Health & Fitness
Indulgent Spa Treatments That Can Improve Sleep
About 30 percent of the general population complains of sleep disruption, according to estimates by The National Institutes of Health. As an indulgent alternative to traditional forms of treatment, these sleep-enhancing spa experiences provide a trendy new way to relax and get those much-needed Zzz’s:
1. Deep Sleep Wellness Massage at LING New York
LING Deep Sleep Wellness Massage
Price: $195 for a one-hour session
Location: LING SPA Union Square at 12 East 16th Street, New York, NY, 10003. Phone: 212.989.8833. Visit the company’s Web site here.
Fusing ancient Asian techniques with technology, the Deep Sleep Wellness Massage is a spa experience designed to promote deep, restful sleep and enhance well-being.
Recently launched by LING Skincare in New York, the relaxing one-hour treatment begins with a cup of ginseng tea, known in Asian cultures for its health benefits. Next, you are given a lesson on Ying/Yang breathing, which is said to balance your mind and body. The highlight is the cutting-edge LING Energy Lift machine, which is applied all over the body using localized heat therapy, tourmaline gemstone and an infusion of Far Infrared Rays (FIR) to encourage overall well-being, calm the mind as well as reduce stress and anxiety. The treatment includes mood-boosting aromatherapy ‘feeLING’ massage oils and a stress-relieving 35-minute full body massage to ease tension, pressure and pain.
2. Breathe Easy, Dry Salt Therapy Wellness Center
Breathe Easy Dry Salt Therapy
Price: $40 for one session. Introductory rate is $25 for one week of unlimited sessions. More pricing information can be found here.
Locations: Park Avenue, Seventh Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, Katonah. To view locations, click here. Visit the company’s Web site here.
Dry salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, is a detoxifying Eastern European holistic treatment with many health benefits, including better sleep.
Salt is a natural and effective antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory mineral that clears out the lungs and sinuses. It can reduce snoring and ease sleep apnea.
Breathe Easy Dry Salt Therapy Wellness Center offers an exclusive experience that simulates natural salt caves, used for hundreds of years for therapeutic purposes.
During a 45-minute dry salt therapy session, clients sit back and relax in a salt room. A state-of-the-art halogenerator infuses the room with tiny salt particles. Breathe Easy’s Park Avenue location offers a private salt bed for individual treatments.
The sessions are known to treat respiratory and skin conditions as well as allergies, asthma, sinus infections, eczema, psoriasis, colds and flus, and overall physical well-being.