing. Agriculture is the main Activity and depends on the groundwater that outflows from these wells and springs, giving a total annual discharge of about 255 million cubic meters from while the remainder goes to the natural lakes of Siwa Oasis.
Cleopatra Bath, also known as the spring of the sun; sometimes called “Ayn al-Hammam”. Cleopatra’s Bath is a stone pool fed by natural spring water, Cleopatra VII came to Siwa to visit Oracle and bathe in the spring that now bears her name.
Fayoum (also written as Faiyum), a natural depression extending over 12,000 km2, was formed by wind erosion 1.8 million years ago (Ball, 1939). It is situated 100 km southwest of Cairo, and separated from the Nile by a 25 km strip of desert.
Wadi El Rayan (703 km2, 28° 15′–29° 17′ N) is an uninhabited depression in Egypt’s Western Desert, situated southwest of Cairo, at 60 m below sea level. it has a high biological diversity. The major habitat-types in the depression are Sabkhas, sand flats, sand dunes, wetlands (man-made lakes), springs (three natural El Rayan springs, located below Minqar El Rayan at a site known as Oyun El Rayan or spring area, with water believed to flow from Nubian sandstone strata), The climate of Wadi El Rayan is typically Saharan, hot and dry with scanty winter make it ideal for wellness Tourism in Egypt.
Elkharga Oasis(Bulaq wells):
It’s about 28 kilometers away to the south from Elkharga city, which is self-flowing deep wells, stems at a depth of 1000 meters, and a temperature of 28 ° C, and is surrounded by areas of greenery. And laboratory analysis has proven that these wells contain mineralized water of high therapeutic benefits.
Near these wells, soft sand dunes spread along which can be used for the treatment of many diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and pain caused by cartilage atrophy dorsal, lumbar, and sacral vertebrae.
It is a resort burial bath using sand for therapeutic purposes from March to October yearly where the sun is greatest.
(Isis Island Resort)
Tourists come to Aswan islands to be treated from rheumatoid, medical observation in this region over several years approved high improvement that occurs on patients with rheumatoid arthritis after their stay a couple of weeks on the island of Aswan. the research proven treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis by burial in the sand, The therapeutic method used to treat rheumatoid consists of sand and water. It is particularly successful due to salt in seawater and the ultraviolet rays beside the usage of natural black sand.
Pharaoh ‘s Bath:
Pharaoh ‘s Bath is located on the Gulf of Suez, 250 km from Cairo. The importance of this bath coming from a group of warm sulfured water springs of a temperature 27 and there is a carved cave in the mountain, which serves as a rock sauna bath due to the emission of the heat of the hot sulfured water flowing from the bottom of the cave above.
Safaga on the Red Sea:
It is the city that is the most famous in the world that treats the sickness of the Psoriasis, as it is the climate that no other city has ever seen, Safaga area is Characterized by several factors make it the best place in the world in the treatment of psoriasis because it is surrounded by high mountains, which make a normal bulwark against wind and sandstorms, and therefore characterized by the purity of its climate completely free from impurities that would cause dispersion of sun’s UV rays which play an essential role in the treatment of Psoriasis, also Safaga sands’ contain three radioactive material of harmless proportions (uranium-thorium – potassium by 40%) which are used in the treatment of many diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory articular diseases (chronic and acute), swelling and effusion arthritis (water arthritis) and a special skin annexes and skin infections accompanying rheumatoid disease.