As you see, the world is changing. Our fellow citizens have adopted a totally different lifestyle, and balneotherapy and health tourism can answer their new needs. This augurs a strong growth recovery.
We recently spoke to Marlies Sobczak, project manager of ESPA’s Thalasso working group, who played a pivotal role in bringing the annual congress of the DHV to Norderney. Marlies provided valuable insight into the event and the activities of the Thalasso group.
Baths in spas, thalasso cures, nasal hygiene, drinking blisters: seawater has many health benefits. Studies remain rare but the sector wants to revive research.
1. The sea relieves rheumatism
True. It is even the oldest recognized virtue of sea bathing. In 1899, Dr. Louis Bagot opened the first thalassotherapy centre in Roscoff, Finistère. He invented the treatment of rheumatism in heated seawater, providing a muscle relaxant and “relaxing”...
The 26th European Spas Congress took place in Slovakia on the Island of Health in Piestany with 130 participants and 60 hosted buyers and exhibitors at SPA-CE, 24 Innovation Award candidates and with an impressive number, more than 30 international journalists followed the news in health tourism - all segments of the spa business were represented.