Five Ways to Enjoy Ocean Healing This Summer
Ever find yourself surprised at how rapidly time is going by? Well I do too! I am constantly asking myself how the day went by so fast, or how the week is already over, yet again. So, while these sunny days are still around, let’s look at some ways to enjoy the healing elements of the ocean.
Our company mission is to bring you outstanding ocean authentic experiences for your health and wellness, based on the tradition of Thalassotherapy. The therapy portion, is the notion of going to the ocean for good health. Thalasso is derived from the Greek word meaning ‘sea’ or ‘ocean’.
Sea life a new way, with an ancient healing tradition that goes back to when Ancient Greek and Romans held seaweed treatments in high regard. France opened the first thalassotherapy center in 1899, and these treatments have been covered under France’s healthcare system for stress reduction, boosting the immune system, pain management, accident rehabilitation, depression, arthritis, prenatal/postpartum care, skin issues (acne, eczema, psoriasis) since the 1960’s.
The similar chemistry between seawater and our internal bodily fluids creates a seamless gateway for detoxification, re-mineralization, and hydration. The saltiness of our tears, blood, or the fluid in a Mother’s womb show this natural connection – we are made to go together. Furthermore, I find this connection is shown by the natural coincidence that seaweeds have a 9 to 10 month growth cycle, just like us! Seaflora’s vitamin and mineral-rich seaweeds are incorporated into all formulations, where the essence of ocean water is infused into each product. The trace minerals provide an array of benefits, as they are catalysts to activating enzymatic reactions that occur in the body.
We all need a dose of Vitamin Sea! Are you ready? Let’s go!
If the water is too cold for you to jump in, meditate on the beach
Let the brisk winds blow the cobwebs out of your head, and take away all your troubles. Listening to the sounds of the waves crashing brings a smile to my face every time – it really never gets old! I lean in and take a deep breath, and simply know that I am right where I’m meant to be.
Take a hike… or maybe just an afternoon stroll, barefoot in the surf
Go alone, with friends, family, or just your furry 4-legged companion. It never disappoints to calm the mind, and just leave everything behind, even if only for a moment. Feel the sand beneath your feet, grounding you. The beach is a perfect place to practice mindfulness because the uneven ground makes you focus on where to place your next step. Getting out for some physical activity is always the best way to burst any bad mood!
Create a self-care haven in your bathroom with thalassotherapy products
While regular facials are an integral part of caring for your skin, what you use everyday is of great importance. The 5 minutes you spend on your face morning and night is, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” in the beauty world. Prevention is key, as damage to the skin will not magically go away on its own.
Scrub-a-dub-dub, get in your tub!
There is nothing better than having a soak at the end of a long week. Prep time? Next to none! Maximum enjoyment for little to no effort, that gives time to stop and unwind, and be with your thoughts. Exfoliate with Pacific Sea Salt and melt your troubles away! I know I always come out a different person: relaxed and recharged in equal measure.
Visit your local spa for a wrap & nap
What could be better than such a sweet indulgence? When you just need to press pause and be pampered, enjoy a scrub down with mineral rich Ocean Mud. Detoxify and stimulate circulation with our healing, hydrating Seaweed Body Wrap. Consider a Seaflora Skincare Body Treatment, and experience a super food cocoon. Trust me, it is like a good book that you won’t want to end!
Visit the Seaflora Store Locator, for a spa near you. For personal at-home treatments, check out our products to incorporate Canadian, organic thalassotherapy into your self care regime.