Presently, there are 35 with services and facilities that are comparable to western thalassotherapy centres, at prices roughly 20% cheaper. On certain dates, you can treat yourself to a package, including transportation, accommodation and therapy in a local 5-star hotel for the price of a 3-star in the UK. The most renowned destinations are in Djerba. Note that there are two thalassotherapy centres of the Hasdrubal chain of hotels, found atPort El Kantaoui and Hammamet, amongst others. To distinguish thalassotherapy from balneotherapy, bear in mind that a thalasso centre uses 'fresh' sea water pumped from the sea, whereas balneotherapy reproduces a marine environment by adding salt and powdered algae to fresh water.
With about thirty thalassotherapy centres, Tunisia is an ideal destination for rejuvenating yourself by the seaside.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
Tunisian massages, great for relaxing and eliminating toxins, are traditionally enjoyed after a Turkish bath.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
This traditional massage incorporates applied pressure and stretches from head to toe.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
In a Turkish bath, the humidity in the air reaches 100%, which favours perspiration and loosens up the muscles for a massage.© Patrice Hauser / EASYVOYAGE
These two traditional massages differentiate from all other massages in that they are given on damp skin.© Goran Bogicevic / 123RF