Gurney’s Seawater Spa in Montauk, New York recently unveiled a new Himalayan salt room, featuring a custom 18’ wide by 9.4’ tall Himalayan salt wall and a Atlas Flex Block Salt Table, both from Himalayan Source. Enriching the spa’s Salt Stone Therapy Massage treatment, adding aesthetic and healing value for guests, the salt room is part of Gurney’s recently completed $20 million renovation.
According to Sandra Sadowski, Director of Spa & Fitness, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, the wall is a key architectural highlight and therapeutic retreat within the spa.
“Our guests especially love the backlighting on the salt wall as well as the various depth placements of the stones, which add a textured topography,” said Sadowski. “Guests’ tensions simply melt away during the salt stone treatment, leaving them with renewed clarity.”
Constructed of 768 white, 100 percent natural Himalayan salt bricks, the wall is a custom creation from Himalayan Source, one of the spa industry’s leading providers of Himalayan salt concepts. Working with top spas and wellness centers around the world, Himalayan Source utilizes Himalayan salt born from the Primal Sea, where scientists believe all life originated, to enhance therapeutic spaces with striking custom salt concepts, salt walls, salt panels for saunas, and more.
Working with custom installation instructions and drawings plus engineering support from Himalayan Source, Gurney’s in-house team installed the salt wall. According to Himalayan Source, a wall of this size is typically installed in four to seven days with two people assigned to the install.
“Curating this space with Himalayan Source’s Ann Marie Brown and Rachel Williams has been an educational experience — bringing to life such a healing space,” Sadowski said about the project.
“This project exemplifies how beautifully Himalayan salt can take spa guests’ healing experiences to the next level,” said Himalayan Source co-founder Ann Brown. “Sandra fully embraced the potential that Himalayan salt’s natural, clean, healing properties offer to a spa treatment space. We were thrilled to help Seawater Spa bring this stunning wall to life for its guests.”
The Atlas Flex Block Salt Table, manufactured by Touch America on behalf of Himalayan Source, features all white salt bricks to match the Seawater Spa’s salt wall and has a unique flex so the body is cushioned around the hand-carved Himalayan salt tiles to add amazing comfort for the guest. The Atlas Flex-Block Salt Table can be used for massage and body treatments, or on its own for due to the grounding effect of Himalayan salt which is same as the Earth (8 hertz) similar to Earthing, grounding and forest bathing. The surface of warmed Himalayan salt, containing 84 naturally occurring minerals and salts, amplifies the healing benefits of treatments guests receive.
Seawater Spa offers Salt Stone Therapy Massage, a Saltability Himalayan salt massage treatment, in the Himalayan salt room. Guests enjoy the treatment while lying on the warm Atlas Flex Block Salt Table with the Himalayan salt wall enhancing the total salt experience.
Himalayan Source creates unique salt spa concepts from Himalayan salt that is sourced responsibly from northern Pakistan near the base of the Himalayan Mountains.
Photo courtesy of Gurney's Seawater Spa.
With home construction and renovation continuing to rise across the country, demand is at an all-time high for wellness products designed to enhance the beauty and functionality of newly imagined spa-like spaces. In response to increased demand, Himalayan Source recently expanded into the residential market and, in doing so, is helping homeowners create the wellness spaces of their dreams.
“We’ve had great success helping spa and hotel owners/managers enhance their treatment rooms, spas and saunas with salt blocks and salt walls and true halotherapy (salt therapy) from Himalayan Source,” says Ann Brown, Himalayan Source partner, who has more than 25 years of experience in the resort spa business. “With homeowners’ desire for personal wellness spaces growing so rapidly during COVID, it was the perfect time to introduce these products to the residential market. The response has been tremendous, and we’re so proud to have these products in wellness spaces within new and existing homes where they can enjoy the benefits every day.”
When Jeremy Jones, principal at Jones Design Associates, a luxury interior design firm based in Atlanta, had a client seeking to redesign a flooded basement, Jones came up with creative ideas for the new space — one of which was to incorporate a Himalayan salt wall separating a heated sauna from the rest of the home’s spa. Photos below courtesy of Jones Design Associates.
“I recommended the salt wall because I was familiar with the health benefits of Himalayan salt but also knew it would be a spectacular backdrop to the renovated space,” Jones says. “Our client was over the moon once everything was installed and operating. Today the spa and the salt wall provide a tranquil and beautiful space to relax and revive.”
Homeowners have taken note of the products as well.
“The salt wall completely exceeded our expectations,” says Angelo Ninivaggi, a homeowner from Fish Creek, Wisconsin, who put in a Himalayan salt sauna through Himalayan Source. “It is not only the highlight of the sauna but a highlight of our new home. In addition to the health benefits of Himalayan salt, it really contributes to the ambiance of the sauna.”
Photo above courtesy of Angelo Ninivaggi.
Himalayan Source is a joint venture between Saltability, a global Himalayan salt stone product provider that serves the spa industry’s Himalayan salt concept needs, and TouchAmerica, a leading manufacturer of high-quality massage, spa and salon furniture. Himalayan Source products are created using 100 percent natural Himalayan salt, responsibly sourced from northern Pakistan near the base of the Himalayan Mountains.
As a member of the Salt Therapy Association, Himalayan Source strengthens its mission of educating others in the benefits of salt therapy, or halotherapy. They continue to work to bring awareness and promote the benefits of halotherapy as it supports respiratory health.
Founded in 2014, the Salt Therapy Association (STA) provides resources, information, research and standards to support, promote and create awareness about halotherapy. STA is the largest organization of salt therapy facilities, professionals, and enthusiasts in the world, with members in the United States, Canada, Ireland, China, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand.
By breathing in pharmaceutical-grade salt microparticles from a halogenerator, the anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of Himalayan salt opens airways, reducing airflow obstruction and mucus. As the salt air clears allergens and pollutants from the lungs, it prevents the growth of bacteria. Dry salt therapy has been credited with a positive effect on respiration and oxygen flow, skin conditions, tension, stress and general wellness. Breathing in aerosolized salt microparticles helps cleanse the respiratory tract and strengthen lung function by stimulating the body’s internal processes. Himalayan salt — the only salt used in these halotherapy experiences — contains 84 naturally occurring minerals and salts with research-proven health benefits for users.
Continuing our commitment to educating others about the benefits of Halotherapy, Himalayan Source is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor for the 2021 World Halotherapy Association Conference. The virtual conference on December 7, 2021, will focus on salt therapy with various global speakers across the salt and wellness industries. This year’s event is free, but registration is required.
The World Halotherapy Association (WHA) is a physician-backed association whose mission is to ensure a global standard of excellence in the Halotherapy industry. Additionally, the WHA strives to train, educate and support those working in the Halotherapy industry – from small startups to day spas, wellness centers, and suppliers – of a deeper understanding of the disease state, ensuring proper equipment performance, and aiding in the successful execution of business operations.
Additionally, Himalayan Source’s partner Ann Brown is vice chair of the Global Wellness Institute Salt and Halotherapy Initiative. The Salt and Halotherapy Initiative investigates the effects of salt therapies and provides guidance to businesses and spa practitioners who want to understand and best utilize salt therapy to benefit their clientele by bringing together sharp minds and dynamic personalities from the spa and wellness industry who are passionate about the power and potential of salt therapies.
As vice chair of the Global Wellness Institute Salt and Halotherapy Initiative, I am excited to welcome new members Ryan Dodson and Beata Jirava. Our Salt and Halotherapy Initiative group brings together sharp minds and dynamic personalities from the spa and wellness industry who are passionate about the power and potential of salt therapies. Ryan and Beata are great additions, and I look forward to working with them.
Ryan Dodson serves as CEO, CPA, CFE, and Franchisor of The Salt Suite, a franchisor in the Halotherapy/dry salt industry. Dodson’s goal is to bring salt therapy to more people and help franchisees realize their dreams and goals.
Beata Jirava is CEO of Breathe Salt Wellness, a salt therapy clinic and spa. Jirava’s mission is to create global restorative impact at the cellular level by combining a series of modalities including Pulse Electromagnetic Frequency, Dry Salt Therapy, Live Blood Analysis, Iridology, Acutherapy, Full Body Toxicity and Hormonal Testing for both humans and animals.
The Salt and Halotherapy Initiative investigates the effects of salt therapies and provides guidance to businesses and spa practitioners who want to understand and best utilize salt therapy to benefit their clientele.
Other members include initiative chair Steve Spiro, CEO & Founder, Global Halotherapy Solutions, member Kim Hanna, Founder & Creative Director, Mindfull Solutions; Co-Owner & Strategic Director, Sukhino Float Center & Salt Cave; President, Float Conference; and member Erin Lee, Projects Director, Dröm UK Ltd & Founder, UK Halotherapy Network.
If you have any questions about our work with the Global Wellness Institute or questions about salt therapy, please reach out to me. I would love to talk to you –
Ann Brown, Himalayan Source partner, Saltability founder and Exploring Salt & Halotherapy Initiative vice chair
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In the spa industry, we are always looking to innovate, improve, and focus on how to bring the greatest benefits to our clients. Ann Brown, co-founder of Himalayan Source, shares how Himalayan salt and halotherapy offer smart COVID designs for spas with contactless therapy and antibacterial options that best support clients and staff in “Safely Salty,” her recent article in DaySpa magazine. Ann stresses that now is the time for spas to focus on delivering wellness, safety, and the ultimate spa and massage experiences through private halotherapy and 100% pure Himalayan salt. Read Ann’s complete article on page 52 of the March 2021 issue.
We’re thrilled that our private halotherapy experience for underutilized treatment rooms is recognized on ISPA’s 2021 Innovate Awards ballot in the category of business practice! For this year’s awards, applicants were asked to submit business practices that demonstrate creative changes to their business protocols or offerings as a result of the pandemic for this respective category. We are proud of the development of our private halotherapy room as a way for spas and wellness centers to adjust their offerings and expand revenue while mitigating COVID risk and safely welcoming guests.
Himalayan Source: Renovation of underutilized treatment room into a private halotherapy room — Developed in response to the pandemic, Himalayan Source’s private halotherapy experience minimizes contact and delivers multiple modalities — halotherapy, infrared heat therapy with gemstones and more. The experience turns underutilized treatment rooms into salt therapy rooms to maximize wellness and revenue. Intentionally designed for use by one person at a time, the experience combines far infrared heat therapy with the benefits of Himalayan salt to create a luxury healing experience with a particular focus on supporting respiratory health with minimal human contact.
Are you an ISPA member? Please vote for Himalayan Source in the business practices category before Tuesday, March 9 at 5 p.m. EDT. You can vote for up to two entries in each category (check out the nomination for our sister company Saltability in the same category!). Members received an email invitation from ISPA with a custom ballot link to submit an Innovate Award ballot. If you did not receive a ballot, email email@example.com to request one.
Himalayan Source’s Himalayan Salt Panels have been recognized Best Spa Decor in this year’s 2020 Product Awards by Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe.
Himalayan Source salt panels feature 100% pure hand-carved Himalayan salt in specially designed salt frames with a variety of salt and frame options to fit any décor in spas, offices and residential and sauna space. The panels feature hand-carved Himalayan salt, created when the ancient Primal Sea, where scientists and scholars believe all life originated, was dried up by energy from the sun.
Warmed Himalayan salt is believed to reduce oxidative stress in the immediate surroundings, creating a relaxing, healing environment for guests. It is also ideal for adding to a sauna where dry heat activates the Himalayan salt blocks, transforming them into ionizers. Himalayan salt panels can be easily incorporated into day and resort spas, wellness and fitness centers, massage therapy treatment rooms, businesses and homes to create a clean, pure, bacteria-free environment that detoxifies and replenishes the body.
Himalayan Source salt panels and other top quality Himalayan salt concepts can be found at top spas including across the world including Langham Place, New York, New York, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jamaica, The Biltmore, Miami-Coral Gables, Florida and Fisher Island Club.
“The addition of Himalayan salt panels to a spa, sauna or fitness or wellness center is simple, easy to incorporate, and so impactful for better health. We are grateful for Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe for this recognition as best spa décor,” says Ann Brown, co-founder of Himalayan Source.
Spa & Wellness Mexicaribe is a quarterly industry magazine for spa enthusiasts and industry professionals across Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America. Spa & Wellness Mexicaribe provides up-to-date information on global and national spa trends, news and events, products and services, and new product launches.
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