Thalassotherapy Holidays

Originating in 19th century France, Thalassotherapy comes from the Greek word for "sea", and is the therapeutic use of seawater or salt water as well marine products such as algae, seaweed, and marine mud to improve health and beauty.

The principle behind thalassotherapy is that repeated immersion in warm seawater, marine mud, and protein-rich algae helps restore the body's natural chemical balance. Seawater and human plasma are very similar in terms of mineral content and when immersed in warm seawater, the body absorbs the minerals it needs -- trace elements of magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, and iodide -- through the skin.

Thalassotherapy comes in various forms, and encompasses hydrotherapy, such as mineral-rich showers, seawater pools, and hydro-massage, and algotherapy, such as seaweed, algae or mud baths and wraps. Marine extracts can also be found in products used for facials, manicures and pedicures.

Most modern thalassotherapy centres are located by the ocean in destinations such as Portugal, Greece, France and Spain and have complex facilities, including pools of varying sizes and temperatures for various purposes. The seawater comes from a depth of 40 feet so there is no surface pollution. It also comes from some distance from shore.


Benefits Of A Thalassotherapy Retreat

Thalassotherapy today is used to treat a multitude of health problems, including muscle aches, joint pains, and other ailments involving stiffness, swelling, and tenderness. Health conditions including fatigue, back pain, poor circulation, and arthritis respond remarkably well to thalasso treatments, as do skin disorders such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. More recently thalasso has also been used for stress relief and weight loss.

Thalassotherapy works because repeated bathing in warm seawater, marine mud, protein-rich algae, and various micronized seaweeds can restore the body’s natural chemical balance. In addition, the warmth of the water promotes healthy muscles and joints, and the salt is beneficial to the skin.


Discover our selection of thalassotherapy retreats below or contact our wellness experts, who will give you unbiased advice on
how to tailor the right programme for your individual needs. Call our wellness advisors at 02078433597 or enquire here.

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Vilalara Longevity Thalassa Break
Vilalara Thalassa Resort | Portugal
3 nights

The charming Vilalara Thalassa Resort is the ideal location to forget your troubles and leave stress behind. This 3-night short break includes accommodation and healthy low-calorie meals. You can enjoy the gorgeous grounds with unlimited access to the Relaxation Area. To enhance your stay, you may …

Sharing from £1025.00£1025.00 pp
Singles from £1260.00£1260.00 pp
Marbella Club Mediterranean Lifestyle
Marbella Club Spain | Spain
2, 4 or 7 Nights

Marbella Club's signature programme is inspired by the healing benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle and natural elements, leaving you looking and feeling more revitalized and radiant. A combination of facials, body treatments and personalised massages will exfoliate and calm, allowing for a …

Sharing from £919.00£919.00 pp
Singles from £1369.00£1369.00 pp
Marbella Club Wellbeing Weekend
Marbella Club Spain | Spain
3 nights

Discover the world of Marbella Club with this gentle break. This package is perfect for those seeking to unwind, de-stress and re-boot, with the opportunity to experience life at Marbella Club before deciding to commit to a more in-depth programme. You can choose to sample the varied and extensive …

Sharing from £799.00£799.00 pp
Singles from £1299.00£1299.00 pp
Longevity Relax & Wellness
Vilalara Thalassa Resort | Portugal
7 nights

Let the pressure of everyday life go and address your health imbalances and experience a renewed sense of wellbeing. You will be pampered in the soothing spa and be given thalassotherapy that will re-energise and re-balance the body, mind, and spirit. You will begin your programme with various…

Sharing from £2695.00£2695.00 pp
Singles from £3170.00£3170.00 pp
Marbella Club Destress & Unwind
Marbella Club Spain | Spain
2, 4 or 7 Nights

Whether you are working too hard, dealing with stress, or simply need some time to pause from the pressures of everyday life, this soothing programme will help you to restore balance and bring harmony to both mind and body. You will leave feeling renewed and better able to prevent chronic stress fr…

Sharing from £1099.00£1099.00 pp
Singles from £1549.00£1549.00 pp
Longevity Intense Detox & Weight Loss
Vilalara Thalassa Resort | Portugal
7 or 14 nights

Enjoy a 7-night high-impact and intensive detox and weight-loss holiday while surrounded by a tranquil and luxurious beachfront setting. You’ll cleanse your body through a medically approved juice fasting and detoxifying meal plan. Once the detox retreat begins, you will have a personal healt…

Sharing from £4159.00£4159.00 pp
Singles from £4485.00£4485.00 pp
Marbella Club Cleanse and Purify
Marbella Club Spain | Spain
2, 4 or 7 nights

This gentle detox programme has been created to cleanse and purify the body thus reducing symptoms of fatigue, irritability and discomforts, helping you feel lighter and more energised. Curated to give you back that natural spring in your step and to ensure optimum results are achieved, this progra…

Sharing from £1355.00£1355.00 pp
Singles from £1799.00£1799.00 pp
Longevity Holistic Rebalance
Vilalara Thalassa Resort | Portugal
5 nights

Sometimes life can become a bit too hectic and leave us feeling out of sorts, the Longevity Holistic Rebalance programme is the perfect way to relax and find yourself once again. First, you will have a personal health check and a nutritional consultation to become more informed about your body. The…

Sharing from £2065.00£2065.00 pp
Singles from £2420.00£2420.00 pp
3 Nights at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz | Switzerland
3 nights

Voted Medical Master at the Tatler Spa Awards 2016, there’s a lot of hype around this Swiss medical spa. It offers cutting edge medical techniques to deal with just about any problem you may be experiencing. Go for a full medical check-up, for gene testing, even for cancer detection. For thos…

Sharing from £569.00£569.00 pp
Singles from £885.00£885.00 pp
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