Close your eyes and breathe in the salty air. Feel your body relax and listen to the sound of the waves. No, you’re not in the Bahamas — you’re in Westwood, but it genuinely feels like you’re near the ocean at By the Sea Salt Therapy. Salt therapy, or halotherapy, is a wellness remedy that helps some people breathe easier, alleviates stress and anxiety, and even provides better sleep. At By the Sea in Westwood, you’ll sit in a beach chair and kick back while a halogenerator pumps superfine, medical-grade sodium chloride through the air. You’ll walk away feeling refreshed, relaxed and invigorated. By the Sea also has a wellness boutique on site where you can buy bath and body goods, skin-care products, essential oils, diffusers and more. bytheseasalttherapy.com.
Boys, keep out! Explorer Chick has women-only tours all over the world, but they call Cincinnati their home. With trips ranging from backpacking in the Grand Canyon to glamping in Belize, the tours focus on exploring new places and getting your heart and blood pumping for adventure. The website makes it easy to book — sort tours by where you want to go and what kind of experience you want to have. Up for hiking? Rappelling? Surfing? All three? Click on those options and see where Explorer Chick can take you. And if none of your gal pals can go with you, don’t worry; it’s super-easy to bond with and befriend the other badass ladies on your trip. explorerchick.com.