Shake Things Up with Salt Therapy
Been to a spa lately? If so, you may have noticed a new addition to the menu—halotherapy, a.k.a. salt therapy. Held in a room with walls made from salt, the treatment promises detoxifying benefits thanks to salt’s negatively charged ions, which purify the air. Many people try it to ease respiratory issues like asthma and allergies, because it’s thought that salty air can lower inflammation in the lungs (though research on that potential perk is inconclusive). Another reason to get salty: skin conditions. Derms say the moisturizing properties of mineral salts may help psoriasis and acne. Halotherapy can range from about $30 to $100+ for a single session.