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Health Benefits of Sea Walking

Health Benefits of Sea WalkingWomen Fitness brings to you the hidden health benefits of Sea Walking. Sea Walking in the sea may improve your mood and health. Hippocrates first used the word “thalassotherapy” to describe the healing effects of seawater, according to Pacific Naturopathic. Ancient Greeks appreciated the health and beauty benefits of this mineral-rich water and bathed and soaked in seawater-filled pools and hot tubs. Among several benefits, swimming in seawater can help increase your immune system function, improve circulation, promote overall well-being and hydrate your skin.

Better your Immune System


Seawater contains vital elements, vitamins, mineral salts, trace elements, amino acids and living microorganisms that can produce antibiotic and antibacterial effects to help promote a healthy immune system. Reportedly, the components of seawater, similar to human blood plasma, are easily absorbed and utilized by your body while sea walking and swimming. Inhaling a sea mist filled with negatively charged ions, or molecules that attach to your lungs also boosts your immune system, according to naturopathic doctor Connie Hernandez. In addition, proponents claim that sea walking and swimming in seawater opens pores in the skin to allow the absorption of sea minerals and the expulsion of disease-causing toxins from the body.

Increases circulation of blood in your body


Sea Walking and swimming in seawater may help facilitate the circulation of blood in your body. Your circulatory system -- made up of the heart, capillaries, arteries and veins -- carries oxygen-rich blood from your heart to your body, then returns blood to your heart again. The main purpose of thalassotherapy, or seawater therapy, is to increase blood circulation. Swimming or bathing in warm seawater improves circulation by restoring essential minerals depleted by stress, a poor diet and environmental poisons, according to the Thalasso Experience website.

 

Improves overall Well-being

Seawater is used by many for overall improved health and well-being. Sea Walking and swimming in warm seawater purportedly activates the body’s healing mechanisms to fight conditions such as asthma, arthritis, bronchitis and inflammatory diseases, as well as common aches and pains. Magnesium-rich seawater purportedly can also relax your muscles, reduce stress and help induce sleep. Magnesium depresses nerves to relieve nervous irritability for an increased sense of calmness, according to wellness pioneer and author J.I. Rondale.

Improve the appearance of your skin


The magnesium in seawater may also help hydrate and improve the appearance of your skin. According to a study in the February 2005 edition of the “International Journal of Dermatology,” bathing in a magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt solution helps promote skin moisture. People with atopic dry skin, or dryness on the skin’s surface, submerged one forearm for 15 minutes in a bath solution containing 5 percent Dead Sea salt and the other forearm in regular tap water. Researchers discovered that the salt solution improved skin hydration and significantly reduced skin inflammation symptoms such as redness and roughness when compared to tap water. Observed skin benefits were attributed to the high magnesium content of the Dead Sea salt.

Health Benefits of Sea WalkingSea water is a miracle treatment for acne and semi-permanent scars. Salt is an excellent curing, clearing, and cleansing agent. The sodium chloride helps to cleanse the skin and is often effective for mild acne.

Salt water heals cuts and sores. Salt water has been used as a cleanser for thousands of years. It rids the skin of foreign toxins and cures the cuts. That’s why it is often recommended that we gargle with salt water. The salt also dries out any pus that is in wounds. It may sting when you first touch the water, but when you come out, it should be much less painful than before you went in.

Improves the shine of hair

Salt water also acts as a natural shampoo. Have you noticed that your hair is extremely dry after coming out of the water. This is because the salt in the ocean cleanses all the oils from your hair. If you have a particularly greasy scalp, then salt water is an excellent way to strip those unnecessary oils from your hair. Sea Walking in sea water also adds volume to your hair, especially if you use many products. The salt gets rid of the built up chemicals, whether it be conditioners, hair spray, gels, or etc, and thus your hair isn’t nearly as weighed down. The water even gets rid of dandruff because, especially when the salt particles are larger rather than smaller, it acts as an exfoliant to your scalp.

Clears the nasal passage


Sea Walking clears your nasal passageways. If you've ever gone into the water with a stuffed nose, you know that the second salt water enters your nose, tons of goop comes seeping out. If you've ever had an overly stuffed nose, you may have had to get a little tea-pot shaped thing from your doctor. Doctors often prescribe mixing salt and water and then pouring it into one nostril, thus filtering out the built-up mucus from the other nostril. Why use a nose tea-pot when you can just go for a sea walk. What ever falls into the water gets cleansed by the ocean’s natural janitors, the algae and sea plants.

All-weather surfers and sea walkers never seem to suffer from colds and flu – the salt water clears out all the sinus passages.

 

Calming effect on our nerves

The magnesium content of seawater is significant enough to have a nutritional and calming effect on our nerves, which explains why sea bathing is so relaxing. Potassium in seawater enters the skin and encourages good urinary flow. Seawater contains all the 89 known elements present in our bodies, including osmium, gold, vanadium, zinc and iodine.
 

Gives upper and lower body conditioning

Health Benefits of Sea WalkingSea walking gives an extensive all-over-body-workout whatever your age as it is cardio driven and all-over toning at the same time. Sea walking will work your legs, arms and back muscles while enhancing your stomach muscles. Walking at the depth, lifting your legs with each stride, is tiring, but it's fantastic exercise to strengthen the muscles of the legs and buttocks.
 

Anti-aging

There's another benefit to seawater with sea walking, as it contains minerals (iodine and sodium) that help prevent ageing – not to mention the fact that it's relaxing!
 

Free exfoliation.

There are beauty benefits, too of sea walking as the friction of the sand is a marvellous natural exfoliant. Walking barefoot will result in softer feet in no time, just like a home peel treatment!
 

Massage your soles

If you walk briskly on the sea bed, you'll get the added benefit of the sand massaging the soles of your feet, which activates venous and lymphatic circulation. And if you're right at the sea water will also massages your ankles, making the exercise even more complete.

Hence if able to get a chance always try sea walking and derive all the health benefits from it..

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Dated 28 February 2015

 

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