Thalassotherapy is the therapeutic use of the seawater, marine products like algae, seaweed, marine mud and even the marine climate by inhalation of sea fog, to promote health, wellness and beauty. In thalassotherapy, trace elements of magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iodide found in seawater are absorbed through the skin and it is believed to have beneficial effects on relieving stress, slimming and toning, detoxifying, relief of skin conditions like acne and eczema and alleviating aches and pains. Derived from the Greek work meaning “sea” and claimed to have originated in France, this type of therapy is common in Mediterranean regions, France and the Dead Sea area. Thalassotherapy is found in many Wellness Hotels and Resorts around the world and are particularly popular in Europe.
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