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Thalassotherapy, when the sea is a source of health
You can take advantage of the beneficial effects of seawater all year long in a thalassotherapy institute. Discover more about this treatment.
The sea is home to many beneficial elements. This led a few doctors to develop a new natural method of health treatment based on marine climatic and sensory properties. French doctor Louis-Eugène Bagot was a pioneer in Europe opening a thalassotherapy institute in Roscoff, UK. It was 1899. Since then, a number of other institutes were created in many countries. What makes thalassotherapy so useful?
For decades now sea water is being told to have healthy and cleansing properties that help the body strengthen the immune system. Indeed, it is rich in mineral salts and precious microorganisms. Thanks to magnesium, calcium, potassium, silicon and other minerals, both cold or warm seawater is effective to prevent, treat or alleviate many disorders such as rheumatisms, stress, heavy legs; it also helps toning the body and eliminating toxins. Menopausal women benefits from thalassotherapy because there are some types of water that start a bone mineralisation process. Jets of seawater are high in negative ions that help tackle respiratory allergies.
Thalassotherapy includes the use of algae that are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as iodine, calcium, fluorine, phosphorus, which makes them beneficial for the skin. They are useful in case of rheumatisms and thyroid problems. Generally, the therapy consists of completely covering the body with seaweed so that the skin absorbs all their beneficial elements and including algae in daily diet.
Another treatment consists in applying sea mud on the skin, which is rich in ions. Mud baths have a natural analgesic effect, suitable to alleviate joint pain. Mud is plastered on the body so that it can capture toxins and cleanse the body. To benefits from this therapy, experts suggest that it lasts 25 minutes.
Thalassotherapy is meant to be practiced in seaside towns, in specialised facilities. The position of the institution is vital, because its proximity to the coast allows the use of trace elements and minerals.
Before using thalassotherapy consult a physician.
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