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​Vitamin Sea: Thalassotherapy

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As summer approaches, we start planning our vacations; first on the list is going to the beach, where we enjoy swimming and tanning. However, have you ever heard about the therapeutic effects of the ocean? Seawater contains vital elements that can also be found in the human body, such as vitamins, mineral salts, amino acids, and living microorganisms that can produce antibiotic and antibacterial effects, which can boost and activate your immune system.

Hippocrates was the first to use seawater for healing purposes. The medical use of seawater as a form of therapy is known as Thalassotherapy; the main principle behind this type of therapy is that repeated immersion in seawater, marine mud, and protein-rich algae helps restore the body’s natural chemical balance.

After a dip in the sea, seawater absorbs the toxins in the skin, including acne-causing bacteria, and works to treat infections. It also works as a natural exfoliator, as it removes dead cells and encourages the production of new ones. The minerals in sea salt help open pores for deeper cleansing through regulating overproduction of oils, which leads to clogged pores, as well as encourage blood flow; the purifying benefits better enable your skin to absorb moisturizers and treatment.

Moreover, salt water has antiseptic properties, which can be useful in healing wounds and rashes. Being so rich in vital elements, seawater increases the level of oxygen in the bloodstream, which helps improve the circulatory system. The iodine in seawater supports the immune system function and boosts the thyroid activity.

The Dead Sea is one of the most important therapeutic spots in the world, attracting tourists from everywhere to soak in the super salty healing water. The natural curative factors, which underlie the medicinal potential of the region, are the mineral waters of the Dead Sea and the springs, the therapeutic mud, and the unique climate of the area. In fact, the Dead Sea is one of the most mineral-rich bodies of waters on planet Earth; it contains 21 minerals, including magnesium, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc, and potassium.

The salt concentration in the Dead Sea prevents the body from sinking; this phenomenon facilitates physiotherapeutic exercises in the water for various rheumatic conditions, muscle spasms, or treatment after fractures. The high content of magnesium in the Dead Sea can help reduce stress, relax muscles and nerves, and induce calmness. Magnesium is also an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial mineral that eases itching and draws the moisture from eczema-causing bacteria and fungi to hinder its development.

Visitors wrap their bodies in the warm mineral-rich mud from the Dead Sea, which forms a sealing layer over the skin, increasing the body temperature. Heat helps the body eliminate toxins through perspiration and stimulates the natural cell metabolism; this therapy results in visible toning, relieving muscle pain, moisturizing and restoring a healthy rosy glow to the skin, in addition to improving the skin’s elasticity.

In recent years, the Dead Sea has evolved into the world’s greatest natural source of raw materials for facial and body skin care. The composition of Dead Sea cosmetics allows them to penetrate the skin more deeply without irritation. This enriches the skin with essential minerals, rapidly giving it a better tone and natural radiance.

References
organicfacts.net
seacretspa.com

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