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Seawater is Commonly Used As a Healing Property in Biarritz

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Updated: 23 June 2017
In Biarritz, people use thalassotherapy and seawater treatments as a natural medicine and a way to improve their health. The use of thalassotherapy in Biarritz and its surroundings goes back to the 18th century. Seen by many as a natural medicine and a way to improve one’s health, it is still a common practice in the region today. Tourists from all over the world come to Biarritz each year in order to visit the numerous thermal centers and indulge in one of the region’s most praised savoir-faire.
Seawater is beneficial to your health
Seawater is beneficial to your health | © Unsplash

First of All, it’s Good For Your Mood

People usually go to thalassotherapy for the blissful experience of having someone taking care of you and coming out of their spa treatment feeling flawless. But there is more to it. A lot of people who live close to the sea say that the ocean is “good for the soul.” Apart from the spiritual aspect of this claim, seawater actually regulates your blood pressure and reduces nervousness. That is why you usually feel great and sleep like a baby after a day spent at the beach.

Seawater is good for your mood
Seawater is good for your mood | © Wendy Hero / Unsplash

Seawater Works Marvels on Your Skin

The positive effect of seawater on damaged skins is one of its several benefits. Indeed, the combination of the sun and seawater helps regenerate your skin. It can help you cure diseases such as acne, psoriasis, or lupus. In addition to that, the iodine, sodium, and other rich minerals contained in seawater have antiseptic and cicatrizing properties.

Let the Fresh Air Into Your Lungs

If you suffer from asthma, severe cough, or other respiratory problems, you should use your time in Biarritz to go to the beach as much as possible. In fact, swimming in the sea eliminates toxins and attacks the lungs, and the sea-spayed shores greatly improve your breathing.

It Makes You Cool Like a Surfer

There is no coincidence that surfers tend to have more laid-back personalities and seem to always be less worried than the rest of us. Being close to coastal areas or swimming in the sea a lot has a great impact on your mental health. It boosts your nervous system and reduces anxiety and risks of depression.

Surfer
Surfer | © BastienBonnarme / Pays Basque Tourisme

Your Body Becomes Stronger

Seawater improves your immune system. Although absorbing large quantities of salt water is not recommended, ingesting small portions of ocean water cleans your colon and reenergizes the body, especially for children. It has also helps those suffering from liver and kidney problems.

Now that you are more familiar with the benefits of seawater, you should absolutely visit one of the high-quality thermal centers in Biarritz and its surroundings during your stay and include thalassotherapy in your routine when you go home. While in Biarritz, you should go for a seawater treatment at Le Miramar Spa at the Sofitel or the Thalmar spa center and enjoy the delightful experience.