It is well known that seawater with its gentle wave motion and optimum concentration of mineral salts, such as iodine, calcium and sodium chloride, brings undoubted benefits with regard to muscular rigidity as well as assisting motor skills’ rehabilitation. The salts present in seawater, sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, nitrogen and fluoride, sulphur are good for skin, bones and joints. Thanks to their toning and mineral action, the body is able to absorb them through respiration and the skin.
The pressure exercised by the water produces a healthy ‘massage effect’, which improves microcirculation and the workings of the lymphatic system, encouraging liquids to drain; therefore, a walk through water up to your thighs helps to tone legs and reduce cellulite and varicose veins.
Swimming in seawater is an enjoyable way to burn off calories and return to good physical shape.
A dip in the sea is extremely beneficial too if you suffer from sinusitis or respiratory allergies.
Sand too has its uses; stretching out on the sand without a beach towel helps the skin absorb sea salts, and the organic remains of seaweed and other minerals present in the grains of sand.
The sand, warmed by the sun, is a panacea for rheumatism and arthritis sufferers; covering yourself with warm sand for at least 20 minutes a day is an excellent remedy.
Walking along wet sand helps to get rid of corns and hard skin, and also to reacquire a correct walking posture.