Ann Brown and Stewart Griffith decided to create Himalayan Source because of the beneficial capabilities of Himalayan salt, a trend that Ann says will "last for years." They saw a need to increase awareness of Himalayan salt in spas around the world. Through their collaboration with Himalayan Source, they combine quality spa products and Himalayan salt to provide economical and long lasting salt walls, panels, lounge chairs, and tables..
Ann Brown, Saltability Founder
With almost 20 years of experience in nearly every aspect of the resort spa business, Ann Brown is an industry veteran whose expertise extends from licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician and massage therapist to accomplished spa director and business manager. In 2014, she founded Saltability to answer the need for a better treatment in the spa industry and conceived a line of Himalayan salt products that benefit clients as well as their therapists. By keeping products and services chemical free and eco-friendly, Saltability offers multiple therapeutic benefits in a single treatment, helping client and practitioner alike. Today, Saltability is a spa industry partner that provides quality Himalayan salt stone treatments and products for resort, day, medical and destination spas. Serving three years on the board of directors for the International Spa Association and five years on the education committee for the ISPA organization, Brown is trained in all facets of the spa industry and is a founding member of the American Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council, which educates some of the country’s top spas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Florida and contributed to the development of ISPA’s Hiring and Training Guide, in addition to helping co-author two textbooks used for spa management degrees at major universities. She has presented on spa management and modalities at ISPA’s annual conference, the American Massage Therapy Association conference, IECSC and more and has served her community as a board member of several nonprofits.
Stewart Griffith, Touch America President For more than 35 years, Stewart Griffith has been developing and manufacturing innovative spa and salon equipment solutions through his company, TouchAmerica. When Robin Zill, a new massage therapist, needed a portable massage table, Griffith built her one. This led to the two of them not just creating a family together, but also a family company that manufactures a complete line of quality wellness equipment and furniture.
Under Griffith’s leadership, the formula for success in TouchAmeria’s growth has been its emphasis on conveying a quality product to customers and a quality environment appreciated by long-standing employees. TouchAmerica offers and continues to develop a full range of spa and salon equipment, custom furniture, cabinetry and merchandising solutions, as well as salt room and halotherapy products. TouchAmerica manufactures products in North Carolina, where it all started.
TouchAmerica’s wholly-owned subsidiary Touch International also custom designs and manufactures for some of the biggest names in the spa, hotel and beauty industry.
Himalayan Source — Transforming spas and wellness centers with Himalayan salt walls and salt products