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Portugal: Vilalara Thalassa Spa Resort

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Yoga & Spiritual Experience  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 510 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1360 Euro (EUR)

The term thalassotherapy comes from the Greek thalassa, (sea) and theropia, (treatment). Although the technique was used by the Greeks and the Romans, it was only in 1820 that the first centres as we now know them were opened. Containing 92 of the 120 known oligo-elements, such as magnesium, iodine, lithium, zinc, copper, selenium and calcium, Thalassotherpay is an excellent curative and preventive therapy. Due to the specific action of the marine medium and by the overall and natural attention given to the body, doctors are able to prevent imbalances that could prejudice the metabolism.

Balneotherapy and Spa's (Salus Per Aqua) use water from the public water system to provide comfort and well-being. Very often these treatments are linked to sports centres and beauty parlours and use the physical qualities of water to improve the user's form.

Thermalism (treatment using spring waters) uses mineral water coming from a spring, for therapeutic purposes generally using just one oligo-element.

Thalassotherapy is the combined use of seawater, sea air, and substances extracted from the sea (marine muds, sea-weeds, sand). A person who weighs 80 kg will weigh 20 kg in freshwater and just 8 kg in sea-water. This makes efforts easier and permits more rapid rehabilitation. The qualities of this therapy are both curative and preventive.

Thalasso benefits. Rejuvenation - sea-water Thalassotherapy is a veritable source of vital elements and makes metabolic renovation possible due to its biological qualities and the similarity of its physiological composition to human plasma. Natural sea-water is used, heated to between 32 and 36C to favour the penetration of the oligo-elements into the epidermis, relaxing and soothing the muscles. The intensive use of various types of seaweed and marine muds further enhances the benefits to be gained from their wealth of oligo-elements.

Hydration - our bodies are composed over 70% water and our internal body water supplies need to be replenished regularly with fresh quality water. A program of re-hydration with at least one and a half litres per day ensures better hydration of the skin and vital organs from the inside out.

Circulation - physical movement including yoga postures, walking and exercise in the sea water dynamic pool helps promote circulation and therefore efficient distribution of nutrients through the blood and the effective elimination of toxins form the body. Oxygen and nutrient rich blood is better transported around the body during gentle movement followed by a short period of rest.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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