If you’re trying to get healthy, salt in your diet is often one of the first things to go but what about salt on your walls? It might sound bizarre but many Central Florida residents are spending time in rooms coated in salt, a form of therapy that helps relieve a variety of health issues, including allergies and asthma. With salt rooms in Mills and a new location popping up in Millenia, the benefits of salt therapy are becoming more and more widespread.
Salt therapy, or halotherapy, comes in several different forms. Salt rooms utilize dry salt aerosol inhalations through salt-infused air and wall coatings. The origin of the modern salt room, a relaxing chamber often equipped with flat-screen TVs or toys, derives from European salt caves. Practitioners of this therapy report a variety of health benefits during and after their steady breathing sessions in salt rooms. While not everyone will experience the same relief, acne treatment and pure relaxation seem to be the most ubiquitous of benefits.