Activities | Thalassotherapy
Thalassotherapy (from the Greek word thalassos, meaning "sea") is the medical use of seawater. The properties of seawater are believed to have beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin and are effective for treating certain specific ailments (arthrosis, for example). Thalassotherapy was developed in seaside towns in Brittany, France during the 19th century.
Tunisia has a long culture of bathing, from the Roman natural spas to nowadays Hammem. This tradition has been extended to new derivatives such as Thalassotherapy. Thalassotherapy is an ideal way for healthcare, beauty care and relaxation.
There are over 25 thalassotherapy spas in Tunisia. After the opening of the two pioneer centres in 1994 and 1995, eight centers were established between 1997 and 1999. In 2001 and 2002 a further 15 more centres opened and are continuously opening to the public. Generally most of them are integrated into luxury hotels. This enables visitors to complement their health treatments with comfort and pleasure (access to a wide variety of facilities such as seawater pools, relaxation areas, saunas, Hammam and fitness rooms). Specific thalassotherapy legislation requires a certain standard quality of seawater as well as highly trained staffs, which are supervised by a doctor. All of which gave Thalassotherapy in Tunisia an excellent reputation internationally and attracted thousands in recent years.
Main thalassotherapy treatments: Sea water bubbling bath, massaging jet shower, algae wrap (alga-based preparation over the skin), rain shower, aqua gym (Aerobic in a sea water pool), and oriental massages for relaxation and beauty treatments.
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