Seniors relaxing in The Chesapeake's lounge

Chesapeake Offers New Wellness Amenities

LifeSpire of Virginia’s construction team completed a substantial renovation to the pool and locker room areas at The Chesapeake in May 2021. Included in the pool renovation was a complete resurfacing of the pool deck using a material designed to prevent falls. New stainless steel ladders and handrails were also installed. The locker rooms were completely renovated with new wall and floor finishes, new lockers, plumbing fixtures and paint.

The Himalayan salt relaxation room and infrared sauna were also added to the wellness area the spring of 2021. The relaxation area is furnished with lounge chairs, lamps and fruit-infused water for residents to enjoy. Salt therapy treats respiratory conditions, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and allergies. It is also known to treat depression and anxiety and can help cure some skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema and acne.Senior woman sitting in front of The Chesapeake's indoor pool

Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air. Instead, they use infrared lamps to warm a user’s body directly and operate at a lower temperature than a traditional sauna. The benefits of using an infrared sauna include better sleep, relaxation, weight loss, relief from sore muscles and joints and improved circulation.

“It’s a luxury to have this. You find amenities this luxurious in spas,” said Chesapeake resident Anne Gullen.

This article was first published in LifeSpire of Virginia’s Community Matters magazine. Check out the rest of the e-book version online: