Saltability Himalayan Salt Stone Massage Provides Waterless, Eco-Friendly Treatment for Spas

Hot stone massage has long been a spa staple, but spas across the U.S. have found an eco-friendly alternative: Himalayan salt stone massage featuring a warmer that eliminates water usage and a low electric load to give spas and their guests a treatment that is both good for the environment and the body.

Ann Brown, the founder of Saltability, a pioneer in this environmentally conscious alternative, developed the special warmers used to heat the 100% pure pink Himalayan salt stones used for the company’s Himalayan Salt Stone massage.

“As a spa director, I was frustrated with the turkey roaster-type appliance used to heat basalt stones for hot stone massage,” Brown said. “They use five gallons of water and have a tremendous electric load. Plus, the water was used all day on different clients. I knew we weren't doing the best we could for clients, and we weren't living up to the green identity the spa industry strives to maintain.”

Brown said a typical 10-treatment room spa can save up to 20,000 gallons of water each year by using a Saltability warmer instead of a traditional appliance. In addition, Saltability warmers feature LED technology to deliver an estimated energy efficiency of 80% to 90% compared to traditional lighting and use 75-watts of power compared to 1,500-watt traditional roasters.

In addition to Saltability’s water and energy savings, the U.S.-engineered warmers also feature shielded metal housing to block electromagnetic pollution (EMF), protecting therapists and guests from EMF’s negative effects. Plus, heated Himalayan salt stones emit negative ions, delivering a myriad of health benefits — from higher mental alertness to protection against germs in the air.

The highly relaxing and re-mineralizing Saltability Himalayan Salt Stone Massage uses warm hand-carved salt stones from the Himalayas to balance the central nervous system and nourish depleted cells, inducing deep relaxation. Stimulation of specific meridians on the body allows for improved sleep and reduced inflammation and gives an immediate sense of improved well-being.

“The massage stones, in particular, seem to truly be making an impact with spas and adding another layer of healing to services that incorporate them,” said Julie Keller, editor-in-chief, American Spa.

For more information on Saltability and its Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, visit Saltability.