Algotherapy is a seaweed bath similar in form to thalasso therapy, which is the use of sea products to detoxify, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin, giving the skin back its radiant appearance that often fades with time, like flowers in the autumn. In Algotherapy, thin layers of heated seaweed are applied to a person’s skin and infra red lamps are used to maintain the seaweed temperature.
Seaweed concentrates a wide range of minerals and trace elements that are vital for the synthesis of enzymes, vitamins and hormones and the working of human cells. Primarily brown seaweeds are used in Algotherapy. After being washed and rinsed they are processed and preserved to retain all their active ingredients.
The aim of Algotherapy is to reduce pain and act as an anti-inflammatory procedure.