Thalassotherapy: beauty beside the seaside

Monday August 9, 2010

Perhaps while you're on holiday you'll come across a thalassotherapy centre near your hotel or apartment and wonder what it's all about and whether you should try it.

Unsurprisingly, coastal towns have been eager to join in the boom in spa centres, and thalassotherapy has become one of the most popular health and beauty treatments in recent years. The name comes from the Greek word for sea and it covers all kinds of marine beauty treatments. That's not just seawater, but mud and seaweed, too. But many places say they offer thalassotherapy when it isn't strictly true, and what they offer are simple seawater treatments.

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