Channel 3 March, 2012
Salt Chalet Arizona is a unique microclimate that mimics the salt mines found throughout Eastern Europe. The therapeutic nature of these mines was first discovered many years ago when miners reported significant improvement in respiratory conditions after having spent hours below ground in salt mines. The air in salt mines is permeated with negative ions, which clears breathing passages and lungs and has a host of other effects that, according to studies, dramatically improve ailments, such as asthma, bronchitis, chronic ENT (ear-nose-throat) illnesses, eczema, psoriasis and insomnia. Recent medical studies in Europe and Canada have shown that salt rooms can also benefit other conditions such as snoring, colds, allergies, wheezing, smoker’s cough, influenza and chest tightness.
This therapy, called Speleothrapy (treatment in a natural salt cave) or Halotherapy (treatment in a simulated salt environment), is widely acclaimed and has been used since the 19th century in Europe. It has recently found its way to Israel and the United Kingdom, where in the past two years, dozens of salt rooms have been built, including in the private residences of families whose children suffer from respiratory ailments. A series of 10-12 sessions has been shown to make an enormous difference in patients’ lives. The effect on children has been particularly dramatic.
The salt room phenomenon is on the verge of exploding here in the United States, with an assortment of salt rooms, caves and spas dotting the East Coast. Salt Chalet Arizona is the first such establishment in Arizona, located in beautiful Scottsdale, AZ.
We welcome your questions and look forward to becoming your oasis for healthy breathing.