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.