For thousands of years the sea has been known to have healing powers.
Plato said ' the sea washes away the pains of human beings.'For him to have had such poetical thoughts about the sea is particularly surprising because by his own admission he didn't think highly of poets.
These days it is a scientific fact: sea water is good for you, as long as you don't drink it.
There are beauty products for every part of the body from the Dead Sea, it's a wonder that there's any of it left.
It's a moody creature though and needs to be treated with respect.
Italian beaches have strategically placed life guards just like in 'Baywatch' and a red flag appears when it's not safe to swim.
|No swimming when the red flag is flying|