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The Healing Power of Halotherapy with Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville


The more relaxed you can get, the better you’ll do.” - Isaac Mizrahi

I’ve had a lot on my plate lately. Some people I know might say that I’ve had too much on my plate, in fact. It’s not that life has become unmanageable by any means, but simply that, at times, life can be stressful. Whether it’s family matters on your mind, social obligations knocking at your door, work responsibilities piling up, or even just dealing with the overwhelming local DMV traffic (you know if you know), life has a way of coming at us from all angles. I have a feeling you can relate. What I’ve come to realize is that not only is it a nice treat to give yourself some much-needed R&R, but that it is essential. The best preventative measure for burnout at work and in your social circles might just be a relaxing spa day.


While there’s a number of good options in and around Northern Virginia, there’s no local establishment I would more quickly book an appointment at than Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville. Not only is the staff kind, courteous, and attentive, the facility pristine and calming, but the Spa’s services leave you feeling reborn. Treating yourself has truly never been easier. Among the many treatments I cherish from the Woodhouse Spa’s Gainesville team, I especially love the new Halotherapy Treatment. Pulling from concepts like ergonomics, human engineering, and kinesthesiology, Halotherapy is a holistic treatment with a wide range of benefits. From increasing respiration and oxygen flow, treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis to relieving stress and tension in your body, Halotherapy is not just another momentary trend. For guests in need of medical benefits and the healing properties of Halotherapy, I would recommend booking a session at Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville’s Active Salt Room.




In case you aren’t already aware, Halotherapy is salt therapy. If you frequent any number of spas, resorts, or fitness centers, you’ve likely seen the glowing salt beds, bricks, booths, tiles, and tables. They’re hard to miss. I find that whenever I’m near a salt panel, I’m instantly drawn to it. Something about the warm light of the panels always relaxes me. According to Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville Co-Owner Colleen Quintana, this isn’t surprising. “Halotherapy inherently promotes relaxation,” she says. “It’s considered to be a natural and safe alternative treatment for a number of health complications like lung problems, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, and COPD. We also have quite a few regular clients who come in for Halotherapy treatments to alleviate skin conditions and skin allergies in our Active Salt Room. It’s great for repairing skin cells and protecting your skin from signs of aging.” Had I known this information back when I was a teen, I’d have had a salt panel glued to my face for my acne.

While Halotherapy has become an increasingly popular treatment, what sets the treatment at Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville apart from the rest is a number of factors. Not only is the staff professional and attentive and the Spa itself immaculate, but the Gainesville team is passionate and dedicated to bringing life-changing treatments to our local community. “We are excited to offer our guests Dry Salt Therapy in our new Active Salt Room complete with our Halogenerator. Guests will be seated in one of our Zero-Gravity Lounge Chairs where they will sit back, relax, and breathe in the air infused with tiny salt particles for a forty-five minute session,” Colleen shares. That sounds like a heavenly forty-five minutes to me. The equipment of the Active Salt Room breaks down the salt into tiny particles which circulate throughout the air. Alternatively, Passive Salt Rooms do not utilize this machine to break down the salt, but rather are designed for relaxation and meditation as opposed to medical benefits. This is an important distinction for clients and guests of the Spa to consider depending on their unique needs and desired goals for treatment.



When asked about what they find to be the most fulfilling part of their work at Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville, Colleen and fellow Co-Owner and husband Walt Kuhn shared that they most cherish the ability to help and improve their clients’ lives. Throughout their travels both domestically and abroad, Walt and Colleen always ensure they’re within close proximity to a spa. As avid spa-goers, Walt and Colleen have come to learn their likes and dislikes from their own spa experiences, and aim to bring their expertise to Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville and the guests they serve.

The next time life’s stressors become overwhelming for you, I’d encourage you to consider making a trip to Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville. While it may seem like you’re ‘too busy’ to take some time off, that’s no excuse. Maintaining your wellbeing and health, particularly in this day and age we’re living in, has never been more important. With the help of the time-tested expertise of the Woodhouse Spa - Gainesville staff, optimized spa treatments, and healing benefits of their services, guests should expect to leave feeling renewed and empowered to tackle life’s obstacles. Unplugging, disconnecting, and being present with yourself for a moment might just be the key to changing the course of your day, your week, or even your life.




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