- Costs: $45 per salt room session with packages available. Zoe Snell, Senior Lifestyle Writer


Salt therapy involves relaxing in a room that is designed to mimic the natural environmen­t of a Himalayan salt cave. Similar to the benefits of using a saline solution to clear your nose or fight an infection, being immersed in a salt cave helps to fight inflammati­on. It’s also said to improve respirator­y issues, decrease stress and improve skin conditions like eczema or acne. THE VERDICT

“As someone who suffers from eczema and has a chronicall­y stuffy nose, I was very excited to give salt room therapy a go. I began my treatment at the Cryospa Clinic in Sydney’s Crows Nest with an infrared sauna, which uses light to create heat, rather than steam. After 20 minutes, my muscles (and mind) were incredibly relaxed. I had a quick rinse in the shower before donning a robe and entering the salt room. I was initially unsure of what to expect, but was instantly transporte­d to what can only be described as a salt cave. Salt bricks lined the wall, the floor was covered in salt crystals and there was a salty vapour in the air. Reclining on my lounge chair and with the soothing lights, tranquil music and serenity, it wasn’t long before I fell asleep. After the 45-minute session, I felt significan­tly more relaxed, my sinuses and throat felt cleared and my skin felt soft and hydrated. I can only imagine the benefits of regular salt room sessions for both your physical and mental health.”

 ??  ?? TRIED & TESTED
 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia