Seawater helps strengthen body defences, boost vitality, eliminate stress, normalize metabolism, and even cure a variety of diseases. You say it is unbelievable? Not at all!
TO THE SEA WE GO
Richard Russell is said to have been the first to describe the healing power of seawater in 1753, calling it thalassotherapy. By the middle of 19th century summer high life in Europe moved to the sea coasts.
Seawater is a weak ionized solution rich in trace elements including potassium, calcium, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, magnesium, iodine, chlorine, fluorine, bromine, sulphur, boron, strontium, sodium, and silicon; in its chemical composition it is similar to human blood plasma.
FROM QUINSY TO PSORIASIS
Iodine and saturated salt-water and the air are an efficient treatment of throat related and respiratory diseases. Seawater gargling is indicated for pharyngitis, quinsy, tonsillitis, and different types of sinusitis.
Skin quality improves dramatically by the sea, sebaceous and sweat glands functions are normalized. Bactericidal, fungicidal and anti-inflammatory properties of seawater are used for treatment of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and acne.
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Iodine stimulates brain activity, improves memory and regulates thyroid gland and endocrine system function. Calcium, bromine and iodine strengthen the gums and dental enamel; oxygen contributes to natural bleaching of a smile. The negative ions of seawater neutralize the excess of positive ions in our body, relieving a stress.
BENEFITS AND PLEASURE
Swimming in seawater is beneficial for the body shape. Delicate wave massage and iodine help reduce excess fat in problem areas. Thalassotherapy has a powerful immunomodulating effect, normalizes thermoregulation and boosts vitality. It is also of note, that essential elements are best absorbed when the water temperature is around 34°C. That is why the rehabilitating effect of the warm seas is higher.
• Thalassotherapy came into fashion in the 19th century, immediately sparkling mass enthusiasm for swimming.
• Hippocrates recommended to use seawater for healing of wounds, as well as for treatment of scabies, skin diseases, nervous disorders, and for joint pain.
• The sea and the sun can be dangerous for patients with a heart disease, hypertonia, oncology, and iodine allergy.