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halotherapy, salt therapy, salt therapy Ottawa, Barrhaven spa, Barrhaven hair

The Meaning of exhālō

The word exhālō is a unique creation and intentional play on the words exhale and halotherapy. Our watercolour mandala logo centers and calms the mind with vivid blue tones inspired by salty sea and air. Featured in the centre is the throat chakra symbol known as the center of purification where energy transforms. The throat chakra not only relates to the respiratory system but is considered the leader and voice of the body, thus all of our unique beauty services are built surrounding our centered Salt  Room and expert Dream Teams skills.

Our Mission

Our exhalo mission is to spread joy through the power of touch! We believe in providing the best services and products possible, along with the highest levels of cleanliness, sterilization practices, and customer service. We focus on offering a warm and relaxing environment where everyone is welcome and feels like they can simply exhale... because we've got you.  Did we mention we also like to have fun and create personal connections?

Our Facility

Our exhālō facility offers a Himalayan salt room to enjoy Halotherapy (dry salt therapy inhalation) for 1-2 persons, four treatment rooms for our luxurious Eminence Organic Spa face & body treatments along with waxing & sugaring services, four pedicure, and three manicure stations to suit group parties or individuals, Pinnacle Makeup artistry services, and AVEDA, So Pure Kuene & WELLA haircare & colour.  Family Days are offered on Sundays for your little ones to accompany you if needed, or to enjoy Mini self-care treatments themselves.  We're also proud to be a carbon neutral salon and not only recycle, but turn any waste into renewable green energy with help from our partner, Green Circle Salons.  Simply exhale, we've got you.

Our Achievements

We were the proud recipient of the West Ottawa Board of Trade's 2018 Business Excellence Award for New Business of the Year, and the recipient of the 2019 Consumers Choice Award for Business Excellence in the category of Day Spa.   Since then we've recieved and been nominated for many more, but what we truly value are your referrals and amazing online reviews.  Yes, we do LOVE to be recognized, but we love you much more.  At exhālō we're proud to feature not only Senior Level, but Master Level Aestheticians and Hairstylists - these industry leaders range in expereince from 15-30 years and are true masters of their crafts.

Our Core Brand Partners

Our core brand partners are Kuene Hair Cosmetics, AVEDA and Eminence Organic Skin Care. They are proudly free of parabens, animal by-products, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrances, mineral oils, petroleum, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals. We also LOVE to support our local community and have hand-picked dozens of locally-made beauty, wellness, and jewelry items for the ultimate self-care regime.


We invite you to join us for Spa, Salt Therapy & Hair services.  You may also visit us in person, or online to shop our amazing, clean beauty product selections.  Shop local with us, and thank you for your ongoing support of our Dream Team and exhalo, the spa that feeds your soul.

exhālō Services


What Is Halotherapy?

The term “Halotherapy” comes from the Greek word “halo”, which means salt. Halotherapy is a powerful, yet natural treatment created by a halogenerator that stimulates a natural salt cave microclimate. This dry salt vapor is antiviral and used in unique conjunction with our softly lit Himalayan salt bricks. This relaxing touchless treatment may ease respiratory ailments, skin conditions, and reduces symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression all while you relax and simply breathe. 

Inhale salt, and exhale wellness.

Hair Design

Why exhālō hair designers?

Our licensed professionals bring your vision to life, based on your unique style preferences, face shape, and skin tone. We've combed the city to find hair designers with true talent, experience, and a deep passion for their work. 

Every member of the exhālō team has a minimum of 10 years of professional experience and outstanding customer service which ensures our valued customers receive excellent service every visit.


Why exhālō spa?

Our #DreamTeam of certified Aestheticians & Wellness providers are truly masters of their craft, each with a minimum of 10 years of experience. Our valued customers can thus expect exceptional services during every visit. Moreover, we offer a wide range of spa services to satisfy diverse needs and offer an ultimate pampering experience. Experience the healing power of loving hands, a warm environment, and certified organic skincare you'll truly fall in love with.

Family Friendly Services

Bringing families closer at exhālō. 

On Sundays, our Halotherapy room becomes a playful Salt Box complete with a little salty "sand". Parents can inhale the benefits of Salt Therapy alongside their children and even enjoy a mini spa day together. Every Sunday at exhālō, children may enjoy Spa or Hair service appointments, and breastfeeding Moms are also welcome. Life can be challenging, getting some time in for self-care shouldn't be!  Simply exhale, we've got you.

Enjoy our expanded retail collection for the ultimate self-care at home.  Shop online 24/7 by clicking the link below for Canada wide delivery, or a local pickup at exhalo Spa in Barrhaven or exhalo Kanata.  

Prefer a little in-person Retail Therapy?  We're open 7 days a week and would love to see you!  

Shop Eminence Organic Skincare, AVEDA & Keune Haircare, SpaRitual, plus dozens of truly incredible Locally Made clean beauty, bath, body & wellness products, plus new custom self-care boxes.  

Simply exhale, we've got you.  Thank you for supporting our local small business!  You are awesome.

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