Salt Room Therapy
Halotherapy — from the Greek “halos,” which means “salt” — uses dry aerosol micro-particles of salt or minerals inside of a large, arid space to simulate the microclimate of salt mines, says Dr. Niket Sonpal, assistant professor at Touro College of Medicine. Salt exposure as a therapeutic treatment developed after 1843, when Polish physician Feliks Boczowski noticed that his patients, who worked in salt mines, had no respiratory or lung problems compared to other miners. When other physicians started to notice the same, salt caves began popping up around Europe up as a therapy for lung ailments like pneumonia or bronchitis. As halotherapy gains popularity (an estimated 300 salt caves exist in the United States alone) some claim the treatment can improve skin ailments, seasonal allergies, arthritis, pneumonia, chronic cough, asthma, bronchitis, sleep disorders and even depression.
We have 2 spaces for salt room therapy, one of which has a separate outdoor entrance. Halotherapy is shown to treat breathing problems caused by COVID-19 by improving your lung health and the amount of oxygen in your blood. If you have symptoms of sickness, we have a designated outdoor Active Salt Booth for those showing symptoms of COVID or other viral infections. (If you are showing symptoms you will be given special instructions ahead of time so that you do not enter the building.) Learn More About The Research