The Ocean - Health Benefits and Risks - Thalassotherapy
Swimming in the ocean can improve your health and wellbeing. Thalassotherapy (from the Greek 'thalassa', meaning 'sea') is a term used to describe the healing power of the sea and the therapeutic use of seawater, ocean products, and a coastal climate.
Bathing in seawater is known to boost your circulation and immune system, and the magnesium may help hydrate and improve the appearance of your skin.
Ocean water contains vital minerals, vitamins, amino acids and trace elements, as well as living microorganisms that can promote antibiotic and antibacterial effects for a healthier immune system. The composition of seawater is similar to human blood plasma, making it easily absorbed by your body.
Swimming in the sea is thought to enhance the body’s healing mechanisms, helping to combat conditions like arthritis, bronchitis, asthma and inflammatory diseases. And magnesium-rich seawater can relax your muscles, lower stress, enhance calmness and induce sleep.
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