On the Spanish coast we find ourselves with a destination that offers, like no other, a perfect health trip. That destination is the region of Murcia, and more specifically its coast, called Costa Calida.
In this area of Spain we discover a Sea, called “the Mar Menor”, which due to its protection against the open sea, transforms into a natural pool, with water from the Mediterranean Sea. This creates an ecosystem of its own with an elevated concentration of salt, similar to what we can find in the Dead Sea.
All the above makes it an exceptional ally to treat different diseases, such as rheumatism, arthritis, respiratory diseases … but very good results are obtained with dermatological problems and more specifically with PSORIASIS. As we have already explained in this post , this chronic dermatological problem affects, according to the WHO, at least 100 million people in the world. It is a disease that is not hereditary or contagious, but with a high genetic predisposition. Research says that the immune system over-reacts, which accelerates the growth cycle of the skin. A normal cell matures and falls from the surface of the body in a period of 28 to 30 days, but a psoriatic skin cell takes only 3 to 4 days to mature and move to the surface. Instead of dropping or exfoliating, cells accumulate, forming psoriatic lesions.
What benefits do patients get with the Mar Menor thalassotherapy treatments?
• Sea water decreases elastase levels.
• The minerals of the Mar Menor have antiproliferative effects.
• In a recent study, 177 patients were treated for 20 days and a complete regression of the lesions was found in 68.9% of the patients, a significant improvement in 17.1% and a moderate improvement in the 9 ,5%.
What are the treatments for psoriasis in the Mar Menor? We know that it is a chronic disease and therefore the objective of the treatments with water and mud of the Mar Menor is mainly to improve the quality of life of the patients, reducing their injuries and preventing the secondary infections that occur in many cases.
The combination of the three factors that occur in the area of the Mar Menor, the sun, water and air, allow designing different programs, all controlled by hydrologists and physiotherapists who customize the treatment of patients, but in all programs there are controlled exposures of sun and baths in Mar Menor water, and depending on the cases the sludge will be applied for its dermatological properties.
Where can these treatments be carried out in the Region of Murcia?
There are different hotels that offer all the benefits of the waters of the region, some on the coast and others in the interior.
In the interior of the province of Murcia we can find the Balneario de Archena, an area with different hotels of four and three stars, and with magnificent facilities managed by medical hydrologists who know how to customize the treatments to achieve excellent results On the coast, at the foot of the Mar Menor, we can carry out treatments for psoriasis in different hotels and centers.
The Thalasia Costa de Murcia and the Hotel Lodomar Spa & Thalassotherapy stand out as hotels, both are four-star hotels, staffed by international staff, and where water plays an important role in the stay of its guests.
Also in this area of the Mar Menor is The center of Aguas Salinas, specialized in applying its own sludge and where the stay can be made in the apartments surrounding the center with sea views. In another area of the coast we find the Balneario Bahía los Delfines, in the port of Mazarrón, a very tourist area that allows you to combine long stays in apartments or hotels with the therapies offered by this spa. In all these hotels and centers have been designed programs of 7, 15 and 30 days to treat psoriasis, helping patients to benefit from the maritime environment, enjoying the geographical location with different guided tours, and Mediterranean cuisine. To all the foregoing, aquatic therapies, the application of slime and even behavioral or psychological therapies that help the overall well-being of all patients who come to perform the programs are added. If you want information on all these programs do not hesitate to contact us.