If not for a healthy respiratory system, the body's wiring would fray and cross, causing signals such as "pick up your foot" to transform into "bite your boss." Prevent workplace embarrassments with today's Groupon to Salt Chalet in Encino. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one salt-room session (a $55 value).
- For $79, you get a one-month unlimited membership for one person (a $220 value).
Featured on the TV series The Doctors, Salt Chalet helps customers treat respiratory and skin conditions through halotherapy, drawing on the healing mineral properties of Dead Sea salt. Creating a microclimate similar to the salt mines of Eastern Europe, three treatment rooms are coated in several layers of pure sea salt while a halogenerator diffuses microscopic salt particles into the air. When inhaled, the salts calm inflammation in the upper and lower respiratory tract, widen airway passages, and dissipate residual tar and foreign allergens, lessening problems such as asthma, emphysema, chronic allergies, and eczema. During a 45-minute session, patients can settle into comfortable reclining lounge chairs and relax under ambient lighting while listening to soothing music, watching a flat-screen TV, or adding flavor to pocket stashes of unsalted popcorn.
Parents may accompany their children into the toy-equipped kids' salt room or keep an eye on them through a glass door. Because the treatment leaves no residue and won't harm garments, clients of all ages can wear business attire, workout clothes, or Cyclops costumes during halotherapy.
Though Salt Chalet sometimes offers discounts online, this Groupon provides the best deal available.
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.