It had to be a few years ago now that I tried out a Himalayan Salt Therapy Cave with my mom at the Brantford Grand Wellness Center. Since then I've been raving about it.
1. It's Natural
Halotherapy—a.k.a. salt therapy is similar to spending time by the sea with its salty air. But since I live nowhere near any sea salt body of water, this is the next best thing. But apparently the 45-minute sessions is a much higher concentration of salt making it equal to a couple days by the sea.
2. It Helps Open Your Airways
Inhaling the ground up salt floating through the air may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and sinus congestion. When I am done my 45-minute session my asthmatic and allergy sensitive lungs feel as open as they do after a 60 minute hot yoga class. It's amazing. Plus even my sinuses get cleared.
3. It's a Great Spot to Meditate
Similar to a meditation session, you breath deeply while listening to calming music and focusing on the natural beauty of the salt crystals or closing your eyes. More than half the time I fall asleep in the zero gravity chairs. It's supposed to be a quiet space to relax, and when I am in there focusing on my breath under a cozy blanket (since the rooms are cooler to keep the salt in good condition), it helps reduce my stress, and check in on my body to see how it's doing.
4. All the Feels
I love going with my mom as I mentioned before. I've started introducing friends to it, and they are in love too. There's something about being still and relaxed and silently sharing that with people who are special to you. Plus it's a fun experience that's out of the ordinary to do together.
Have you tried it out before? Let me know your favorite spots.