5 Benefits of the healing salty waters
17 September 2021 Estimated time: ~2 min.
It is no coincidence that we feel much better after a vacation at sea and it is not just about relaxing. Saltwater has a lot of benefits for physical and emotional health.
Seawater therapy is called thalassotherapy and was first mentioned by Hippocrates, who discovered the benefits of seawater in bone diseases. In ancient Greece, for example, saltwater baths were a common remedy for skin problems, but also rheumatic or muscular pain.
However, if we can’t get to the sea as often as we need, homemade baths are very effective, in which we put sea salt. Or we can use the thermal baths, for an extension of the holiday in which to benefit from the healing qualities of salty waters:
1. Improve skin health
In the case of dermatological diseases (acne, lupus and even psoriasis), saltwater has an antifungal, antiseptic, but also slightly exfoliating effect. Magnesium in seawater makes our skin velvety, firm, radiant, moisturizes it and speeds up the healing of wounds. And in the case of problematic nails, it has remarkable effects!
2. Strengthen immunity
Hot salt baths are anti-inflammatory and increase the body’s strength in the fight against various medical conditions. Inhaling seawater vapor, charged with negative ions, has a beneficial effect on immunity, as well as on lung health. At the same time, it contributes to the normal functioning of the lymphatic system and fights free radicals.
3. Calms respiratory ailments
By inhaling saltwater vapor, respiratory conditions such as asthma or bronchitis are relieved. And those who suffer from sinusitis will feel better after a vacation at sea or in salty natural baths.
4. Treats gynecological diseases
Increased amounts of salt and organic substances, including estrogen and progesterone-like hormones, make salt water a natural treatment for female hormonal rebalancing and infertility treatment.
5. Cleanses the body energetically
If you feel tired, exhausted and with zero energy, relax for about 15-20 minutes in the tub where you put a few handfuls of sea salt. It is said to remove negative energy, cleanse worries, fears, anxiety and help you regain your emotional balance.