VOYA Organic Seaweed Treatments

Scents of Serenity Organic Spa is excited to be the only spa in Richmond offering VOYA certified organic seaweed treatments, containing nutrient-rich, hand-harvested seaweed from the coast of County Sligo, Ireland.

History

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Dating back over 300 years, seaweed baths are Ireland’s only indigenous therapy and were traditionally seen as the “sailor’s cure”. Seaweed has been hand-harvested in Sligo for over 150 years and VOYA’s founders, the Walton family, continued in this tradition and reopened the town’s first seaweed bath in 2000 after all were destroyed in a hurricane 40 years prior. In 2003, VOYA’s first seaweed-based product was launched. After years of extensive research, development, and countess tests, VOYA has created a full range of seaweed-based organic products and spa therapies.

Seaweed Harvesting

VOYA’s founders hand-harvest wild seaweed under special license in areas recognized for their unprecedented natural beauty. Sustainable harvesting practices are used keeping the seaweed intact, allowing the seaweed to grow back to full size within 8 months, and causing no negative impact on the environment. This process allows this precious gift from the sea to be a fully renewable resource. After the seaweed is carefully selected, it is processed within 2 hours in order that the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals and proteins are locked inside and available for use in one of VOYA’s many extraordinary offerings.

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Benefits of Seaweed

Seaweed is nature’s most powerful anti-oxidant from the marine world. It fights against harmful environmental aggressors, thus slowing down the signs of aging. Seaweed strengthens the immune system and helps with the prevention of acute illness. Seaweed- based treatments can deeply detoxify, hydrate and nourish the skin, hair and body.

Seaweed naturally cleanses and purifies the skin, helping to improve suppleness and elasticity.

3 Main Groups of Sea Weed

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Fucus Serratus: Serrated Wrack

This special type of seaweed that is present in all of VOYA’s products, survives by filtering the ocean for nutrients, and as a result, amasses a huge amount of minerals and vitamins. Oils from this seaweed have truly remarkable effects on skin, hair and body. Moisturizing, conditioning and detoxifying, the antioxidant compounds found naturally in this seaweed have a dramatic impact in the fight against aging, and will leave skin smooth and supple.

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Laminaria Digitata – Tangleweed

All seaweed varieties have different traits. Laminaria Digitata, Tangleweed, has an extraordinarily high level of antioxidants. This seaweed offers immediate and noticeable effects to the skin, including increased firmness, reduction of fine lines, and increased hydration and protection. It helps to stimulate the production of collagen in the body, while strengthening the immune system, increasing vitality, and protecting it from free radical damage.

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Fucus Vesiculosus

This seaweed releases polysaccharides such as alginic acid, and iodine (which stimulate the metabolism) as well as other minerals that are beneficial to the skin, while stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systems. This seaweed is extremely unique because of its shift in vitamin content depending on the time of year. It is harvested in the fall for its high vitamin C content and also in the summer for its high vitamin A content.

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Mermaid's Purse Anti-Aging Seaweed Facial

This results-oriented treatment is suitable for all skin types, particularly for those in search of anti-aging results. This facial was designed using VOYA’s finest organic ingredients combined with anti-oxidant algae complexes with a restorative blend of aromatherapy oils. The beautiful blend of seaweed and botanical ingredients helps to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by utilizing Voya’s exclusive re-mineralizing Mermaid’s Purse face mask and Laminaria seaweed leaves. Your skin is left rejuvenated and hydrated and the appearance of deep set wrinkles is reduced while the skin’s texture is left hydrated and plumped. This is the crème de la crème of all facial experiences and results in instantly firmed and tightened skin with a natural and radiant glow.

Pricing

  • 75 minutes
    $155

Ocean Refresh Facial

This facial will refresh and rejuvenate even the most tired skin. A spiny bamboo facial exfoliator is applied revealing a more radiant glow, and is then followed by VOYA’s signature facial massage using a serum containing an intense blend of organic oils and antioxidant-rich seaweed. Finally, to deeply hydrate, detoxify and plump the skin, VOYA’s “Maskerade” facial masque is massage into the skin. Your skin will feel balanced and refreshed, boasting a radiant glow.

Pricing

  • 60 minutes
    $125

Voya Organic Foot Retreat Ritual

This nourishing and reconditioning treatment begins with a your choice of an organic seaweed sugar scrub. A dual-action seaweed foot mask is combined with a fresh seaweed leaf wrap around legs and feet to reduce swelling and soften tired feet. Your feet are then treated to a deeply, relaxing massage using VOYAs signature “Softly Does It” moisturizing lotion.

Pricing

  • 45 minutes
    $75

Voya Organic Hand Retreat Ritual

Recondition and refine your hands and arms. To begin, a gentle seaweed exfoliation buffs away dry skin cells. Then hands and arms are lovingly wrapped in warm seaweed leaves to hydrate, increase circulation, and nourish the skin. To seal in all of the goodness, a replenishing lotion with hydrating seaweed extracts is massaged into the skin.

Pricing

  • 45 minutes
    $75

Healing Herbal Compress Massage

A real sensory treat! Warm, organic herbal & seaweed compresses are gently massaged into the body, releasing precious seaweed oils and herbal compounds into the skin and underlying muscle tissue. The penetrating heat provides deep relaxation while healing properties of seaweed, ginger, clove and orange soothe aches and pains. This full body treatment is the ultimate indulgence.

**The herbal compresses used during this treatment are packaged for you to take home for two additional uses.

Pricing

  • 90 minutes
    $145

Soothing Bamboo Massage

Using the powerful energetic properties of heated bamboo, this deeply relaxing massage relieves tension in the body with it’s broad, soothing strokes and allows for deep release, leaving you feeling balanced and grounded. This exclusive and incredibly healing massage incorporates VOYA Angelicus Serratus (seaweed) oil, considered the Angel’s Kiss of the ocean, which deeply detoxifies, increases circulation, and supports skin rejuvenation and renewal. This incredible oil along with our balance aromatherapy blend, contributes to the ultimate mental, physical and spiritual wellness.

Pricing

  • 90 minutes
    $145

Ocean Essence Wrap

VOYA Ocean Essence is an organic wrap treatment that stimulates blood and lymph flow. This detoxifies the skin and encourages the renewal of damaged cells through a full body exfoliation with ground walnut shells, which defines, tones and increases circulation. Fucus Serratus and Laminaria Digitata seaweed are combined to combat cellulite and muscle fatigue. Your skin will look and feel smooth, toned and hydrated and your body relaxed and rejuvenated.

Pricing

  • 75 minutes
    $145

Ocean Seaweed Leaf Wrap

This crème de la crème of body wraps is a signature VOYA treatment inspired by the sea. Fresh leaves of seaweed cocoon the body to deeply detoxify, moisturize, soften and revive the body. This treatment begins with an exfoliation using finely ground seaweed, followed by a wrapping of seaweed leaves around the body. While the seaweed’s minerals, vitamins and amino acids work their magic, you will be treatedto a relaxing scalp massage.

**The seaweed used during this treatment is packaged for you to take home for two additional uses.

Pricing

  • 75 minutes
    $155

Stimulating Seaweed Body Buff

Fucus Vesiculosus is the seaweed used in this vitamin-rich body exfoliation. This unique seaweed treatment is the ultimate treat for tired, dull skin. The antioxidants found in this this mineral-rich seaweed, combined with pure seaweed oils, creates a powerful, organic answer to healthy skin. After exfoliation, VOYA’s “Softly Does It’ hydrating moisturizer is massaged into your glowing skin, leaving it soft and supple.

Pricing

  • 60 minutes
    $115

Organic Lavender & Seaweed Sugar Glow

This treatment uses a medley of ingredients including organic seaweed, organic lavender buds, and organic sugar to invigorate, exfoliate and nourish the skin. Afterwards you will enjoy a short relaxing massage with VOYA’s “Softly Does It” body moisturizer. This is a gentle, aromatic sugar scrub treatment that melts tired muscles while soothing and softening the skin to perfection.

Pricing

  • 60 minutes
    $105

Organic Peppermint & Seaweed Sugar Glow

This refreshing all-over exfoliating treatment awakens the skin and body. Featuring a fabulously fragrant mix of organic peppermint leaf, seaweed and sugar, this stimulating treatment offers the double-action of dead skin cell removal with the uplifting effects of organic peppermint essential oil. This invigorating treatment is ideal right before a massage, as the gentle aromatic sugar scrub will revive the senses, sooth tired muscles and refresh your entire body.

Pricing

  • 60 minutes
    $105

Seascape Journey

Float away into your own seascape journey as you receive a soothing lavender & seaweed sugar scrub, deeply exfoliating your skin and preparing your body to take in more of the therapeutic benefits of seaweed during your Healing Herbal Compress Massage. Warm, organic herb & seaweed compresses are gently massaged into the body, releasing precious seaweed oils and herbal compounds relieving all muscle tension as you escape into your own world of relaxation.

Pricing

  • 2.5 hours
    $240

Tranquil Voyage

Your peaceful voyage begins with a vitamin and mineral-rich Ocean Essence Wrap that boasts two special types of seaweed to deeply nourish your body. Fatigued muscles are rejuvenated and skin is left smoothed, toned and hydrated. Continuing your voyage, you will receive an Ocean Refresh Facial using fresh, organic seaweed that will leave your skin glowing and radiant. This soothing spa ritual will make you feel as though you have left Richmond and escaped to the seaside of your own tranquil island.

Pricing

  • 2.75 hours
    $250

Majestic Mermaid

This is the crème de la crème ritual from the sea. Your signature seaweed treatments begin with an Ocean Seaweed Leaf Wrap, as fresh leaves of seaweed deeply detoxify, moisturize, soften and revive your entire body. As you are cocooned in your mineral-rich seaweed wrap on the warm, heated table, you will receive a relaxing scalp massage.  Next an Organic Seaweed Restorative Facial will revive dull looking skin, leaving it with a completely luminous glow. Lastly, a Soothing Bamboo Massage, with balancing aromatherapy, will leave you deeply relaxed, restored, and feeling like a fabled goddess of the sea.

Pricing

  • 4 hours
    $420
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