Salt therapy, also known as “halotherapy & speleotherapy” is a modern variation of an old Eastern European treatment. For many years, individuals in Eastern Europe have recognized the benefits of spending time underground in natural salt caves.
While the beneficial health effects to basking in this salty environment have been known for centuries, Polish physician Dr Boczkowski first recorded them in 1843 after observing robust health of salt miners in the Wieliczka salt mine in Krakow.
Salt therapy is the recreation of these environmental factors above ground, reducing the significant travel, costs and inconveniences associated with spending time in natural caves deep below ground. The first Halotherapy salt chambers opened in the 1960s in Eastern Europe. As Halotherapy grew more popular in the 1980s and 1990s, health and beauty resorts throughout Europe and Scandinavia began to install Saltrooms and offer Halotherapy as one of their restorative treatments
Today, halotherapy rooms have been certified as medical devices and salt therapy has become a very popular and effective treatment for children with asthma, as it is non-invasive and 100% natural.