Abdel Rehim Saeid, 35, applies the ancient Pharaonic technique, known as the “fiery towel” by starting with a standard massage, using oil and camomile, to stimulate blood circulation and alleviate some of the pain in affected areas.
Then comes the heat.
Saeid places several layers of towels and other isolating materials on the client’s back. Then a towel soaked in alcohol is placed on top and set on fire. It burns for roughly a minute before the flames are put out with a wet towel.
Saeid said he cannot use the technique with people suffering from high blood pressure, kidney failure or haemophilia.
He said he trained under an expert in the fiery towel technique in Morocco, and had earned several massage certifications from institutions in Egypt.
Mohammed al-Shaer, a client in his 30s, said his pain had improved “100%” after the fiery treatment. （Reuters）
fiery：形容詞，指火紅的、辣的、激烈火爆的。例句：He has a fiery temper and always get his own way.（他脾氣火爆，一向我行我素。）
stimulate：動詞，指促進、刺激。例句：Your encouragement will stimulate him to further efforts.（你的鼓勵將激發他更進一步努力。）
alleviate：動詞，指減輕、緩和。例句：The drugs did nothing to alleviate my pain.（這個藥對減輕我的痛苦一點用都沒有。）