Thalassotherapy Holidays

Originating in 19th century France, Thalassotherapy comes from the Greek word for "sea", and is the therapeutic use of seawater or salt water as well as marine products such as algae, seaweed, and marine mud to improve health and beauty.

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. Seawater and human plasma are very similar in terms of mineral content and when immersed in warm seawater, the body absorbs the minerals it needs -- trace elements of magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iodide -- through the skin.

Thalassotherapy comes in various forms, and encompasses hydrotherapy, such as mineral-rich showers, seawater pools, and hydro-massage, and algotherapy, such as seaweed, algae or mud baths and wraps. Marine extracts can also be found in products used for facials, manicures and pedicures.

Most modern thalassotherapy centres are located by the ocean in destinations such as Portugal, Greece, France and Spain and have complex facilities, including pools of varying sizes and temperatures for various purposes. The seawater comes from a depth of 40 feet so there is no surface pollution. It also comes from some distance from shore.


Benefits Of A Thalassotherapy Retreat

Thalassotherapy today is used to treat a multitude of health problems, including muscle aches, joint pains, and other ailments involving stiffness, swelling, and tenderness. Health conditions including fatigue, back pain, poor circulation, and arthritis respond remarkably well to thalasso treatments, as do skin disorders such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. More recently thalasso has also been used for stress relief and weight loss.

Thalassotherapy works because repeated bathing in warm seawater, marine mud, protein-rich algae, and various micronized seaweeds can restore the body’s natural chemical balance. In addition, the warmth of the water promotes healthy muscles and joints, and the salt is beneficial to the skin.


Discover our selection of thalassotherapy retreats below or contact our wellness experts, who will give you unbiased advice on
how to tailor the right programme for your individual needs. Call our wellness advisors at 02078433597 or enquire here.

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Vilalara Longevity Thalassa Break
Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa | Portugal
3 nights

Give your wellbeing a little boost with Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa's Thalassa Break programme.Following a medical consultation, you will enjoy a variety of treatments and therapies, including pressotherapy, which helps to promote the body’s natural toxin eliminating fun…

Sharing from £999.00£999.00 pp
Singles from £1249.00£1249.00 pp
Marbella Club Mediterranean Lifestyle
Marbella Club Spain | Spain
2, 4 or 7 Nights

Marbella Club's signature programme is inspired by the healing benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle and natural elements, leaving you looking and feeling more revitalised and radiant.A combination of facials, body treatments and personalised massages will not only help you look better on the…

Sharing from £1289.00£1289.00 pp
Singles from £1749.00£1749.00 pp
Divani Armonia Programme
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso | Greece
2 or 5 nights

Based on the ancient belief of the Greek philosopher Hippocrates, that there must be equilibrium between a person and their environment in order to achieve internal harmony Divani Apollon Palace and Thalasso have created the Armonia programme.Available over two or five nights, you will enjoy Greek …

Sharing from £999.00£999.00 pp
Singles from £1149.00£1149.00 pp
SHA Rebalance Programme
SHA Wellness Clinic | Spain
4, 7 or 14 nights

The SHA Rebalance programme is ideal for those who are not looking to pursue a specific health goal, but still want to improve their lifestyle and wellbeing.Through a combination of nutrition, exercise and various treatments, your body and mind’s health will be improved. You will also learn h…

Sharing from £2489.00£2489.00 pp
Singles from £3039.00£3039.00 pp
7 DAY STAY AT VERDURA
Verdura Resort | Italy
7 days

This 7 day package is ideal for those who are not looking to commit themselves to a particular wellness programme, but rather enjoy this stunning resort and explore the breath-taking surroundings. During your stay, you will enjoy access to the Verdura's Spa and fitness centre which include…

Sharing from £1269.00£1269.00 pp
Singles from £2399.00£2399.00 pp
Oceano Relax
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel | Spain
7 nights

Anyone seeking a relaxing and rejuvenating break should definitely consider the Relax programme at OCEANO Health Spa HotelOver seven nights, you’ll enjoy a wide range of treatments and therapies, including Shiatsu and seawater baths with hydromassages that will help to relax and recharge your…

Sharing from £1229.00£1229.00 pp
Singles from £1429.00£1429.00 pp
ANASSA Anti-stress
Anassa | Cyprus
5 nights

If you are looking to reduce your stress levels then Anassa’s Anti-Stress programme could be the right one for you.During your five night programme, you will enjoy a variety of stress-relieving treatments such as OSEA's marine body balancing experience, which helps calm and centre the bod…

Sharing from £1479.00£1479.00 pp
Singles from £1849.00£1849.00 pp
Wellness Break At Sofitel Quiberon Diététique
Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa | France
7 nights

Overlooking the stunning coastline of Brittany with its sparkling wild sea, sits the sleek and contemporary Sofitel Quiberon Diététique. Enter the hotel and be met by clean lines, crisp colours, and an effortlessly chic style that signals you are most definitely in France. Yet there i…

Sharing from £1339.00£1339.00 pp
Singles from £2499.00£2499.00 pp
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