Friday, January 28, 2011

Ocean-Therapy benefits for a DRY treatment room

Incorporating a new treatment modality like Ocean-Therapy into your clinic or spa usually means renovations and soaker tubs installations & cost of training therapists. What is a new concept to many owners & therapists is utilizing indigenous and ancient treatments like Ocean-Therapy in a DRY treatment room setting & how cost effective & income generating it can be. Learning about the benefits that have been experienced & recorded for thousands of years and how to bring those benefits into your practice & share them with your appreciative clientele. Understanding the difference between whole & raw vs. extract means everything when it comes to maintaining the therapeutic value of seaweeds. And since not all seaweeds are created equal, it's important to understand which are best & which to avoid in treatments. Since ocean water is mostly Sodium Chloride we learn why there is good salt in the sea and how this benefits the body physiologically. Seaweeds transform, collect & store over 60 minerals into a bio-available form our bodies recognize and transdermally absorb. Available in a whole, raw form these minerals act as catalysts, the driving force behind every cellular mechanism in the body, naturally restoring optimum performance to each cell. Since these minerals are not produced by our bodies, we need to intake them somehow. This is done mainly through our food, but since the soils are so minerally deficient, vegetables like carrots, tomatoes, lettuce or apples don't taste like they used to because of a lack of minerals in the soil. So as therapists you can look to the ocean to restore the balance of minerals in the body while alleviating many common concerns of client inflammation, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, edemas and lymphomas. Ocean-Therapy is very effective in detoxification and so increases circulation & lymphatic drainage, a natural response to moving toxins from the body.

For athletes, the absorption through our skin of potassium & sodium found in seaweed is 10-100X the concentrations found in green-leafy land vegetables. And this is the good sodium needed to balance the internal & external cellular pH balance of the cells. Magnesium along with sodium balances the Acetylcholine production in the brain & effects muscle contraction, spasms, myocardial functioning, peristalsis & all communication with cells including the faster removal of lactic acid in the muscle fibres. Hence decreasing recovery time for athletes.

Acetylcholine was the first neurotransmitter to be identified in the year 1914 by Henry Hallett Dale for its actions on heart tissue. Later confirmed as a neurotransmitter by Otto Loewi, who initially gave it the name Vagusstoff because it was released from the vagus nerve. Both received the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work.