Talassotherapy - a term which refers to the therapeutic procedures that use seawater, salt, seaweed. Sea water for treatment of various diseases used in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Today, procedures and application of methods of thalassotherapy offers many spa hotels, including those who are not on the coast. However, only some of them meet the necessary standards.
This thalassotherapy center must be located no more than 1000 meters from the sea or ocean coast. For the procedures to be used only real sea water. She enters the building through the pipes and, as a rule, a difference in salinity before and after purification is not more than 2%. Samples of water, mud and algae before using always sent for laboratory analysis.
In the world there are only about 100 spa hotels that specialize only in thalassotherapy; most of them located in Europe and Africa. The first such hotel appeared in the early 20th century in France; thalassotherapy in the country is still very popular.
One of the most famous places where you can go thalassotherapy - the Dead Sea. Mud and water that have healing effects on many systems of the body.
It is believed that because the sea water is the cradle of biological life on earth, its components quite easily absorbed into the skin and have a healing and tonic effect. In particular, the seawater contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, and sodium sulfate. Absorbing through the skin, they go directly into the bloodstream, while if they enter the body through food, the body needs to digest food and extract useful nutrients.
There are many varieties of thalassotherapy - swimming in sea water at different temperatures, showers with warm sea water, seaweed wraps, mud masks, bath, inhalation with hot sea water, and so on.
The benefits of thalassotherapy
Thalassotherapy improves blood and lymph circulation, speeds up metabolism and provides quick removal of toxins. It is used to treat a variety of diseases, such as eczema, psoriasis, back pain, muscle pain, arthritis and severe stress
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. Furthermore, it can be useful for high blood pressure, arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, bronchitis, muscle atrophy and scabies. It is used for weight loss and cellulite treatment.
There are no known contraindications thalassotherapy, however if you have any serious diseases, especially heart disease, previously tedious to consult with your doctor. Spa hotels always have their own doctors, and if you notice that your condition worsens, immediately contact them. If you are pregnant before thalassotherapy also need to consult a doctor.
To the sea water does not damage the hair, before each procedure apply to them nourishing balm.
Scientific bases benefits of thalassotherapy yet. At the same time, many people use it for a long time and are satisfied with the results. Doctors also often observed improvement after undergoing thalassotherapy, but it is not clear whether it is possible to attribute to it the action of sea water, or some other factors.
The healing power of sea water
The effect of thalassotherapy is based on the healing effect of sea water on the skin and body. Seawater contains residual elements magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium sulphate. When used in procedures such as shower with seawater, wraps with algae, immersion baths, wraps and facials these minerals are absorbed through the pores of the skin. The standard range of thalassotherapy treatments include a warm bath with sea water and seaweed wraps and whirlpool.
The thalassotherapy seawater is used only in body temperature, so that mineral ions can easily penetrate into the bloodstream. It improves blood and lymph circulation and accelerates the metabolism
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. Directed under the pressure of the jet of sea water massage the body and help relieve tension, and their directional effect reduces the appearance of cellulite.
He argued that the thalassotherapy works wonders in the treatment of these diseases and defects:
- Muscle atrophy
Mud baths - a means of relaxation and pain relief
At first glance, felting in the mud there is nothing aesthetic, quite the contrary. And least of all it looks like an expensive cosmetic procedure. However, that does not stop thousands of women around the world who daily take thalassotherapy. For many mud bath - the best way to relax
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and rejuvenation. Others are attracted to mud baths, health benefits and skin. Mud baths help cleanse the skin and relieve muscle and joint pain in arthritis.
What is the magic power of the mud?
As sea water, mud contains large amounts of minerals. Sea mud composed of local volcanic ash, peat and the impurity of water bubbling hot springs. Sometimes this mixture of essential oils that enrich the process of aromatherapy relaxing effect. Mud bath - intensive procedure. In the first ten minutes you "float" in the warm mud. Then you wash off the dirt and take a mineral bath and walk steaming. At the final stage of the procedure you are wrapped in a blanket of algae, and you slowly cools down, and the body returns to normal temperature. Unfortunately, the mud baths are not permitted to all. During this procedure, people suffering from claustrophobia
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Can feel very uncomfortable. Mud baths are also contraindicated in pregnant women and patients of medical institutions.