Soothing Seaweed Baths in Enniscrone

‘The sea cures all ailments of man’ – Plato

Seaweed Baths

An ancient tradition practiced for centuries along the West Coast of Ireland, hot seaweed baths have long delivered relaxation and even pain relief to those suffering from a range of chronic health complaints including rheumatism and arthritis.  Bath Houses came to Ireland during the Edwardian era and testament to their one-time popularity was the fact that approximately 300 of them were scattered around the country at the start of the 20th Century. They may not be nearly as widespread today, but they are still appreciated by many for their proven therapeutic qualities.

Why Seaweed?

Seaweed has a unique porous quality which allows it to absorb the complete range of elements from the surrounding waters. Minerals and trace elements are then concentrated thousands of times within the seaweed’s fronds. Seaweed harvested from the sea is particularly high in iodine which is necessary for supporting a healthy metabolism and maintaining energy levels in the body. The waters of the Atlantic are some of the most unpolluted in the world, which means that the seaweed harvested from there is as natural and pure as it can possibly be. This also means that it offers maximum restorative benefits for the user.

Seaweed Baths Sligo

Ireland’s only indigenous spa therapy, baths using organic seaweeds are enduringly popular here in Sligo. Thousands of visitors to our county each year choose to enjoy a hot bath of organic seaweed harvested from the depths of the wild Atlantic Ocean. Try one yourself and you will discover that is a truly unique experience.

Enniscrone Seaweed Baths

Less than a 2-minute walk from The Ocean Sands Hotel is Kilcullen’s Seaweed Bath House which has been providing hot baths using hand harvested seaweed for over a hundred years. There, you can enjoy the truly memorable experience of immersing yourself in a vintage glazed porcelain bath complete with solid brass taps. Lie back and enjoy the healing properties of the hot seawater, knowing that it is doing your body a whole lot of good.

Voya Seaweed Baths

In the nearby seaside village of Strandhill, you will find the world-famous Voya Seaweed Baths. There, you can choose from a selection of seaweed-based treatments including body wraps, facials and other therapies to help relax the mind and detoxify the body. Voya also produce an extensive range of popular skincare products, supplements and fragrances which are all manufactured using natural marine ingredients.