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Returning from COVID – Protocols for Salon/Spa

Dear Friends,

We are so delighted to be reopening our doors to you after a six weeks of being closed. Hoping everyone had time to relax, create, play, practice, design, and connect with yourself and loved ones.

Since we are one of the first industries that if officially permitting leniency in the 6 feet of social distancing, since doing hair and nails is impossible without contact, we are taking extra protocols to ensure that everyone is made safe. Here’s our plan!

  • Staff members must self screen for COVID-19 every day, including measuring the employee’s temperature. Waterside Day Spa shall keep records that the screen was completed by having staff members sign a record that the symptom check has been completed. Any employee that exhibits COVID-19 symptoms will be excluded from work.
  • All employees and customers must cover their nose and mouth with a face- covering at all times. This includes while receiving hair and nail services. If you require a face mask that does not interfere with your hair color being applied, washed, or styled – we have some beautiful locally crafted masks for purchase.
  • Staff members will wear gloves during all times of contact with clients.
  • Signs (and official Mitigation Protocols, as required by Routt County) will be posted at the entrance of Waterside Day Spa & Salon informing all staff members and customers that they must avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever, maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another when possible, sneeze and cough into a cloth or tissue or, if not available one’s elbow, not shake hands, or engage in any unnecessary physical contact. 
  • Staff members have all signed off on receiving and understanding these Mitigation Protocols prior to being permitted to work.
  • Wash stations are available right at the entrance to Waterside Day Spa & Salon at the front desk, along with on each hair or nail station. Two restrooms are also available with soap and water. Everyone entering our business is asked to please wash or sanitize their hands before greeting your service provider.
  • Other high-touch surfaces will be regularly disinfected and environmental cleaning guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be followed (e.g., clean and disinfect high touch surfaces daily or more frequently). We always use hospital grade disinfectants.
  • Additional time has been allocated in between all services to fully sanitize all counters, chairs, tables, and treatments supplies before the next guest arrives.
  • All stations and seating areas open to the public are at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
  • Older adults (age 60 and older) and individuals with underlying medical conditions that are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 are encouraged to not visit our business (whether as an employee, customer, or other person).
  • Where lines may form at the front desk, six-foot increments at a minimum is marked, establishing where individuals should stand to maintain adequate social distancing.
  • Doors will be propped open to increase natural air flow, when weather permits.

Information and regular updates are being shared at www.covid19routtcounty.com. The county’s forum for COVID-19 discussions is at https://www.facebook.com/routtcounty/ and the
local 
call center phone number is 970-871-8444. 

If you have any other questions or thoughts about what we are doing at Waterside Day Spa, please call us at the salon for more information… 970-875-0271.

We are so grateful for you!

With love, from your Waterside family

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

 

Mother’s Day traditions are usually involve taking mom out to Sunday brunch, a bouquet of flowers, and a kind hearted note. A clean house is always a mega bonus!! This spring, as we are still practicing social distancing in Steamboat Springs, we all may be forced to get a little more creative. At Waterside Day Spa we have put together a gift guide for Mother’s Day with other ways to show your love and appreciation.

Shopping local and supporting woman owned businesses is the way to go! 

Call or email to order. Local delivery, pickup, and shipping available. Gift cards available. 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt Therapy for IMMUNITY

IMMUNITY   Cold + Flu Prevention 

A natural, holistic, and drug free approach to maintaining a strong and healthy immune system awaits. Dry Salt Therapy can help to relieve and eliminate the symptoms associated with cold + flu, such as sinus pressure, headaches, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, coughing or frequent infections.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Plan for a restorative 45 minutes. Dress comfortably.

During a Salt Room Session, a scientifically proven machine called a halogenerator disperses micron sized particles of salt into the atmosphere. When inhaled, the salt works like a sponge to absorb bacteria, germs, inflammation and mucus in the sinuses and respiratory tract so the body can expel it.  The salt therapy suite is about 72 degrees, with no humidity. Dry salt air is naturally anti-bacterial + anti-inflammatory. Depending on your current health and personal goals, most feel relief from symptoms as quickly as 1 – 3 sessions.

The Salt Room accommodates four people at a time. By appointment only.

RECOMMENDATIONS 

Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system. We recommend coming every 1-2 weeks to keep your immune system strong. If already experiencing some symptoms, daily is recommended for the quickest recovery. Please note, the salt room is discouraged when active or contagious and most effective when used for prevention.

RESEARCH

Dr. Alina Chervinskaya from Russia is an expert in the salt therapy field when it comes to the efficacy of salt therapy to treat respiratory diseases. With over 20 years of research, she has published over two hundred articles related to the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with respiratory diseases, proving effective long term improvements for the majority of her patients of all ages.

Please visit our Salt Room Website for more research and information.

TESTIMONIALS

“We heard from a friend that her bronchitis was cured from a visit. I had a cold and we decided to give it a try. I could feel the fine salt air when I breathed deep, and actually feel like I’m able to breathe deeper now.” -Melanie W.

“I used the salt room and fell in love. I felt awful … 45 minutes later I could already tell a difference and continued to feel better throughout the day”. -Tiffany J.

 

Valentine’s Day Spa Packages 2020

Spaaah For Two   Each blissfully enjoy the Waterside Signature Massage, Signature Facial, and time together in our Halotherapy salt suite. 3 hours, $499 per couple

Valentine’s Day Essentials  A sweet experience to spend half the day at the spa. Enjoy a rhythmic Signature Massage along with a Signature Facial, complete with choice of a Spa Pedicure. or Halotherapy Salt Suite  3 hours, $265

Twice As Nice  Couples Massages with choice of pressure. Added relaxation with hot stone massage on the back, aromatherapy, and warm compresses. After your massages, enjoy 30 minutes in the salt suite.   Choice of 60 or 90 minutes massages, $330 or $415 per couple 

Rendezvous For Two  Change into plush robes and snuggle up in the salt suite, reserved exclusively for the two of you. During your halotherapy session,  each experience a hydrating milk bath foot soak in a copper tub followed by warm paraffin treatment for your hands or feet. 60 minutes, $150 per couple

Valentine’s Day Packages include a gift of CBD infused chocolate from our delicious Colorado Chocolatier, Moksha. For an added celebration, on Friday the 14th, Saturday the 15th, and Sunday the 16th we will be serving complimentary champagne and snacks as well. 

Salt Therapy for Allergies

Allergies are so uncomfortable… constant runny nose, sneezing, itchy teary eyes, and that sporadic cough that catches you off-guard.  

Allergies have reached new heights – like never before – seasonal allergies are beginning to affect people that have never before been disturbed by allergies. People who already have bad allergies are looking at their health being considerably compromised. The Steamboat Pilot has reported that this year is going to be the worst year for pollen/allergies in Colorado history – reporting that over 20,000 people in Colorado alone will suffer from severe seasonal allergies this spring.

Sitting in the salt room (for some people) is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. A non-pharmaceutical approach to treating allergens.  Salt therapy (aka halotherapy) is a natural treatment which reduces the symptoms, severity, and frequency of allergies. When the body breaths in the exact right size of salt particle, the salt is able to absorb these allergens like a sponge and your body them removes them from your respiratory tract.

Here WHY halotherapy helps with allergies:

  1. Flushes out allergens and pollutants

The main way that people are being exposed to allergens (like pollen) is by breathing it in… those allergens can then get “stuck” in your respiratory track and the body has an allergic reaction while trying to expel it. This dry salt serves as a sponge-like mechanism to absorb said allergens.

  1. Reduce inflammation in the airways

Salt is naturally anti-inflammatory. That’s why many people use turn to Epsom salts to soak sore muscles. Unlike a wet bath soak, our salt rooms are a dry salt. This allows the dry salt particles to travel deep into your sinuses and respiratory system. These particles, when inhaled, help reduce the inflammation on a cellular level.

  1. Antibacterial

Salt is also naturally antibacterial… There are many bacteria’s in the air that may trigger or complicate an allergy. The microscopic dry salt particles reduce bacterial growth. In addition, salt particles also kill off and absorb bacteria, clearing them out from the airways.

  1. Increase oxygen intake

The salt particles work like a cleaning agent to break up the mucus in your respiratory tract – from your upper sinuses deep into your lungs. By removing this mucous, your body will be able to allow more oxygen to flow to the remainder of your body.

** Other tricks that we have found help to treat allergens include eyebright vitamins + local honey.