Pulse December 2015 - Page 67

A Day in the Life! BY CHRISTINA BUSWELL ANN BROWN CEO, Saltability Spa Director, Spa Shiki hen Saltability CEO and Spa Shiki Spa Director Ann Brown saw the waste and the toxic chemicals used in cleaning up hot stones after a traditional hot stone massage treatment, a business idea struck her. Why not create an innovative product that not only provides the therapeutic benefits of hand-carved Himalayan salt stones but also eliminates waste and the timeconsuming cleanup? It was then that she started working with an engineering company to create an ecofriendly, nontoxic warmer that requires no water to heat up mineral-rich Himalayan salt stones. This, in the process, required no heavy cleanup after a hot stone massage treatment. Saltability, among many ISPA Expo success stories, was launched at the 2014 ISPA Conference & Expo. “My motto is ‘go big or go home,’” Brown says, referring to her decision to launch her company. During the launch, they brought in two therapists who performed specialized treatments to attendees. Eight out of the 10 spa W The life of a spa professional is a continuous cycle of daily responsibilities that help make the spa world go round. Pulse asks ISPA members to give us a sneak peek into their daily lives to help us understand the roles they play and the difference they make on a daily basis. directors or owners who received the treatment on-site eventually became clients. Today, Brown juggles her time between expanding the business clientele, keeping track of inventory, providing support to staff members and most importantly, spending quality time with family. H 6:30 am Speed-walks for 25 minutes, followed by an hour of hot barre class at Spa Shiki where she also works