The Indoor Oasis: A Relaxation and Wellness Spa
by Wendy Fachon
The owners of Newton Chiropractic and Wellness Centre (NCWC) have opened a new, complementary wellness spa, The Indoor Oasis, to help clients relax the mind, de-stress the body and boost recovery. Conveniently located adjacent to NCWC, the spa’s separate, brand-new, 3,000-square-foot space features four cutting-edge therapies—float therapy, infrared sauna, halotherapy and 4D massage—to help with relaxation, stress management, optimal breathing and improved health. Holiday stress and cold dry winter weather can adversely affect our health, making this the perfect time of year to explore these new services, which can be self-administered once educated on the basics.
■ Float Therapy
Float therapy is a luxurious way to relax and heal in a peaceful setting, away from the noise and confusion of life’s constant pressures. Also known as restricted environmental stimulation technique (R.E.S.T.), a scientifically based, deep relaxation technique, each float session is a private escape that allows for the experience of weightlessness in a zero-gravity environment.
Located in a private room with a shower and amenities, The Indoor Oasis tank is soundproof, yet spacious and well ventilated, using the most advanced filtration system available with a combination of ozone, UV light and hydrogen peroxide. The shallow pool is perfectly heated to body temperature and filled with Epsom salts to keep the body buoyant, relieving pressure on muscles and joints. Clients can create their own individual float experience. One can take advantage of the ideal sensory deprivation setting by turning off all lights and sound or customize the session with soothing music and lighting options, including a night sky of twinkling stars.
Float therapy can help with many medical conditions, such as PTSD, depression, chronic pain, insomnia and headaches. It also eliminates fatigue, while improving circulation, energy levels and mental acuity. The tranquil experience helps the brain power down and reboot, enhancing focus and creativity.
■ Infrared Sauna
This treatment uses light to create heat. The Indoor Oasis infrared sauna heats the body into the core, yet the room is generally 30 to 70 degrees lower than traditional saunas. Saunas cause vigorous sweating and increased heart rate, helping the body burn calories and detoxify. With infrared sauna technology, individuals can experience increased circulation, weight loss, normalized blood pressure, improved sleep and pain relief. The appeal of an infrared sauna is that it accomplishes all this at a lower, more tolerable temperature. In total, infrared sauna treatments can reduce both physical and mental stress to promote overall wellness.
Dry salt therapy is a natural, drug-free treatment that helps clients reduce symptoms from respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, ear infections and sinus infections. Halotherapy is also effective against skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antimicrobial, while also boosting the immune system. Halotherapy is a user-friendly, passive form of treatment; no action required. All that is required is to sit back and breathe in the Himalayan salt-infused mist in a relaxing and tranquil environment.
The Indoor Oasis salt booth provides an enclosed salt cave-like environment overlooking a waterfall. Within the booth, a fine dry mist of pure pharmaceutical grade Himalayan salt is dispersed through the air to be inhaled through the lungs and sinuses, breaking up mucus and congestion. Improved breathing can reduce stress, improve athletic performance and regulate sleep patterns, especially in combination with other therapies such as chiropractic care, massage and acupuncture treatments. Halotherapy is even safe for kids.
■ 4D Massage
This technology caters to a wide range of people. Performed by a chair featuring fully customizable speed and intensity levels, the internal spinning rollers are designed to imitate human hand-kneading techniques, loosening muscles for a soothing full-body massage. The Indoor Oasis 4D massage chair can also improve blood circulation, increase oxygenation of the brain and provide restoration of muscle strength.
Open seven days a week with extended hours, The Indoor Oasis offers a nice complement of do-it-yourself services to incorporate into a rejuvenating staycation. Gift certificates, special gift packages and holiday discounts are available. Call to schedule a VIP tour of the new space and amenities.
Location: Echo Bridge Office Park, 383 Elliot St., Door F, Ste. 250, Newton Upper Falls. For a menu of services and holiday discount packages, visit WellAdjusted.com. For more information, call 617-964-3332 or email [email protected] See ads on page 3 and 7, and Resource Guide on pages 35 and 39.
Wendy Fachon is a regular contributor to the magazine and host of the Story Walking Radio Hour on the Dream Visions 7 Radio Network. Learn more at StoryWalking.com.