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Just Add Salt – Halotherapy

In the 1800’s a Polish doctor discovered that the men working in the Polish salt mines rarely suffered from breathing, sinus, or respiratory conditions. Salt therapy rooms, like ours at Waterside Day Spa, recreates or mimics the same environment of a salt mine by increasing the density of salt air with a halogenerator.

Surrounded by naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial salt, the salt rooms become a sterile environment, making them one of the cleanest places to relax and rejuvenate. Part of what makes our salt suite unique is 750 lbs of Himalayan salt on the wall, along with the halogenerator, which works to eliminate allergens, asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, ear infections, and stress, while also boosting your immune system and helping you to sleep better and feel more energized throughout the day.

The negative ion environment that this creates is what makes out salt room so relaxing.
Thunderstorms, waterfalls, snow, and waves crashing on the beach are all examples of negative ion environments. Positive ions are found in dust, humidity, and pollution. Positive ions are also emitted from electronics such as cells phones, tv’s, and microwaves. This room is completely free of those pollutants and toxins we are surrounded by daily.

During your salt therapy (halotherapy) session, try alternating breaths between your nose and your mouth. When breathing thru your nose, try alternating nostrils for 3-4 breaths at a time. This will help the salt aerosol travel the best throughout your entire respiratory tract to increase those fabulous anti-inflammatory benefits!

Once a week is ideal to keep your immune system strong. However, please not that halotherapy is not recommended when sick, contagious, or coming down with a cold. It is most effective when used as a health routine to prevent the cold, flu, and other viruses.

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.

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Regular waxing creates smooth results. Frequent waxing trains your hair to grow back thinner and slower each time. Our goal is to make it easier for you to achieve these silky smooth results.

Purchase a series of services up front in exchange for bonus treatments, for free!!

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Package purchases also enjoy perks!!! 10% off all retail for 6 months and 10% off any additional services booked when redeeming the series. The services do not expire.


Please inquire with the front desk at 970-875-0271 or info@watersidedayspa.com to learn more or reserve your waxing package today.

Valentine’s Day

“To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are.” –Anne Lamott

You either love Valentine’s Day, or it just isn’t your favorite day of the year. This year, whether it is for yourself or for someone you love, give a gift to the body, mind and soul with one of our personalized and unique Valentine’s Day Spa Packages.

Get a kiss from Cupid with our Cupid’s Kiss package. A centuries old healing technique called Reflexology, activates specific energy points on the feet to promote muscle relaxation and internal healing. Paired with a Pick-Me-Up facial and a Spa Manicure, this kiss from Cupid will make any loved one feel special. 

Leaning towards the romantic side, we have a Decadent Duo package that sets the tone for a romantic spa day for couples. Indulge in the signature Massage that combines techniques of a relaxing Swedish and therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, perfectly paired with a Custom Holistic Facial- an essential treatment for skin care, personalized in every way.  This Decadent Duo package is sure to light the torch and relax, renew, and rejuvenate you and a partner- leaving you closer than you were before!

Ménage a Spa is a package to increase overall vitality. Enjoy our three most sought after services- Signature Massage, Ageless Radiance Facial and an Ultimate Pedicure. Perfect for moms, sisters, or friends!

Everyone enjoys flowers and chocolates- but a day at our Spa will make memories!


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