Porto Santo, an island that charges both the soul and body’s batteries. It is not now known the therapeutic properties of the island, since the last century that visitors, a little of the world, found in Porto Santo the relief for their pains.

The sand of Porto Santo has been used for many years in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases (rheumatic and orthopedic diseases), such as rheumatoid arthritis, arthrosis, gout, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia. The Sand of Porto Santo is a Carbonated Biogenic with physical, chemical and thermal properties. It’s a very fine sand and with easy adhesion to the skin. Rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, strontium (a natural anti-inflammatory), among others. Due to its composition, the sand can maintain high temperatures for a long time, which makes it perfect for treatments.

The treatment consists of covering the person with heated sand. In the sand bath the sand temperature is between 40º-43ºC at the beginning of the treatment and after 25-30 minutes (recommended time for the duration of the treatment) the temperature should be around 37º-38ºC.

In order for the sand to release the minerals, allowing absorption through the skin, it needs an acid, which in this case is the PH of sweat.

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The Island of Porto Santo and the sea that bathes its coast, according to studies carried out and scientifically proven, is rich in Iodine, Calcium, Magnesium and Strontium. These elements help to overcome the lack of Mineral Salts caused by stress and fatigue of the human body, contributing to help a prompt recovery of the nervous system.

Thalassotherapy is one of the oldest, natural and effective anti-stress treatments in the world. Fully compatible with the human body, the treatment is based on baths with sea water heated to 37º, which allow the absorption, through the skin, of marine elements existing in great quantity in the sea water. Thalassotherapy also helps prevent and relieve all kinds of diseases related to rheumatism, arthritis, bone and muscle problems.

The Baleira Thalasso & Spa is the only thalassotherapy center currently on the island of Porto Santo. With independent facilities, but integrated in the Vila Baleira Complex, the center is the largest and one of the best equipped in the country in terms of balneotherapy, with a wide range of shower and massage cabins, as well as swimming pools, sauna cabins and Turkish bath, running hall, among others.

The great quality of the treatments that we have at the disposal of the users of the Center Baleira Thalasso & Spa and the variety of programs combined delight our customers.

Enjoy your vacation to also treat yourself! Visit our center and select one of the programs that we have at your disposal, enriching your stay with particular attention to your body!

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