Marine Therapy: Health Benefits of Seawater Minerals

All about the natural healing properties of the ocean.

by Jose A. Soto, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/17/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781438919744

About the Book

The breeze, the waves, the sand, the salty waters…Marine Therapy always has been around us. The Romans adored Neptune as the god of the seas, and Rene Quinton, a French researcher, described the healing properties of seawater. Ocean water benefits are used today as a new modality of treatments in spas, salons, and medical clinics using integrative medicine around the world. Dr. Soto reveals to us, in very simple words, the secrets of the healing seas and ways to better understand the uses of ocean water as a cosmetic and therapeutic solution. Because we are the ocean, the book starts with a historical review of our human connections with the sea. The pages are beautifully illustrated with images of monuments, historical art pieces, manuscripts, beaches, and portions of the world’s best literature revering the the ocean as “the amniotic fluid of mankind.” Dr. Soto not only narrates with vivid passion his discoveries about all the potential and present uses of seawater, but he also gives us unique pictorial evidence, including photographs never published before. While sailing through the pages, you will find unique methods of how to improve your skin with miraculous drops of Sea-Mar 100% purified ocean water. The easy-to-read text is an invaluable tool for those in the spa industry and the medical profession. The book closes with a useful contact list of centers around the world offering Thalassotherapy (marine therapy using seawater). It is an excellent text that may last for generations and a key to open the doors to new discoveries. This book explains why you should “ocean your skin.” Just sea it. 

About the Author

Dr. Jose Antonio Soto, M.D. was born in 1963 near the shores of the Caribbean Sea. He obtained his medical degree in Havana, Cuba, in 1987. The same year he practiced medicine in rural Ethiopia, as part of the world humanitarian help efforts. Dr. Soto emigrated to the United States of America in 1992, and later trained in family medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He has coursed studies in Harvard and has published more than thirty articles covering diverse scientific aspects and health education topics in Cuba, Mexico, the United States, and Germany. He was granted a patent in 2006 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in relation to his discovery of the uses of purified ocean water for the treatment of respiratory diseases. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. His medical private practice is located in Miami, near Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. He is affiliated with community hospitals in the Miami area. Dr. Soto is a Reuter’s insight consultant for medical affairs. His discovery of using seawater for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes has been documented and published in the International Journal of Applied Sciences, in Europe, and on the local Fox Network affiliated Channel 7 WSVN, in Miami. He is married and has two children. His main hobby is boating.


Dr. Soto can be contacted at (305) 940-5007 or by e-mail at His website is