In the natural setting of Secovlje Salina Nature Park (an eight-minute drive from Portorož Airport) an open-air grid of pools, pebbles, decking and billowing calico is dedicated to the healing power of raw salt from the Bay of Piran. Combining traditional thalasso therapy (the use of fresh seawater) with salt, soft clays and mineral-rich brine, these natural remedies are used to treat ailments such as rheumatism and degenerative joint diseases via body wraps, massages and dips in the brine-rich pool. The thalasso therapy accelerates sweat and toxin secretion, and helps to tone and firm the skin. “The scrubs, wraps, massages and different-density brine dipping pools are rich in bromine, iodine and magnesium, good for chronic inflammatory conditions, as well as boosting the immune system,” says Sophie Benge, author of Healing Sources – Spas And Wellbeing From The Baltic To The Black Sea. “The density of the brine puts a gentle pressure on limbs to aid lymph drainage.” A panacea for breathing easily, softening skin and clearing physical and emotional blocks, a 20-minute float treats the body and mind.
From £15 for a two-hour admission; thalasso-lepavida.si