In the salt rooms at Salt Mine Arium, the atmosphere is cool and quiet and the walls glow. The two rooms are composed entirely of pink and white bricks made of Himalayan salt. The design creates an environment full of dry air saturated with negative ions, which can rejuvenate lungs, skin, and sinuses by cleansing them of pollens, pollutants, and toxins. Visitors relax on reclining chairs or practice yoga, enjoying stress-reducing sensory input such as wave sound from live speakers, the gentle splashing of water, and light effects. The rooms also feature a briny fountain and a halo generator that infuse the air with salt dust to further cleanse lungs and breathing passages.
Although the public salt caves are the main attraction, the healing powers of salt come through in the center's other popular services. They offer different types of massage, including ashiatsu massage inside the salt rooms. Guests can also choose from a wide selection of Himalayan salt products and lamps.
Siobhan Robinson is a personal trainer, a licensed massage practitioner, and a certified Level II fascial stretch therapist. Her diverse skills culminate at Athletic Stretch Therapy, where Siobhan offers stretch therapy, which provides the benefits of yoga and massage by stretching the muscles and the fascia, a network of soft connective tissue that clings to the body’s muscles. Occupational stress, age, poor health, and fitness habits can thicken the fascia, leading to stiff joints, poor posture and circulation, and inability to hide in a carry-on suitcase. Siobhan reverses these effects and fosters relaxation by taking her clients through a series of therapeutic stretches that help restore range of motion.
As a self-described Direct Care clinic, Medtriq aims to lavish individual patients in thorough, customized care, and does so by cultivating a small patient community that affords plenty of time for each person. Care is available on a membership basis, with members having open access to primary health services such as annual exams, seasonal vaccines, and chronic-disease management. Even those without memberships can visit for these services, or take advantage of the clinic's cosmetic treatments such as Botox injections and dermal fillers to combat the body's external aging signs. By limiting the number of patients serviced, Dr. Shergill stays educated and focused on his clientele.
After receiving degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, Dr. Samson Lee teamed up with Dr. Alice Kuntz, a Stanford University and University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco graduate listed by Seattle magazine as one of the top doctors of 2011. Together with licensed aesthetician Bethany Capodanno, these board-certified surgeons operate a pair of offices where they perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries with a focus on facial and neck rejuvenation.
At locations across the country, the technicians of Lipo Laser Centers of America rely on advanced technology to produce the beautyifying results of surgery, only without the scalpels. Using a combination of suction, laser energy, and cooling techniques, their FDA-approved Cynosure TriActive machines can eliminate cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, while also massaging and soothing muscles. When paired with 15- to 20-minute vibration plate sessions, their low-level lipo-laser devices can help bodies shed fat and inches. In fact, after only two lipo-laser sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
The licensed aestheticians at Advanced Skin & Body Solutions specialize in the rejuvenation of skinscapes via facials, massages, waxing, and sunless tanning treatments. With dexterous hands, the specialists massage mugs with a toning Synergie treatment during age-defying facials. They also employ medical-grade glycolic peels to help decrease the appearance of wrinkles, acne, scarring, and sun damage. Their LED photorejuvenation procedures stimulate production of collagen and elastin, and skin-buffing microderm treatments remove dead skin cells and discarded price tags that cover most cheekbones. The spa welcomes guests with private treatment areas and large windows that overlook the surrounding trees.