Years ago, miners in Eastern Europe first discovered the therapeutic benefits of salt: Hours of exposure in salt mines was said to alleviate such respiratory ailments as asthma, bronchitis, and more. Salt Chalet Arizona imitates the salt mines of Eastern Europe. Inside the facility?s two treatment rooms, layers of salt extracted from the Dead Sea coat the surfaces from floor to ceiling. Amid calming light and ambient music, visitors lounge back in comfy chairs and breathe in the salt, which has healing ions that can help clear out breathing passages and reduce inflammation in the lungs. With respect to respiratory ailments, the relaxing salt treatments provide a noninvasive alternative to drugs, undergoing surgery, or bottling and inhaling the breath of a healthy friend.