Sand today we are surprised by the size of the Paradise Island Waterpark, the water playground built inside the world’s largest building, the New Century Global Centre in Chengdu, China, in 2nd century Carthage, was no different regarding the Antonio’s Spa, immense and undoubtedly most refined, decorated with marble and mosaics, the most important in the African province of the Roman Empire.
In the building, built in symmetries, people spent time between tepidarium and caldarium, sauna and heated pool, friction treatments, and gym exercises. One of the entrances to the baths, consisting of four staircases and a monumental opening with seven-meter columns, opened onto the beach, where people supposedly benefited from the sea baths, which were attributed therapeutic properties.
In Tunisia, where one breathes in the essence of jasmine along with sea balsam, the tradition of the curative use of thermal and seawater has remained alive: it is not only water, in which one immerses oneself, but also sand, seaweed, mud and salt.
Thalassotherapy centers, some 40 on the coast, are housed within hotels among which there is no shortage of five-star health hotels. The atmosphere of La Badira Hotel(www.labadira.com) in Hammameth (We discussed this in the n. 2 of THALASSO & SPA) would be healing in itself: contemporary architecture with hints of tradition, sea views and gardens everywhere.
To try the treatments of the Spa by Clarins a short vacation is not enough: from traditional treatments with glove scrubs and black soap to soften and regenerate the skin, to the Cocooned on Dry Floating Bed, a relaxing session on a water bed with clay and seaweed applications to remineralize the skin to customized massages and treatments, the choice is rich.
In the Flotarium, unique in Africa, you relax by immersing yourself in a pool of salt water at a constant temperature of 35 degrees, in which you float effortlessly due to the high salinity.This stimulates blood circulation, soothes joint and muscle pain, and stress decreases.
In Tunis, in the thermal pool of The Residence by Cenizaro (www.cenizaro.com, We talked about it in the n. 2 of THALASSO & SPA) topped by a Moorish dome and surrounded by streams and fountains one regenerates under the continuous stream of heated water, between herbal tea and a walk.
One of the most popular treatments at the SPA, Earth and Ocean Experience, begins with a sea salt pack to smooth the skin, followed by body applications of warm sea mud to improve skin nourishment and a therapeutic massage with aromatherapy to soothe muscle tension and calm the mind.
Among pools, caviton chamber, cabins for Algotherapy and hydromassage, hammam, Oriental spa, aromatherapy rooms in the SPA of theHotel Hasdrubal Thalassa &Spa in Hammamet are expected to have different routes over several days: from the Wellness Care involving sea water baths with floral waters, or underwater shower, seaweed or rosemary or clay wraps, and relaxing or tonic massage,
to the Mandara Cure, lasting from 4 to 9 days, which includes hammam scrub, hydro treatment, Mandara, Californian, Abhyanga, or Thousand and One Nights massage, seaweed or clay wraps, and facial lymphatic drainage along with Isogei treatment, an isometric facial exercise machine.
There is no shortage of treatment for back, joint pain, and weight loss.