Today we’d like to introduce you to Carrie Wright.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’ve always been curious, wanting to understand how things work and how they can be improved, it’s kind of like a puzzle, and I enjoy figuring it out. I’ll either start jotting down my thoughts on pieces of paper and tossing them in a drawer or spend months doing research that evolves into a stack of business plans. I grew up in a military family, moving every couple of years and travelling a lot when I was young which helped me adapt to change early on.
I graduated from NC State with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications where my first job was working for a hotel in sales and catering. I took on many roles to get the job done and learned my personality was geared more towards marketing, event planning and customer service. Taking what I learned from the hospitality industry, over the past 20 years I found my niche as a corporate marketing professional working for internet and media companies and most recently a wellness hotel brand. It was two years ago, when I started searching for salt rooms as a remedy for my own work/life/family stress and I found myself enjoying all these other amazing and natural health benefits that came with Himalayan salt and dry salt therapy. My curiosity started setting in and six months later a business plan was created for a salt room experience inside the Perimeter.
Please tell us about your art.
I was personally motivated to open a salt room as a place to simply relax and breathe. It took two years, and we are now open! I created Intown Salt Room as a technological and modern space to offer two different experiences, dry salt therapy (halotherapy) and meditation with sound therapy, in Grant Park. There is 6,000 pounds of Himalayan salt incorporated in the décor! Himalayan salt is the purest form of salt available and the Himalayan salt crystals have been found to release a very particular type of energy that produces natural negative ions that reduce stress and tiredness. The space was thoughtfully designed to offer a calming experience to relax and breathe with effective wellness benefits for men, women and children. The Breathing room, for dry salt therapy, features a state-of-the-art industry halogenerator that disperses a precise pure dry salt mist into the room. Dry salt therapy is very calming and can offer relief from a variety of respiratory and skin conditions as a natural treatment with no side effects. The meditation room combines the stillness of meditation with sound therapy. This room is equipped with two state-of-the art, zero gravity Wave Loungers with proprietary Acoustic Resonance Technology™ that allows sound to resonate through the body while it’s simultaneously piped in via in-room speakers and headphones. This immersive, calming meditation also features a Himalayan salt tower releasing negative ions to help balance your body that is 100 times more powerful than a regular salt lamp.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
Being able to transition from my corporate career to a small business owner is a “Wonder Women” triumph for me next to being a mom to my twin daughters! I’ve dreamed about starting a business and I was able to pursue it with perseverance and with the support of my family, friends and local community.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can’t miss our mural next to our entrance, it’s a fun place to take a picture! Intown Salt Room is inside Atlanta’s 285 Perimeter. Located in Grant Park at 563 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, Ga 30312 (Next to Doc Cheys Noodle House). Sessions for both rooms are available in 30-minute increments and each room can accommodate up to two people.
- Address: Intown Salt Room 563 Memorial Dr. Atlanta, GA 303012
Entrance on Park Ave
- Website: intownsaltroom.com
- Phone: 678-974-7867
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/intownsaltroom
Mural: McNeil Signs
Headshot: Erica D. Wilson
Saltroom images: Mimi Erickson Photography