Published: 09/02/2018 - Updated: 02/25/2019
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Seaweed Therapy could be wonderfull for your body. Nature definitely continues to have the best remedies, therapies, and tonics, in regards to health and beauty. And there is nothing more miraculous and effective than the things provided to us by land and sea. Our only task is to learn the properties and benefits of each thing, and to learn to use them and later enjoy their benefits. We must be patient, though, and stop worrying, and just let it work. They know exactly what to do.
Seaweed is a vegetable with extraordinary properties both for health and beauty. We know we should include them in our diets, but you can benefit in several other ways by them, like seaweed therapy, which nourishes, cleanses, and heals our body from the outside.
Seaweed is generally anti-tumor, antibacterial, and antiviral, and are rich in vitamins A, B, C, E, F, and K. They have minerals like potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, etc., and high quality vegetable proteins and antioxidants. They can have other special benefits, according to the type of seaweed and its coloration (which depends on the depth of water it grew in). Bellow you will find a brief overview of their most outstanding qualities:
- Blue seaweeds: Spirulina seaweed is part of this category, which is very easy to find in natural stores. It contains more than 250 different nutritive components, with an outstanding amount of vegetable protein. This algae moisturizes, smooths, and regenerates the skin.
- Green seaweeds: This group contains more than 7,000 classes of seaweed, which typically are survive in continental waters. These seaweeds are very nutritious for the skin, they firm it, make it tight and brilliant. It is used to make creams, oils, soaps, and other cosmetic products.
- Brown seaweeds: These live more or less in colder water, deep in the sea, giving it its color due to lack of sunlight. These types of seaweed contains lots of aminoacids, vitamins, and minerals, and nourishes and firms the skin.
- Red seaweeds: These live in the largest amount of water throughout almost all of world’s seas. There are more than 4,000 species of them. In some waters, they can be so abundant as to cause to water to look red, and turn toxic.
How do you use seaweed therapy?
This can be used alternatively with thalassotherapy, by wrapping and rubbing the body with seaweed. This method produces an anti-inflammatory effect, provides minerals to the body, cleanses toxins, and stimulates circulation. It is also relaxing. It is highly beneficial for people with joint problems, skin conditions, overweight, tension, anxiety, headaches, and it is even good for athletes.
You can use salves with a seaweed base, which can be applied with a massage to stimulate circulation throughout the entire body and face. This helps the skin to absorb the seaweed nutrients. This method helps eliminate stretch marks, cellulitis, tones, hydrates and eliminates marks on the skin, prevents and slows the effects of aging.
Seaweed massage: Any type of massage with seaweed helps greatly in our health and beauty care. Remember, they are rich in vitamins, proteins, amino acids, trace elements, iodine, magnesium, potassium, iron, etc., which the skin can delicately absorb.
With a thermal bath: submerge your body in a cold or hot bath (according to the therapy you’re using) with seaweed. This bath is frequently very beneficial and rich for the skin after having used some sort of exfoliating clay, or a massage. This method firms the skin, exfoliates, nourishes, moisturizes, and rejuvenates it. It treats stretch marks, cellulitis, overweight, wrinkly skin, and also fills your spirit with energy. The bathroom is a good alternative to try this method in.
You now have one more excuse to be close to nature.
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