A 5000 year old secret for health and healing
Thalassotherapy is an ancient healing treatment dating back 5000 years and is based on the natural healing properties of seawater. The word itself was coined in 19th century France from the Greek "thalassa" meaning sea or sea goddess and "therapeia" meaning healing. In the mid 1800s royalty, along with the rich & famous of the time would travel to France to ‘take to the waters’ as it was known, experiencing a warmed ocean water bath with raw seaweed found in abundance off the shores of France.
Today, those healing ocean water therapies can be experienced at Grail Springs with our thalassotherapy facial, foot & body treatments offering raw & certified organic seaweed skin & body care products from Seaflora’s ocean garden in the cool & clean Pacific Ocean. Thalassotherapy is used as a balancing treatment which benefits the connection between mind & body while focusing the attention on well being & relaxation. Many positive benefits include reduced stress, reduced inflammation, reduced muscle soreness, mineral absorption which helps relieve chronic conditions including arthritis, psoriasis & eczema.
How It Works:
Thalassotherapy offers an effective and natural way to increase blood circulation and thereby reduce inflammation by moving toxins out quickly into the lymphatic system. Trying to maintain balance in our modern world can be exasperated by poor diet, stress and pollution. Essential minerals, found in seaweeds at 10-20x the concentrations of land-based vegetation, including iron, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iodine, phosphorus and calcium are readily absorbed directly through the skin into the bloodstream without digestion. Since the chemical make-up of seawater & seaweeds is so similar to that of our own blood plasma, these essential trace minerals help the body to assimilate the large concentrations of vitamins, amino acids, & polysaccharide sugars found in seaweed thereby to balancing our own interior ocean helping to maintain a healthy alkaline pH. Not only is there increased blood circulation and reduced inflammation, but it also has beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin such as firming, toning and moisturizing. Thalassotherapy also helps to detoxify by increasing lymphatic drainage and bind to heavy metal toxins like cadmium, mercury and lead and radioactive materials including Strontium-90.
The Benefits of Thalassotherapy:
Increasingly, people are turning to thalassotherapy for its anti-aging treatments. It has become a favourite treatment for cellulite reduction both for its effectiveness as well as its calming approach to mind/body balancing. 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. Those clients dealing with chronic inflammation, pain, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis or anemia, will benefit greatly.
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Some of these benefits of thalassotherapy are:
- Muscle toning and skin cleansing
- Improved sense of well-being
- Balanced state of mind
- Weight loss aided by improved metabolism
- Improved cardiovascular functioning
- Boosting of the immune system
- Improvement of sleep quality
- Relief from the symptoms of: eczema, psoriasis, back and muscular pain, stress
- Improves skin tone & circulation
- Reduces the look of cellulite
- Hydrates and nourishes with essential vitamins & minerals
- Stimulates healthy cellular renewal
- Relaxes muscles and joints
- Encourages detoxification
- Alleviates sore muscles
- Increases the circulation and is excellent for reducing the thrombosis caused from varicose/spider veins, or diabetes
- Offers relief for burns & sunburn, cuts & bruises