Health and Well-Being on an Enchanting Island

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Highlights, News, Health and wellness

Porto Santo, an island that charges the batteries of the soul and the body. The island's well-known therapeutic properties are not new since the last century, and visitors, from all over the world, found relief in Porto Santo from their pains.

Porto Santo sand has been used for many years in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders (rheumatic and orthopedic diseases), such as: rheumatoid arthritis, arthrosis, gout, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. Porto Santo Sand is Biogenic Carbonated with physical, chemical and thermal properties. Very fine sand with easy adhesion to the skin. Rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, strontium (natural anti-inflammatory), among others. Due to its composition the sand can maintain high temperatures for a long time which makes it perfect for treatments.

The treatment consists of covering the person with heated sand. In the sand bath the temperature of the sand is between 40º-43ºC at the beginning of the treatment and, after 25-30 minutes (recommended time for the duration of the treatment) the temperature should be around 37º-38ºC.

In order for the sand to release minerals, allowing absorption through the skin, it needs an acid, which, in this case, is the PH of sweat.

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The island of Porto Santo and the sea that bathes its coast, according to studies carried out and scientifically proven, is rich in Iodine, Calcium, Magnesium and Strontium. These elements help to overcome the lack of mineral salts caused by stress and tiredness of the human body, contributing to help in a quick recovery of the nervous system.

Thalassotherapy is one of the oldest, natural and effective anti-stress treatments in the world. Totally compatible with the human organism, the treatment is based on baths with sea water heated to 37º, which allow the absorption, through the skin, of marine elements existing in large quantities in sea water. Thalassotherapy also helps to prevent and relieve all types of diseases related to rheumatism, arthritis, bone and muscle problems.

Baleira Thalasso & Spa is the only thalassotherapy center currently on the island of Porto Santo. With facilities independent from the Hotel, but integrated into the Vila Baleira Complex, the center is the largest and one of the best equipped in the country in terms of balneotherapy, with a wide range of shower and massage cabins, in addition to the pools, sauna cabins and Turkish bath, running corridor, among others.

The great quality of the treatments we have at the disposal of the users of the Baleira Thalasso & Spa Center and the variety of combined programs, are the delight of our customers.

Enjoy your holidays to take care of you too! Visit our center and select one of the programs we have at your disposal, enriching your stay with a special attention to your body!

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