One of the fastest growing trends in holistic medicine is halotherapy, otherwise known as salt therapy.

Simply put, halotherapy is the practice of spending time inside a salt mine, where visitors reap the profound healing benefits of breathing in the salt-rich cave air.

The good news is that to experience halotherapy, you don’t have to find an authentic salt mine to visit. Chances are you can find a local salt cave or salt room spa that offers the same benefits.

A salt cave includes rustic elements such as salt boulders, natural finish bricks, a water cascade and skylight
A salt cave includes rustic elements such as salt boulders, natural finish bricks, a water cascade and skylight
Breathing in the natural salt-rich air has been shown to provide health benefits for anyone suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, along with benefits for skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, inflammation, itching and redness.

Halotherapy sessions have also been shown to help aleviate anxiety and depression — and many patrons report improved mood, cognitive ability, deeper sleep, and lower levels of stress.

Save Cave vs. Salt Room

Both serve essentially the same purpose (which is halotherapy), and offer an atmosphere of dry salt aerosol for its therapeutic benefits.

However, there are cosmetic differences that depend mainly on the space, or size of the room.

The Salt Cave

A salt room: modern and sleek elements such as Himalayan salt tiles and a smooth salt brick floor
A salt room: modern and sleek elements such as Himalayan salt tiles and a smooth salt brick floor
Large rooms that can accommodate several patrons at once are more suitable for added elements that take up more space.

Such elements include add-ons like a water cascade, a salt fireplace with chimney stack, or other rustic elements such as backlit pillars, large Himalayan salt boulders, or wooden cross beams. All these elements add to the rustic nature of a salt cave.

The Salt Room

For small rooms where space is limited, we try to limit the use of additional elements, and primarily incorporate Himalayan salt bricks or tiles on the walls.

We utilize flat salt tiles and/or bricks which can be fully or partially backlit, and eliminate the use of larger salt boulders on the walls, which take up more space.

By doing this our client is maximizing the space in their room, allowing for more space for zero gravity chairs, while still maintaining a natural Himalayan salt style atmosphere — with a sleek, modern appeal.

We only use authentic Himalayan salt, sourced from the Khewra Salt Mine at the base of the Himalayan mountains. We pride ourselves on the highest standard of workmanship and take no shortcuts, like the use of foam or papier-mâché, anywhere in our salt caves or rooms.

Contact us for a free quote for your particular situation.


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