History of Salt Bathing
Approximately 2,700 years B.C. there was published in
From ancient civilizations to today, salt and the sea has been associated with health and therapy.
Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was the first one to detail the benefits of using sea water to cure various ailments. He encouraged his fellow healers to immerse patients with aching muscles and arthritis in sea water. The ancient Greeks continued this thinking by soaking in sea water hot tubs and heated seaweed bath's, they drank and inhaled sea water for health, got sea water massages, had sea green facials and body wraps, and used sea water pools for hydrotherapy and elimination of toxins from the body.
Then came the Romans, who raised bathing to a high art. Roman citizens lingered for hours in communal hot baths, where they socialized, conducted courtship, and even sealed business deals. They built lavish baths wherever they found natural
During the next several hundred years, doctors and scientists began studying what it was that made sea water beneficial for so many ailments
The Roman reverence for bathing has survived today in modern upscale spas and resorts were various bathing and sea therapies are used to reduce tension and stress, detoxify the skin and improve circulation, speed weight loss and cellulite control, and even ease menopausal discomforts. In
Modern Thalassotherapy uses sea water treatments with the goal of improving health, fitness, well being and beauty. Here at SFBSC we endeavor to make these treatments accessible to everyone by providing you with the Spa therapy products for use in your own home.