I first heard about The Salt Room a few years ago, on a friend's Instagram post. I remember thinking what a cool concept it was and that I needed to try it asap. Just the thought of sitting in a room made out of salt intrigued me.
I suffer from allergies and always seem to be stuffy. I don't bother using nasal spays because I'm afraid I'll get addicted to it or the effect will wear off after a few days. Plus, I'm about trying natural remedies instead.
A couple of weeks ago, I went to the Salt Room on Mills Ave, to experience halotherapy, also known as salt therapy.
What is Salt Therapy?
For more than 20 years dry salt aerosol, administered in specially-designed halochambers, has been used to treat upper and lower respiratory conditions such as cold and flu, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinus infection, sinusitis, rhinitis, hay fever and emphysema.
In addition, the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of dry sodium chloride aerosol has been shown to effectively treat ear infection and conditions of the skin such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Salt acts like an expectorant, accelerating mucus clearance and improving lung function while killing harmful bacteria and soothing the respiratory system.
During the 45-minute session, you can relax, enjoy music or read in their cozy, spa-like salt covered rooms while breathing in microscopic salt particles.
Surface areas in The Salt Room Orlando are covered with natural sea salt which creates a sterilized and negative ion environment.
Shoe covers are provided before you enter the salt room.
The salt air is highly-controlled and concentrated, which aids in providing improvement of symptoms after only one session.
Benefits of The Salt Room Orlando:
Three comfortable spa-like treatment chambers.
Each has been meticulously designed to enhance the treatment experience. The quiet Relaxation Room, fun Children/Family room and a one-of-a-kind Yoga Room.
It’s an all-natural complement to your doctor prescribed regimen.
Dry salt aerosol therapy is 100% drug free and can be used safely in combination with your current medications and treatments to provide relief like you’ve never experienced before.
Salt Therapy has been proven effective in multiple clinical trails
In clinical tests salt therapy (also known as “halotherapy”) has proven effective at relieving symptoms of a variety of respiratory and skin ailments.
Inexpensive, safe and effective additional therapy for patients with cystic fibrosis.
A recent paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that long-term salt treatment had a positive impact on lung function and reduced pulmonary exacerbations and did not have any negative side effects.
In addition to salt therapy, The Salt Room Orlando offers acupuncture, massages, and skin care services.
A single session for the salt therapy costs $45. You can become a member and take advantage of the monthly discounted prices for all their services.
Check out their current specials here.
I'm looking forward to my next salt therapy session- as well as trying out more of The Salt Room's services. I've never tried acupuncture, so I'm thinking that will be my next experiment!
THE SALT ROOM
1804 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32803
Hours of Operation
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m