Thalassotherapy: Ocean Medicine for Opulent Health
Thalassotherapy is an old world practice of using components from the sea in a spa ritual setting to calm the mind, soothe the soul, and nourish the body; literally from the outside-in.
Hot seaweed baths, out in the wild elements of nature, were a major component of this practice.
In this class we will focus our time on learning about the history and traditional use of topical seaweed bath and body care applications for use during health and cleansing routines, and create some simple and effective recipes. In addition, we’ll explore some more innovative ways in which seaweeds can be added to other herbal topical care products, to enhance their beneficial properties, add texture, and even help in their preservation. There will be some fun hands on work we will do in this class, which will give you a “feel” for the ways in which seaweeds respond harmoniously with other nutritive ingredients- a distinctive quality that has seaweed showing up in all kinds of products, far beyond body care. You may be surprised to discover just how many times seaweed has already crossed into your world!