Is the hustle and bustle of your city, work and place exhausting you? Are you dreaming of a unwinding yourself with the gentleness of clay, beauty of sea and getting relaxed?
Then a Thalassotherapy is a soul-mate for you this weekend. Thalassotherapy is the therapeutic use of the ocean, its climate, and mineral rich marine products like algae, seaweed, and alluvial mud. The name comes from the Greek words thalassa (“the sea”) and therap (“treat”). The principle behind thalassotherapy is that repeated exposure to sea air and immersion in warm seawater, mud, clay, and protein-rich algae helps restore the body’s natural chemical balance. Seawater and human plasma are very similar. When immersed in lukewarm seawater the body absorbs the essential minerals through the skin. There are about 100 thalassotherapy spas in the world, most of them in Europe and Africa. Thalassotherapy was pioneered in France in the early 1900s, and it still has more thalassotherapy spas than any other country. In fact, human has been using seawater for therapeutic reasons since ancient times. In 450 BC, Euripides said, ‘The Sea cures all of man’s illnesses’ while they were treated by Egyptian doctors. Various elements of the sea environment were used empirically for ancient medical applications.