3 Health Benefits of the Sea and Why You Should Take a Break


The therapeutic qualities of the ocean and coastal air have drawn visitors to the shore for ages.

The practice of thalassotherapy (the application of seawater for therapeutic and aesthetic purposes) has been around since ancient Egypt.

Current trends show that sea swimming is becoming increasingly popular  as it takes full advantage of its location by offering a variety of physically active vacations all year round. It’s always a good time to take a dip and refresh your body and mind, whatever the season.

With obvious positive effects on health and happiness, let’s dive in and explore some advantages to get you fired up.

1. Skin

If you ask any people who swim in the ocean year-round at Antigua’s glorious west coast, you’ll hear the same thing: seawater is packed with goodness for your skin. It contains skin-loving minerals like magnesium, sodium, calcium, chloride, and sulphate. Magnesium-rich seawater helps the skin retain moisture while drawing out impurities and calming inflammation, resulting in skin that looks and feels renewed. Seawater’s anti-inflammatory and speedy healing properties have also been studied for their potential to aid people with atopic skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.

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2. Wellbeing

Swimming in the ocean has been linked to increased health and happiness due to the calming effects of immersion and the positive effects of sun exposure. Healing from diseases, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, and localized aches and pains are all aided by seawater because of the elements in it that activate the body’s healing mechanisms. Magnesium isn’t the only thing in seawater that helps you unwind and relax; it also induces a restful night’s sleep and purifies your energy field. The release of feel-good chemicals like dopamine and serotonin can be prompted by sea swimming because it activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which oversees rest and repair. Low levels have been linked to depression, so they’re essential.

3. The health of the Heart and Immune System Defenses

By replenishing micro-elements in the body that are depleted due to unhealthy diets, stress, or pollution, thalassotherapy can improve the body’s blood cycle and circulation. As bodies warm up from the cold water, the blood flows back up from our extremities to organs and the heart. 


The minerals, vitamins, amino acids, trace elements, and micro-organisms found in ocean waters have antibacterial effects and can even serve as natural antibiotics. Inhaling sea mist and going for a swim both allow the skin to absorb these components. Taking a dip in cold water has been shown to increase the body’s production of white blood cells, which play a crucial role in warding off illness.


Take a Holiday Break

In conclusion, it is essential to take your vitamin sea. Many guests at Tamarind Hills get hooked on the adrenaline rush of swimming in the ocean after trying it for the first time or to hone their wild swimming skills.

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