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Life is defined by the distinctions and choices you make.

Seeking first to understand is a great habit to develop. Often our automatic, reactive way of listening and responding to information and communications can be limiting. Our perspectives, opinions, and experiences shape the lens we see the world. By exploring different perspectives or learning something that you didn’t know is how we gain insights to making better choices in life, particularly around wellness.


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Throughout Leo’s career working as an organizational, culture and leadership consultant and then pioneering a new wellness modality and building an entrepreneurial business with SALT Chamber, you learn lessons. You gain insight from so many other thought leaders in diverse industries and areas of wellness.

"Distinctly Well" is an engaging video podcast that inquiries into the nature or essence about certain areas of wellness and what it means to be and live well. This is dialogue, a candid conversation, that provides great banter and insights into the distinctions of wellness and wellbeing.


Being a “Distinctioneer”

Leo Tonkin, the Founder and CEO of SALT Chamber combines his 30+ year background in leadership, culture and strategy consulting with more than a decade’s experience in the wellness industry, to distinguish the transformative trends influencing our ‘well-being’ and living a life ‘well lived’. Leo shares insights gleaned from collaborations with leading experts as Board Chair of the Salt Therapy Association and Chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s Respiratory Wellness Initiative. He presents and speaks at Cryotherapy, Floatation & Biohacking Conferences, as well as participates with the fitness, resorts and hospitality, day and med spa, and other sectors of the global wellness industry.

"Distinctly Well" explores and deepens our understanding of the latest trends and innovations that add years to life and life to years. His experience as a recent cancer survivor brings a unique perspective and deep passion to his latest endeavor.

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Salt Room at Phoenix Arizona Biltmore


January 21, 20242 min read

The Waldorf Astoria Resort Expands Wellness Offerings with Unique Multipurpose Standalone Salt Room Experience as the Centerpiece of the Spa’s Sol Garden

Boca Raton, FL (Feb. 16, 2023). SALT Chamberthe pioneer and leader in custom salt room concepts, is pleased to announce a flagship salt room at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. The salt room is the finishing touch of Tierra Luna Spa’s Sol Garden. Dry salt therapy is an ideal wellness service for a new type of spa-goer focused on individualized programming and a healthy lifestyle, helping to cleanse the respiratory system, improve skin conditions, boost the immune system, and enhance mental wellness.

“Arizona Biltmore is the first standalone salt room in a resort to be designed, built, and installed from the ground up. It is surrounded by a natural oasis that sets it apart as an immersion wellness experience that entices all the senses,” says SALT Chamber CEO Leo Tonkin. “Collaboration on bespoke projects that bring our client’s vision to life is our specialty.”


The standalone salt room at Tierra Luna Spa is another first for SALT Chamber. The company has pioneered dry salt therapy in North America with more than 1,400 SALT Booth® and salt room concepts. 

“Our new outdoor salt room has been very well received. The holistic approach to wellness is something that guests are searching for. The salt room has become the heart of our Sol Garden and prepares guests for their cosmic journey through Tierra Luna Spa,” Becky Leuluai, Senior Director of Spa and Retail at Tierra Luna Spa.

Spa manager Liz Runyon echoes Leuluai’s positive feedback and adds that the salt room has become a sanctuary for staff renewal and recovery:

“This has been such a great addition to our facility, not only for our customers but for staff as well. We see and experience the benefits daily. When any staff member has a little cough or congestion, they experience the salt room and see results the same day. From the décor ambiance to the music and the breathwork, our customers are extremely pleased with their experiences. SALT Chamber has been such a great partner through this process, especially with the training of our team.”

Guests can find the meditative salt room within Tierra Luna Spa’s outdoor space, the Sol Garden. Complementing Tierra Luna Spa’s distinct treatment menu, the Sol Garden is a highly transformative outdoor space surrounded by desert landscaping, ethereal mountain views, and ocotillo coves, alongside a cold plunge pool, hot tub, outdoor rain shower, and well bar. With multiple proven health benefits, salt therapy takes relaxation to the next level for a total wellness immersion experience.

“We are getting more requests from resorts for bespoke salt rooms and concepts that move the salt room from the spa to a standalone wellness concept. Arizona Biltmore’s development partner BRE Hotels & Resorts has other projects in development where salt rooms make sense,” adds Tonkin.

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