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If I have learned anything over the last year, it is to take care of myself, ask for help, and to say no. A couple of weeks, I needed some "me" time. I needed a quick fix to exhaustion...... and Aspen was the answer. I stayed at the new hotel Element (Basalt - Aspen). It is perfectly located in Willits neighborhood of Basalt. It was easy walking distance to everything this quaint town has to offer…….coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, day spas. The hotel offers complimentary bikes, too! When I checked in and heard about the complimentary cocktail hour and breakfast, I was already feeling relaxed. I checked in around 3pm, got settled, and enjoyed a glass of wine at The Element’s cocktail hour. Then I was off to a 5:30 salt therapy yoga class at Fahrenheit Body Spa (yes, I had wine before I yoga, don’t judge!) Pure salt is diffused into the air to breathe during the yoga class. This was my first time doing salt therapy so I had many questions. Here are the benefits to Salt Therapy: Improves Respiratory Health
  • Reduces airways inflammation
  • Helps clear excess mucus
  • Helps clear pollen, pollutants, toxins, and viral agents from lungs and nasal tract
  • Reduces symptoms of allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues
Improves Skin Health
  • Soothes itchy skin
  • Assists healing of small fissures and scratches
  • Reduces edema on post-surgical scars
  • Reduces inflammation of the skin
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Following yoga, I received a massage at Fahrenheit Spa. One of the best massages I have ever gotten! The masseuse was trained with an eastern massage therapy philosophy. I felt that it was more result-oriented than other massages that I have gotten. It was 5 1/2 hours in to my “me” time and I was already feeling like myself again. I grabbed a dinner to-go at an adorable crepe restaurant called Market Street Kitchen right outside the hotel. The next day I enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the hotel and relaxed (and detoxed) for 45 minutes in a infrared sauna at Fahrenheit Body Spa. Then lunch with a friend in Aspen before I departed back to Breckenridge. It was 24 hours of renewing, rejuvenating, and relaxing. Life gets hard and you need take a break. This 24 hours in Basalt made me feel like “me” again.
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