Kelly Williams stands in the salt therapy room at her new business, Salt of the Earth Massage and Wellness Studio in Conyers. (Staff Photo: Karen Rohr)
Salt of the Earth Massage and Wellness Studio in Conyers is aptly named. The new business, located at 1035 Green St., features a salt room where customers can sit in lounge chairs and breathe in pharmaceutical salts in aerosol form, a therapeutic process known as halotherapy.
“This is kind of like going to the beach on steroids,” said business owner Kelly Williams of the salt air misted into the room.
Williams opened Salt of the Earth Massage and Wellness Studio on Dec. 1, after major renovations to the location. In addition to the salt room, the business features massage rooms, a skin care room and a boutique. Services include halotherapy, massage, waxing, facials, eye lash and brow tinting, ionic foot bath, ear candling, reflexology and reiki.
Williams said halotherapy is helpful in treating sinus conditions, bronchial problems and skin issues such as eczema and dermatitis. Whether a person is battling the common cold or he is struggling with allergies, the halotherapy could provide relief, she said.
“It’s like taking a brush in your lungs and sinuses and cleaning out any bacteria in there,” said Williams.
Halotherapy, already popular in Baltic countries, said Williams, is becoming more prevalent in the United States and even in the Atlanta area.
“It’s pretty popular on the north side of Atlanta,” she said.
Williams has lined the walls of her salt room with 1,500 bricks of salt, light pink in hue, from a Himalayan salt cave. Clients pay $25 for an hour to come sit in a lounge chair in the room, which has low lighting, and they may nap or listen to music while the salt is dispersed into the room by a dry salt aerosol generator.
“It’s just such a natural and relaxing atmosphere,” said Williams.
Williams worked 26 years for Delta as a materials analyst and retired in 2012. She has been certified as a massage therapist since 2004 and decided to open Salt of the Earth to follow her passion for the healing arts fulltime, she said.
Williams said as her business matures, she’d like to add more service such as cranial energy work, face-lift massage and yoga.
Salt of the Earth is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To learn more, find Salt of the Earth Massage and Wellness Studio on Facebook or call 770-648-7809.