HISTORY OF SALT ROOMS

Speleotherapy is a respiratory therapy that consists of long stays in the microclimate of karsts and salt mines. Speleotherapy is also known as halotherapy. Halotherapy comes from the Greek word ‘halos’ which means ‘salt’ and ‘therapy’ which means ‘treatment’.

The most famous speleotherapy clinic was built in 1968 in the village of Solotvino, in the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine. The underground admissions office was located at the existing Solotvinsky salt mine at a depth of 300 meters. The treatment block of the clinic was designed to hold 250 beds. Patients were treated according to the technique developed at the Uzhgorod branch of the Odessa Research Institute of Balneology.

WIDELY USED THROUGHOUT EUROPE

A HEALTH-BOOSTING EXPERIENCE

Whilst virtually unknown in the UK and the US, speleotherapy is widely used for the treatment of respiratory diseases in many parts of eastern and western Europe including Romania, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, France and Austria.

OUR MISSION

We have made it our mission to help people benefit from the positive effects of speleotherapy. We can recreate the microclimate of salt caves by installing salt chambers in spas, homes, offices, hotels, health centres, schools, kindergartens, fitness clubs and treatment clinics. We can also help to improve the quality of air at your home or workplace by installing salt walls in living spaces, meeting rooms and childcare settings.

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