If you’ve ever had that feeling of total peace as you walk along the ocean, then you’ve experienced the power of thalassotherapy. For thousands of years, people have headed to the ocean to heal and now, spas around the world offer rituals and treatments inspired by the sea. If you haven’t made thalassotherapy a part of your wellness routine yet, you’re missing out on serious beauty and relaxation benefits. Read on to learn what thalassotherapy can do for you and how you can join in on the fun.
What is thalassotherapy?
Derived from the Greek word thalassa, for “sea” or “ocean”, thalassotherapy is the use of ocean water, seaweed, ocean mud, and marine minerals to restore and rejuvenate. Lying down on the beach, your feet resting on the warm sand, with the calming sound of waves in the background? Yup, that’s thalassotherapy. Soaking in the ocean, with salty skin and sun kissed hair? You guessed it – thalassotherapy.
Where does thalassotherapy come from?
Thalassotherapy is an ancient practice: before saunas and before baths, we turned to the ocean instead. Ocean therapy dates way back to Ancient Egypt and to the Greeks and Romans. It’s a hugely popular practice in Europe, with tons of thalassotherapy centers and spas. North America has finally caught on to the trend, and along with it, scientific research to back its many health benefits. But we didn’t need scientific studies to convince us that a day at the beach feels totally sweeeet!
What are the benefits of thalassotherapy?
Ocean based therapy is great for basically everything. Human plasma and seawater are often said to be similar in structure, which means every cell in our bodies is continuously bathed in a substance akin to ocean water. Here are some of the common benefits of ocean therapy
- Elimination of toxins
- Slimming and toning
- Fighting joint pain, arthritis, and rheumatism
What does a thalassotherapy treatment look like?
If you hit the spa and book an ocean therapy inspired treatment, here’s what you can expect
- Seaweed bath
- Sea salt soak
- Ocean mud mask
- Marine ocean mud exfoliation
- Seaweed body wrap
- Seaweed frond envelopment
And to top it off, thalassotherapy spa rituals include the use of seaweed based skincare products, like the ones we make at Seaflora, to hydrate and soothe the skin with the healing touch of the ocean.
How to create your own thalassotherapy experience
How can you create your own ocean therapy treatment? Grab your swimsuit, pack a bottle of water and a comfy cotton towel, and hit the beach! When you live close to the beach and the ocean, beach walks and quick ocean soaks are the ultimate thalassotherapy experience. But what if a trip to the beach is just too far a drive away? Move closer (just kidding.) Seriously, being close to the ocean is A+, but even if you don’t, a true thalassotherapy experience is something you can live daily. How? By using the ocean inspired, authentic skincare products we make here at Seaflora.
Experience ultimate thalassotherapy rituals with Seaflora
Seaflora Skincare is fully built on the principles of thalassotherapy and provides the most authentic ritual you can find today. With each Seaflora product made from hand-harvested seaweed, marine ocean mud, and Pacific sea salt, Seaflora treatments bring you the rejuvenating power of bathing in the ocean, from the comfort of your home.
Embrace thalassotherapy and discover next-level wellness and renewal. Be inspired by thousands of years and millions of people – what are you waiting for?