The unique outdoor spa centre LEPA VIDA THALASSO SPA was opened in the northern part of the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park.
On the Slovenian coast, we can admire one of the most beautiful natural and cultural jewels of Slovenia – the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. Here, the tradition of salt production has existed in harmony with man and nature for hundreds of years ever since the middle ages and has created and preserved a unique saline landscape. At THE LEPA VIDA THALASSO SPA guests are offered a special experience of traditional thalassotherapy in a unique natural environment amidst the salt pans using natural products, produced in the Sečovlje Salina Landscape Park. Salt-pan mud and brine are the most important factors of thalassotherapy, which uses the beneficial effects of the sea products, the sea shore and the climate for boosting the immune system and improving overall health.
Lepa Vida Thalasso SPA is an open-air spa, therefore its operation depends on the weather conditions.
The sea is a real treasure chest of natural substances. In our Lepa Vida Thalasso Spa in the lee of the salt fields, we offer you the gifts of the sea which have a refreshing impact on the body, establish balance in the body, give it energy as well as nourish and regenerate the skin. You can choose from different treatments with natural products from the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. Salt-pan mud and brine – “mother” water, salt, and sea water are the most important parts of the thalassotherapy at the salt pans. Of them, salt-pan mud and brine are recognized by the Ministry of Health as being natural healing substances.
Thalassotherapy is an important form of healing, which uses the gifts from the sea and the beneficial effects of the marine climate to improve the overall well-being. The word originates from the Greek word thalassa, meaning “sea”. In thalassotherapy, sea products are used for health and therapeutic purposes, and it is mostly used as a part of relaxation and cosmetic treatments.
SALT-PAN MUD WRAP
The salt-pan mud is Istrian clay enriched with brine. It is a naturally soft, fine-grained homogeneous paste-like mass with a blackish colour. Due to its gradual maturing in the salt ponds, it contains a high concentration of minerals. It is a natural remedy which is recognized for its medical purposes and is used to treat diseases such as rheumatic and degenerative joint diseases and to relieve pain in the locomotor system. It is also used for relaxation and beautifying purposes since it accelerates sweat and toxin secretion, and it softens the skin so it becomes more toned and firm. Therefore, it is also recommended in treatments for cellulite reduction and body transformation.
TAKE A BATH IN BRINE – MOTHER WATER
Brine, mother water – the mother of all waters – is a precious liquid which remains at the bottom of the salt evaporation ponds after hand-harvesting the sea salt. Due to the rich content of minerals like bromine, iodine and magnesium, brine has been highly valued for centuries. Brine is used in the form of baths. Its most important characteristic is that it encourages and strengthens the body’s defence abilities, and provides a calming effect due to the presence of bromine. The bath accelerates the blood circulation of the whole body and thus toxin secretions. The skin is more toned and regains its elasticity and youthful appearance.
SEA SALT SCRUB
By scrubbing, dead skin cells are removed so that the skin is softer and smoother. Salt scrub enhances the efficiency of the following therapies since it prepares the body to absorb more minerals from the salt-pan mud and brine.
MANUAL BODY MASSAGE
Human touch is one of the most pleasant and efficient ways of relaxing. Massage is the oldest and most natural method of treatment and preserving health. It relaxes the whole body and mind. Western massage techniques have an effect mostly on the muscles, ligaments and tendons, thus improving blood and lymph circulation. Classic massages are used mostly for analgesic and relaxation purposes.
Our body is highly stressed perhaps as a result of an improper diet or a very stressful lifestyle, therefore it is not able to eliminate current harmful metabolites. Insufficient movement and a poor posture can lead to the blockage of the lymph vessels, which causes these substances to accumulate and act locally on the tissues. Our packages are used to facilitate the elimination of harmful substances, primarily through the skin and lungs, and to improve circulation, which invigorates the entire body. Our detox programmes will relax you and strengthen your immune system.
This programme is designed for therapeutic purposes, but it can also be used as a preventive measure. It is designed for guests with occasional or permanent pain in the neck, spine and back, in the large joints such as the hips, knees, shoulders and ankles, as well as in the smaller joints of the hands and feet in the context of degenerative and rheumatic joint diseases.
The pace of modern life is very stressful for our body. Moreover, we are also exposed to daily environmental pollution from the water, air and food, which has a negative effect on our body. If the body is exposed to such influences for longer periods of time, this can lead to the development of diseases. Therefore, we recommend that you relax your body and soul before it is too late.
PROGRAMMES AGAINST PSORIASIS
Psoriasis is a more and more common disease nowadays. There is an increasing amount of evidence that psoriasis is also associated with stress to which our body reacts with characteristic skin changes in combination with other factors. As regeneration takes a longer time, we recommend one or two therapeutic packages against psoriasis, staying at the seaside as long as possible, and an appropriate amount of exposure to the sun using adequate sun-protection.
PROGRAMMES TO STRENGTHEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
A strong immune system is essential for health. In most people, the immune system performs its task well, so they are unaware of its functioning. However, we feel the consequences of its weakness when we get sick. In addition to a correct diet, a sufficient amount of sleep, relaxation, exercise and certain additives which have been shown to enhance our immunity, we also recommend relaxation with natural healing factors from the Sečovelje salt pans.
When the skin gets older, collagen and the connective tissues begin to lose their elasticity, which results in a reduced ability of the body to effectively eliminate all metabolic substances. These substances accumulate in the body and cause changes in the connective tissues and fat cells. The increased fat cells move from the subcutaneous tissue to the surface, in the lower middle layer of the skin, and thus become visible, and at the same time the fibrous tissue which is responsible for the smoothness of the skin, becomes more and more loose.
Bath Salt Rose, 200 g
This bath salt is traditionally produced in the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park and combines the sun’s warmth, the liveliness of the sea and the care of the salt maker. The added natural rose fragrance mixture has a calming, antidepressive effect and works as an aphrodisiac.