Who Said That?
Florida's quote of the day
"The biggest benefit is I know I can breathe."
The first thing you notice when you enter the Salt Cave is the floor: It crunches.
Your bare feet slide gingerly across the pebble-like floor covered with 4,000 pounds of Himalayan salt crystals. The walls around you are lined with pink and orange-hued bricks of salt. As you slide into one of the zero-gravity chairs, you hear the sound of crashing waves streaming from overhead speakers. As you relax and your breathing slows and deepens, you inhale air pumped with pharmaceutical-grade salt. After a few minutes, you touch your tongue to your lips and taste salt.
This total sensory experience is called salt therapy, a homeopathic remedy meant to help respiratory problems. The age-old alternative therapeutic remedy, sometimes called halotherapy or speleotherapy, is said to alleviate symptoms of asthma, allergies, anxiety and other ailments.
There are no U.S. clinical studies examining the effectiveness of salt therapy, but its adherents swear by it.
Read more at the Star Tribune.