From sand to sea water, from prickly pear to mastic, from rosemary to lavender: the characteristic natural elements of the Salento beach become wellness paths inside a spa that is born entirely in the open air on the coast, on the beach, from which the raw materials are drawn and processed.
The experiment, called Natural Sea Spa, will be tested inside the Le Cinque Vele bathhouse in Pescoluse, in the province of Lecce, for the summer season and represents - say the creators - a novelty in Italy in the panorama of facilities dedicated to care of the person.
The aim is to create a new way to enjoy the benefits of the territory and to lay the foundations for a "slow" tourist use, which is aware and respectful of the environment.
Specifically, Salento offers abundant natural gifts, whose health benefits are mostly unknown, such as sand and small stones, salt, fruit plants and Mediterranean shrubs, which can flow into specific treatments for the body in the form of essential oils and natural compounds prepared manually. Top treatment is with salt and sand from Pescoluse with a relaxing and regenerating action, an aromatherapy mix of essential oils based on mastic, rosemary and mint - typical plants of the Mediterranean scrub of Salento - helps to recharge your energy and regain serenity and confidence . The massage is completed with the application of heated salt, which stimulates relaxation and vitality.
"This project intends to transform our territory into wellbeing - explains Sara Florio, Spa Manager - with a spa that is born on the beach, with the beach. This happens in a historical phase in which it is essential to relaunch tourism by giving life to new models of enhancement. and fruition, far from the collective imagination linked to Salento. It is necessary to move towards a conscious and respectful approach to the biodiversity of a land so rich and generous, which offers all the tools to enjoy benefits not only for the eyes and for the mind. , but also for the body. Closed the summer season, we will evaluate whether to make the plant permanent and whether to replicate it in other territories ".