Salt Cave in Oakland

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At first glance, it looks like a plain, white room with a couple rows of cozy blue chairs. But then the sunlight reveals something interesting: the walls and ceiling are textured, and even seem to emit some subtle, glittering glints. Stepping inside reveals that there's no hard floor, either, just crunchy salt dunes underfoot. This saline retreat?and the kid's version, with as many toys as chairs?offers relaxing, 45-minute stays designed to improve respiratory and allergen-related health. While reading a magazine or napping, the airborne crystals are exhaled and inhaled, which can help alleviate sneezing, coughing, headaches, and skin rashes such as eczema.

1538 Newell Avenue
Walnut Creek,
CA
US

Since the 1800s, people have sought out salt caves for their healing properties. Few of those caves, however, have been equipped with cushioned lounge chairs and flat-screen TVs. At Sea Salt Therapy, patients relax in just amid luxury as they dig their toes into and fill their lungs with safe, naturally salty air. With each breath, patients inhale microparticles that holistically address asthma, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, and other respiratory ailments. Co-owner Angela Kassai, a severe allergy sufferer herself, was inspired to open the center after doing research on the treatment and learning of wellness success stories from salt rooms in Europe and LA.

3199 S Bascom Ave
Campbell,
CA
US