The NY Salt Room, is Brooklyn’s first salt therapy center for adults and children who suffer from any respiratory or allergy ailment. Salt therapy, also called Halotherapy is a natural, drug free, alternative treatment for the range of respiratory disorders including asthma, allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, the common flu
First recognized by a Polish doctor who found that patients who mined salt in caves had healthier skin and improved breathing, Halo Air Salt Rooms provides the health benefits of the same saline atmosphere found in salt caves. Ukrainian salt from the very mines where the treatment originated coats the walls and carpets the floors of the salt rooms at Halo, perfectly replicating the underground environment right down to the relaxing chairs and plasma TVs that salt miners commonly use to watch reruns of The Wonder Years. Once you've settled in, the Halogenerator begins its therapeutic work, grinding the salt and filling the atmosphere with dry salt aerosols. As you inhale these particles, their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties go to work on your respiratory system, soothing inflammation, clearing breathing passageways, and reducing mucus, but almost never turning your face into solid brass. Halo provides links to articles and research about halotherapy. And while additional studies are under way, testimonials indicate that the health benefits extend to the skin, mental wellness, energy levels, and general well-being, as well as the respiratory system.
A close-knit team eager to master new aesthetic techniques has led Sebastian's Hair-Em & Day Spa to thrive for more than 37 years. Six of the women on staff have been with the salon for at least two decades, watching it grow from a five-chair operation built by a mother for her three daughters. Today's team of 20 includes stylists, aestheticians, nail techs, and a specialist in orthopedic massage, each of whom takes four classes annually as part of a thorough continuing education program. Classes through Paul Mitchell helped build a salon menu that ranges from complex corrective color to keratin straightening. Skin therapists are not only trained in the use of Repêchage's marine-enriched products but also share the brand's philosophy that their client's skin cannot simply be defined by "type" and Socratic interrogation. The professionals contribute their work in the community by appearing at schools on career day and donating their cosmetology skills and icy Anna Wintour impersonations to charity fashion shows. The salon manager, Cheryl, leads the way in this regard, earning a state Sunshine Award from the national Look Good...Feel Better program for her volunteer commitment to oncology patients.
Like an enchanted glacial tunnel, The Salt Cavern’s sparkling white walls pulse with gauzy pinks and purples, as crystalline lanterns illuminate powdery tufts of salt covering the floor. But this fairy-tale ambiance belies the cavern’s meticulously calibrated atmosphere: highly concentrated saline aerosol regularly circulates throughout the chamber in an effort to soothe health ailments such as asthma, allergies, or psoriasis.
Owners William and Eva boast backgrounds in the medical industry, but grew disillusioned with chemical therapies after investigating the benefits of salt therapy, a practice that originated in Poland nearly 200 years ago. Now the duo invites clients to experience salt’s therapeutic and calming benefits in their softly lit chamber. In addition to the salt’s calming vapors, William and Eva offer deepened relaxation with yoga sessions) in the cave, and enforce a tranquil atmosphere in which clients can nap, meditate, or quietly impersonate the Morton’s Salt girl.
Saltana Cave hearkens back to an ancient tradition of spending time in salt caves and mines to treat respiratory ailments. Benefits of breathing in negatively charged ionized salt and other trace minerals may include improving the symptoms of asthma, allergies, acne, and eczema as well as decreasing the side effects of smoking. What’s more, Saltana Cave looks otherworldly—its literal tons of Himalayan salt rock create a relaxing environment with their pink glow. Soothing background music and zero-gravity lounge chairs help you get zen in this accessible retreat.