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A Crude Oil Bath


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Azerbaijan, a former state of the old Soviet Union, is a country which is very rich in mineral wealth. Now Azerbaijan is offering a completely unique health spa experience.

You can slide into a 10-minute bath in warm mineral oil at the Naftalan Health Centre in Baku.

Soaking in this ‘ crude oil treatment ‘ is reputed to heal more than 50 diseases, including neurological problems, skin conditions and even impotence.


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Read by John Edwin Skelton.