Scottsdale Progress 06-05-22

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Quasar Quantum Healing opened The Studio in May. The multi-use facility includes a Himalayan Salt Cave. (Special to the Progress)

Wellness studio adds Himalayan salt cave BY ALEX GALLAGHER Progress Staff Writer


hen Monica Samuels first opened Quasar Quantum Healing in January 2021, there was a space on the property that she didn’t know how to utilize. A few months after being in business, her daughter Alana came to her with the simple idea of turning the unused space into a yoga studio. Monica took the idea even further. “When my mom opened the Wellness Center, she wanted to incorporate wellness practices like yoga and she opened the studio because she wanted to also have a Himalayan salt cave,” Alana said. “She’s always been interested in like the people of the Himalayas and how they don’t age and how they don’t have diseases. So, she did a little bit of research on that and saw that it was pos-

sible to import salt from Himalayan salt caves. So, she said ‘yoga, Himalayan salt and wellness, let’s just do it.’” After getting the go-ahead on creating what would become “The Studio,” Alana began ordering Himalayan salt to fill her studio with along with cork flooring. However, the process of getting salt proved to be more arduous than she initially anticipated. “The salt was imported from Pakistan and took six months to get and then a couple more to build,” Alana said. Because the salt had been sitting on containers for so long, Alana said that it had to be further crushed down once it was unpacked and either spread across the floor or shaped into blocks to create the cave. Once the studio was completed its construction, Alana said the space came

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Abrazo Health is inviting Northeast Valley nurses to partake in a Nurse’s Social at 4 p.m. June 7 at The Craftsman Cocktails & Kitchen in Scottsdale. (Special to the Progress)

Abrazo Health hosting prospective nurses social BY ALEX GALLAGHER Progress Staff Writer


brazo Health is inviting Northeast Valley nurses to attend a casual social event on Tuesday, June 7, at The Craftsman Cocktails & Kitchen in Scottsdale to learn about jobs at the company’s Scottsdale and Cave Creek campuses. Both hospitals offer opportunities for experienced nurses, new grad RNs and nursing assistants. Positions are available in the emergency, ICU, interventional radiology, orthopedics, surgery, pre-op, recovery, telemetry and med/surg. departments. Opportunities include full-time, parttime and PRN employment, with day, evening and night-shift positions.

“A lot of this comes even working with our teams here in the hospital, especially during the COVID pandemic, where everyone has worked so hard,” said Naman Mahajan, Abrazo Scottsdale and Cave Creek chief executive officer. “As the pandemic levels are kind of leveling off. We’re looking at fun creative ways, where our nursing team or other potential nurses and healthcare givers in the community and have a little bit of a resume and get to enjoy the camaraderie with each other, learn about our organization and, if it’s a mutually beneficial fit, hopefully, find their permanent home here with us in Abrazo Scottsdale or Cave Creek.” Even though hospitals nationwide

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