'Borne of a passion for the maritime habitat'... in 2000 Neil Walton and family opened the VOYA Seaweed Baths in the coastal village of Strandhill, County Sligo, Ireland.
Together both Neil, with his father and mentor Mick Walton, were able to combine their passion for sports recovery, knowledge of aquaculture, and the age-old seaweed bathing traditions founded by our Irish forefathers - into the re-establishment of the Bathhouse within this beautiful coastal village.
We can learn a lot from our forefathers and sometimes we have to go full circle to discover hidden gems in our history and traditions – very often just on our own doorstep. This is what happened to Neil Walton from County Sligo, Ireland.
Neil had been passionate about sport from an early age – a passion triggered when Neil’s father Mick introduced him to long distance running at the age of 11. Neil went on to become a professional junior triathlete and it was when he was studying sport and competing in Australia he heard about the recuperative properties of natural seaweed baths, from his fellow professional athletes.
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CONDE NASTE TRAVELER, FEBRUARY 2019
We show our respect and gratitude for the Oceans bounty, through adopting environmentally sustainable harvesting techniques and eco-friendly practises from beginning to end of our business cycle - from Shore to Bath to Soil. We simply have to, the Ocean is the beating heart of our business.Learn More