Posted on June 17 2016,
While modern-day thalassotherapy was developed in the seaside town of Brittany, France over 200 years ago, the practice of using seawater and marine products as a form of treatment dates back to the seafaring people of Ancient Greece. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, often prescribed sea bathing as a way for the body to build up tolerance against diseases and to restore vitality.
SEA SALT VS DEAD SEA
The Dead Sea, which is not a sea but a lake where all the minerals from the surrounding countryside are washed into one landlocked pool of water, contains ten times more salt than regular seawater. It also possesses a unique concentration of minerals that are beneficial to the skin.
The minerals in Dead Sea salts are hygroscopic, meaning they attract water by pulling moisture and nutrients into layers of the skin. Studies have shown that bathing in bath water with a Dead Sea salt concentration of 2% to 10% can drastically reduce skin inflammation and itching. Many also reported noticeably smoother skin and less sleeping disturbances.
ELEMENTS FOUND IN SEAWATER
Calcium: Cleanses pores and soothes skin.
Iodine: Promotes healthy functioning of the thyroid gland.
Magnesium: Promotes healing of skin tissue.
Potassium: Helps balance skin moisture and reduce water retention.
Sulfur: Exfoliates dry patches and problem areas for a smoother complexion.
*Our SEA THERAPY collection features a combination of authentic salts sourced from the Dead Sea, salts from the Pacific Ocean, kelp extracts, sea clay, and algae powder. There are no artificial colorings or fragrances used in our formulations.