Thalassotherapy - a set of procedures, which are based on the use of sea water, mud, silt, algae and air in cosmetic and medicinal purposes.
For the first time the term thalassotherapy was introduced by the French physician de La Bonnarder in 1867, but the founders of the British sea-treatment of steel. Doctor Richard Russell of the United Kingdom in his dissertation, written in 1753, highlighted the benefits of sea water in the treatment of gout. Once they have dedicated their works thalassotherapy outstanding doctors, scientists and psychologists from around the world, recognizing the high therapeutic value not only sea water, but also all other factors combined sea-treatment.
The main components of the therapeutic and prophylactic treatment thalassotherapy are:
- Sea water;
- Sea mud;
Thalassotherapy: the treatment of sea water
Seawater - a rich source of essential trace elements: magnesium, iodine, calcium, potassium, sulfur, copper, iron, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, bromine, manganese and many others. Scientifically proven that contained in seawater active ingredients absorbed by the body almost entirely due to the fact that its mineral composition is virtually identical to that of human blood plasma. At the same time, the human body has a unique ability to "take" from seawater precisely those trace elements, where it is currently needed.
It is estimated that, in comparison with the fresh, sea water exchange improves the function of the skin for more than 25%, providing a reflex effect on the function of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pituitary gland, gonads. Physical muscle work while swimming or gymnastic exercises enhances the oxidative processes in the tissues, thus dramatically increasing the combustion of sugar and fat, increased urine output, blood flow is restored. This function allows sea water to quickly get rid of cellulite and fat accumulation, make the skin more elastic and smooth.
Swimming in the sea water as part of thalassotherapy has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems develop musculoskeletal system, speeds up metabolism. Especially swimming load shows untrained people with impaired posture, pronounced signs of inactivity, and debilitated patients.
Treatment of Algae
Algae - the main link of thalassotherapy, containing the more than 150 useful for human health microelements. Application in practice thalassotherapy seaweed plays a key role in preventive medicine and cosmetology.
Seaweeds (for reviews in thalassotherapy used shredded seaweed sheet and sea kelp) have on the human body double effect:
- Promotes the excretion of fat, toxins, toxins and excess fluid;
- Enriches the skin nutrients.
As a result of this procedure, thalassotherapy go edema, significantly reduced the volume of the body, getting trim silhouette, reduces visible manifestation of stretch marks and cellulite, improves overall health.
Treatment seaweed is indispensable not only in cosmetology, allowing to effectively fight against aging of the skin, but also as a rehabilitation therapy after injuries, operations (including plastic) delivery.
Algae wraps are the standard view of thalassotherapy, offers most of the spa.
Treatment of sea mud
The therapeutic effect of a thalassotherapy treatments like mud, achieved thanks to the high therapeutic activity a part of peloids (mud sediments) biogenic components: nitrogen compounds, carbon, sulfur, hydrogen sulfide, iron.
Application of marine mud is useful when many ENT, ophthalmic, surgical and skin diseases, but the most widely used thalassotherapy mud found in cosmetics. The mineral composition of sea mud improves blood circulation of the skin, penetrating deep into the pores and clearing them from the inside. Beauty treatments based on mud masks and body wraps to help in the fight against stretch marks, "orange peel", overweight and signs of premature aging of the skin.
Indications for thalassotherapy
Thalassotherapy, in the opinion of patients - a collection of pleasant recreational and preventive procedures, designated as completely healthy people and patients with full compensatory capacity of the organism in diseases of the heart and blood vessels, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems, musculoskeletal system.
This procedure thalassotherapy as mud, gets rid of inflammatory gynecological diseases, disorders associated with decreased levels of sex hormones (hypoestrogenism), adhesive disease of the pelvic organs, ovarian failure, tubal infertility.
The results of thalassotherapy are:
- Moisturizing and skin regeneration;
- Removing excess weight and cellulite;
- Cleansing the body;
- Improvement of metabolic processes, restoration of blood flow;
- The positive effect on the nervous system, stress, recovery sleep.
Contraindications to thalassotherapy
The feedback to the thalassotherapy contain the following contraindications to sea-treatment:
- Infectious diseases;
- Pneumonia, pleurisy, pneumonia;
- Active tuberculosis;
- Increased body temperature;
- Angina pectoris, cardiac compensation, atrial fibrillation, mitral stenosis;
- Expressed atherosclerosis;
- The extreme exhaustion;
- The disorder of the thyroid gland;
- Allergy to iodine.