Sunday, December 5, 2010

What is Thalassotherapy?

Thalassotherapy is a spa treatment that utilizes warm salt water and sea products to allow the skin to absorb trace minerals such as iodine, zinc, potassium and magnesium. 

It also increases blood and lymphatic circulation, boosts the immune system, reduces inflammation, detoxifies, and is antibacterial.
 
The word Thalassotherapy comes from the Greek words Thalassa, which means sea, and Therapeia, which means healing.

This ancient healing treatment includes hydrotherapy which includes soaking in sea water, applying sea water to the body, or soaking in a seaweed bath.

It also includes Algotherapy which is the application of algae and sea products to the body in the form of seaweed and mud wraps or masks. 

Sand exfoliating treatments are also a included  as Thalassotherapy.

Thalassotherapy is often used as a cellulite treatment because it is excellent for the elimination of toxins. Seaweed wraps are known for their anti cellulite properties. Apply sea mud to areas that have cellulite, wrap yourself with plastic wrap and let the seaweed do it's magic!

You can also experience Thalassotherapy at home by adding 2 cups of sea salt to a warm bathtub. You can also use seaweed powder in your warm bath. It is packed full of sea minerals to nourish and detoxify. Relax, soak for 20 minutes and be rejuvenated!

The best form of Thalassotherapy for me is a trip to Jamaica. Just let me float in the warm Caribbean Sea!

xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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