Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch is committing to starting recovery suites for touring musicians inspired by the constant fatigue they experience on the road.

The new centres, called Zivel, include Saltwater floating, cryotherapy, infrared saunas, oxygen therapy and compression therapy.

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The guitarist is opening locations in Bakersfield, California and Nashville, Tennessee focusing on physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

“In 2005, I found healing after years of struggling with addiction, depression, and suicidal ideation.  I consider myself extremely blessed to have been made whole – body, mind and spirit – and I’ve devoted my life to help others find the healing they deserve.  The most exciting thing for me about ZIVEL is that our services can help revitalize every part of a person’s life – body, mind and spirit – which again, is what I feel is my life’s purpose,” Welch says in a statement.

In 2018, Welch partnered with Dr. Matt O’Neill to form the new facilities after touring with Korn in 2017 as the band’s physical therapist.

O’Neill experienced the effects of touring first hand at that point. He went through constant noise, restless nights on a tour bus, isolation from friends and family and more. To help himself from these issues, he ended up trying salt water floating, finding he was a lot better emotionally and sharing this info with Welch.

On top of the two locations, they plan to continue expanding in 2020 with more locations. They’re hoping to open facilities in Melbourne, Florida, Macon, Georgia, Houston, Texas, Kearney, Nebraska, and Arizona.

“Our goal is to open locations in every state, and eventually around the world to help people young and old.  Because ZIVEL is more than just another spa offering, it is a way of life, where we truly believe that everyone should be treated and feel like a rockstar,” Welch and Dr. O’Neill say in a joint statement.

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