Thalassotherapy is the practice of using seawater to treat health problems.

Since the 1960's it has become increasingly fashionable to offer baths of hot seawater, or water with various mineral salts added, at fancy spas.

Since the times of the ancient Greeks, seawater has been recommended as a cure for many ailments.

I wouldn't object to the idea of thalassotherapy if it involved jumping into the actual ocean, for free, and swimming around, rather than paying a hundred bucks to sit in a bathtub with salt water piped in, and giving it a fancy name.

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