CEO Steve Spiro Speaks at 2018 Global Wellness Summit
Here is Steve’s report on a few of the more interesting things presented:
1) The Wellness industry has grown to $4.2 trillion—a 20% increase from just over a few years ago. The “bubble” chart shown here is a fascinating breakdown of the global industry.
2) Dan Buettner, best-selling author of “Blue Zones” presented his analysis of the 7 cities in the world with the highest % of people over 100 years old. The key reasons for the longevity was correlated with a) 90% plant-based diet b)cities/villages where everyone walks all the time as part of their everyday life c) very strong social relationships/community with daily conversations with a number of people and d) a dedicated purpose(s) for one’s life
3) 75% of the $3 trillion per year spent per year on “HEALTHcare” is really spent on “SICKcare”. The Summit announced the very inspirational “Moonshot” program with the goal of eliminating/greatly reducing all preventable disease. So much of this is related to reducing obesity, smoking, air/water pollution and reducing stress.
4) The Global Wellness Institute’s “Salt & Halotherapy Initiative” gave an update on its first year anniversary. Steve was selected as the Chairman of the Initiative and there will be more updates coming in 2019. CLICK HERE to see the wealth of research and media information currently available from the Initiative.
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Halotherapy Equipment for Your Own Use
From luxury salt rooms/caves, pre-built salt booths, salt beds and salt cabins, to inflatable cabins and pop-up tents, you can always choose the best one for your own use.
Halotherapy (dry salt therapy) is one of the fastest-growing, new wellness modalities being added to Spas and Wellness centers all over the world-and China will be next to see the huge adoption of Halotherapy.
One doesn’t need to look much further than AWA Health in Beijing to see the huge demand for Salt therapy. Launched a few years ago, the Salt Therapy facility has never been busier. Plus, after announcing their franchise model six months ago, the demand from potential franchisees has been incredible.
Around the world, from day spas to 5-star destination spas, Halotherapy is being added. In just the last six months we have seen some of the top hotel/resort brands begin to offer Halotherapy. Some of these include Fairmont, Four Seasons, Chable and Canyon Ranch-plus many more.
And awareness continues to grow with the leading spa operator in airports around the world (XpresSpa) having recently launched Halotherapy. Its first installation is at one of the busiest airports in the world-JFK in New York City.
The two main reasons Halotherapy is growing so fast are: 1. it works so well for consumers; 2. it’s a great business add-on service for Spas/Wellness Centers. Halotherapy is an automated Spa service so facilities can earn extra revenue without adding any extra labor costs. Plus, with some of the new equipment available, zero to only a small amount of extra physical space, is needed.
Halotherapy’s fast growth has also caught the attention of the prestigious Global Wellness Institute. They have recently created an initiative, with leading experts from all over the world including China, to ensure there is one digital location to collect and share the vast amount of research and media coverage of Halotherapy. Representing China in the Initiative is He Yi, General Manager, Hakone Hot Springs Spa Group. He is establishing their company as the largest distributor of Halotherapy equipment in China.
What is Halotherapy/Dry Salt Therapy?
Halotherapy is a scientifically-proven drug- free treatment primarily for respiratory health, stress reduction and fitness improvement. It also works great for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Using modern technology with a Halogenerator as its core, the machine crushes pure pharmaceutical salt into micron-sized particles that are breathed deeply into one’s respiratory system. Salt is anti-inflammatory, super-absorbent and anti-microbial so it helps alleviate asthma, seasonal allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, smoker’s cough, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis and coughs.
There are literally hundreds of millions of people with these conditions worldwide. And with the continued growth of air pollution globally, these numbers are expected to grow at an even faster rate.
How to Provide Halotherapy
There are 3 major ways to offer Halotherapy : 1. Salt rooms/caves-200-300 square meter rooms are specifically designed for 6-10 people to experience Salt Therapy together. Some of these can be very elaborately done, costing over US$100,000. Others can be done at a lower cost. 2. Pre-Built Enclosures-Instead of having the large expense of building out and designing a special room, and the long time associated with that (especially given the need to protect the HVAC system) a few years ago, pre-built Salt Booths, Salt Beds and Salt Cab- ins were offered to the industry and this is what most businesses choose to buy now. And not only is it better for them, their customers get a personalized experience (not surrounded by 6-8 other people coughing) and the session length is half the time since the enclosure is smaller than a huge room-so the salt concentration is more effective and concentrated faster. 3. Portable/Mobile units-with new inflatable cabins and pop-up tents, it’s very easy for a business to go into the community and offer Halotherapy even without having their own facility. Or if they have their own facility but have limited space, it’s very easy to wheel in and out one of these new small mobile units.
Again, the next big wave in Halotherapy global growth is about to come to China. Learn how you can become one of the leaders.
Introducing KSAra – Combining Guided Mediation and Halotherapy
Global Halotherapy Solutions is announcing the introduction of KSAra (the Sanskrit word for salt), an innovative new combination of Halotherapy and guided meditation aimed at reducing stress and anxiety even more than either individually. In addition, it helps maximizes the Halotherapy experience and efficacy
Meditation has been practiced for over 3000 years. Originally more tied to religion, more and more it has become a practice of choice for those simply looking to reduce stress, improve focus and in general become more centered.
More recently dry salt therapy or Halotherapy has also been used to reduce stress and anxiety by leveraging the natural anti-inflammatory properties of salt. By breathing in the particularized salt, the lungs naturally relax, expand and become less inflamed. This improves the flow of oxygen to the body and the brain and will naturally improve relaxation.
Global Halotherapy Solutions will be providing KSara guided meditations to all of its Halotherapy equipment customers free of charge. This will initially consist of recorded guided meditations specifically created to work with dry salt therapy and will then include new meditations on a monthly basis.
If you are an existing customer, you will be contacted in July with more details and how to get access. If you are not a customer and want more information contact us via the Contact Us form or using the email address or phone number on this page.
GHS Announces New Facebook Customer Group
The group was specifically created to share best practices and ideas on how to provide Halotherapy services to your clients, how to attract more clients, etc. We soft-launched the FB group a few weeks ago and the friendliness and help people are getting has been phenomenal! If you are a customer, you will be receiving an email with more details on how to join.
For support with your equipment, we ask that you continue to use the firstname.lastname@example.org email or call us at 800.806.5422. For more information on becoming a customer, contact us at email@example.com.
Salt Rooms Can Help You Breathe Easier
In the United States, salt’s role as a health remedy is mostly confined to gargling with salt water to ease a sore throat and using it to rinse inflamed sinuses. But an increasing number of Americans are discovering what Europeans have known for centuries: Salt therapy is good for the entire body.
Promises of sweet relief in Halifax’s new Salt Room
“It’s new to North America but in most European countries, governments cover the therapy, that’s how well it works,” co-owner and halotherapist Susan Terry said. “Now it’s getting popular in the Middle East and in Australia. At the (Sochi) Olympics, the Russian team and the Australian team had salt rooms for their athletes.”
Athletes Performance Can Benefit From Visiting a Salt Cave
“Research and studies have demonstrated the beneficial value of the micro climate of salt caves in shielding our bodies against viral infections, in balancing our immune system, in the enhancement of sport performance & in the following disorders…”
Salt therapy finds new life with spa treatment
Ancient treatment makes modern resurgence as salt rooms spread across the nation.
A 2006 New England Journal of Medicine study found that inhaling salt-infused vapor improved breathing for 24 patients with cystic fibrosis. Another small 2006 study in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology said that people with asthma reported breathing easier after several weeks of regular halotherapy treatments.
At Cranston yoga studio, salt therapy helps relax, refresh
As the owner of Raffa Yoga in Cranston, Christine Raffa has made a career out of caring for the body and soul. But about five years ago, Raffa suffered a bout of pneumonia that she could not shake. In what she calls a “Hail Mary attempt” to heal holistically, she ordered a salt tent and set it up in her bathroom. “I was better in 48 hours,” Raffa said.
New salt therapy business claims it can help people with breathing issues
Pure sodium chloride is put in a machine that crushes it into tinier particles and, through a vent, disperses it into the air of the therapy room. People sit back and breathe it in. “Acts like a little toothbrush in the respiratory and sinus cavities and gives them better, cleaner breathing,” said Sarah Wagner, the business co-owner.
Dry Salt Therapy: Natural Remedy for Stress, Asthma, Allergies and More
A few weeks ago I went to a healing conference and experienced some new therapies. One of these is salt therapy, excellent for those with allergies, asthma and other ailments such as stress. I went for a session at Breathe Easy and was most impressed—I took my boys there as well as they suffer from seasonal allergies and we all benefited.
How Salt Therapy May Be the Next Big Thing in Pampering Yourself
Rather than ingesting salt, spa patrons relax in rooms made of it, breathing in misty salty vapors in hopes of clearing their lungs and purifying their skin. It’s a treatment known as halotherapy after the Greek word halo, meaning salt.
Asthma sufferers hope salt rooms can offer relief
Despite decades of progress on the management of asthma, millions of sufferers still have symptoms, leaving many looking for alternative ways to help their condition. “It’s been really great. I’ve just had my ninth treatment just before we were talking and I’ve got my asthma inhaler down to one puff a day with no coughing, no symptoms,” she tells CTV News.
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Jake Moran never takes breathing easy for granted. He’s battled Cystic Fibrosis – a genetic and potentially deadly respiratory condition – since he was a kid. He spends hours every day on a number of treatments to help keep his lungs clear.