Nature’s Healing Gift

Thalassotherapy, or Ocean-therapy has been utilized by cultures that have lived near the ocean for over 5000 years.  The word Thalassotherapy comes from the Greek words for thalasso (sea water or sea goddess) and therapeia (to heal) and was coined during the mid 1860’s in France.  It was common, at that time, to find Royal families along side the ‘rich & famous’ of the day, to go & relax while absorbing the healing benefits of warmed ocean water & raw seaweed in a bath.  This was the beginning of the modern era of Thalassotherapy, prior, it was utilized in Ancient Egypt for more than 3,000 years.  The famous ancient Greek healers also extolled the benefits of the ocean. Herodotus (484 B.C.E,) said: ‘Sun & sea cure are sovereign remedies for most diseases and particularly for women’s ailments’.  Euripides (420 B.C.E, ) said: ‘The sea cures men’s diseases’ & Hippocrates (350 B.C.E) the father of modern medicine, said, ‘Go to the ocean to heal’.  Around the world today, you will find doctors living in the coastal regions of France, Portugal & Spain still prescribing these ancient remedies for many conditions including arthritis.  Going to the ocean to heal, something old is now something new again!


About iodine4health

I studied physical sciences at the University of Victoria & Camosun College in Victoria, BC, with a focus on physics & chemistry. I received training in massage therapy in evening classes & I've spent the last 4 years in eastern Ontario training Spa Therapists, Estheticians, RMT's, MD's, ND's about Thalassotherapy. I write about some of my experiences in training & research I've completed in regards to how thalassotherapy & iodine keep an immune system strong and prevent thyroidism & many other chronic auto-immune disorders. I discuss many experiences with; rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, cancer, high blood pressure, lymphedema & thyroidism that I've encountered while training through the Goiter Belt in Ontario and Eastern Canada.
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