To celebrate their one year anniversary The Salt Lounge in Wyomissing held a special customer appreciation day, including delicious samples from Good Life Organics, appearance by Y102 morning show host Andi Kurzweg, free chair massages, and salt sessions for those who donated to Miller-Keystone Blood Center.
“The year has been great” said owner Rachel Eskin. “When we started we just offered salt therapy, now we have expanded our services to reflexology, Reiki, chair massages in the salt room.” Thanks to customer feedback, Eskin has been able to offer more services throughout the year. “We now offer medical massage, Thai herbal massage, and Himalayan salt stone massage” said Eskin.
The anniversary celebration wasn’t just a day to relax in a room full of Himalayan salt, but also to help the community. “I’ve been involved in the community with things like Junior League. I wanted to do something today as an event to tie in because I knew we’d have the extra traffic” said Eskin.
While planning for her big day, Eskin chose to host a blood drive with Miller-Keystone Blood Center and local radio station Y102. Eskin provided free salt sessions and chair massages for all of the donors to the blood drive. Overall, Eskin helped Miller-Keystone gain 28 new pints of blood.
Reflecting on the past year Eskin is hopeful for the future of her small business. “I’m really excited because we’ve been able to reach a lot of people, and hopefully even more for next year, and expand our services, continue to grow, and be a part of the Berks County business community.”
Tim Dorang, collection specialist for Miller-Keystone was on site the entire day facilitating the blood drive. To help ease the minds of those giving blood, Dorang had some advise for first time donors. “It’s a matter of relaxing the whole time, and the reward at the end is cookies, snacks, and soda.”
Dorang says special events, like The Salt Lounge celebration, are important to Miller-Keystone because it provides another opportunity for public to donate blood. “We do have our center’s, but every 5 seconds someone needs blood. Basically, it’s just another way to give another person a second chance at life”.