One of the most popular locations we have had this season is also one of our personal favourites, Hotel Termas Marinas El Palasíet 4* in Benicassim, not far from Valencia airport. There are many reasons that this hotel has been so successful with our clients this year: the location is beautiful only minutes from a 14km stretch of wide beach, the microclimate of the area allows great weather out of season, this family owned hotel provide superb customer attention and service, the food is great, the programs such as spa breaks, yoga, anti-stress or weightloss are well put together and on top of all of that it has an excellent Thalasso spa with an extensive treatment menu.
In case you are not familiar with Thalasso we wanted to give a little more detail as to what it is, and its benefits:
Originally Thalasso is a French treatment method, but nowadays an increasing number of Thalasso Spas and resorts of high quality are opening their doors in Spain. Thanks to the mild and warm climate throughout the year, especially in the coastal areas, Spain is a perfect Thalasso destination!
The word Thalasso therapy originates from the Greek ‘Thalassa’ (= sea) and ‘therapeia’ (= treat) and defines the therapeutic use of seawater and its components. Thalassotherapy is defined as the layering of ocean components onto the body; using whole seaweeds, muds, sea salt & ocean water over the body; allowing the absorption of important vitamins and minerals in a bio-available form, with the purpose of achieving the balance of mind and body.
The power of a Thalasso cure lies in the natural and chemical similarity of sea water compared to the human blood plasma. Sea water has strong healing properties and prevents possible illnesses. In scientific medical tests algae and sea weeds have been proven to have powerful antiseptic and antibiotic properties, all purely natural, and they hold a diverse range of vitamins, calcium, iron, minerals, etc.
Our bodies are self healing and know exactly what to do, when given the right tools. In other words, if the body is getting the vitamins & minerals that it needs to rebuild, strengthen cells & the immune system, it will do just that. The best way to receive these essential nutrients is through trans-dermal absorption, through the skin and directly into the bloodstream thereby bypassing the GI tract.
What’s really amazing about thalassotherapy is that because the body’s chemistry is so similar to that of sea water, the balancing of essential nutrients occurs very easily and in the correct proportions, taking only what the body can assimilate and requires. After all, a strengthened synergy is achieved when all the necessary vitamins & minerals are available simultaneously.
During a thalassotherapy body wrap or bath, the mind/body balancing that is experienced is a result of the correct balance of nature’s vitamins & minerals brought into the bloodstream through trans-dermal absorption; bringing the body into balance is known as homeostasis. This physiological response by the body is felt for days and even up to a week afterwards, less aches & pains, reduced inflammation, a strengthened immune system & increasing the natural detoxification of the body are all benefits recognized.
Thalasso therapy works well for anti-stress, weight loss, cellulite reduction, post-natal toning, back problems, blood circulation problems and joint pains. In fact you can go to a Thalasso centre for almost everything! Typical Thalasso treatments are: algae baths, algae wraps, sea water shower massages, jet showers, hydro massage, steam baths, etc. For an optimal effect, the seawater should be heated.
Thalasso therapy is especially suitable for people with a weak immune system. It all starts with mineral sufficiency in the body & specifically Iodine. If we look to the East we see Japanese & Korean people eating indigenous diets that are high in ocean-vegetables & living long healthy lives with some of the lowest rates of cancer in the world. Since brown kelps are the mildest tasting, having 10 to 100 times the quantities of iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium and over 50 other minerals. As compared to land grown vegetables, our best source for immune health comes from the ocean. As Hippocrates said, ‘Go to the ocean to heal’, these words of wisdom still hold true today thousands of years later.
For information about the programs available at Hotel Termas Marinas El Palasiet, please follow the link: http://www.spa-in-spain.com/hotels-and-spas/hotel/hotel-thalasso-el-palasiet/#packages