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Wellness 406 offers unique features

Wellness 406 offers unique features
Wellness 406 offers unique features
Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-14 16:18:05-04

Located on the NW Bypass is what you can officially call the only family-owned gym in the Electric City, operated by Jessi and Logan Hough.

While half of the gym is going through some construction, it is currently operational, consisting of the same equipment you can find at your typical gym such as free weights, squat racks, along with weight and cardio machines. It is also the only gym that a plate loaded belt squat machine, which is said to be the only gym that owns

Logan Hough stated, "We've got equipment for all abilities, whether you're an experienced trainer or new to the gym. We've got a little bit of everything."

Wellness 406 offers more than just a gym. It provides various unique services that you can't find anywhere else in Great Falls. Jessi Hough, who has been a licensed massage therapist in the area for quite some time, has moved to a new location on 125 NW Bypass. Currently, they offer Halotherapy (salt room therapy), an infrared sauna, along with massage therapy.

"Opening a holistic wellness center has been a dream of mine for a really long time," Jessi said. "I think it's something that Great Falls has needed for quite some time, just a place where people can heal and take care of themselves not only physically, but mentally as well."

Wellness 406 offers unique features
Wellness 406 offers unique features

Halotherapy, or salt therapy, involves the person being in a spa-like salt room where they breathe in air consisting of tiny salt particles. The practice is considered an effective treatment for lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough, along with various other health issues. Jessi noted that she had clients with long-haul covid symptoms that have used the salt room.

Halotherapy dates back to the 12th century. The practice of visiting salt caves for therapeutic reasons was common in Eastern Europe. In the 1800s, salt miners in Poland found a more modern version of what is now halotherapy. Despite working in mines all day, the Polish miners didn’t have any respiratory conditions and were unusually healthy, as they weren’t likely to get common colds or coughs.‌

Research showed that the salt particles the miners breathed in kept their lungs free from infection and allergies. This was a big reason Eastern European salt mines or caves became popular tourist destinations, as people from all over the world visited to inhale the salty air and ease their lung problems.

The infrared sauna also presents its own set of unique benefits. Unlike the traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Rather, they use infrared lamps through electromagnetic radiation to warm your body directly.

Customized programs available on the infrared sauna include detoxification, weight loss, pain relief and cardiovascular health.

While saunas present reactions similar to those caused by moderate exercise, such as vigorous sweating and an increased heart rate, the infrared sauna gives these results at lower temperatures. This makes an infrared sauna a choice for those that don't prefer the heat of a traditional sauna.

Jessi said their goal is to "promote a healthy lifestyle in various unique ways."

Wellness 406 offers unique features
Wellness 406 offers unique features

While there is still some on-going maintenance on the gym side, Jessi said the community support has been growing.

"The (community) support has been amazing," she said. "We've had a lot of good feedback and we are just grateful we can open up a business in my hometown."

Jessi said they are also looking at some possible expansions down the road, including kids meditation classes and adult sound therapy journeys.

For more info, call 406-315-3146. Wellness 406 is located at 125 Northwest Bypass; click here to visit the Facebook page.

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