Salt Caves

Oct 15, 2018

You don’t have to look far to find a salt cave near you, especially if you live in New York City. That’s right, you heard me, a salt cave. Close your eyes and imagine walking into an iridescently lit room where everything is tinted pink. Your bare feet are sinking into three to four inches of loose salt minerals. For 30 minutes you just sit, breathe, catch up with a friend, meditate, power nap, or doing whatever you want in that time frame. And just by being there you’ve already engaged in halotherapy.

Salt therapy also know as halotherapy is an alternative treatment for a wide variety of aliments and conditions such as asthma, allergies, inflammation, and even the common cold. Salt rooms have been popping up all over the country, especially in New York City and Los Angeles (Montauk Salt Cave, Modrn Sanctuary, Breathe, The Salt Studio, and The Salt Cave to name a few). When you breathe in a salt cave you’re breathing in negatively-charged ionized salt particles along with the 84 trace elements and minerals that the salt contains such as; calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iodine, bromine, copper, selenium, and iron. These particles help rid of pollens, viruses, pollutants, and toxins of the lungs and nasal passages. Salt is also inherently anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antimicrobial.

There isn’t a ton of information regarding proven healing but it is linked with improved respiratory health and a decrease in depression. And though there isn’t a ton of information about salt caves and it’s effect on health there’s no down side to relaxing in a salt room (whether you’re by yourself, with a friend, or having a meeting- yes some studios do have meeting rooms in their salt caves). At most you’ll be a little thirsty and the end of your session but that’s about it. I think it’s safe to say it’s worth giving a shot.


塩セラピー、またの名をハロセラピー(水治療法)は、新しいトリートメントで様々なコンディションに有効です。例えばぜんそく、アレルギー、炎症、や一般的な風邪にも良い効果が見込めます。ソルトルームは全米で現在注目を浴びています。特にニューヨークとロサンゼルスでは有名です。(Montauk Salt Cave, Modrn Sanctuary, Breathe, The Salt Studio, and The Salt Caveなど)塩の洞窟で呼吸をすると、負電荷を持つイオン化された塩分の成分を身体に取り込む事ができます。その成分の中には84種類の微量元素とミネラルが含まれており、また塩にはカルシウム、カリウム、マグネシウム、ナトリウム、ヨウ素、臭素、銅、セレン、鉄分も含まれています。これらの成分は、花粉・ウィルス・汚染物質・毒素を肺や鼻孔から取り除いてくれる効能があります。また塩には、生得的に抗炎症・抗バクテリア・抗ウィルス・抗菌などが作用が見込めます。