What comes with the warming bowl?
Each bowl includes a warming plate that has small LED lights and a generous round base of Himalayan salt. The LED lights are for ambiance and do not give off heat. The cord needs to go out through the small hole at the bottom of the bowl. Plug directly into the included timer. Set time to come on 45 minutes to one hour prior to spa opening and set to shut off automatically at spa closing time. The timer ensures stones are ready and heated for the first treatment of the day, and will turn off automatically at the end of day.
The LED lights will stay on automatically as long as the unit is on. There is no set-up time for the therapist and the ease in cleaning the stones by spraying and wiping them with the included Decon 30 is simple, easy and effective.
To clean stones, simply spray, wait 10 minutes to ensure any possible contaminants are killed, and wipe completely dry with a cotton towel. Decon 30 will not degrade Himalayan salt.
How long can warmers be left on?
Warmers can stay on all day in treatment rooms, even when not in use for massage. They produce beautiful ambient lighting and a continuous release of negative ions.
It is best to set warmer to automatically turn on at the start of the day and leave on until it’s set to automatically shut off. Use the coverlet to help hold heat and season stones for maximum heat retention.
When first heated for the day, the warmer will produce its largest amount of heat to warm the Himalayan salt round base and stones to 100 degrees F in 30-40 minutes. The temperature will reach about 130°F and maintain throughout the day. (Top stones will be around 105-115°F and bottom stones will closer to 130°F.)
It may be necessary for therapist to flip stones between clients. This will allow for even distribution of heat to top stones. Be sure to put the insulated coverlet on between services to incubate the heat and allow for a more even temperature to all stones.
How many stones does each bowl need?
Approximately 12-18 stones are needed to perform either massage protocol. The Himalayan salt massage stones have varied shapes to contour to therapist’s hands and to the contour of the client’s body being worked. Most stones are designed to fit in the hand comfortably.
To start, therapists should work with the Himalayan salt massage stones to choose which sides/angles fit the contours of the client’s body. Stones will get smoother and smoother with each use. Stones may need a bit of buffing with included sandpaper and a coat of oil before first use. Stones will smooth very quickly after a couple of uses with good massage oil.
Why is sandpaper included in the package?
The hand-carved Himalayan salt massage stones can be lightly sanded with the included sandpaper before use, if needed. To season new stones, apply a good coat of massage oil, allowing it to stay on stone for 5-15 minutes. Then wipe with a cotton towel to smooth the stone down. Stones will become smoother and smoother with each massage.
How do I care for the stones?
It is highly recommended to disinfect stones with the 4 oz. of Benefect’s Decon 30 provided. 2-3 gentle sprays, wait 10 minutes to kill any possible contaminants, then immediately and thoroughly dry with a cotton towel. Be sure to remove stones and spray away from warmer to safeguard against moisture residue on round slab, and keeps massage stones from sticking to base.
Himalayan salt cannot hold bacteria, as it is naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial. Using an EPA registered hospital grade disinfectant like Decon 30 is just an extra preventative step. The disinfectant is not toxic and does not have harmful effects to guest, therapist or Himalayan salt stones.
How long can I expect the massage stones to last?
The stones can last a very long time provided they are kept from water and cleaned and dried properly. No water please! When the stones are exposed to moisture, they will reduce down or get rough depending on how much moisture or water. When they get rough, sand them with sandpaper to smooth. If using them with water for a salt scrub or lymphatic drainage, they will need to be replaced from time to time.
NOTE: Every Saltability warmer, including bamboo warming tray and Therapist Choice 15, comes with a 1-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship from the date of original retail purchase.