Of the famous stories told is that of the Aga Khan III, who died in 1957. He was the spiritual leader of the Ismailis, a Shi'ite sect (as were the Fatimid) based principally in India but with followers around the world.
Sand burring is useful for curing various diseases such as rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis. Burring is done in hot sands in the surrounding mountains. The calm and beautiful landscape and pollution free environment also contribute to speedy recovery. Aswan's, clear sunshine all the year round together with extremely dry weather provide an ideal atmosphere for curing rheumatism and bronchial asthma. Sand Burring is also believed to earth the body of the extra ionic, electric and magnetic charge we accumulate from city pollution.
The Mud Mask is done at noon during the months of summer for best results. This mask helps clean and tighten pores, while nourishing your skin without drying it. You body is coated with a rich mineral mud, then lay back in the heat of the day to enhance the relaxation and penetration of the mud. After bathing in the Nile to wash away the mud mask, your skin is gently hydrated and moisturized, leaving you clean, refreshed, and glowing. It is also know to sooth the pains of rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis.