Family Focus: Encouraging Global Wellness for Kids

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As someone who has spent decades in an industry that caters to the well-being of our clients, I can say with confidence that health and wellness are at the core of Saltability’s mission. Most often, the clients we serve are adults — men and women seeking relaxation and rejuvenation in the midst of a busy week. We encourage self-care and self-awareness when it comes to our clients’ health. But what about their families? How might children also benefit from taking ownership of their health and well-being?

A few weeks ago, while attending “Wellness Mastermind” Day with the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) in Miami, I spent some time with Christine Clinton, founder of the Christine Clinton Cancer Center and chair of GWI Wellness for Children, an initiative focused on creating awareness of the need for children and young people to be more actively involved in their own wellness. She’s also our Saltability trainer/international educator in Ireland.

Clinton is not only a skilled massage therapist, but she’s also an enthusiastic educator determined to use her knowledge and skills to change lives. She’s a big believer in Saltability and the healing benefits of Himalayan salt, and it’s been inspiring to watch her implement our products into her wellness initiatives and effect such positive change. Our conversation at GWI largely centered on global wellness for children and the types of programs we can implement to encourage families’ pursuit of healthy bodies and minds.

For Clinton, it’s so much more than talk — she’s putting these concepts into practice. Her preschool program, The Five Senses Solution— which incorporates simple, meaningful massage practices into classrooms; encourages better nutrition by giving kids hands-on experiences and good food to eat; and teaches children the importance of good sleep hygiene — is currently being piloted at a private Montessori school in Ireland with 300 children, ages 6 weeks to 12 years. The first U.S. pilot of the Five Senses Solution will launch this September in two classrooms for 3- and 4-year-olds in the School District of Palm Beach County. It’s truly amazing work, and I look forward to following the progress of Clinton’s program stateside.

Interested in learning more about The Five Senses Solution? Click here for more about Clinton and her work. And in our continual quest toward intentionality — in practice, product and approach — let us be mindful of how the skills we possess might shape how the next generation cares for their bodies and minds.



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