Climatotherapy is defined by Webster’s as “treatment of disease by means of residence in a suitable climate”. People who suffer from psoriasis, eczema or other skin conditions often choose an extended visit to a location that assists in their recovery. There are locations, both in the U.S. and around the world, that offer opportunities to soak in mineral saturated waters, bask under the sun’s rays and relax in the calming scenic surrounds.
● The Dead Sea is one of the most famous locations for climatotherapy treatments. (see my article at www.empowher.com/skin-hair-amp-nails/content/dead-sea-salt-treatments-psoriasis). The water has a high mineral and salt content and the sun’s UV rays are filtered due to its location 1200 feet below sea level allowing visitors to stay out longer in the water and sun. Dead Sea medical clinics supervise the treatment of psoriasis patients.
● The Mavena Derma treatment center in Chicago attempts to mirror the conditions of the Dead Sea for psoriasis care with Dead Sea salt baths and narrow band UV light treatments. http://www.mavena.com/english/clinic.htm
● Blue lagoon located in Grindavik, Iceland has geothermal heated seawater that has pulled in minerals from the earth’s crust. The water has a salt concentration three times that of the ocean and is high in silica, which helps with skin exfoliation, along with blue-green algae, which stimulates collagen production. www.bluelagoon.com/Bath/The-Blue-Lagoon
● The Avene Spa Centre is Southern France has mineral waters that are both used for baths and drinking. It is felt the restful environmental contributes to improving skin conditions aggravated by stress. www.avenecenter.com
● The spa of La Roche Posay in France is approximately 185 miles from Paris. The spa has thermal spring water baths, showers and the water is also used for drinking for general detoxification. Children are welcome at La Roche Posay.
www.station-thermale-larocheposay.fr/ (google will translate to English)
● The Red Sea in Egypt is similar to the Dead Sea in sun exposure and salt mineralized waters but it also provides 350 days of sun a year.