Thalassotherapy: The Limu Experience


What did the ancient Polynesians know about the sea and its healing properties? Long before the first European seatherapy center was instituted in 1899 by Dr. Louis Bougot in France, Polynesians were reaping the benefits of sea water and seaweeds in their healing practices. Many of the ancient remedies using seaweeds are still used by locals who make poultices from fresh seaweeds, detoxifying seaweed baths, and use dry seaweeds for internal and external healing treatments. The use of sea water and sea plants to promote health and beauty is called Thalassotherapy.

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