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The Canary Islands - Latitude of life

A real outdoor spa

A real outdoor spa

Mild temperatures, plenty of sun, pure sea air and the best thermal and medicinal mineral waters you can find. The climate of the Canary Islands is known worldwide for the healthy properties found in the natural therapeutic resources, especially in the four elements present in this natural spa: water, air, sun and earth.

Discover how to make the most of them and find out about the natural therapies you can enjoy, in order to renew your spirit and mind and feel a maximum sense of well-being.

Bathing in the sea

Immersing yourself in beauty and well-being

Bathing in the sea

The sea water and especially that of the Atlantic contains the 89 elements present in our organism besides the vitamins and microorganisms that release antimicrobial and hormonal substances. The human skin has the ability to absorb all these substances and draw benefit from them.

This means that when you bathe in the sea, it benefits skin problems such as acne, dermatitis and any wounds and it helps to eliminate toxins and to relax you.

Stay in the water for 15-20 minutes so that your skin absorbs the beneficial elements and then let your skin dry in the air. After that, have a shower and apply sun cream.
The expert’s
opinion
"If I had to describe the climate in the Canary Islands in a single word I would use “sunlight” but I´d also like to link it to something else because sunlight is what really gives us the feeling of great happiness"

Antonio Ramos Gordillo Doctor of health sports medicine


Bathing in the air

A beneficial spray for the organism

Bathing in the air

The sea breeze is loaded with mineral salts and negative ions which have detoxifying and relaxing effects. It is really beneficial for the respiratory system and for the skin which it feeds and hydrates thoroughly.

Walk along the shore at least half an hour a day. Every five minutes take a deep breath so that the air fills your lungs

Bathing in the sand

A renewing treatment

Bathing in the sand

The sand on the beach is full of the benefits of sea water. So, covering yourself with a layer of sand is a real beauty and health treatment which is used by many beauty centres. Bathing in the sand that has been warmed by the sun is a powerful cure for rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and obesity. It is also an excellent natural defoliant and the best surface for walking and exercising feet, legs and muscles.

Rub your arms and thighs with wet sand to clean your pores, defoliate your skin and stimulate the renewal of cells. Bury yourself in the sand for 15-20 minutes or walk on the wet sand.

Bathing in the sun

An injection of vitamin D

Bathing in the sun

Our organism produces vitamin D naturally when we are in the sun. Vitamin D is essential for absorbing calcium and it prevents osteoporosis and other diseases such as multiple sclerosis, hypertension, muscle pain and even breast tumours. Besides, the sunlight stimulates the secretion of endorphins, the substance which gives us a feeling of well-being and has a positive effect on certain skin diseases.

Michael Holick, a renowned expert worldwide on vitamin D recommends sunbathing for 20 minutes without protection and then applying sunscreen or retreating to the shade. This period of exposure to the sun without protection is associated with better mental and physical health.