WORTH ITS SALT
The restorative feeling you get after lounging near the ocean isn’t because of all those strawberry margaritas you downed; it’s from breathing in the salty sea air. This is the concept behind salt therapy, a centuries-old tradition purported to have health benefits such as reducing the occurrence and symptoms of infections, allergies and asthma. (Salt is a natural antiinflammatory and antiseptic that can help break down bacteria and micro-organisms, which exit the body through exhaling or coughing.) Combining the therapy with yoga is a natural fit given that the practice also focuses on deep breathing. Classes are typically held in man-made salt caves where an atomizer pumps in invisible salt particles. Prefer to spa? Try the soothing and circulation-boosting Eucalyptus Salt Scrub at the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver.