December 28, 2020

Deauville thalasso: the ocean in your skin

A partner of the InDeauville brand

Calcium, sodium chloride, cobalt, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, zinc... the trace elements contained in seawater have beneficial effects on the body. The principle of thalasso is to transfer these active ingredients from the water to the body for regenerating, oxygenating, and soothing actions. .... In Deauville, sea baths have been practiced since the town was founded. As in all "seaside" resorts - ethymologically "standing in a bath" - the benefits of water have brought curists here, then vacationers, hotels, vacation villas, casinos, racetracks... More than 150 years later, the principle still remains the same. It happens at the Thalasso of Deauville, a few meters from the Planches, facing the sea.

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Seawater allows a natural rebalancing of the skin by providing minerals and trace elements, which makes it our best ally for skin care.
Stéphanie Hardy

As in the 19th century, seawater is still used, but also marine mud and seaweed-based products in a wide range of treatments adapted to multiple situations.
Stéphanie Hardy has been working there for 20 years. She has a medical secretarial degree and is trained as a hydro-therapist. When she arrived in Deauville, she provided treatments, then became the reservation manager, secretary, assistant to the director and director of the establishment. 

With her team, she collaborates with a doctor, present every Tuesday. The latter validates the cures and adapts the prescriptions to the curists, an obligatory step after three half-days of treatment. A few years ago, the practice of thalassotherapy was highly medicalized, but it has evolved considerably. If the medical guarantee remains strong, we now also welcome people looking for a break from the stressful and rhythmic world of work. The titles of the stays are not misleading: recover sleep, prevent burn-out, stop fatigue... the treatment programs have been adapted to a growing demand for renewal. They are often experienced as a couple and are gifts to be given to loved ones.

Sea water, seaweed and marine mud: the wellness trio

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Thalasso - seaweed - 475x710
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In Deauville, in addition to the thalassotherapy pool, patients have access to the Olympic seawater pool of the City of Deauville, to which it is connected. They can enjoy the benefits of seawater pumped from the sea and heated. The marine mud comes from the Bay of Mont Saint Michel. Finally, the thalasso, owned by the Algotherm brand, uses seaweed-based products drawn from the Iroise Sea, a sea that is constantly churned up by storms a few miles from the tip of Finistère. There, a natural marine park protects them.

The company has been based in Landerneau since 1962 and works with the greatest respect for the environment. Its laboratory collaborates with marine research universities and continues a long tradition of innovation.

Stéphanie Hardy wishes to enrich her offer with new and different treatments each year beyond the classic ones. For example, a post-cancer stopover to help support the traumas linked to the disease on both a psychological and physical level, or an osteo-aquatic consultation. The team has also trained in sophrology, reflexology, cranial massage... 

We advise you

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Thalasso of Deauville
Thalasso Deauville - massage - 721x500

This summer, a hydrotherapist was able to practice foot reflexology and cranial reflexology on the beach of Deauville in a had oc wellness area. On the sports club side, the teachers also offer a boot camp on Saturday mornings. Based on military training, it takes the club's subscribers for a walk in the water and a training on the sports course of the sea lais.

Thalasso offers a combination of accommodation and stays, such as at the Villa Beausoleil, a senior citizens' residence, where seniors can stay for a cure of 24 treatments and 6 nights. From the Ibis hotel to the Normandy Barriere hotel, via the Chantilly hotel or the Novotel, from a two-day to a five-day cure: the site offers a real choice.
35,000 people visit the site every year. 70% come from the Paris region.

Each treatment is available à la carte. And everything is well listed in an ultra simple reservation site. A few clicks make it easy to understand and immediately make you want to be there.
Note: each service over 50 euros gives access to the entire establishment.
Try the hydro-massage bath: in sea water with essential oil milk added (41€), you will be massaged by the relaxing pressure of the water.
We also recommend the Bistrot des Planches, the bright restaurant of the thalasso. In summer, tables are set up outside. The dishes are prepared with seasonal products. Some are available in a slimming version.


Deauville and thalassotherapy in four key dates

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City of Deauville

Like many seaside resorts, Deauville's reputation was founded on the curative effects of sea bathing. Several hydrotherapy establishments succeeded one another in Deauville from 1860, the date when the town was built.

1921: the Parisian architect Charles Adda (1873-1938) was the winner of a competition organized by the municipality of Deauville to replace the then very run-down bathhouse. His innovative project, entitled "Les bains pompéiens", was inspired by ancient models, while at the same time taking a modern approach through the use of concrete and clean lines. An important mosaic decoration breaks the monotony of the concrete. 250 cabins, including 50 luxurious ones organized in two districts, were built. A network of porticoed galleries, sweat and massage rooms, a hammam, an American bar, a hairdressing salon and stores complete the ensemble. With a low and horizontal composition, the Pompeian baths free the horizon from the casino terrace. The project was built and inaugurated on July 5, 1924, in the presence of Denise Grey.
1966: Biotherm built the thalasso at the same time as the Olympic swimming pool, which it shared with the Barrière group.
1998: the Batteur group, the pharmaceutical group that owns Algothem, became the owner of the Deauville Thalasso, making it the showcase for its brand in France.
2014: the year of renovation after a six-month closure. The place was completely redesigned: thirty cabins, including three double cabins, a thalasso pool, a sauna, a hammam, a fitness room and a cardio training room.

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