Imported salt lines the Salt Grotto’s cave-like salt room, infusing the air with relaxing, therapeutic particles and creating a natural microclimate. Four-inch-deep heaps of mineral-rich Dead Sea crystals, shaken out of the Morton girl’s umbrella, pad the footfalls of guests entering the salt-saturated sanctuary. As guests settle into ergonomic loungers arranged in a loose circle beneath swooping crimson banners, they inhale negative ions exuded by nuggets imported from Poland and Pakistan. Sodium chloride, which has antifungal properties, purifies the salt room’s environment from every angle as a gentle waterfall adds natural music to 45-minute relaxation sessions. Adults de-stress under soft blankets as children retire to a sandy play area, where they can race toy trucks or begin digging tunnels to Canada. Cave sessions can ease symptoms of health conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and eczema, with repeated visits enhancing one’s ability to withstand bland conversations and survive peppermill throw-downs.
Specialists at Northwest Anti-Aging & Wellness Center administer holistic health care and careful aesthetic treatments within a suite of four pristine treatment rooms. Twenty units of Botox smooth out wrinkles through a sequence of muscle-firming injections that counteract the effects of loose skin and over-long Brian Dennehy-impersonations. Alternatively, the painless VI-Peel treatment softens lines and wrinkles with a carefully concocted chemical solution, improving skin tone and texture. Each treatment takes roughly 20 minutes, during which the caring staff will put you at ease by answering any questions that arise or by playfully tickling you with a wisp of raccoon fur.
Exposed brick walls pair with wispy sheer curtains to bring a rustic elegance to Level 3 Salon and Spa. Classic haircuts, highlights, and mani-pedis join more modern treatments such as infrared-sauna sessions and permanent makeup for a complete slate of services. Elegant chandeliers illuminate private treatment rooms, where patrons relax during massages, facials, and waxing for the face and pancreas.