Most people were unaware how important salt was to their health until it paired with Pepa on the 1993 album Very Necessary. Explore the healing properties of salt with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get three salt-air treatments at Salt Chalet Arizona in Scottsdale (a $165 total value).
Salt Chalet Arizona's darkened salt rooms emulate Eastern European salt caves where visitors take in the therapeutic elements of a natural microclimate to help alleviate respiratory and skin conditions. During salt-therapy treatments, patients spend 45 minutes kicking back in comfortable deck chairs while breathing in fine salt aerosol, which travels into the far reaches of the lungs and performs a respiratory rain dance. The salt particles can dislodge bacteria and pollutants in the respiratory tract to reduce lung inflammation, thin mucus mounds, and open the breathing passages. These treatments are designed to alleviate a number of ailments, such as eczema, asthma, bronchitis, and smoker’s elbow. The room's robotic Halogenerator monitors the air's salt concentration to ensure each session caters to the client's specific needs.
Guests remain fully clothed throughout the salt-therapy treatment, but are required to remove their shoes and put on booties to protect feet from surreptitiously stealing salt particles. Salt Chalet Arizona reports that clothes are not harmed by the salt-cave atmosphere, so visitors are free to wear what pleases them most, whether it be jeans or a 17th-century cigar box.
Salt Chalet Arizona
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.