Seaweed and Seaweed baths are a traditional marine cure therapy, in fact the only therapy indigenous to Ireland. The ancient Greeks believed seawater preserved and restored good health and in 19th century France, seawater (Thalassatherapy) was regarded as a complete mineral source that could cure ailments caused by mineral imbalance.
Seaweed Baths revolve around the use of Sea water, like Thalassatherapy, however most importantly in addition, seaweed that is indigenous to Ireland. The combination of Sea water and seaweed has the most amazing beneficial properties. The seaweed which has been cultivated for 100’s of years, can only be harvested by hand and needs to be selected by sight. Experienced harvesters in remote parts of the west of Ireland, with many years of experience carefully harvest this precious wild crop.
Seaweed naturally absorbs or metabolises their nourishment from the sea. As a result seaweed contains countless minerals, vitamins and beneficial ingredients in high concentrations. In fact no plant known has a comparable quantity of minerals and vitamins.
When seaweed is steamed it produces amazing luxurious oils, these oils (complex polysaccharides, proteins, minerals and vitamins) are naturally suspended in the water and as heat has opened the body’s pores, these oils are readily absorbed. The experience is highly sensual and thoroughly relaxing. Seaweed baths have been a great attraction for years, often used as a way of relaxing, relieving pain and in more modern times as a great way to unwind and de-stress. This is largely due to the detoxifying effects of the Seaweed and recuperative effects of its high mineral content.
Now we know it acts as an amazing conditioning agent for the skin and hair. It is also used as a treatment for cellulite and has anti-aging capabilities.
Seaweed baths act as an amazing detoxification for the body, quite simply it is a large poultice, quickly removing toxins, whilst transferring these amazing nutrients to the body.