Salt Therapy


Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy or speleotherapy, is a 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive, and effective treatment used for a wide range of health conditions and ailments.

Our bodies' salt levels affect our cellular activity, energy, and blood sugar levels through diet and the foods we eat. When inhaled the microscopic salt particles enter our nasal passages and lungs reducing inflammation and clearing mucus, positively impacting our ability to breathe. Halotherapy has some key health benefits, many of which are centered around the respiratory system and immune system; however, salt also has many benefits for our skin and, and mental health issues.

Salt comes in many forms. The salt used at LaCURA is pure Himilayan crystal salt. Himalayan or Dead Sea salt is the most pure, beneficial, and cleanest salt available. Salt in its pure form contains over 80 elements and trace elements found in our bodies and are the most easily absorbed.

Some of the Key Benefits include:

  • Reduce the need for inhalers, decongestants, and antibiotics
  • Boost immunity during flu and allergy seasons
  • Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
  • Strengthen your immune system, and aids in the recovery time from colds and flu
  • Relaxation, reduced stress, and better sleep
  • Hydrate skin and improve skin conditions such as psoriasis, rashes, eczema, and acne

We provide a 15 min complimentary Salt Therapy Session with every Massage or Facial Appointment at LaCURA Salt Spa.

For a 45 min Focused Salt Therapy Session, the cost is $35.

Good for You...Both Inside & Out

While salt therapy does a lot for our respiratory and immune systems, it also has many benefits when it comes to our skin health. The minerals found within the superfine aerosols of salt therapy have strong rejuvenating properties. It can improve rashes, acne, eczema, and hydration.

At LaCURA, our salt room utilizes a halogenerator which blows microscopic particles of pure Himalayan salt into the room. These super fine particles can reach deep in to the airways and bronchias, greatly assisting in the relief of inflammation and congestion through your sinuses and lungs.

This allows for a reduction in illness, allergies, irritation, and inflammation in the respiratory tract. The detoxifying and cleansing effects also support the immune, nervous, and lymphatic (infection control) systems. Salt also aids with Speleotherapy which is therapy for our respiratory system. It allows us to breathe in mineral infused air that results in an important detox for our lungs and other respiratory organs.

FAQ - Here are some answers to commonly asked questions we hear from clients.

1What should I wear for salt therapy?
To receive the full benefit of salt therapy we’ve found that wearing very lite and loose-fitting clothing like shorts, tank tops, t- shirts and flipflops (socks may be worn) is best. (reword as needed) Socks may be worn but we ask for you not to wear shoes in the salt spa.
2What is salt therapy?
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a drug free, non-invasive treatment that improves health problems you may be experiencing such as asthma, allergies, and some respiratory illnesses.
3How does salt therapy work?
We use dry Aerosols of salt that are blown from a salt atomizer. These aerosols are blown out and you breathe them in while relaxing.
4Are there any side effects to salt therapy?
No. Salt therapy is 100% natural and safe. It is also drug-free therapy.
5How quickly will I experience the benefits of salt therapy?
Your course of treatment will vary with your condition. Some people report that they feel an improvement in their breathing and skin health after just one session in the salt room but, as with any natural healing remedy, the effects are cumulative and the benefits you feel should increase and last longer with a series of sessions.
6What happens during a salt therapy session?
During sessions, dry sodium chloride aerosol containing particles of 1-10 micrometers are ground and infused into our salt rooms by the Halogenerator. The Halogenerator is programmed to infuse a particular dosage of salt particles into the room during your salt therapy session. Rooms are ventilated in between each session.

Helpful Things to Know Prior to Your Visit

1Salt Room Sessions
Our Salt Room Therapy sessions are 45-minutes in length. It is a group session room, where up to six people may be in the salt room at any given scheduled session. We ask that you arrive on time so the session may begin as scheduled or your appointment may have to be rescheduled.
2What to wear for your Salt Session
Regular clothing, and clean socks! For sanitary reasons, shoes are not permitted in the salt room. If you forget your socks, don’t worry, we provide foot coverings. The salt room is climate controlled and kept cool, you may want to bring a sweater. We do provide blankets for your session. Our room has spa music that plays in the background, however, feel free to bring your own earbuds.

Why Salt Therapy? A Brief History

Centuries ago, European monks noticed something interesting: when they treated respiratory ailments in natural salt caverns, their patients' health got increasingly better, faster. The monks produced salt dust by grinding salt rocks against each other, which the patients then inhaled. In the 1840s, Dr. Felix Boczkowski, the state authority for occupational health in Poland, saw the same thing was true with salt miners. As the workers were mining the salt (through chiseling, grinding, and hammering at the salt), micro-sized salt particles were being disbursed into the air. He had noticed that while coal miners were plagued with all kinds of respiratory problems, salt miners were emerging with pristine lungs and no health complaints. In depth studies on the salt miners began to show, in ideal conditions below the Earth’s surface where air pressure and circulation, humidity and temperature affected the quality of the environment, that by simply breathing in the salt dust particles they rarely had any respiratory issues, and also looked younger due to great skin appearance!

With his findings, Dr. Boczkowski published a book in 1843 about the health benefits of salt dust. His successor, Mstislav Poljakowski, establishing the first salt therapy clinic near Krakow, Poland, which is still in operation today.

During World War II salt mines in Germany were used as bomb shelters. During bombings, soldiers and civilians often had to remain in the mines for extended periods of time, breathing in the salt dust. Upon leaving, many asthmatics were able to breathe much easier. By the 1950s, scientific studies (primarily in the USSR) were proving how effective salt therapy is in treating respiratory ailments. Man-made, above-ground salt rooms provided a controlled environment, and Halotherapy (from “halo,” Greek for salt) became a new option for respiratory treatment.

Jumping ahead to modern day. The first public halotherapy salt chambers opened in the 1960s in Eastern Europe. These initial salt rooms were destination health sanatoriums and respiratory hospitals. As halotherapy grew more popular in the 1980s and 1990s, health and beauty resorts throughout Europe and Scandinavia began to install salt rooms and offer halotherapy as one of their restorative treatments. Today, salt rooms and caves are being established around the world to treat and possibly cure numerous respiratory conditions with a natural, drug-free option.


804-A Anastasia Blvd - St.Augustine, FL 32080