Sit back, soak up atmosphere
A NEW therapeutic spa opened its door recently, and Gympie is set to reap the benefits.
Salty Kisses on Channon offers salt therapies designed to improve skin conditions, respiratory illnesses, treat allergies and hay fever and boost the immune system.
Danielle Spalding runs the spa, with her mother, June Griffiths and her daughter, Zara.
"This form of treatment is non-invasive and especially safe for children. It's completely non-toxic and not harmful.
"My daughter used to suffer from anxiety both she and my son, Tristan, have asthma, so this form of therapy is perfect for them ," Ms Spalding said.
The purpose-built salt room is climate controlled to between 18 and 24 degrees, and maintains a constant humidity between 40 and 60 percent. Inside, clients breathe in microscopic particles of Himalayan salt, which is thought to contain as many as 84 unique minerals.
The calming atmosphere, which can comfortably accommodate six people, is designed to help customers to relax and de-stress while letting the minute salt particles absorb into the pores of the skin.
"The room is 10 times more sterile than an operating theatre. The particles have positively charged ions and when they are absorbing into your skin help to balance out the negative ions, so this can help with anti-aging, cellulite and muscular issues," she said.
In addition to the salt therapies, Salty Kisses offers organic teas, salt and skin care products and has plans to offer hydrotherapy therapies later this year in a purpose-built bath where they will be able to do milk baths and the like.
"The spa is really complementary to other businesses in the precinct, because we are focused more on health care than beauty remedies," said Ms Spalding.
"I encourage everyone to come in and do something different," she said.