THALASSOTHERAPY: WHY OUR SKIN AND BONES NEED IT
WHAT IS THALASSOTHERAPY?
Have you ever heard of the fascinating benefits of the sea?
Thalassotherapy originates from the ancient Greek words “Thalassa” which means sea and “therapeia” which means treatment.
It is said that since ancient times, Greeks, Romans and Egyptians knew the properties of the marine climate, and that they used it for healing purposed.
Thalassotherapy takes advantage of sea salinity as an adjuvant for the treatment of various pathologies which, for example, are linked to:
● Skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, erythema, dermatitis, but it can also cure imperfections of the skin like cellulitis.
● Pathologies of the respiratory system: sinusitis, colds, bronchitis, catarrhal disturbs, cough, and inflammatory diseases;
● Osteoarticular and muscular pathologies, both rheumatic and traumatic;
Seawater is considered the most complete mineral water as it contains almost all the elements that exist in nature. It has a revitalizing, cleansing, and antibacterial action.
WHY IS SEAWATER GOOD FOR THE SKIN?
Our skin mirrors our body, it is constantly exposed to stress and tension; there is a very dense pattern of nervous terminations that affect sebaceous glands, sweat glands, keratinocytes (the most external cells), and hair.
Seawater is beneficial for those who suffer from atopic and seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. Seawater has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin, it is a disinfectant for acne, but it is also hydrating on dry skin.
It calms itchiness and wounds, it disinfects and favours the regeneration of skin affected by psoriasis. On one hand it purifies oily skin, on the other it strengthens dry skin by stimulating the production of magnesium.
Every kind of psychological stress causes nervous shocks to the skin. For example, people that suffer from acne have skin that deteriorates visibly when under pressure because the skin is more affected by nerve stimulation.
WHY IS SEAWATER GOOD FOR THE BONES?
Diving into water, going for long swims and doing physical activity in seawater has numerous benefits on our bones.
This way, water will help maintain muscle tone, toning leg muscles, without overloads or sudden strain. It is indicated for those who suffer from joint pain, arthrosis, and back pain as well.
This is because water supports the body by reducing part of its weight and having the muscles do the work without being damaging thanks to water friction.