Salt has been used for healing purposes all over the world since ancient times. In the West, there are reports of salt being inhaled to improve breathing since the times of Hippocrates. Salt Therapy is claimed to good for those suffering from asthma and chronic bronchitis. It is also effective as a main or adjunct therapy across the entire range of upper and lower respiratory tract diseases.
Some of the diseases it can reportedly help heal include: chronic bronchitis, asthma, cold and flu, joint aches, allergies, sinusitis, ear infections, cough and others.
Since we can’t all jet off to one of the 500 or more salt caves around the globe dedicated to this purpose, or to the Dead Sea on a whim for a healing dip, the recent opening of First Salt Room (FSR), located at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, is convenient.
The treatment method based on entering the visitor to the salt composed room for 40 minutes, during which exposed to salt flush that is unseen for the naked eye is been inhaled, in turn, salt and oxygen atoms fully clean the respiratory system.
The salt used is not of the type of salt we use in our food, but particularly urgent imported from Austria 100% natural dedicated to therapeutic uses.
As you step inside a “cave” room, complete with a fireplace burner, you immediately feel relaxed. Soft meditative music plays in the background while soft LED lights calm your senses.
Each session lasts 40 minutes and costs Dh230.