Seaweed baths occupy a large place in therapeutic treatments due to their numerous and very effective skin properties which:

  1. stimulate local blood circulation;
  2. tone the skin;
  3. rebalance the skin tissues in terms of water, protein, minerals and vitamins;
  4. promote the elimination of waste from the sweat and sebaceous glands.

For all these reasons, they constitute a natural therapy of choice for maintaining the beauty of the skin, for considerably delaying skin aging, and for treating many of the skin problems so frequently encountered. Seaweed baths also represent a useful addition to the treatment of cellulite and muscle and joint pain.

Seaweed baths are generally taken in a thalassotherapy center which is the ideal place to fully benefit from them. ". All these centers offer the possibility of benefiting from algae baths in the best effective conditions. Baths are usually followed by massages (some of these are also carried out with seaweed preparations. Seaweed baths can also be taken in a specialist non-maritime establishment or, quite simply, at home in your own bathtub with great ease and at a low cost thanks to new algae preparations specialized for this purpose.

To fully benefit from algae baths at home, you must respect certain rules:

has. Run a water bath between 36 and 38 degrees. Never exceed 38°

b. Before immersing yourself in the bath, disperse the algae preparation very evenly in the water and make sure that your last meal was at least an hour ago.

vs. Also, lightly soap the body with a horsehair glove (renaissance) which further increases the transcutaneous absorption of bioactive elements suspended in the bath water.

d. During bathing, make sure the water temperature is maintained using a thermometer and add hot water regularly to achieve this.

e. Stay immersed in the bath – making active movements or not according to the requirements of the treatment – ​​for at least 20 minutes, knowing however that the first three baths of a treatment must be shorter to test your susceptibility: 5 to 10 minutes for the first, 10 to 15 for the second, and 15 to 20 for the third.

f. When you get out of the bath, don't dry yourself immediately. This is very important to fully benefit from the transcutaneous penetration of bioactive elements which continues massively at this time.

g. So practice lying down, in the warmth, only wrapped in a bathrobe, for a duration double that of the bath – approximately 40 minutes to an hour -, a period of time at the end of which you can possibly take a lukewarm shower to eliminate the sweat.

h. Do on average cures of 10 baths minimum and 20 maximum, at a rate of 3 per week, each new cure being separated from the previous one by an interval of one month. In certain indications, it is sometimes recommended to practice a continuous treatment with a single algae bath per week until the expected results are obtained.

CAUTION: A feeling of fatigue may occur after the first two or three baths. This feeling is completely normal.

THE contraindications algae baths are neither more nor less than those of baths in general, namely:

  1. Infectious diseases in their acute phases.
  2. Progressive conditions in general.
  3. Heart disease.
  4. blood pressure problems.
  5. Active pulmonary tuberculosis and lung abscesses
  6. Hyperthyroidism.
  7. Certain dermatoses.
  8. Serious mental illnesses as a whole.

To conclude, remember that a well-conducted algae bath treatment always constitutes an excellent natural possibility of relaxation, detoxification, and vitalization, able to prevent the consequences of the numerous physical and psychological attacks of which we are subject. increasingly the object in our societies, and often represents a most useful addition.

Jean-François Henri