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Thalassotherapy: The Ancient Beauty Therapy of Ocean Resources
The ancient Polynesians used the benefits of the sea for its incredible healing properties. The ocean’s bounty of natural sea salts and sea weeds have been used throughout the centuries to today. The use of seaweed and sea plants for both external and internal healing is called Thalassotherapy, and can be found today in many of the popular spas and treatment centers. The advantages of an historic treatment from one of nature’s gifts is a return to a basic healing process, without the addition of harmful chemicals and synthetic preservatives.
Seaweed has been shown to have detoxification abilities as well as its ability to offer firmer skin tone. The theory of sea water as a resource is surrounded around the concept that it is almost identical to the human plasma composition. Seaweed itself is a rich source of the many building blocks for life: trace elements, minerals, vitamins, amino acids and so many other nutrients. It contains betacarotene to improve skin tone and color and helps to rid the body of free radicals; a cause of aging. The high iodine content stimulates the thyroid gland and increases the metabolic process of the body. Thalassotherapy involves the use of fresh seaweeds for healing poultice treatments and detoxifying baths. A complete seaweed body treatment has made a new resurgence, allowing the individual to have your body totally wrapped, allowing the benefits of seaweed to envelope and absorb into the skin. When you unwrap yourself, you have a feeling of vigor and a wonderful fresh, soft feel to the skin.
The Hawaiian culture is one of four Polynesian groups to use salt to season their food. The red salt (Paakai) was also used to treat increased circulation and to assist in healing bruising. They mixed it with red clay (Leo Alae) and the oils of local plants to achieve better tone and build tissue.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Organic Natural Skin Care2 Jul 2013|