Bathing in sea water improves mood and improves health. Hippocrates first used the term “thalassotherapy” to describe the healing effects of sea water. The ancient Greeks appreciated this gift of nature and bathed in pools filled with sea water and took hot sea baths. The sea helps to strengthen the immune system, improve blood circulation and moisturize the skin.
Sea water contains vital elements – vitamins, mineral salts, amino acids and live microorganisms, which have an antibacterial effect and positively affect the immune system. The composition of sea water is similar to human blood plasma and is well absorbed by the body during bathing. Inhaling the vapors of the sea, filled with negatively charged ions, we give the lungs a boost of energy. Proponents of thalassotherapy believe that sea water opens the pores in the skin, which absorbs sea minerals and toxins leave the body.
Swimming in the sea improves blood circulation in the body. The circulatory system, capillaries, veins and arteries, constantly moves oxygenated blood throughout the body. Increasing blood circulation is one of the tasks of thalassotherapy. Sea bathing in warm water relieves stress, replenishes the supply of minerals, which may be lacking as a result of poor nutrition.
Sea water activates the body’s own forces to fight diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, inflammation and general ailments. Magnesium, which is found in excess in sea water, calms the nerves and normalizes sleep. Irritability goes away, and a person has a feeling of peace and security.
Magnesium also gives the skin additional hydration and significantly improves the appearance. According to a February 2005 study in the International Journal of Dermatology, bathing in the Dead Sea is beneficial for people with atopic dermatitis and eczema. The subjects held one hand in a Dead Sea salt solution and the other in tap water for 15 minutes. At the first, the symptoms of the disease, redness, roughness significantly decreased. This healing property of sea water is largely due to magnesium.