Our "Clean-Green" Spa Commitment!
We have all certainly visited establishments of one kind or another, from time to time, where the standards of hygiene left us, shall we say, less than impressed! Well, the owner of Aquarius had several experiences at various spas over the course of his career that made a strong impression on him, and not in a good way, but they were valuable, memorable lessons that taught him “what not to do”, and helped to form his vision of “what to do”...namely, create a “homelike” space that is clean, cozy, comfortable, environmentally friendly, and that embodies “Wellness”!
Consequently, our wellness mission at Aquarius Wellness transcends our service offerings to include the environment in which we offer them, and reflects our commitment and work to promote a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable planet for all. From the floors we walk on to the air we breathe, we have lovingly and carefully invested in sustainable products, materials and processes that allow all of us to indulge in the gift of wellness, while protecting the world around us.
Indoor Air Quality
State-of-the-Art Air Purifiers in Every Room
At Aquarius Wellness, health and rejuvenation is in every breath you take. Knowing the direct impact that indoor air quality has on your health and comfort, we have AtmosAir Everest Air Purifiers installed in every room, which have been lab tested to remove viruses (including COVID-19), odors, germs, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other unhealthy particulates through UV light, Ionization, and HEPA filtration.
Using patented bi-polar ionization technology, these systems release positively and negatively charged ions into the air that actively seek and neutralize harmful airborne particles. In June of 2020, Microchem Laboratory, one of the leading laboratories for testing EPA- and FDA-registered sanitizing products, concluded that the presence of COVID-19 was reduced by 99.92% within 30 minutes of exposure to AtmosAir’s bi-polar ionization technology. Unlike other brands and products that claim to combat the novel Coronavirus, AtmosAir’s revolutionary technology is backed by science.
Shop Locally-Act Globally
One of the organizations you support through your patronage of Aquarius Wellness that is expanding your commitment to Wellness to the greater planet is One Tree Planted, a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental charity on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees! Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.
Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Have you ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree, and tree planting is among the single most effective initiatives, coupled with reducing our carbon footprints, to mitigate the increasing effects of climate change, and the next 30 years will be critical in determining if we are up to the task!
Cleaning with Care and Purpose
With every step we take to ensure an immaculately clean and sanitized spa for our guests, we take strides to reduce our own carbon footprint in the process. We have partnered with a selectively chosen laundry service provider that shares our commitment to achieving a true ‘green-clean!’ This is made possible through a number of sustainable initiatives, including:
Spa Facility & Decor
Where Personal and Global Wellness Are One!
With meticulous care, we designed our spa sanctuary to create a lovingly warm space that is as nourishing for the planet as it is to the soul. Here are just some of the ways our “Sanctuary for the Senses” supports our mission to remain socially responsible and environmentally conscious, while maintaining the highest hygiene standards, from corner to corner:
Our flooring is made from sustainably harvested, recycled and reclaimed resources. Cork has excellent thermal and acoustic properties, and is a beautiful flooring material that is lightweight, warm to the touch, hypoallergenic, soft underfoot, fire-insect-moisture-resistant, and long-lasting (maintains the same as hardwood floors).
All of our treatment tables are made in the USA by Oakworks, and are among the finest treatment tables available! Each of our hydraulic tables is equipped with a Biomat, covered by a thick wool or fleece cover, and then covered again by a custom made, fitted "Ultra Leather" vinyl cover (including the facecradle), exclusively designed for Aquarius for enhanced hygiene purposes, which is sanitized with our hospital grade disinfectant between each client. And the final layer, upon which our clients actually lie, are our premium, silky soft, Comphy sheets, covered by our Comphy Damask blankets. All in all, a table fit for a Queen...or King!
Much of our furniture at Aquarius has come from a manufacturer claiming "Sustainable Forest Management Practices" were observed in the sourcing of its raw materials.
Low-VOC Paints and Stains
Throughout our spa, we use eco-friendly paints and stains to promote healthier indoor air quality.
We use Planet + hot or cold cups that come lined with Natureworks Ingeo™ biopolymer, made from 100% natural plant sugars. The cups are also 100% BPI certified compostable and meet all ASTM 6400 composting requirements. They are made from 100% pre-consumer recycled fiber, using no petrochemicals.
We adhere to the highest hygiene standards and use disinfectants that are powered by Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide® technology. The disinfectants we use are non-irritating, hospital-grade, EPA-registered, meet OSHA Bloodborne pathogen standards, are eco-friendly as the ingredients break down into water and oxygen, and are approved for use against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), hepatitis B & C virus, HIV, athlete's foot and nail fungus, MRSA, and other spa or salon relevant pathogens.
Setting higher standards for "Greener Printing", we partner with a family-owned, fourth-generation, environmentally conscious printing company that’s located in the heart of St. Louis. The company uses 100% recycled content for all of their collateral printing, along with low-VOC, eco-friendly, soy based inks, and recycles up to 95% of their paper waste; one might say Murray Printing was “Green” before “Green” was a thing!
We make every effort to recycle as much as possible, thereby reducing the volume of material ending up in the waste stream, and providing raw materials to be repurposed into new products.
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