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Turning Stone’s Award-Winning Ska:ná: Spa to Offer a New Healing Himalayan Salt Treatment

Turning Stone Release
4/22/16

Taking a cue from health trends and research, Ska:ná spa at Turning Stone Resort Casino is adding a new Himalayan Salt Stone Massage treatment to its extensive treatment menu beginning May 1. Himalayan salts have been shown to reduce inflammation, reduce muscle cramps by improving hydration, help to balance blood sugar in the body and induce deep relaxation. With the 84 naturally occurring minerals and elements found in the pure salt stones, mined from the Himalayan Mountains, Ska:ná’s new Himalayan Salt Stone Massage will soothe tired muscles and release tension, reduce inflammation, balance the central nervous system, nourish depleted cells in the body, stimulate circulation and improve the quality and length of sleep. Ska:ná’s Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is a 75-minute treatment available for $165 (Mon-Thurs) and $180 (Fri-Sun).

“We always strive to feature treatments and services that benefit our guests and the new Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is an innovative way to do that,” said Shane Bird, Director of Spa Operations at Turning Stone Resort Casino. “With all the health benefits of Himalayan salts, this is more than just a trend; this is the new way of performing stone massages.  We’re thrilled to be among the first spas in the country to offer this treatment to guests.”

The new massage at Ska:ná features warmed Himalayan salt stones massaged over the body in a specific sequence to balance the body’s meridians, or energy channels. As the salt stones heat, negative ions are released into the air, which has been shown to reduce oxidative stress on the body. Drawing upon traditional Chinese medicine therapy, the Himalayan Salt Stone Massage grounds and balances the body's electromagnetic field, and the pressure, motion, and thermal effects used during the treatment work to replenish nutrients in the connective tissue, reducing muscle tension, while creating deep relaxation.

The Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is just one of more than 40 treatments and services offered at Ska:ná:. Recently named the #3 best spa in the world by Spas of America, Ska:ná: combines soothing treatments and modern amenities with influences from American Indian cultural, creating a truly luxurious and unique spa experience. With a full menu of treatments ranging from restorative to invigorating and world-class facilities that include steam rooms, mineral pools, saunas, and an intimate café, Ska:ná: is designed to bring lifestyle, nutrition and fitness into perfect harmony.

For more information about Ska:ná: or to book a treatment, visit www.turningstone.com/spa/skana/.

About Turning Stone Resort Casino

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 120,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and Wildflowers restaurant and, for 11 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site www.turningstone.com.

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