Thalassotherapy: the sea water is good for health

In the days of Ancient Egypt, the doctors discovered the healing properties of sea water. The doctors of the ancient world recommended to drink sea water in diseases of the stomach, gastrointestinal tract, bladder, anemia. Sea water washed the wounds, sores and cracks that have formed on human skin. The birth of today’s popular complex procedures, thalassotherapy, writes

From the ancient Greek “Thalasso therapy” means “treatment by sea.” It is the treatment and recovery of heated sea water ( 33-34C), seaweed and sea climate.

Properties of sea water

The therapeutic value of seawater is determined by the content of mineral salts and microelements, biologically active substances, plankton and microscopic algae. Due to the saturation of zooplankton, sea water has antibiotic and antiviral properties. The main objective of thalassotherapy is to supply the human body with the missing elements, such as calcium, iodine, potassium, sulfur. The therapeutic qualities of sea water are manifested at a temperature of 34C, so before use it is heated.

Sea water – a natural solution, which is in a balanced state when the toxicity of the individual salts is repaid others. The salty taste depends on the content of salt, a bitter taste forming magnesium chloride, sodium sulfate, magnesium.

Scientists have discovered that the composition of sea water and saline blood are similar, because billions of years ago all life originated in the ocean. A few decades ago the sea water used in medicine as a blood substitute, inserting intravenous ultraviolet irradiated seawater.

What cures sea water?

There are many indications for the treatment of sea water, the most common of them:

– Cardiovascular diseases (ischemic heart disease, postinfarction cardiosclerosis, arterial hypertension);

– Rheumatism;

– Arthritis;

Cellulite, excess weight;

– Respiratory disease (asthma, tuberculosis);

– Diseases of the digestive system without exacerbation;

– Neurosis;

– Gynecological disorders;

– Fatigue, insomnia, psychosis;

– Thyroid disease;

– Chronic ENT diseases and colds.

Thalassotherapy restores tone and vigor when fatigue and exhaustion, after experienced stress. Also thalassotherapy is assigned to healthy people as prophylaxis.


Despite the therapeutic properties of sea water, thalassotherapy has a number of contraindications:

– Acute infectious diseases;

– Acute inflammatory diseases;

– Skin diseases (dermatitis, fungal diseases);

– Some diseases of the cardiovascular system;


Before beginning treatment, you should consult your doctor.