Our Mission at Salt & Soul is to provide relief to the conditions life has bestowed upon us. Through a mother's constant search for supplemental and alternative therapy for her children living with cystic fibrosis, dry salt therapy was discovered. Noticing the difference salt therapy brought to their family, they now seek to share it with the world! Salt & Soul's salt room is a unique place to relax, rejuvenate, and to experience the wonder of ancient crystalline salt through Himalayan salt cave sessions, yoga classes and products made to compliment the experience. We hope you leave feeling a sense of renewal and new found hope in treating whatever conditions brought you to the cave.
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy is a drug free, non invasive treatment that alleviates the health problems associated with asthma, sinusitis, allergies, and a host of other respiratory illnesses as well as skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
In 1843, a Polish doctor, F. Botchkovsky was the first to discover that the environment inside salt mines had a therapeutic effect on respiratory diseases. Many salt mines in Eastern Europe were used as medical resorts for patients with lung diseases. Speleotherapy, as it came to be known, became a conventional, effective, and drug free method of treatment for respiratory illness in Eastern Europe and Russia. In the 1980’s, artificial salt caves were developed by lining rooms with salt bricks or blocks. Research carried out in these rooms did not replicate the curative atmosphere of the salt mines or caves. Scientists came to the conclusion that the main therapeutic factor of the salt cave micro climate was dry aerosol of salt in combination with stable humidity and air temperature. With this knowledge, in the early 1990’s, Halo generators were developed in St. Petersburg Russia. Halo generators blow dry aerosol of salt into enclosed rooms that replicates the micro climate of natural salt mines and caves.
Salt & Soul 845.247.7364
2917B Route 9W Saugerties, NY 12477, Hudson Valley
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The benefits of salt therapy are many, and apply to all ages. Treatment at the Salt & Soul have been known to: