Porto Santo’s island, for all its characteristics and therapeutic qualities, is the ideal destination for a different and peaceful vacation, where you can relax, while taking care of your health. Here, both the sea water and the warm sands of the beach are the main ingredients of the therapies available in the island’s spas.
Come to visit, and relax while you treat yourself.
Let yourself be pampered in one of the many natural treatments in the thalassotherapy centre, which means “marine therapy” in Greek. Porto Santo sea water has high amounts of iodine, calcium and magnesium, which contribute to health and relaxation. In the Thalasso SPA at the Hotel Vila Baleira you will find a Vitapool circuit, with sea water from Porto Santo, a treadmill (ideal for fighting cellulite), fresh and jet showers, several swimming pools and treatment / massage rooms. In one of the massages rooms there are jets of sea water from Porto Santo (Vichy manual shower massage).
Porto Santo’s beaches stand out for its carbonated and biogenic sand, which consists of marine microorganisms, coral sediments, algae and shellfish shells. It is scientifically recognized for its physical, chemical and thermal properties, which help in the treatment of rheumatic and bone diseases. This very fine sand adheres easily to the skin and, as it is rich in natural anti-inflammatories such as strontium, it is excellent for being absorbed. Nevertheless, for this to happen, the hot sands need to be in contact with the skin for about 30 minutes. The heat from the sands produces sweat, which dissolves and releases the minerals from the sands, allowing them to be absorbed by the skin.
Treatments are developed by the Porto Santo Geomedicine Centre, and are available at the Hotel Porto Santo SPA.