I had recently a great treatment experience at la Résidence des Cascades in Egypt, where I currently conduct some massage training. In their enormous Thalasso spa they have a huge Hydro therapy pool on 750 square meters, and this is where I had the great experience.
You start your “water journey” at the leg loop, where the jets work on your ankles and then you move every 4-5 minute, to allow the jets, (placed on different height) to massage your entire legs and buttocks. There is a Thalasso therapist informing you how to stand to get the water massage in the right places. After the “legs loop”, the next loop takes care of your back, stomach and chest. The treatment ends with 6 gigantic waterfalls that massage your neck and head. The therapist offered goggles which was good otherwise my lenses would have been showered away by the intense water cascade coming down on my head.
In the big pool there is also exercise stations, one is a roundabout where you have to run, walk, skip around, turning your body facing the water current in different directions. I looked kind of silly striving around in the strong current, trying to run against the strong current, but hey, I felt nicely exhausted afterwards.
Beaten and massaged by the warm salty water left me feeling both light and strong.
Little more information on the pool:
Des Cascades Spa & Thalasso Centre is the best thalasso spa in Egypt, with pure seawater from the pristine waters of Soma Bay. Thalassotherapy is based on the curative properties of seawater and seaweed – both very rich in mineral salts and trace elements, vitamins and amino acids.
The 750 m2 Aquatonic Hydrotherapy Pool® containing 830m3 of sea water is sub-divided into a number of distinct zones, water jets currents and counter-currents, showers and bubbling baths, each designed to provide comfort and to regenerate and tone a specific part of your body.
What is thalassotherapy?
Thalassotherapy comes from the Greek word for “sea”, and refers to a variety of treatments that use seawater and seaweed, each designed to tone, moisturize and revitalize the body and skin, and, in many cases, to improve circulation.
Other marine and ocean derivatives feature in thalassotherapy, too, including algae, mud and sand. All are cleaned and purified before use.
Thalassotherapy comes in a bewildering array of packages: mud baths, underwater showers, hydro-massage, aromatherapy, and seaweed, mud and algae wraps all exist to help restore your body to a state of serenity fit for a mermaid.
What is thalassotherapy good for?
Different forms of thalassotherapy have different effects, helping you:
- Tone your muscles
- Cleanse your skin
- Reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Boost your immune system
- Improve sleep quality
//Isabella (currently in Egypt)