Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Top Exotic Island Spa Treatments

The Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa located 40 minutes from Reykjavik, Iceland was recently voted as the best medical spa worldwide by the readers of Conde Naste Traveller. The volcanic lagoon, complete with a geothermal beach, lava caves and silica mud is located in the region's lava fields and holds up to six million litres of geothermal seawater, originating from 6,562 ft. below.

The mineral rich water is mixed with coccoid algae and filamentous algae (which helps to revitalize the skin's natural collagen production) as well as a rich concentration of minerals, silica, algae, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, to name a few. Visitors are able to treat themselves to a natural, white silica mud mask while basking in the warm milky blue waters, created by the mix of seawater and algae. The entire experience is said to be one of the most relaxing and invigorating spa experiences available. Three words come to mind . . . exotic, mystical, delightful.