Salt is America's most versatile mineral, from being packed and used as a warm-weather substitute for a snowball to allowing hot dogs to remain edible for centuries. Stick your body in a soothing spabun with today's deal: for $45, you get three 45-minute salt-air halotherapy sessions (a $165 value) at Salt Chalet in Encino.
Salt Chalet has three therapy rooms, two for adults and one for children, which are covered wall, ceiling, and floor in Dead Sea salts, mimicking the environment of the salt caves of eastern Europe where the mineral's anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties were discovered by miners. The salt room is stocked with comfy chairs, soothing lighting, relaxing music, and air that has been enriched with negative saline ions using a dry salt aerosol machine. Regularly attending salt sessions may help treat many conditions, including chronic respiratory inflammation, nervous conditions such as ADHD, relief from skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis, ear infections, achiness and joint pain from arthritis, and bland-tasting skin.
Future adults can play and frolic with sand-cave adventures in the saltbox, which conveys the same skin and antimicrobial benefits as the sitting-still sessions but with the added fun of toys, games, and the historical context of sending children to the salt mines. Salt Chalet recommends 8–15 sessions to complete the treatment process.
Today's deal lets parents accompany children into therapy rooms, without paying, unless also receiving the treatment.
- Basking in salt rooms, also known as halotherapy, is an alternative therapy for people with chronic respiratory and skin problems that is modeled after the salt caves and spas that originated in Eastern Europe more than 200 years ago. In the last decade, the trend has caught on, and facilities have opened up in Israel, Canada, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Florida and, most recently, Encino, home of the Salt Chalet, the first salt room treatment center on the West Coast. – Jessie Schiewe, Los Angeles Times
In Salt Chalet's private treatment rooms, sea salt—known for its ability to balance out the body's positively charged ions—fills the air and coats the walls, floor, and ceiling, glittering under soft, ambient lights. As clients relax in lounge chairs or atop massage tables, briny granules flutter through their lungs and waft across their skin—a holistic process known as halotherapy, which recreates the unique microclimate of the world's salt caves away from their bat-shaped novelty shakers. As the chalet's medical director, Dr. Thom Lobe, proclaims, salt rooms can help alleviate everything from allergies and chronic respiratory illnesses to skin disorders, infections, and difficulties sleeping.
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