Best seaweed baths of Ireland – health treatments of Connemara

Connemara, ©Roller Coaster Philosophy/Flickr

Connemara, ©Roller Coaster Philosophy/Flickr

The only fjord of Ireland is located in the western region of the country, in Killary harbor and is gives place to Connemara Seaweed Baths. Visit this special resort where seaweed full of nutrients and minerals is cut fresh every day. Thalassotherapy, also known as salt water bath is the oldest spa treatment in Ireland and it is needed for the mineral and nutrients to be released.

The salt water and seaweed together provide cure for the aching and tired muscles and skin ailments, such as eczema, rheumatism and many others. Can’t sleep at night? Have a seaweed bath and sleep like a baby. Sit in a nice bath with a view in a single or double room for couples. Get away from stress, try Connemara Seaweed baths.

Hundred year old traditions

The oldest bathing traditions in Ireland are hundreds of years old which have been used to cure all kinds of diseases such as eczema, rheumatic illnesses, and also for detoxification and as an anti-stress treatment. As it was mentioned, seaweed contains several minerals which if soaked in hot salted water are released and have a good effect on the body.

Seaweed, ©Sharon Mollerus/Flickr

Seaweed, ©Sharon Mollerus/Flickr

Relaxing treatments

The mentioned health treatments have a procedure which is recommended to be followed by all visitors. The first step is to spend some time in a steam room so the pores of the body will open up thus letting the nutrients of seaweed to be absorbed properly.

Seaweed  bath, ©IrishFireside/Flickr

Seaweed bath, ©IrishFireside/Flickr

The next step is to take a bath in the hot seawater containing fresh seaweed. With stress-free music in the background here you must only lay back and try to relax while the nutrients do their job. Finally spray your body with fresh and cool mountain spring water in order to close the pores and lock up the nutrients.

Other activities around Connemara

Connemara is not only popular for its seaweed baths. There are several other activities you can take part in if you choose to visit this amazing Irish holiday location. You can always go hiking, cycling or if you prefer the water try boating or diving.

Connemara, ©Roller Coaster Philosophy/Flickr

Connemara, ©Roller Coaster Philosophy/Flickr

After a tiring day of walking and climbing, a seaweed bath is always the best cure for your aching muscles. There is also massage therapy and for the ladies, but not only, the facility offers a beauty suite as well.

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