Wish You Well

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa’s unique Thalassa Therapy facility is now better than ever, having gained official NHRA certification to operate as a medical spa.


The new Thalassa Wellness & Rehabilitation Center at Sofitel Bahrain is the first of its kind in the region, and will offer a range of treatments from sports therapy, chiropractic and lymphatic drainage to osteopathy, physiotherapy, and podiatry. Known as a hotel where the Kingdom’s major sports events have been hosted, such as the Khalid bin Hamad Swimming Challenge (when His Highness Shaikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa participated in the charity event and swam for 35 hours from Saudi Arabia to Sofitel Bahrain to raise funds for cancer patients), to multiple Triathlons, it is no surprise that Sofitel Bahrain now has a dedicated institute for sports therapy and rehabilitation. The latest addition to this luxurious five-star resort caters to the needs of guests looking to improve their physical health, find balance and recover from injuries with a variety of unique treatments crafted to provide a revitalising, therapeutic experience.

Being the only Thalassa centre in the Middle East, it also exclusively offers seawater treatments that are well-known for their natural healing abilities. All of this ensures a holistic treatment plan devised by medically trained therapists focusing on recovery, revitalisation, and the promotion of healing. The medical spa is also at the forefront of providing top-of-the-line fitness training services under the supervision of the most qualified and experienced trainers. Experts at the Thalassa Wellness & Rehabilitation Center understand that each guest requires a different level and type of training. Therefore, these programmes are tailored in accordance with each individual’s goals, thereby ensuring efficiency and effectiveness.

A big component of the uniqueness of this facility is its use of seawater as an essential tool to promote wellness, healing, and relaxation. This comes in the form of Aquatic Physiotherapy, Aqua Gymnastics, sports sessions on the beach, seawater treatments, and seaweed wraps. All these treatments are known to harness the healing powers of the sea to promote the healing of skin, muscles, joints, and lungs. You can enjoy a pampering experience under a jet of seawater and relax both your body and mind or relieve fatigue with an Affusion Sculpture Massage and a Detoxifying Scrub with marine extracts for ultimate wellness. Hard-working athletic guests will be able to choose from a list of sports and therapeutic massages to complement their sport conditioning, rehabilitation after an injury, or simply relax their bodies. This type of treatment relaxes muscles, increases blood and lymph circulation, and imparts a sense of calm by using a combination of tissue manipulation. Not only will these rehabilitation programmes assist you in returning to your favourite sport in no time, but they’ll also enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury.

The plan includes the following services:

  • Pain-relieving modalities
  • Cold and heat pack mobilisation techniques to relieve pain and taping to support muscles and joints (Kinesio Taping)
  • Treadmill facility
  • Pilates and core muscle strength training
  • Sports screening and conditioning for athletes
  • Sports massage
  • Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention

An important segment of individuals who suffer from pain and discomfort is, without doubt, pregnant women, which is why Thalassa Wellness & Rehabilitation Center has dedicated a large selection of treatment offerings to them. Nurturing therapy focuses on releasing emotional and physical tension experienced during pregnancy by helping to relieve body aches and pains, decreasing swelling, reducing stress, and enhancing the skin with a wide range of treatments that include prenatal massages performed by highly qualified therapists.

Another key treatment is lymphatic drainage to remove waste from the lymphatic system. This process promotes the body’s natural functions and is used in vascular treatment for the drainage of the lymphatic circuit. It is also effective in reducing water retention, firming, and flushing toxins.

Guests looking for non-surgical procedures to relieve body pain will be pleased to learn of the introduction of chiropractic services that use techniques to align the spine in order to treat dysfunctions within the body. The medical spa’s rehabilitating physiotherapy plans will benefit guests greatly by tackling a wide of variety of health conditions such as musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions. The experts will work to pinpoint the exact cause of your pain and discomfort to formulate a customised plan for you.

Osteopathy treatments can also be included in one’s rehabilitation plan. The team at Thalassa Wellness & Rehabilitation Center will use specialised techniques to manipulate your joints and muscles to address pain sources and induce relaxation. Meanwhile, podiatry treatments will focus on treating your lower limbs – this is especially useful for guests suffering from diabetes peripheral neurological deficit, peripheral vascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. All these treatments are further complemented with an arsenal of orthosis equipment that is used to lend stability to weak joints, align body parts, and correct skeletal deformities. These tools are provided for upper and lower limbs and are available in many forms. Not only can the experts craft orthosis items and splints for each patient by taking precise measurements, but they can also modify older braces.

You also have the option to choose from ultimate relaxation packages that include accomodation and healthy meals. Choose from a wide range of staycation programmes (from slimming to rejuvenation, detox, revitalisation, and recovery), all at your disposal and customised to your specific needs. Your all-inclusive package will provide you with a complete treatment plan at the resort with delicious and nutritiously dense meals made under the guidance of veteran dieticians and nutritionists.

Finally, friends or family members looking to train together to achieve their weight goals and build muscles can enjoy group aqua activities, fitness area activities, and yoga – all available at the Middle East’s only Thalassa Wellness & Rehabilitation Center. All these services are provided in a safe environment in accordance with Accor’s ALL SAFE protocols and in strict adherence to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines, ensuring a secure and relaxing experience for everyone.


For reservations or more information,
please call 1763 6391/32
or e-mail H6722-th3@sofitel.com

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