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What is
Salt Therapy?

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What is Salt Therapy?  

Salt therapy is a safe and deeply relaxing way to address many respiratory ailments such as:

  • seasonal allergies

  • asthma

  • bronchitis

  • sinusitis

  • ear aches

  • cystic fibrosis

Salt is a powerful sterilizer and anti-inflammatory agent. These characteristics are the basis of folk remedies such as gargling with salt water, the use of neti-pots, visiting salt caves and spending time by the sea. Bodymind's dry salt aerosol therapy brings these remedies into the 21st century. It's 100% natural and safe for virtually everyone, including children.  

How Does it Work?

Salt Therapy is like a neti-pot for your lungs. Our state-of-the-art generator grinds pharmaceutical-grade sodium chloride into micro-particles from 1 to 10 micrometers in size and disperses them into the air. Although nothing is felt, particles bigger than 5 micrometers remain in the nose and throat, and smaller particles settle deep into the lungs.
Salt has both anti-inflammatory and sterilizing properties. It kills bacteria and draws moisture from the bronchioles. Mucous thins, sinuses drain and breathing becomes easier.

What to Expect at your Salt Therapy Appointment 

Salt Therapy is simple.  Just relax in the comfort of our lounge chairs in the light of our backlit Himalayan salt walls. You may read, listen to music or take a nap.  When the session is over, just brush off the salt powder from your clothes and exit the room.  

Our Salt Room accommodates 4 people (ages 9 and over.) Because of the communal setting, we request that silence be maintained and cellphones turned off. Many people use the Salt Room for meditation or deep relaxation. Please refrain from wearing fragrances to the appointment, as many of our guests are sensitive to smells. For rentals or larger parties, please inquire.

All sessions are 45 minutes

See our video below which explains Salt Therapy and its benefits, with testimonials from a few of our clients.
Video production by Createus Media Inc. 

History of Salt Therapy

The use of salt as a health remedy has been around since the Greeks, when Hippocrates recommended salt inhalation as a respiratory treatment.    

In 1843, Polish physician Felix Boczkowski discovered that men working in the salt mines at Wieliczka suffered fewer respiratory problems than the general population.  He published his findings in "About the Breathing of Salt Dust," the first of many studies on the effects of breathing salt air. A therapeutic spa was established within the salt cave.  

In the 20th century, Eastern European physicians and engineers learned to simulate the conditions inside salt caves. In modern halotherapy ("halo" is Greek for salt) a generator to blows tiny microparticles of salt into a room.  Salt therapy is studied, recognized and used in many European hospitals to treat various respiratory ailments.  Although it has yet to be clinically researched in a controlled and extensive way in the United States, many wellness centers are now incorporating Salt Therapy into their practices.  

Salt Therapy taken in a Ukrainian salt cave.

Salt Therapy taken in a Ukrainian salt cave.

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