Has it been a while since your last holiday, and are you dreaming of some time to decompress? If you have the time to go for a spa weekend, maybe consider pampering yourself with this treatment, and enjoy the benefits for your body and mind. Well known in Brittany, Thalassotherapy, from the Greek thalasso meaning ‘sea’ and therapia meaning ‘treatment’, uses the healing and beneficial properties of the sea and the marine environment for your health and wellbeing. Allow the sea to take care of you!
Known since ancient times, the therapeutic benefits of sea bathing and marine mud have long been recognised: it helps you find inner harmony and peace while replenishing and re-energising you. And if you can’t imagine going alone, invite some friends or your other half along with you!
1/ Combat skin problems
Mud packs, retrieved from the deep sea, are applied to the skin to fight against circulation problems and skin diseases, but also rheumatic pains. The mud contains oxygen, mineral salts, vitamins and clay.
2/ Relax the mind for better quality sleep
If you can go to a spa in a coastal area, the sea air is a powerful rejuvenator and can help calm the mind. The wind, which clears germs and microbes, will tire you out and help you sleep better. Look into the areas in which the air is rich in iodine and trace minerals.
3/ Prevent infection
The use of marine algae can provide the necessary vitamins (A and C) to promote resistance to illness. These are also antiviral, and work as natural antibiotics.
4/ Rejuvenate a tired body
Sea water contains numerous electrons: when it comes in contact with the skin, a tired body will be naturally recharged, by absorbing the necessary negative ions and taking in the mineral salts.
5/ Stimulate blood circulation
Thanks to the essential mineral salts, sea water is an excellent cardiovascular booster: it can in fact stimulate blood circulation.
6/ Dilate the pores
Sea water is drawn off and heated to between 31 and 35°C, in order to dilate the skin’s pores.