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The History of Salt Therapy
Salt has been used for healing purposes all over the world since ancient times. In the West, there are reports of salt being inhaled to improve breathing since the times of Hippocrates.
The type of salt therapy used at our Salt Spa originated about 150 years ago in Eastern Europe. In 1843, Polish health official Felix Botchkowski observed that the miners at Wieliczka salt mine in Poland did not suffer from the same kinds of respiratory illnesses that were common in the general population. Seeking relief, those suffering from respiratory illnesses were brought into the salt mines and even slept there overnight. A study called "About the Breathing of Salt Dust" was published.
This salt mine in the Ukraine was used for convalescence for patients with respiratory illnesses. This is how salt therapy was administered for many years.
Since traveling to salt mines is neither convenient or safe, innovative thinkers in Eastern Europe began to simulate the conditions of the salt mines in controlled above-ground rooms. The floors and walls were lined with salt, and a new technology was developed to crush some of the salt into micron sized particles and blow it into the rooms. With the addition of blowing dry aerosolized salt dust in to the rooms, this therapy became known as "Halotherapy" (halo is Greek for salt). Halotherapy salt rooms became very popular in Eastern Europe, many of which are attached to the respiratory units of hospitals.
Salt therapy is now spreading all over the world and has made its way to the U.S.
The Salt Spa at Traditional Health Clinic is Tennessee's first halotherapy facility, offering relief of respiratory and skin conditions.
Adults relax on comfortable recliners in a beautiful, salt-lined room.
Children play safely as their parents relax on a comfy bench in a separate room for kids built like a giant salt box.