Charentes has an impressive number of the finest thalassotherapy centres with nearly all of them offering new treatments or services in 2018.
Thalassotherapy (from the Greek word thalassa meaning sea) is the use of seawater as a form of therapy, the properties therein are believed to have beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin. So the Charentes area, with its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, is a perfect fit.
There are currently six establishments offering a variety of remedies and treatments.
L’Atalante Relais Thalasso Ile de Ré in Sainte-Marie-de-Ré on the Ile de Ré
In a beautiful setting between the vineyards and the sea, le Relais Thalasso has perfected the art of wellness with thalasso cures, a gym, a marine spa and personal training.
New for 2018 : “Métamorphosis” which combines workshops and cures that cultivate interior peace.
Opening is 2018: Le Spa Marin in Chatelaillon-Plage (south of La Rochelle)
Just 100 metres from La Grande Terrasse, the old spa has given way to Spa Marin, which has completely metamorphosed into a superb 620 m² space with an enormous pool facing the ocean.
This is a new MGallery by Sofitel hotel with Le Gaya restaurant by Pierre Gagnaire and a Spa Nuxe too.
Just reopened after a complete renovation 2018: Novotel Thalassa Sea & Spa Oléron at Trojan Les Bains. There is a new treatment called lithotherapy which uses semi-precious stones.
Côté Thalasso Ile de Ré in Ars-en-Ré on the Ile de Ré
This centre specialises in stress management and has an exclusive No Stress treatment.
New for 2018 : The mini-cure of 3 days / 2 nights “Harmony of the tummy ” using sea magnesium.
Hôtel Cordouan Thalazur Thalasso et Spa, overlooking the ocean at Chay Point in Royan
New for 2018 – cryotherapy – for the whole body and mixes the Five Tibetans yoga workout and Indian cranial Shirotchampi for complete relaxation.
Notes to editors: Situated at the heart of the French Atlantic coast, the Charentes destination is the premier tourist destination in France for French travellers. Charentes offers the visitor a lovely choice of coastal destinations such as Royan or the Ile de Ré, city breaks to Angoulême or La Rochelle and beautiful countryside such as the Marais Poitevin or Cognac Country. Charentes has several important wellness centres (six) and a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is a gastronomic destination of note – oysters, mussels, sea salt, cognac, pineau des Charentes; and is easily accessible by road, rail or air from the UK. It boasts a temperate climate softened by the closeness of the ocean, with a quality of light that is beyond compare, as well as a whole host of events taking place throughout the year.
For more information visit www.atlantic-cognac.com.