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The Healing Sea: Benefits of Thalassotherapy

We all live a very stressful life these days. Huge targets to meet, family responsibilities and what not – everything takes a bite of our physical strengths and appearances. We start aging fast mush before our real age.

Well, “Aging” is an age old phenomenon since the beginning of this world. Everyone is afraid of this but with no proper solution is available. Lots of people do try to improvise their lifestyles in order to look fit and stay healthy when they grow old. But that’s not enough and you always need a treatment to take you forward.

So is a solution available?

Yes there is; there are methods in Modern Science which can solve Aging. But being a naturalist I would like to do it the Nature’s way, and also the fact is that chemical treatments always have side effects.

So the question again, Do we have a solution?

The answer lies with the sea-water from oceans. Our earth is more than 70% water, and 97 percent of the Earth’s water can be found in our oceans. And these oceans are nature’s own treasures. It also has been rightly said by Plato that The sea cures all ailments of man.

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Sea water has been very effectively used in various skin treatments, and it does wonder to our skins when treated properly. Thalassotherapy is the therapeutic use of seawater as a form of therapy. It is based on the systematic use of seawater, sea products, and shore climate. The trace elements magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iodides found in seawater are believed to be absorbed through the skin and do wonders.

Thalassotherapy is derived from the Greek words thalassa (“the sea”) and therapia(“treat”). The principle behind Thalassotherapy is that repeated immersion in warm seawater, marine mud, and protein-rich algae helps restore the body’s natural chemical balance.

Thalassotherapy centers or more commonly the Thalasso provides not only spa treatments and the emphasis is not only on relaxation and beauty but also on healing.

Thalassotherapy treatments include baths with underwater massage; body wraps with alluvial mud, algae, or different types of micronised seaweed, which deliver the minerals in more concentrated forms.  Different treatments have different effects, including pain relief, slimming and toning, detoxifying, and relief of skin conditions like acne and eczema.

Used as an alternative treatment for a number of medical conditions, it’s also an extremely beneficial tool for stress reduction and relaxation. It also increases metabolism, improves circulation, is great for your skin and helps treat arthritis and general muscular problems.

Thalasso are commonly located by the sea sides and the facilities include pools of varying sizes and temperatures for various purposes. There a lot of spas around the world, we only have a few in Asia.

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But then while surfing net I once came across AYANA Resort and Spa and their renowned health spa including Thalassotherapy got me interested. It now was on a must visit list of mine. Ayana Spa offers other signature therapies too, along with Thalassotherapy in the healing waters of Thermes Marines.

So when I was in Bali last month, I made it a point to visit and experience the only Thermes Marines Bali spa, AYANA. Ayana provides various kinds of treatments in traditional ways. They offer the best of spa treatments and medicinal massages that are highly effective and beneficial. An extremely motivated and committed team of therapists ensure the highest levels in the quality of treatment and medicinal preparations. Special health and beauty care packages are specifically designed to treat modern day maladies like stress, obesity, weight loss and hair loss.

At the Aquatonic pools at AYANA Resort & Spa, Bali, seawater is directly supplied from the underlying Indian Ocean and warmed to optimum temperatures to provide the curative and preventative properties of seawater. Hydro-static pressure allows effortless movement through 60 hydro massage jets that deploy therapeutic jet streams, micro- bubbles and geysers, with each station targeting a different part of the body to boost circulation and lymphatic drainage and alleviate tension areas. In addition, the Thalassotherapy treatment rooms feature the latest Thalasso equipment.

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AYANA Resort & Spa, Bali and at RIMBA Jimbaran, Bali

AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI is an award winning, world–class destination resort located on 90 hectares of cliff-top land perched above Jimbaran Bay, just 10 kilometres from Bali airport. AYANA’s majestic sunsets and ocean-front views are complemented by a white-sand beach and shared facilities as Bali’s only integrated resort with RIMBA Jimbaran BALI.

There are 19 restaurants and bars, iconic Rock Bar, exclusive private beach, 12 swimming pools, world-class spa with Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool and Spa on the Rocks treatment, golf-putting and fitness center, and many other facilities.

So friends, when in Bali the next time, make sure that you check in at Ayana Resort and Spa, and check out some medicinal benefits of spas particularly Thalassotherapy.

Please visit: Ayana Resorts and Spa, Bali, Indonesia

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