Thalasso essentials

Looking for a wellness getaway? Go to the Thalasso, the ideal destination with its zen setting, its relaxing massages and its iodine air. Although each establishment has its own specificity (slimming, detox, vitality), they all offer traditional treatments based on sea water, seaweed and marine mud. Here is a closer look at the 8 must-try treatments during your stay.

Hydromassage or bubble bath : what is the difference ?

Hydromassage bath Trouville Marine Cures

The most common treatment in Thalassos, the hydromassage bath immerses the curist up to the shoulders in sea water heated to 37°C. For 15 to 20 minutes, underwater jets massage the body from the neck to the feet.

In the bubble bath, the jets create a gas and thousands of small bubbles. Each treatment relaxes the muscles and recharges the body with trace elements and mineral salts. Depending on the center chosen, the baths are enriched with essential oils, sea salt crystals or seaweed jelly.

The tonic jet shower or the relaxing hydrojet

Hydrojet at the Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm Stefan Mucchielli

Although their names are similar, these two treatments are totally different. The jet shower is a must in Thalasso: with a firming and stimulating action, it consists of a powerful projection of sea water activated by a hydrotherapist, with which he massages the curist from the front, from the back and from the side, following the direction of the blood circulation and the acupuncture meridians. The session lasts 10 minutes: fast and effective. Although it treats many pathologies (circulatory and muscular problems), the jet shower is particularly effective during slimming treatments. The jet targets the parts of the body where the fatty masses are located and shapes the silhouette by relocating the fat.

At its total opposite, thehydrojet is a dry massage, which takes place on a hot water mattress containing water jets that massage from head to toe. A sensation of floating on the rubber sheet for 20 minutes.

The virtues of seaweed and marine mud

Seaweed wrap Thalazur

Thalassotherapy is not limited to seawater, elements characteristic of the marine environment such as seaweed and marine mud are also used in the treatments, particularly wraps (body completely covered) and applications (body partially covered). Seaweed is one of the great classics of the Thalassos and has an exceptional concentration of mineral salts, trace elements and vitamins (potassium, magnesium, iron...) that are transmitted as soon as they come into contact with the skin.

Made from marine sediments, marine mud is applied locally on the back and joints. Like seaweed, it has a high content of minerals and trace elements which is beneficial to relieve rheumatism and circulatory problems. They help to fight against rheumatism and relieve joint pain.

The essential scrub

Body Scrub Deep Nature

Exposed to air, pollution and sunlight, the skin is often left with imperfections. Thanks to its exfoliating action, exfoliation optimizes the penetration of the active ingredients of all skin care products, which is why it is interesting to do one before a massage. To awaken its radiance and get rid of the dead cells that prevent it from breathing, the Thalassos offer scrubs with benefits and virtues from elsewhere in their range of treatments. Sweet and sour with coconut and tiare flower, with iced mint or with spices and cinnamon, but also a peeling with grains of Dead Sea salts wrapped in fruit oils, we let ourselves be carried away by a multitude of scents to find a soft and remineralized skin.

The different types of massages

Modelage du visage à The Purist Retreat & Spa à Trouville ©Sandrine Boyer-Engel
Modelage du visage à The Purist Retreat & Spa à Trouville Sandrine Boyer-Engel

Massages are the stars of thalassotherapy centers and are part of the traditional treatments. Depending on the desires and needs of each individual, they can be relaxing, stimulating or draining. The relaxation massage is a must; thanks to the winning combination of gliding and kneading, it provides physical and psychological relaxation.

Also very popular is the affusion massage, performed under a fine shower of warm sea water. It combines the benefits of water and massage for a double relaxation effect; the fine droplets sprayed on the body are absorbed by the skin and recharge the body in mineral salts and trace elements.

Another area that is palpated is the face, which also gets a boost. Through relaxing maneuvers, facial massages have a relaxing, draining and anti-aging preventive action. A few dozen minutes later, the skin is luminous and deeply moisturized.

Our selection of thalassos

Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm


Perfect for taking your first steps in Thalasso, the à la carte treatments offer a wide range of choices with nearly sixty massages and face and body treatments. Based on the same model as the packages, half-day stopovers will allow you to discover the great classics in the Thalasso center with three treatments. The program for these stopovers includes hydrotherapy treatments, seaweed and marine mud wraps, modeling and scrubbing.

A la carte treatments from 47€ and half-day stopovers from 119€.


Algotherm Thalasso Deauville

3 rue Sem
02 31 87 72 00

The Purist Retreat and Spa - Cures Marines Trouville


Breathing, breathing, relaxing, reconnecting with physical sensations: everything is done to give body and mind a second wind for just a few hours. Marine treatments, marine rain massage and coached sports sessions are just some of the treatments on the à la carte menu.

A la carte treatments from €70 and minimum 1-night stopover from €535.


Cures Marines Hotel & Spa Trouville MGallery Collection

5 stars
Boulevard de la Cahotte
02 31 14 26 00

Thalazur Cabourg - Thalassotherapy & Spa


These cures combine thalassotherapy and sculpting with Thalgo products specialized in marine beauty and seaweed. Their objectives are many: relaxation, slimming, getting back into shape or preventing back pain. We recommend a seaweed body wrap to remineralize your skin and remove toxins.

A la carte treatments from €79 and half-day stopovers from 84€.

Thalazur Cabourg -Thalassothérapie & Spa

44 avenue Charles de Gaulle
02 50 22 10 20

Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

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Résidence de l'Horloge
Quai de l'Impératrice Eugénie
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Touques
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Promenade Louis Delamare
(behind the first-aid post)
14800 Tourgéville
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