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Focus on Spa Therapies: Salt Therapy

Salt therapy has become a go-to spa treatment in resorts across the globe. Many of our spa partners are offering a range of treatments featuring pink Himalyan salt—from hot salt stone massage, to “Halotherapy,” entire rooms with salt walls and “halogenerators.” Popular with discriminating spa guests wanting proven methods to improve overall well-being, halotherapy is clinically-proven to provide numerous health benefits.

Himalayan salt has 84 trace minerals. (Source. Water & Salt: The Essence of Life.) Once absorbed through the skin, these minerals balance the body’s pH as well as helps aid in proper metabolism, improving circulation and calming the nervous system. It also helps to reduce the signs of aging among its other benefits. While few large-scale research studies have examined salt therapy, the results of several small studies done in the late 1990s also support its benefits.

There is evidence showing salt therapy is beneficial for:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Mental and stress-related disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory problems
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis

According to the Salt Therapy Association, only dry salt therapy is considered halotherapy:

Halotherapy is a distinct modality that disperses 99.99 percent pure sodium chloride into a room or chamber that is inhaled or falls upon the guest inside the salt room. This is only accomplished with a special device called a halogenerator … which crushes and grinds the pure sodium chloride into precise micromillimeter [sized] particles and that enable the guest to inhale the salt, which has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and super absorbent characteristics. Dozens of clinical studies have shown [these particles] impact various respiratory and skin conditions.”

The salt used in spa treatments comes in many different forms—salt, stones, blocks, lamps, warmers and products. Himalayan salt saunas have the added of producing stress-reducing negative ions. Boosting the negative ions found in nature is a proven way to elevate your mood. (think of how you feel in forests, beaches or mineral springs.)

A magnesium salt bath is a great alternative to a spa visit. Try Body Bliss’ Turquiose Sage Foaming Salt Soak or Ocean Dew Mineral Salt Soak. No bathtub? Rub yourself down with Vital Organic Ginger Rosemary Sudsy Sea Salt Scrub in the shower, for an invigorating and mineralizing at-home spa experience.

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Body Bliss Property Profile: Läka Spa at The Hotel Landing

Taking part in the openings of new spas across the country is a source of pride at Body Bliss. The Midwest continues to be a hot market. We are excited to partner with WTS International on the opening of Läka Spa at The Hotel Landing in Wayzata, Minnesota. Located on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, The Hotel Landing opened in March [...]

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Property Profile: SunWater Spa

SunWater Spa in Manitou Springs holds a special place in our heart. The sister property of SunMountain Center, a premier wellness destination—SunWater Spa just celebrated its second anniversary. What makes Manitou Springs truly unique are the eight mineral springs that are historic landmarks. While taking in the waters is a primary focus in the region, SunWater Spa takes it the [...]

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A Revolution in Men's Aromatherapy - (Guest Blog by Jason Antonino)

The goal of my business, Bold Aromatherapy, is to promote a revolution in aromatherapy for men. But what does this mean? What does it entail? Let’s dive into that.Where it all began…I’m going to talk about how I got started with essential oils and aromatherapy first. In the autumn of 2013, I was on Facebook and started seeing more [...]

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Global Wellness Summit Returns to USA at The Breakers Palm Beach

For the first time in five years, the Global Wellness Summit is returning to the U.S at The Breakers Palm Beach October 9-11. The 2017 Summit theme, “Living a Well Life,” will put a spotlight on how the future of wellness will impact every aspect of an individual’s life. Dozens of high-profile wellness experts are on the keynote roster, including Dr. [...]

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Property Profile Part II: Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa - Interview with Spa Consultant Nancy Nemer

From concept to completion, renowned spa consultant Nancy Nemer was Betsy Abrams’s cohort in Five Wellbing. Nancy’s firm Red Cashew specializes in strategic planning, operations, branding, interior design and spa retail for luxury developments, both domestically and across the globe. Clients include WorldCare Health and Wellness Resort, Dubai; Tiger Woods, Dubai; Miraval Life in Balance; Marriott International, Inc.; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC; [...]

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Property Profile: Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa—Interview with Owner Betsy Abrams

We have been involved with our partner Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa in Littleton, Colorado since “Day One.” Services are based on the five elements; Water, Fire, Metal, Wood, and Earth—where re-balancing is the goal. Body Bliss was honored to create five signature essential oil blends for each element.Five Wellbeing is the result of founder/owner Betsy Abrams’ original vision, brought to [...]

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Essential Oil Safety for New Essential Oil Users

New to essential oils and want to make sure you proceed with caution? We’ve got you covered with a few, easy basics to start you down the right path!--First and very important…never use essential oils in your mouth, up your nose, in your ear canal, or on sensitive body parts. In case of accidental eye contact, DO NOT [...]

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Summer Aromatherapy Essentials

Summer is here, and we at Body Bliss are ready to get out into the great outdoors! As you step up your activity levels the next few months, here are some summer aromatherapy essentials for home and on the road. Even a hostess gift for your Auntie Ellen!For Your BodySummer heat can cause swollen and cracked feet. Take a [...]

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