A swim in the sea may improve your mood and health. Hippocrates first used the word “Thalassotherapy” to describe the healing effects of seawater. Ancient Greeks appreciated the health and beauty benefits of this mineral-rich water and bathed and soaked in seawater filled pools and hot tubs. Among several benefits, swimming in seawater can help increase your immune system function, improve circulation, promote overall well-being and hydrate your skin. Seawater is a natural skin cleanser, detoxifies and stimulates the bodies cell regeneration, and helps you stay hydrated. So it is is a good treatment for dry or irritable skin, and for sufferers of eczema, acne and psoriasis.
On a personal note my daughter suffers from a mild case of psoriasis and every year in summer time when we spend time at the beach her psoriasis clears up rapidly.
Interesting fact: The natural richness of seawater is closet to blood plasma
Swimming in seawater opens the pores of the skin, allowing the absorption of sea minerals, mineral salts, trace elements and living micro-organisms that can produce antibiotic and antibacterial effects to help promote a healthy immune system. Reportedly, the components of seawater, are easily absorbed and utilized by your body while swimming.
The main purpose of Thalassotherapy, or seawater therapy, is to increase blood circulation. Swimming or bathing in seawater improves circulation by restoring essential minerals depleted by stress, a poor diet and environmental poisons, according to the Thalasso Experience website
Swimming in warm magnesium-rich seawater can help conditions such as asthma, arthritis, bronchitis and inflammatory diseases, as well as common aches and pains. Seawater relaxes your muscles, reduces stress and helps induce sleep. That is why seawater is used by many for overall improved health and well-being.
The magnesium in seawater may help hydrate and improve the appearance of your skin. Researches discovered that salt improves skin hydration and significantly reduces skin inflammation symptoms such as redness and roughness when compared to tap water.