for treatment guests
Here below you will find plenty of good-to-know information about Blue Lagoon Clinic. If you are visiting us as a patient, we recommend that you read this section.
You will need to sign in at reception before treatment. You will then have an interview with the nurse, who will discuss your treatment and take your blood pressure. The nurse will also photograph the affected areas (and again at the end of your treatment), in order to track your progress.
Bathing in geothermal seawater
Bathing in geothermal seawater is at the heart of all treatments. You should bathe at least twice a day, for an hour each time. During your session you can gently explore the clinic’s private lagoon or just enjoy floating in the warm water.
You’ll need to shower before entering the lagoon, and algae and mineral shower gel is provided in the shower rooms. We also recommend that you apply the algae and mineral hair conditioner provided, before and after bathing.
Women are advised to wear a two-piece bathing suit so that the whole body can enjoy the effects of the lagoon's active ingredients.
We recommend that you apply silica mud to all areas of psoriasis while bathing. Pots of silica mud are provided next to the lagoon. Simply apply, let it dry for 5–10 minutes and then rinse off in the water.
Relax and keep hydrated
To get the most from bathing, it’s important to completely relax and enjoy the experience. It is also important to drink plenty of water and you’ll find a drinking fountain in the lagoon.
If you start to feel uncomfortable, weak or drained then leave the water and contact the nurse.
UVB light therapy and skincare
After one of your bathing sessions, you’ll shower and go to the UVB light therapy room. There you’ll receive light treatment and use of a light comb and special UVB lights for hands and feet as needed.
Following light therapy, you’ll apply Blue Lagoon mineral moisturizing cream to the whole body and mineral intensive cream on the areas of psoriasis. These creams are both available in shower rooms and are based on Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater's active ingredients: minerals, silica and algae.
Finally, you are recommended to take at least 10 minutes after the treatment to rest, as you can expect to feel tired during the first 4–5 treatments.
There is a specially designed relaxation room, with lounge chairs and a stunning view, for this purpose.
Evaluation and support
At the end of the treatment, you will have another interview with a nurse to evaluate your treatment. We recommended that you continue to use Blue Lagoon skincare products when you get home.
- Doctor’s examinations take place every other Monday. Appointments are made after consulting with the nurse.
- Nurses are always available for further interviews, upon request.
- A dermatologist is available via phone/email as needed.
- If you need to see a doctor, or require a prescription, you should contact a nurse who will help arrange it.
During opening hours a nurse or paramedic is always available for assistance. Hotel staff are on duty 24 hours. A laundry service is available for a nominal price.
Typical Treatment day
You can see what a typical tretment day in the standard and/or intensive treatments looks like by following this link.
Spa treatments and massages are available both at the clinic and Blue Lagoon. Clinic treatment guests receive a 20% discount on spa treatments and massages. To book a massage please ask at reception or call +354 420 8832.
Exercise and outdoor activities
Exercise and outdoor activities are an important part of the treatment. The clinic offers a fitness room and there are plenty of walking routes in the surrounding area. You can borrow Nordic walking poles from reception and there are bicycles available to rent.
Television and internet access are provided in every room. There is also a communal TV, VCR and computer with internet access in the living room area. We recommend that you bring things to do in your free time, such as reading material or a laptop. We also advise you to bring warm clothes and good shoes for outdoor activities.
A healthy diet has a positive effect on the psoriasis treatment, and we offer consultations with a nutritionist at the clinic. Light refreshments are available at the cafeteria for a nominal price. Smoking and drinking alcohol are prohibited at the clinic.
If you’re interested in renting a car, just ask a member of staff. There are also scheduled coach services daily between Blue Lagoon and Reykjavík.
After the treatment at Blue Lagoon Clinic
We highly recommend that you continue treatment on your own when you are back home, using Blue Lagoon skin care products. More information here.