Portrait of young couple in salt inhalation steam room, relaxing

by Erica Brooke

What is Salt Therapy?

Salt therapy, or halotherapy, has become a hot wellness craze. Dubbed “salt caves,” these salty spaces have popped up everywhere the past few years and are reminiscent of ancient Eastern European salt mines first recognized for their therapeutic health benefits by Polish physician Dr. Felikz Boczowski in 1843. These modern salty spaces are designed with features like crystal salt rock and rock lamps to make you feel as if you’re sitting in an actual Himalayan salt cave. Recliners and soothing music add to the serene atmosphere, while a halogenerator grinds up the salt and releases salt particles into the air, set at a comfortable 70 degrees with low humidity.

Health Benefits of Salt Caves

Salt caves are most commonly known for:

  • Respiratory Relief: If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or sinus infections, you might want to give them a try. It makes a lot of sense when you think that sinus rinses use saline (a mixture of salt and water) to cleanse the sinuses.
  • Improves sleep
  • Benefits the skin: treating conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. 

What to Expect:

While inside, you’re free to relax and do as you wish. Meditate and enjoy the silence, or read a book while breathing in the dry salty air. 

Feeling intrigued? If you’re curious where to find a salt cave near you, we’ve got you covered.

Sault Haus

155 Hopewell Princeton Road, Hopewell

Revive Studios

100 US-46, Budd Lake

4 Elements Wellness Center

301 N Harrison Street, Suite 36, Princeton

Cross the bridge into PA to find these Bucks County spots worthy of the drive:

The Salt Cave

304 N Main Street, Doylestown

10 S State Street, Newtown

BrookBelle Alternative Healthcare

906 Town Center, New Britain

 

Erica Brooke is a freelance writer and editor who serves as Feature Editor for women’s news and lifestyle website The List, provides editorial services to organizations, and contributes to various publications. She has been published in the Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia Magazine, Bucks/Mont Physician Magazine, and more. A graduate of Arcadia and Temple Universities, she also taught at Temple’s Fox School of Business and at Manor College in Jenkintown. A Bucks County native, Erica lives in Chalfont with her engineer/gamer husband. She loves all things lifestyle, from wellness to fashion to real estate. You can usually find her watching HGTV in her comfiest loungewear and blogging about her personal health journey at hotmessonahealthquest.com.

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