Sand bath

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(Chem.) A vessel of hot sand in a laboratory, in which vessels that are to be heated are partially immersed
A bath in which the body is immersed in hot sand.

See also: Sand, Sand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(2010), focus in Thalassotherapy as a basic component of health resort medicine and not just a type of Climatotherapy, as it concerns to the medical use of seawaters based on their mineral properties, also evokes the use of marine peloids, known as lime muds (Mud Therapy), methodical exposure to the sun (Heliotherapy), partial or full-body warm sand baths (Ammotherapy or Psammotherapy) and (but not only) marine climatotherapy (atmosphere, temperature, humidity, wind, barometric pressure etc.); although MEDLINE/PubMed search of the term "Thalassotherapy" in the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database only yields the word under the listing for "Climatotherapy", which as far as we are concerned is insufficient and inexact.