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Seaweed, volcanic stones and tropical fruits – revitalising therapies that you can enjoy in Tenerife

By LLM Reporters on 30th January 2021

As we finally leave behind a strenuous year in which stress and anxiety levels have multiplied exponentially in the wake of the pandemic, we must focus on renewing our physical and mental energy in order to regain the peace and serenity that we have missed so much.

During the long months of confinement and restrictions, we have been forced to adapt our routines and abandon certain habits oriented towards personal well-being in favour of caring for our loved ones and other unexpected commitments.

Now that the new year is upon us, it is important to leave an exhausting 2020 behind us and find ways to disconnect from the new routine in order to pamper and recover our physical and mental state. From a nearby paradise rich in natural resources such as seaweed, volcanic stones and sea water, Tenerife has everything you need to enjoy experiences in which disconnection, relaxation and personal care are the absolute priority.

Whether it’s a natural therapy performed by a professional or undertaken yourself, Tenerife is a truly top location for indulging in some relaxing treatments for yourself. Image credit: Turismo de Tenerife

Without a doubt, Tenerife Health Destination offers one of the best ways to reinvigorate your wellness this year, thanks to a complete selection of therapeutic and revitalising activities to recover your inner self. If you’re planning a relaxing getaway for yourself where you can enjoy multiple benefits then look no further than Tenerife, here are six reasons to book that wellness holiday you’ve been waiting for.

1. Algotherapy

A massage with the island’s native seaweed is one of the best options for relaxation and well-being, and this is something you can do yourself. Thanks to the richness and variety of seaweed on the seabed of Tenerife, its beaches offer the possibility of practicing a simple algotherapy technique based on its application to the skin and subsequent massage. The effects of toning, cleaning and cell regeneration will be immediate.

2. Aloe Therapy

The infinite properties of this plant have been one of the greatest revolutions in the world of beauty and cosmetics. Aloe Vera, native to the Canary Islands, can be used in a cream, soap or even a gel. Its soothing, healing and regenerative properties are some of the reasons why it is considered the jewel in the crown, providing relief for burnt skin and a perfect palliative for the effects of varicose veins and wrinkles.

The volcanic sands and the soothing waters at the beach provide the perfect natural elements for your own thalassotherapy treatment. Image credit: Turismo de Tenerife

3. Thalassotherapy

The basis of this method is the use of the sea and the climate as a holistic therapeutic agent and the key is found in the natural elements of the marine ecosystem. Discover a new spa concept based on three components on Tenerife’s many beaches:

a. Sea

The island allows you to enjoy more than 400 km of coastline and beaches. The salinity of the water (36%) and its temperature (21ºC) make this option a real pleasure: it relieves respiratory tension, oxygenates the blood and stimulates circulation, and reduces skin problems by cleaning impurities. Furthermore, the sea also offers its visitors the opportunity to swim and exercise the body in a dream environment.

b. Climate

With an average temperature of 22ºC and more than 3,000 hours of light per year, Tenerife is a paradise that many return to for its reliable weather. Positively affecting one’s state of mind, while balancing the nervous system, revitalising the skin and improving depressive states are some of the many benefits of holidaying at a destination this amenable.

A poultice massage is so very relaxing and Hotel Botanico, one of the excellent spa hotels in Tenerife, provides this treatment alongside a range of others. Image credit: Turismo de Tenerife

c. Sand

The origin of the sands on Tenerife’s beaches is volcanic, so they are perfect for a 100% natural peeling treatment. The basic technique consists of taking wet sand, applying it to the body in circles to exfoliate impurities and leaving it in the sun before removing it with the help of water, leaving you with smoother skin.

4. Volcanic stones

The soft texture of the island’s volcanic and native stones is perfect for turning these rocks into another element for massages which, among other benefits, eliminates tension and provides serenity. You can also try the hot stone variant, applying them carefully to energy points in your body as a measure of physical and mental balance. In this way, you will end stress, avoid back pain and help relax your muscles.

5. Wine therapy

Another proof of the incredible variety of grapes offered by the volcanic soil and the weather conditions of the local wines of Tenerife. Although delighting in their taste is their main purpose, applying them as a massage or treatment is also a remarkable option thanks to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

The Océano Health and Spa Hotel is back open and their spa is the place to be, especially the relaxing thalasso pool
Image credit: Océano Health and Spa Hotel

6. Tropical fruit therapy

As in wine therapy, the climate and the volcanic soil make the local products (avocados, bananas, mangos to name a few) unique, because, in addition to being exquisite to eat, they have an infinite number of healthy properties. Among them, we find vitamin C, a source of fibre and antioxidants which eliminate excess liquids, while using a banana, mango or pineapple to provide a facial treatment will prove to have many benefits.

In addition to this selection of natural therapies, as a top-level health tourism destination, Tenerife also has companies specialising in mindfulness, yoga or Chi Kung programmes, such as MBestcare. Other facilities are also geared towards well-being and beauty, such as Spawellplus, a set of ten spas inspired by the philosophy of feng-shui located in the splendid hotels on the island.

Finally, the Océano Health and Spa Hotel has reopened, one of the island’s hotels that holds the Premium Quality Hotel award in the Health and Spa category. This and much more is what Tenerife has prepared for you in 2021.