The pureness of these water on this part of the Tuscan coast, awarded the , is an extraordinary natural resource which our Center exploits to bring health
and relaxation to its Guests.
Thesea water utilized in the pools, showers and hydro-massage of the SPA is gathered
at 900 meters from the coast and filtered with the use of modern technologies
to guarantee its quality and to enhance it’s benefits.
(from the Greek “thalassa ”, sea) is an ancient and effective method of relaxation
based on the use of all marine resources: sea water, climate, seaweed, sea mud
and sand. Sea water contains a variety of minerals, salts and other oligoelements
fundamental for the human organism to function and generate beneficial anti-stress,
relaxing and revitalizing effects.
Ancient civilizations like those of the Egyptians, Greeks and the Romans where
aware of the sea's healing properties long before the development of the modern
hydrothermal science and techniques now available at the Tombolo Thalasso Resort.
Sea water contains sodium chloride and is also rich in other minerals like iodine,
iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sulphur and potassium.
The similarity between the chemical composition of sea water and that of the
human body makes these elements vital to our well-being. Given the right conditions
of temperature and humidity, as in our thalasso center, the human skin becomes
highly osmotic and permits the interaction between sea water and plasma letting
these minerals pass through the skin and reach the blood cells.
This interaction has astimulative, regenerative and cleansing effect through
the elimination of toxins and improvement ofmuscle tone. While sea water is the
main active ingredient, coastal climate is also an important part of Thalassotherapy.
The waves diffuse marine minerals, salts and ions into the air, which combined
with a correct exposure to the sun, improve the body's metabolism and respiratory
processes. Seaweed used in thalassotherapic treatments have hydrating and re-mineralizing
effects and are particularly useful in anti-cellulite treatments and facial masks.
Lastly, sea mud, which is a concentration of marine flora and fauna residues,
is used in thalassotherapic baths and wraps or heated and applied directly to
the skin to sooth pain of the muscles or the articulations.
Furthermore, ongoing research has found other areas where Thalassotherapy is
helpful such as: to increase the activity and effectiveness of the immune system;
to recover a low responsiveness of hypothalamic-adrenal endocrine system; to improve
sleep quality; and to fight localized inflammation of tendons, muscles and nerves.
In our Thalassotherapy Center and SPA, the revitalizing energy of the marine
environment can be combined with massages, relaxation therapies, beauty treatments,
light gymnastics, oriental techniques, personalized diet plans and much more to
become part of a journey towards complete wellness and harmony.