The climate of the Canary Islands is known worldwide for the healthy properties found in the natural therapeutic resources, especially in the four elements present in this natural spa: water, air, sun and earth.
BATHING IN THE SEA
The sea water and especially that of the Atlantic contains the 89 elements present in our organism besides the vitamins and microorganisms that release antimicrobial and hormonal substances. The human skin has the ability to absorb all these substances and draw benefit from them.
This means that when you bathe in the sea, it benefits skin problems such as acne, dermatitis and any wounds and it helps to eliminate toxins and to relax you.
View advice on how to revitalise yourself: "This means that when you bathe in the sea, it benefits skin problems such as acne, dermatitis and any wounds and it helps to eliminate toxins and to relax you".
BATHING IN THE AIR
A beneficial spray for the organism
The sea breeze is loaded with mineral salts and negative ions which have detoxifying and relaxing effects. It is really beneficial for the respiratory system and for the skin which it feeds and hydrates thoroughly.
View advice on how to revilatise yourself: Walk along the shore at least half an hour a day. Every five minutes take a deep breath so that the air fills your lungs.
BATHING IN THE SUN
An injection of vitamin D
Our organism produces vitamin D naturally when we are in the sun. Vitamin D is essential for absorbing calcium and it prevents osteoporosis and other diseases such as multiple sclerosis, hypertension, muscle pain and even breast tumours. Besides, the sunlight stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the substance which gives us a feeling of well-being and has a positive effect on certain skin diseases.
View advice on how to revitalise yourself: Michael Holick, a renowned expert worldwide on vitamin D recommends sunbathing for 20 minutes without protection and then applying sunscreen or retreating to the shade. This period of exposure to the sun without protection is associated with better mental and physical health.
BATHING IN THE SAND
A renewing treatment
The sand on the beach is full of the benefits of sea water. So, covering yourself with a layer of sand is a real beauty and health treatment which is used by many beauty centres. Bathing in the sand that has been warmed by the sun is a powerful cure for rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and obesity. It is also an excellent natural defoliant and the best surface for walking and exercising feet, legs and muscles.
View advice on how to revitalise yourself: Rub your arms and thighs with wet sand to clean your pores, defoliate your skin and stimulate the renewal of cells. Bury yourself in the sand for 15-20 minutes or walk on the wet sand.