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, Himalayan Source Partner and Saltability Founder
With more than 25 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. Brown lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she participates in local organizations including Rotary International, Brain Bowl, Habitat for Humanity, the YMCA and the Alzheimer’s Association. She served three years on the board of directors for the International Spa Association and five years on the education committee for the ISPA organization. She is a founding member of the American Spa Therapy Education and Certification Council, which educates some of the top spas in the country. She has been a World Spa & Wellness Awards judge since 2010, and she serves as vice chair of the Global Wellness Salt & Halotherapy Initiative. She is involved in the Global Wellness Institute Mentorship Program, contributed to the development of ISPA’s Hiring and Training Guide and helped co-author two textbooks used for spa management degrees at major universities.
Brown has presented on spa management and modalities at ISPA’s annual conference, the American Massage Therapy Association conference, IECSC and more. She has also served her community as a board member of several nonprofits. In 2018, she was nominated for the Junior League’s Woman Volunteer of the Year, she won Rookie Rotarian of the Year from the Downtown Boca Raton Rotary Club and served as the committee chairperson for the Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2019 and 2020, she chaired the Gumbo Limbo 10K.
Stewart Griffith, Himalayan Source Partner and 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.
Bringing more than 10 years of beauty, spa, and wellness experience, plus experience in the Himalayan salt field, Rachel Williams joined Himalayan Source in 2019. She started her career as a spa manager at a local spa, then worked her way up in a Fortune 5000 cosmetic company from customer service representative to tradeshow & marketing manager to the director of customer service & account management. Rachel has a true passion for the spa and wellness industry, and she strives to build long lasting relationships while providing the best customer experience.
Himalayan Source — Transforming spas and wellness centers with Himalayan salt walls and salt products