Saltcave Solana’s powder-dusted cavern looks like a polar bear’s hibernation den, until you notice the lounge chairs. The creatures that dwell here are modern humans, and the wonder that draws them is as old as time itself. Here, they relax amid Himalayan salt crystals, which fill the air with therapeutic properties. As music whisks minds to tranquil states, minerals vaporize themselves into tiny, breathable particles of the tasty mineral, which may ease symptoms of allergies, asthma, and some skin conditions. By infusing the space with negative ions, the saline mist can also help stave off colds and slug invasions. Safe for both children and adults, the cave teems with toys and blankets, which the salt divests of bacteria. The space fits up to eight people, making it a popular venue for yoga and Pilates classes.
Beyond the cave lies an infrared sauna, which helps melt away stress, pain, and toxins as it boosts the heart rate and circulation. Nearby, kneading experts perform Thai massages, gently easing bodies into yoga-like poses designed to dissolve tension, increase joint mobility, and make energy flow freely, like a river stocked with coupons.
Solaris Salt Spa is the place to relieve respiratory problems in a calming and relaxing atmosphere. It is great for asthma, bronchitis, sinuses, COPD, cystic fibrosis, constant colds and persistent sore throats and coughing. It is beneficial for skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema. It is great for the anxious.
The bright green fronds of synthetic palm trees shine in the lights outside Oasis Rehab Clinic, reflecting its nature as a sanctuary from life's unexpected stressors. Versed in several languages—including English, Polish, Ukranian, and Arabic—the staff of male and female therapists specializes in injury rehabilitation and prevention, helping visitors recover from car accidents or stagecoach derailments through a variety of massage and physiotherapy services. The centre also contains unique spa treatments such as a room with salt-infused air and a traditional Turkish bath.
Amethyst Spa & Salon was founded in 1973 by Yvonne Wilson, who continues to own and operate the center. A licensed aesthetician and holistic practitioner, she has carved out a space where creature comforts tend to the spirit while practitioners tend to the body. Upon arrival, clients are invited to slip into a comfy full-length robe and sip on a complimentary beverage. After treatments, they can relax in the lounge, where soft music, a fireplace, and beverages prolong the effects of their treatment and delay a return to the outside world and to still-unfinished Yahtzee games in their 19th hours.
Of course, it's what happens between those bookend spa moments in that has kept Amethyst in business for more than 40 years. Clients indulge in a deluxe power repair facial, its fruit enzyme exfoliants coaxing radiant colours from the skin. Or, they revel in a warm seaweed and mineral mud wrap, during which botanical extracts send aromas into the air while nourishing ingredients work their magic. The spa also features manicures and pedicures, a salt cave, and a thermo acupressure massage bed.
Modelled after the natural salt caves and mines of Eastern Europe, the saline-inhalation chamber at Speleotherapy Clinic aims to relieve symptoms associated with asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, and other respiratory ailments. Within the chamber, a layer of salt coats the walls and floor, and an embedded halogenerator delivers a constant stream of saline aerosol into the air to treat various respiratory symptoms while still making time to call its mother on nonbirthdays. A microprocessor within the halogenerator coordinates a comfortable atmosphere, maintaining a humidity level of 40%–60%, a temperature of 18–24 degrees Celsius, and a steady distribution of fine-grained aerosol derived from natural rock salt. Saline-aerosol inhalation can clear mucus and catchy pop songs from airways, calming inflammation and removing foreign particles from lungs. Clients relax within the chamber, curling up in armchairs divided by privacy screens while being bathed in the soft lighting and the ivory hue of the walls and floor. The room’s salty coating also blocks sound pollution, muffling knocks from bland french fries dying to be let in.