Not all Malapascua visitors are here for diving and look out for thresher sharks…
But a lot of health conscious guests noticed the „Sea Water Skin Benefits“:
One of the most important sea water health benefits lies in its ability to heal damaged and irritated skin. Sea water can reduce inflammation and help cure many skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema. It has great antiseptic properties, very useful in healing minor wounds, cuts, rashes and abrasions – salt and potassium chloride seem to be majorly responsible for these beneficial, mending effects.
And therefore – add for your sea water swimming „treatment“ also a visit at the Garra Rufa fish SPA at Kokay‘s Maldito Dive Resort…
Fish spa therapy: What is it? During a treatment customers place their feet in tanks of freshwater containing dozens of toothless Garra Rufa fish. They are also known as doctor or nibble fish. They suck and gently nibble away at dry and dead skin. The end result is said to leave your feet feeling refreshed and healthy.
Where did it begin? Garra rufa are found naturally in the river basins of the Northern and Central Middle East, mainly in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
Health concerns… People with cuts or infections on their feet should allow them to heal before seeking fish spa treatment, and it is advised to wait at least 24 hours after having a leg wax or shaving before having a fish spa treatment.
Health claims – A wide range of claims are made about fish spa therapy. The Garra rufa fish exfoliation is to stimulate blood flow and improve circulation, remove bacteria and reduce foot odour. It’s said feet will be smoother and softer after treatment. Also the fish can stimulate acupuncture points, helping to regulate the nervous system, relax the body and release fatigue.
Eczema The biggest health claims are that a Garra rufa fish treatment is good for people with psoriasis and eczema.