Seaweed baths are popular in spas around the world but a novelty in Iceland. Two pioneers in Reykhólar in the southern West Fjords have been experimenting with seaweed baths in cooperation with the local algae factory and plan to open a spa there as soon as possible.
Sólrún Sverrisdóttir and Svanhildur Sigurdardóttir decided to work on the idea since there is plenty of seaweed at Reykhólar, also used by the Iceland’s’s only algae factory, Thorverk, which is located in the area, ruv.is reports.
Then they began experimenting with the seaweed baths by adding seaweed powder from the factory into the bathing water in a hot tub. The results were, like Sverrisdóttir put it, “total bliss.”
Algae are a good remedy for various skin diseases because they contain a wealth of vitamins and minerals. Sverrisdóttir and Sigurdardóttir plan to open a spa in Reykhólar as soon as possible, also offering seawater baths and mud baths.