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.
Speleocenter Harmony's cavernous salt rooms create antibacterial microclimates to assuage symptoms of respiratory and topical ailments over a series of treatments. Salt from the Himalayas, the Dead Sea, and the Ukrainian mine at Solotvino cover the floors and walls of spacious salt rooms, where adult clients can relax in cushy armchairs while children play with toys, watch DVDs, or gather salt for a snowman offensive. The facility's controlled halogenerator disperses a vapor of salt minerals into the air, making it easy for clients to reap the benefits of salt's detoxifying negative ions and antibacterial properties. As clients breathe in the salt-infused air, symptoms of asthma or head colds can dissipate as salt crystals settle on skin to provide relief from eczema, psoriasis, and poor seasoning.
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.
The experts at Qi Body Balance can sense energy fields. They analyze clients' energy, known as qi, and help correct any imbalances that sometimes lead to physical or emotional discomfort. Their body treatments, chi energizer, and reiki treatments aim to relax and invigorate guests by tapping into energy fields through hands-free treatments or soothing aromatherapy.
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.
Around every corner at Ocean Rehab Streetsville Medical Spa & Wellness Centre there's an opportunity for rejuvenation. A quiet and restful salt cave, say, where clients can breathe in the saturated air to find relief from conditions such as asthma, psoriasis, and allergies. Or a balmy Turkish bath, a humid room made of quartz tiles, where detoxification is encouraged through sweating and body scrubs, before clients are led to a cooling room for a soothing cup of tea. Or perhaps guests find themselves drawn to one of the softly-lit treatment rooms where massage therapists and acupuncturists wait with ready hands, eager to help expel toxins, pummel stress, and reinvigorate the mind and body. And, of course, there's the steam cabinet: a pod-like enclosure that delivers all the benefits of a sauna, and comes equipped with amenities such as body jets, music and phone connections, aromatherapy, a foot massager, and a commemorative keychain.
Adding to their mission to foster health and wellness, Ocean Rehab Streetsville Medical Spa & Wellness Centre regularly supports local charities through donations and massage vouchers raffled off during fund-raisers.