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Spa and wellness tourism is emerging in Tunisia

01 February 2017

Tunisia is justifiably proud of its wellness traditions dating back thousands of years, using the curative powers of the sea with 60 Thalassotherapy hubs, along its 800 miles of coastlines.

Tunisian National Tourist Office

Tunisia is justifiably proud of its wellness traditions dating back thousands of years, using the curative powers of the sea with 60 Thalassotherapy hubs, along its 800 miles of coastlines. 

Tunisia is the second only to France for the number of thalassotherapy treatment centres as well as offering spa therapies dedicated to using seaweed, marine minerals, sand, mud, sea water, sea salts and nutrient-rich algae.  Their widespread locations means that visitors can easily combine health treatments with city breaks, beach holidays and adventure getaways to Tunisia.

Hammamet, Gammarth, Jerba and Zarzis are Tunisia’s main pampering locations, combining both traditional Arabic and French influenced treatments using heated seawater and the 100 hot-spring sources drawn for therapeutic bathing since Roman and Punic times.  Thalassotherapy fuses sumptuous touch therapies with mineral-rich baths, aqua-jets to help restore a weary body to a relaxed state of calm and serenity.  All are regulated by the government which guarantees a standard of quality which is maintained.

Tunisia is less than 3 hours flying from the UK with daily flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick airports to Tunis.  It is a year-round destination blessed with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful landscapes, unspoiled beaches, world-class golf, great food and the Sahara Desert.

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Editor’s notes:

Thalassotherapy is the use of seawater and marine extracts.  Seawater cleaned and heated to 33 degree – temperature at which the body absorbs the mineral salts contained in the water.  Typical treatments include bubble baths, underwater massage, seawater wraps, jet showers and aqua-aerobics.  Thermal spas use natural spring or mineral water from nearby sources to treat and relieve a wide range of complaints ranging from bad backs, joint and muscle pains, stress and skin conditions to breathing difficulties.

For further information please contact:

Eve Gardiner, First Public Relations or Sebastian Sarrasin, First Public Relations

t. 0208 877 4523, e. pr@firstpr.co.uk

www.discovertunisia.uk

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