Thermogenesis is a method that triggers body reactions to lose weight and allows getting back in shape in a natural way.
A new spa treatment that the Masseria San Domenico is proud to offer in its Thalassotherapy Spa.
The Masseria San Domenico, building from the fifteenth century, as well as retaining its ancient ruins, also respects the local culinary traditions that correspond fully to those who are the canons of the Mediterranean diet now recognized internationally as the most balanced healthy eating.
These traditions blend with the most contemporary techniques of treatments based on sea water of the spa. Thermogenesis is the next generation of spa treatments.
The latest studies on natural methods of weight loss show that exposure to temperatures lower than body temperature triggers a physiological reaction that stimulates our body to burn excess fat.
Dr. Agostino Grassi, Secretary of the Mediterranean Diet Foundation and health advisor to our resort, explains that inside the human body there are two different types of adipose tissue: white adipose tissue where the fat in excess is accumulated and brown adipose tissue or so-called “good ” fat that is activated to maintain a constant internal body temperature when the body is exposed to mild cold (16 degrees C/61 F).
As if playing a role of “internal heater” the brown tissue burns fat accumulated in excess.
The latest treatment in the SPA of the Masseria San Domenico is precisely this thermogenesis bath, which starts immersing in water at 18 degrees, until the temperature is gradually lowered in 20 minutes at 16 degrees. Inside the tank a hydro bike helps with the movement to decrease the sensation of cold by further enhancing the dispersion of heat.
The “brown fat”, which helped our ancestors in ancient times to warm up when sheltering from harsh weather was scarce (turning food calories into body heat) now becomes the center of new advanced therapies for contemporary wellness.
The philosophy of the Masseria San Domenico is to combine respect for ancient traditions with special equipments designed to implement the most recent scientific discoveries.
The ancient olive trees that surround the Masseria San Domenico, which are staples of Apulian food, now recognized as the closest to the Mediterranean Diet, the invigorating microclimate of the Mediterranean sea, whose waters are the basis of all Thalassoterapy treatments, make an ideal stay for those who want to spend a period of complete relax and to regain energy and health.
It is just that the style of Masseria San Domenico, where tradition becomes the future.