THE BLUE LAGOON, ICELAND: healing relaxation

THE BLUE LAGOON, ICELAND: healing relaxation

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SOOTHING DREAMY FEELS

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland is exactly that, blue! This dreamy milky blue geothermal spa can be found  laying in a lava field on the southwestern side of Iceland – specifically, on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Grindavík. This place is so dreamy, but there’s a twist to this lagoon you wouldn’t expect.

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Photo by Jonathan Percy via Flickr.

WAIT, IT’S MAN MADE?

The Blue Lagoon is not like any other natural hot spring, in fact, it’s not even natural – it’s man made! The first pool was formed in 1976 from water released by a nearby geothermal power plant. In 1981 the mineral rich water was discovered to be extremely healing, especially for skin disorders. Unexpected amazingness right there! Then in 1992 The Blue Lagoon was opened as an official spa for everyone to enjoy.

Today, it’s a hot destination for tourist traveling from all over the world, wanting to experience the lagoons healing magic and sooth not only their skin, but their spirits as well.

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STEAMY HEALING MAGIC

IT WILL LITERALLY
HEAL YOU

The water is very rich in silica and sulfur. When people suffering from severe skin disorders, like psoriasis, started noticing a dramatic improvement in their skin condition, scientists knew this lagoon was magical. So now many visitors travel to the lagoon to relax in the hot water and cover their skin with silica mud (ugh, sounds amazing). The research and development team continue to study the water’s healing phenomenon and the development of Blue Lagoon skin care products and treatments.

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Photo by Jonathan Percy via Flickr.

SILICA

This is Blue Lagoon’s main boss. The silica molecules combine together to form colloids, which create the gorgeous white mud in the lagoon. Silica plays the biggest role in healing skin conditions due to its awesome skin repair and anti-aging effects.

ALGAE

This goodness has important skin protecting and anti-aging effects for healing. However, it’s is only found in the lagoon’s extreme conditions with high temperatures and salinity. This is the only way the algae can develop it’s bioactive magic.

MINERALS

The geothermal water is created by a mixture of seawater and freshwater from deep within the earth. The water is full of naturally healing pure minerals.

SPA & HOTEL, MIGHT
AS WELL STAY THERE

Whether you want to enjoy a beautifully indulgent getaway or sink into a luxurious healing atmosphere, onsite accommodations are available. The Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel offers complimentary admissions to the spa – also including a private bathing lagoon, massages, medical examinations and doctor appointments, and more.

For further information on planning your visit to The Blue Lagoon and The Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel, check out their site www.bluelagoon.com.

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Photo by Jonathan Percy via Flickr.

GO FIND IT!

Blue Lagoon, Iceland
240Grindavik 420-8800Iceland

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