FAQ

Thalassotherapy

What is thalassotherapy?

Thalassotherapy is based on the benefits of mineral-rich seawater and the marine environment, likeseaweed,  sea mud, sand, and sea breeze. Preventive and curativetreatments are built on the principles of hydrotherapy. Rich in mineral salts (calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) and trace elements (gold, copper, zinc, silver, manganese, iodine, etc.), sea water is heated (to 31-35°C) to allow the skin’s pores to dilate so that the body can absorb all of these benefits.

How long is a stay in a spa?

Thalassotherapy lasts several days, usually two, four, or six days. One week is ideal for maximum efficiency for the body and mind, with at least three treatments each day.

Who is thalassotherapy for?

Mainly adults, but children can still benefit from some treatments.

Thalassotherapy is tailored to each individual’s needs. We therefore find thalassotherapies for:

       pregnant women

       the elderly

       people who have trouble sleeping

       people with poor nutrition

       people undergoing a significant amount of stress

       people in cancer remission

What is the difference between seaweed and sea mud?

Seaweed contains concentrated active ingredients from the sea, like trace elements, vitamins, and mineral salts. In fact, there are up to 100,000 times more of these ingredients in seaweed than in sea water!

Brown algae, also known as laminaria, is rich in trace elements, which account for up to ¼ of their weight. Each gram of this type of seaweed also provides 800 mg of calcium. A feast of benefits for your skin, they immerse your skin with minerals.

Rich with trace elements and negative ions easily absorbed by the body, warm sea mud is known for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties. They protect against rheumatism and provide deep muscle relaxation.

Our sea mud comes from the Mont Saint-Michel bay.

I’ve never had thalassotherapy before. How do I choose the right therapy?

La Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm has developed several options to help you receive all the benefits of thalassotherapy without having to choose from every available treatment.

Half-Day Discovery Visit with a hydromassage or whirlpool bath, a jet or hydrojet shower, and a seaweed or sea mud wrap.

Two-Day or Five-Day Vitality Therapy to recharge your body with valuable trace elements, mineral salts, and vitamins, for revitalisation that will amaze you!

The easiest is to call our consultants, who will be happy to guide you toward the right treatments based on your wishes, your needs, and your time during your stay or weekend in Deauville.

 

Special Cases

Are there any contraindications?

We recommend a medical check at the start of your stay to be able to tailor the treatments to your needs. Thalassotherapy has some contraindications: severe fatigue, iodine allergy, infectious diseases, skin diseases (excluding psoriasis), cardiac disease, acute cancer, endocrine disorders, and acute psychiatric disorders.

Can pregnant women receive treatment?

Yes. It is beneficial to prepare calmly for your baby’s arrival and take care of yourself. La Thalasso prenatal therapy is given only during the second trimester of pregnancy, after consulting with a doctor (medical note required), and includes gentle treatments, such as water aerobics and sophrology.

Are the therapies not advisable for people with progressive cancer?

Thalassotherapy plays an important role on both the mind and the body, so it is very possible that a therapy may be prescribed. Therapy provides significant relaxation and revitalisation. Massages and jet showers will be avoided on areas affected by the cancer. We will opt instead for very soft treatments that will not cause unnecessary fatigue.

What about post-cancer treatments?

Dr. El Abbadi (La Thalasso physician), Joris Dargazanli (osteopath), Christophe Fosseur (physiotherapist and sophrologist), and Isabelle Boivin (massage therapist, registered nurse, and naturopathologist) work together to create treatments and therapies that can be offered to anyone currently in remission. Available treatments take into account the individual’s physical and mental state.

Is the spa accessible for people with reduced mobility?

Our spa was completely renovated in 2014 to fully accommodate people with reduced mobility. From the entrance, we have an open facility with many accessible rooms.

What do you offer for children?

For children from 3 months to 3 years, La Thalasso offers infant massage by appointment and infant hydrotherapy every Friday at 17:00.

Children ages 6 to 16 can enjoy certain thalassotherapy treatments and wellness treatments with a doctor’s note and/or parental waiver. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What about people with allergies?

During thalassotherapy involving various sea water treatments, you may experience a minor rash, especially if you are severely fatigued. This should go away very quickly, with no additional risk.

 

Sports Treatments at La Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm

Do you offer a sports pass?

Yes, we offer passes. You can sign up in person or by phone at 02 31 87 72 00.  A doctor’s note from within the past month is required.

Is a pass required to access the cardio room?

Yes, you can choose between an annual, quarterly, monthly, or weekly pass for your time in Deauville. See all our sports club passes.  

Can I sign up for individual aquabike classes?

Aquabike sessions at La Thalasso de Deauville are sold individually at the rate of €15 per session with the Cardio Fitness pass and €10 per session with Aquaforme. They are included as part of the Preferred pass. For individuals without passes, the session costs €20. Reservations must be made for all pool classes either in person or by phone at 02 31 87 72 00 ten days before the class. (Reservations are not open before then.)

Useful Information

Before Your Visit

How do I book an appointment?

Online at https://www.thalasso-deauville.com/fr/, by emailing resa@thalasso-deauville.fr, or by calling 02 31 87 72 00 to reach one of our specialised consultants.

How far in advance should I make my reservation?

Book your appointment as early as possible, 15 days to one month before the start of your therapy, depending on the season. A deposit (by credit card) is required to hold your reservation:

-        A deposit equal to 40% of the total amount of the service is required for à la carte treatments and visits

-        €80 for two-day therapies

-        €155 for five-day and six-day therapies

What time should I arrive?

We recommend arriving 15 minutes before the start of your first treatment. The teams at the spa’s front desk will then go over your treatment plan and show you where you can get changed.

What should I bring?

-        Sandals and a swim cap (available for therapies of two or more days). Kits are available for purchase in our shop.

-        A swimsuit. We recommend bringing two swimsuits for multiple days of treatment so that you are more comfortable during your stay. For men, speedos or swim shorts are required. Bermuda shorts and swimming trunks are prohibited in both pools. Swimsuits are available for purchase in the shop.

-        Sportswear for accessing the cardio training room.

Robes and towels are provided by the facility.

How do I make a change to a reservation?

For any changes, please contact La Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm directly for details.

Warning: A fee may be applied for any changes. Please see our general terms and conditions.

Can I cancel a reservation?

Yes. All cancellation requests must be received by La Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm in writing (email, fax, or post) at:

Email: resa@thalasso-deauville.fr

Post: Thalasso Deauville by Algotherm – 3 Rue Sem – 14800 Deauville – France

Note: Cancellations incur a booking fee of €40/person. All cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, you will be required to pay the full price of the service.

Is a medical consultation required for therapies and stays?

A medical consultation is required for all therapies and stays lasting three days or longer. (It is included with some therapies.) Customers may bring a doctor’s note, from within the past three months, indicating no contraindication to thalassotherapy treatments and sports activities.