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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring for a session?
Where is the seaweed from?
Where are you located?
How hot are the hot tubs?
Can I buy a hot tub whiskey barrel?
Do you host groups or events?
What are the benefits of sea water / seaweed bathing?

What do I need to bring for a session?
Temporary changing facilities are kindly provided by the Lil Ban Café (10 metres away!) We suggest for bathing you bring a swimsuit or bathing shorts, a towel or robe and some footwear such as flip flops for crossing the commonage to the tubs. A drink to hydrate or avail of the menu available from the Lil Ban Cafe.

Where is the seaweed from?
We harvest fresh seaweed locally from the shores of Achill Island.

Where are you located?
We are located between Keel beach and the Bervie guesthouse, Keel, Achill Island. View our location on a map, and sat-nav co-ordinates, on our Location page.

How hot are the hot tubs?
Generally the tubs are heated to between 37 and 39 degrees celcius If you know your own personal comfort zone regarding temperature we will always do our best to accommodate.

Can I buy a hot tub whiskey barrel?
Yes, we sell aged oak whiskey barrels, along wth necessary equipment. Please email us at achillseaweedhottubs@gmail.com for more details.

Do you host groups or events?
Yes, we can facilitate groups of family or friends, or corporate events. We can also provide catering. Just Get in Touch to discuss your event.

What are the benefits of sea water / seaweed bathing?
Bathing in salt water / seaweed is commonly recommended to relieve stress, ease achy muscles and to treat irritated skin. Additionally there is scientific evidence that bathing in salt water and/or seaweed has benefits in treating rheumatic diseases; can help with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and other dry skin conditions; and can help in stimulating circulation, easing muscle cramps, relieve stiffness in joints, and sooth achy, overworked legs and feet.

Health & Safety

  • Children aged 16 and under must be supervised by a parent or guardian whilst using the hot tubs at all times.
  • We strongly recommend you drink plenty of water during your Seaweed Hot Tub experience so as to keep yourself hydrated prior, during and after your experience.
  • Although alcohol is available from the Lil Ban Cafe we do not recommend this, your use of such is entirely at your own risk.
  • If you are pregnant please consult your doctor/gp prior to using our hot tubs.
  • If you suffer from hypertension or any other treated medical condition please advise us prior to using our hot tubs.
  • We strongly recommend you refrain from using alcohol whilst using our hot tubs.

The above are stated but not conclusive.

As a general rule of thumb, most hot tub sessions last 45 minutes. If after 45 minutes you want to keep soaking, we recommend stepping out for a bit to give your body a break. Hydrate, rest and then enter the hot tub again.
 

Three images of people enjoying a seaweed hot tub soak in whiskey barrels overlooking Keel beach Sseaweed hot tub barrels overlooking Keel beach, Achill Island