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Clandeblog Top 5 benefits of a seaweed bath

Seaweed baths offer a unique blend of natural healing and relaxation.

Seaweed bathing, a centuries-old tradition in the west of Ireland, offers a unique and soothing experience. Imagine sinking into a warm bath filled with natural seaweed, releasing a mix of minerals and nutrients. This simple yet luxurious ritual is not only a part of Irish tradition but also a source of numerous health and beauty benefits. Below are are some of the amazing benefits of a seaweed bath:

1. Rich in nutrients

Irish seaweed
Irish seaweed

Seaweed is packed with essential minerals like iodine, magnesium, and potassium, as well as antioxidants. These nutrients are absorbed through the skin during a seaweed bath, helping to nourish and rejuvenate your body.

2. Natural skin care

Enjoying a seaweed bath at Clandeboye Lodge
Enjoying a seaweed bath at Clandeboye Lodge

The natural properties of sustainably sourced seaweed is amazing for your skin. It hydrates and softens the skin, reduces inflammation, and helps diminish visible signs of aging. Algae extracts from seaweed also provide deep moisturisation, benefiting not just the skin but also hair and nails.

3. Detoxification properties

Enjoying a seaweed bath at Clandeboye Lodge
Enjoying a seaweed bath at Clandeboye Lodge

Seaweed baths are known for their detoxifying properties. As you soak, the seaweed helps to draw out toxins and impurities from your body. This detoxification process is not only beneficial for skin health but also contributes to overall health and wellbeing!

4. Stress relief & relaxation

A VOYA scented candle whilst enjoying a seaweed bath in Northern Ireland.
Receive a VOYA scented candle with our Tranquil Indulgence package, Danny Morton Photography

The warm water and natural elements of a seaweed bath create a tranquil environment that aids in reducing stress and promoting relaxation. The magnesium in seaweed can help to relax muscles and ease tension, making it an ideal way to unwind after a long day. Light a candle and enjoy some soothing ocean sounds for a meditative escape.

5. Improved circulation

Benefits of Seaweed bath
VOYA Lazy Days Detoxifying Seaweed Bath, Danny Morton Photography

Soaking in a seaweed bath can help to improve blood circulation, which is beneficial for overall heart health and muscle recovery. This is particularly helpful for those with muscle soreness or joint pain, as the warm seawater and nutrients help to soothe and heal.

Seaweed bath in Northern Ireland

Tranquil Indulgence in-room spa package at Clandeboye Lodge
Tranquil Indulgence in-room spa package at Clandeboye Lodge

For an authentic seaweed bath experience in Northern Ireland, Clandeboye Lodge's Tranquil Indulgence in-room spa package is a perfect choice.

This package features the Lazy Days seaweed bath pack from VOYA, a sustainably-sourced seaweed skincare brand. As featured in Vogue, this DIY seaweed bath kit includes organic hand-harvested Irish seaweed that rejuvenates in warm water, releasing its nourishing properties for a full-body reset.

Helen's Bay beach
Helen's Bay beach, local to Clandeboye Lodge

Along with the seaweed bath soak, you’ll also receive other luxurious VOYA products, including a mini candle, relaxing room spray, and full-sized body oil, for a full pampering experience. You can also explore the local coastal paths and indulge in the finest local and seasonal dishes at the Coq & Bull brasserie, making your stay at Clandeboye Lodge a holistic experience of relaxation and wellness.

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