Respira Vita Salt & Sauna is a family owned and operated wellness spa committed to delivering the most effective and innovative services and therapies that empower you to improve your health and wellbeing.  We are your premier destination for Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna, Infrared Salt Sauna, Thermal Massage Bed, and more in the greater Charlotte area.

Owners Amanda and David are native Charlotteans with an intense enthusiasm for integrative and complementary wellness.  Amanda has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry as an educator, administrator, marketer, and manager.  She is a Certified Reiki Master and Teacher, a student of Healing Touch and other energy therapies, and a practitioner of Feng Shui.  David spent more than 20 years managing people, projects, and programs in fields of environmental conservation and stewardship.  During that time, he came to understand that the level of connectedness (or disconnectedness) with the Earth is intrinsically linked to our health and happiness.

At Respira Vita Salt & Sauna, Amanda and David have brought their interests together to create a peaceful, soothing environment so that you can relax, rejuvenate, and restore your health. All services and therapies offered by Respira Vita Salt & Sauna are specifically designed to support and enhance your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the lifestyle of our clients by delivering the most effective and innovative complementary wellness services and therapies for natural healing and prevention.

We aim to provide the highest quality of customer service using integrative, complementary care and alternative healing to promote a comprehensive wellness. Our services and therapies are innovative, scientifically supported, and designed to assist clients in restoring balance, achieving wellness goals, and creating a vibrant, healthy life. We want each client to feel valued and appreciated, and to experience what a simple lifestyle change can do for their health and wellbeing.

Our Vision

At Respira Vita Salt & Sauna, our vision is to make wellness and healthy living a lifestyle choice that is fun, easy, and affordable.  We exist to be of service to our clients and to the community by offering a relaxing and serene environment for comprehensive wellness.

Core Values
  • Compassion for Others
  • Conscious Intention
  • Environmental Consciousness (for Health and Environment)
  • Integrity
  • Positivity
  • Purpose
  • Service – Promoting health, healing, happiness, and well-being
What is the meaning of Respira Vita?

We get this question often. The short answer is that there isn’t a direct translation from a specific language, but it can be loosely translated from Italian to mean “breathe life.”

We chose the name Respira Vita because the application of salt and sauna (heat) therapies were commonly used for healing in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Hence the Italianate language of the name. The phrase “breathe life” is a direct, if not literal, representation of the effects Salt Therapy and Infrared Sauna have on our respiratory systems and our overall health. Both therapies serve to improve respiratory function by reducing inflammation, opening airways, and improving circulation.

Respira Vita and “breathe life” also represent a personal and professional guiding ideology. God is said to have given man “the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7; AKJV). We read in this passage a deeper meaning that has helped defined our core values and philosophy. The “breath of life” is the very essence of God (Creator, Gaia, Mother Earth, or whatever you call this life-giving energy). And the very essence of God is the ever-present essence of infinite love and compassion. Respira Vita then is a reminder that with each breath we take, we consciously can, and should, exhibit love and compassion to all other beings.

Respira Vita also serves as a directive, an instruction to live by. Each of us has experienced a time when we needed to “breathe new life” into a segment of our existence. It could be a business venture, a special relationship, or even our health and wellness routine. We all have needed a reminder to “stop and smell the roses” or to “wake up and smell the coffee”. Respira Vita then becomes an axiom, an epigram, a motto. Simply stated, Respira Vita is a subtle reminder to breathe in all that life has to offer. We want our clients to experience this, as well.

We invite our clients to embrace our services and therapies as a lifestyle, to improve their health, and to enjoy life to the fullest! Take the time to “breathe life.”