LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Focusing on holistic and natural pain relief, Grotto de Sal is pleased to offer the safest, most successful spa treatments available today. The newly opened wellness spa features Dead Sea salt floating pools, an ancient therapy that's seeing a strong revival in interest after cryotherapy and floating pools were endorsed by Dr. Oz, among others. Grotto de Sal is located in West Hollywood with convenient parking and handicap accessibility throughout the facility.
"Chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis was stealing my life away," says Grotto de Sal Co-founder Elias Amkie. "Western medicine offered me little hope, but lots of dangerous side effects. My family and I knew there had to be another way. We flew to Israel to experience the rejuvenating properties of the Dead Sea's salt waters. Today, I can walk on my own and I don't need a regimen of painkillers."
Determined to share the wondrous qualities of the Dead Sea with everyone, Amkie worked tirelessly to bring the Grotto de Sal vision to life – an endeavor that previously would have been impossible, owing to his physical ailments. "I've brought the miracle of the Dead Sea to Los Angeles," he adds, "and I encourage everyone dealing with the pain of arthritis to make an appointment and see what we have to offer."
The signature salt water pools at Grotto de Sal contain minerals imported from Israel and carefully mixed to provide maximal therapeutic benefit. Pools sessions are private, so guests are welcome to wear a swimsuit or nothing at all. The spa provides complimentary towels, robes and sandals. Before and after a session, guests are free to enjoy the adjacent steam and relaxation room.
Dead Sea floating pools are only one part of Grotto de Sal's unique facilities and services. The spa also provides cryotherapy, a holistic and noninvasive treatment which exposes the body to extreme cold for three minutes or less, and can lead to quicker recovery time after surgery, relief from pain, treatment of inflammation and more. In the salt room, meanwhile, guests can relax and breathe a dry salt aerosol in a treatment known as halotherapy. Additional services at Grotto de Sal include body scrubs, body mud treatments and several types of full-body massage. Physical therapy sessions at Grotto de Sal are conducted by Dr. Mike Shapow, a physical therapist with over 30 years of experience. A graduate of USC and Utica College, Dr. Shapow has long been a pioneer in aquatic therapy and rehabilitation and wrote the first book on the subject.
Grotto de Sal makes it simple for new guests to become regular visitors to its tranquil facilities. The spa provides an assortment of packages that combine a number of treatments and sessions. These packages can be customized to meet any guest's specific needs and since the facility accepts insurance, they are affordable. Grotto de Sal also has gift cards available to those looking for a special gift for a loved one.
About Grotto de Sal
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Grotto de Sal is the first wellness center of its kind, committed to making the healing properties of the mineral-rich Dead Sea accessible and attainable to all. Our interior has been designed using Feng Shui principles, which allows energy to flow freely. Inspired by the Dead Sea in Israel, the Grotto takes on a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Mother Nature has equipped us with the most vital healing tools that we have chosen to embrace. Our experienced and compassionate staff ensure quality treatments aimed at fulfilling all needs and expectations. It is our pleasure and privilege to bring all of these essential healing benefits to our guests.
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