Downtown Vicksburg gets a relaxation destination: Salty Sister Spa

Published 2:22 pm Thursday, April 27, 2023

Amanda Harris is planning to shake things up in downtown Vicksburg.

Located down the hill from the Cinnamon Tree, the production director for Vicksburg radio stations V105.5 FM and News Talk 107.7 FM is opening the Salty Sister Spa, a business where customers can come and relax in what she calls “salt caves.”

“We will have Himalayan salt on the wall and on the floor and we will have a special machine called a halo generator that will circulate the salt in the air,” Harris said.

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Mined from the Punjab region of Pakistan, near the Himalayas, pink Himalayan salt is said to be one of the purest salts available. It is also thought to have health benefits, especially for those suffering from respiratory illnesses, which is why Harris said she became interested in opening a “salt cave.”

“My mom got COVID in 2020 and I wanted to try to look at other ways of helping her,” Harris said.

In doing so, she began looking at how doctors in Pakistan were treating COVID patients.

“The doctors actually sent their patients to a real Himalayan salt cave,” she said. And by breathing in all the Himalayan salt, which was opening their airwaves, “They were getting cured from COVID.”

Unfortunately, Harris’ mother did not survive COVID-19, but this did not deter her from wanting to help others with respiratory challenges and other health issues.

Therefore, when the downtown property became available, Harris said, “Here’s my chance.”

In addition to a group “salt cave,” which could be used for a girls’ night out or a bachelorette gathering, Harris said the Salty Sister Spa will also offer a private Himalayan salt experience that will include a water wall to help foster relaxation.

Harris said the cost is $35 for a 45-minute session in a salt cave and $25 for a 30-minute session.

Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.

Harris said she plans to open the doors of the Salty Sister Spa in mid-May.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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