A swim in the sea or a hot tub soak filled with mineral-rich sea salts just might improve your mood & health. Ancient Greeks appreciated the health benefits of mineral-rich water & soaked in seawater-filled pools & hot tubs. Hippocrates first used the word "thalassotherapy" to describe the healing effects of seawater. Why is soaking or swimming in sea salt water so therapeutic?
wrestling match, detail of cup by Epictetus, c. 520 bc. Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match. Biting was not allowed, and genital holds were also illegal. Attacks such as breaking your opponent's fingers were permitted.