| “Thalassa” is the Greek word for sea. It is in the sea that the beginning of all life has its origin and it is in the sea where the similarity with oneself is concealed. Throughout times, the sea has attracted human beings to itself, for the view that opens up into a distance, wide and undetermined, as well as the salty sea air have a cleansing, calming and healing effect on humans.
Thalasso therapy was already known at the time of the Romans and Greek for its useful and stimulating effect on the health of humans. The basic elements of classical Thalasso are therefore sea mud, seawater, food from the sea and sea air, the application of which already forms part of treatments and relaxation procedures in many different countries.
The best known procedures using seawater are hydro massage, gymnastics in heated seawater, face masks containing algae and mud as well as air baths taken at the sea beach. In the European health care system the effects of a marine therapy have been researched for a long time and one came to the conclusion that the thalasso therapy essentially strengthens the human immune system.
In Estonia thassalo therapy is offered solely by us.
We are surrounded by the healthy seawater of the bay of Haapsalu, from where the mud used in our treatments comes from. You will also find elements from the sea in other treatment procedures, in the menu of our restaurant and all over Estonia only our guests may relax in a pool filled with seawater.
Regarding thalasso therapy the ESPA (European SPAs Association), of which the Estonian SPAs Association (ESPAL) forms a part, a definition for a clear understanding of the term of thalasso therapy in Europe was established. On the ESPA website you will find the criteria for thalasso therapy under the subdivision of THALASSO www.espa-ehv.com
„The thalasso therapy comprises a huge range starting from the treatment of chronicle diseases (asthma, respiratory conditions or psoriasis, skin diseases) up to preventive treatments which form a part of wellness SPA programs.“
The thalasso therapy is characterised by the following criteria: