A Brief Introduction to Thalassotherapy
Thalassotherapy is an ancient healing treatment dating back 5000+ years,
and is based on, the scientific proof of the natural healing
properties of the ocean. The word itself was coined in 19th century
France from the Greek "thalassa" meaning sea and "therapeia" meaning
healing. The first seaside thalassotherapy hospital was opened as far back as 1791, where they treated those with thyroid conditions, skin conditions, cholera and other auto immune diseases of today. In the mid 1800’s royalty and the rich & famous would
travel to France to ‘take to the waters’ as it was known, experiencing a
warmed ocean water bath with raw seaweeds. The actual therapy itself is performed by the layering of ocean components; containing whole seaweeds, ocean water and ocean minerals
over the body, allowing absorption of important vitamins and minerals in a
chelated form, for the purpose of achieving mind, body balancing. How It Works; The Benefits of Thalassotherapy...
Thalassotherapy’s main objective is to increase blood circulation that
is reduced by the depletion of vital minerals caused by stress, poor
diet, and pollution and feed the body with vital nutrients, which, as a result, stimulates the lymphatic system, helping to move out toxins, naturally. Since the chemical make-up of seawater is proven chemically identical to that of human blood, immersions in seawater when heated to body
temperature results in trace minerals and ions such as iron, magnesium,
potassium, and calcium sulphates to be absorbed directly by the skin
into the bloodstream. This not only increases blood circulation but has
beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin such as toning, anti-aging and
moisturizing. Thalassotherapy also helps to detoxify and nourish the
body through our largest organ, our skin, as well as to relax and bring
the body in homeostasis or balance.
Today, thalassotherapy is used as an alternative treatment for medical
conditions around the world including arthritis; where patience are given the prescription to walk along the ocean shores to breathe in the negative ions (aka: ocean air) and absorb the missing trace minerals the body needs. It is also a common treatment for skin/auto immune conditions such psoriasis, eczema
or a neuron dermatitis. Because seaweeds contain 10-100X more vitamins & minerals than any plant on land. Seaweeds completely nourish the body during these treatments, often leaving one exhilarated, satisfied, almost satiated. Just like any nutritional program or upgrade in lifestyle, the more regular the treatments, the better and faster the results.
Thalassotherapy has become a favourite treatment for cellulite reduction
both for its effectiveness as well as its calming approach. The causes
of cellulite are generally attributed to poor blood circulation and a
build-up of toxins, so an overall thalassotherapy treatment can release
these agents while providing other benefits. Some of these benefits of
thalassotherapy are muscle toning, skin cleansing, weight loss aided by
improved metabolism, improved cardiovascular functioning, boosting of
the immune system, improvement of sleep quality, relief of the symptoms
of eczema, psoriasis, back and muscular pain, and stress reduction.
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