Seaweed Health Benefits

The Magic of Seaweed

If you’ve not already enjoyed the truly unique experience of a Seaweed Bath then you might be surprised at the versatility of Irelands only indigenous spa therapy. Using 100% organic hand harvested seaweed from the west coast of Ireland, Voya have created a range of amazing seaweed treatments to rejuvenate your skin, health & well-being.

The list of health & beauty benefits you’ll experience with your Voya Seaweed Bath is everlasting, so we’ve listed the most important ones here:

Ten Amazing Seaweed Facts

Did you know?

  • Seaweed baths re-hydrate your skin, restore skin tone, skin elasticity and vitality
  • Seaweed baths detoxify, cleanse and naturally smooth and moisturise – leaving your skin perk & plump
  • Seaweed is proven to relieve conditions like psoriasis, acne, back and muscular pain, rheumatism and arthritis as well as boosting circulation
  • Seaweed releases excess body fluids from congested cells, reduces water retention and balances your bodies chemistry
  • Seaweed accelerates the elimination of waste products such as excess water, lipids and toxins
  • Seaweed baths relieve stress and anxiety
  • Seaweed baths will reduce cellulite
  • Seaweed is naturally anti-ageing
  • Seaweed is rich in minerals, accounting for 80% of it’s dry matter
  • Seaweed contains Iodine or Iodine-Protein which helps boost thyroid activity to regulate the body’s metabolism – this helps with weight control, fatigue, slow pulse and sensitivity to the cold

So why not come and try a seaweed bath soon and see for yourself these amazing results.

Call on 041 980 3000 to book your Seaweed Bath today

For those who might not like the texture of natural seaweed then the Voya Liquid Seaweed Bath will give you the same unique experience but using seaweed extract. Click Here for further details on all seaweed bath treatments with LaNú Medi Spa.

If you’re still interested to learn more about seaweed and why it is so amazing, below you will find more detailed explanations – from the scientists!

Seawead Health Benefits

The benefits of seaweed and its extracts are numerous and can be attributed to the great wealth of material that it contains. Summarised are some of the amazing facts about our Seaweed:

  1. In reality, seaweed is a simple and fascinating plant that is a treasure chest of natural chemicals and beneficial ingredients. Seaweed or Algae is the oldest form of life on the planet. All life began in the mineral rich waters of our oceans. Seaweeds draw from the sea an incomparable wealth of mineral elements, macro-elements, vitamins and trace elements. The mineral content of some seaweeds accounts for up to 80% of its dry matter.
  2. The Iodine or Iodine-Protein complexes which are prevalent in seaweed are essential for the thyroid gland, to regulate the body’s metabolism. An under-active thyroid can lead to weight gain, fatigue, cold sensitivity, loss of hair and slow pulse. The WHO classifies Ireland as an area of borderline dietary iodine deficiency and says that Ireland’s intake is well below recommended levels
  3. In ancient Polynesia, the people knew of the curative properties of seaweed and used it to treat various wounds, bruises and swellings. Seaweed Alginates are now used as a dressing for severe burns/wounds. These oils in seaweed have long been used to recuperate from illness, by detoxifying the body and helping the renewal of damaged skin cells. Seaweed was known as “Sailor’s Cure” by ancient mariners.
  4. Natural anti-ageing and anti-cellulite properties. It can improve suppleness and the elasticity of the skin. It can stimulate the renewal of damaged skin cells. It can detoxify and cleanse, tone the skin, naturally smoothed and moisturises the skin.
  5. Algae extracts have a pronounced moisturising effect on the hair, increasing hair lustre and softness and decreasing its’ electrostatic charge. Treated hair has more body and is less fly away.
  6. Seaweed has the ability to react with protein to form a gel which has a pronounced moisturising effect on the skin, softens the hands and body, and produces soothing face packs or masks. It has been known for a long time that seaweed is an emollient with smoothing, tissue renewal and anti-inflammatory properties that can have a positive effect on problems such as facial wrinkles. It acts as a moisturiser by its hydrating and protective action of forming a layer on the skin that reduces loss of skin moisture through evaporation.
  7. Essential Fatty Acids that are contained in Seaweed are a part of the lipid layer in your skin, and help maintain the suppleness and elasticity of skin. These fats have long been known to be necessary for the body’s functioning, their deficiency results in the skin losing moisture and leading to hardening and drying. Only recently, however, has their role in skincare become clearly understood. Essential Fatty Acids along with Ceramides, Oxidants, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Vitamin A & E work harmoniously to ensure that the skin is nourished from deep within. They are now an important constituent of products for intensive skincare.
  8. Seaweeds contain Algal polyphenols & Carotenoids which have been proven to be powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect against cell damage inflicted by molecules called oxygen-free radicals, which are a major cause of disease and aging. Like beta carotene and vitamins C and E, polyphenols protects the cells in your body from an unstable form of oxygen called a free radical. The antioxidant combines with the free radical to prevent it from attaching to and damaging the cells in your body.
  9. Seaweed has been used as an effective treatment for conditions like Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis and Acne. Certain seaweed species have been used in China for the treatment of cancer. Research has indicated cancerous tumours seem to be inhibited by long-chained polysaccharides found in seaweeds.
  10. Preliminary studies carried out by Dr Peter Smyth from the Conway Institute of Bimolecular and Biomedical Research at University College Dublin and Dr Stefan Kraan, Irish Seaweed Centre, Martin Ryan Institute, in VOYA Seaweed Baths indicate that there is a measurable uptake of minerals by the skin from seaweed baths.

As seaweed sources it’s nourishment from the sea, it absorbs an incomparable abundance of beneficial ingredients, remember life began in the sea. All of our products contain only the finest organic ingredients and are free from artificial colours, synthetic fragrances and harmful ingredients. We also care deeply for our environment so all of our products use biodegradable, recycled or recyclable packaging.

Our products are designed to nourish your skin and aid its’ natural abilities to heal and repair.