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20 Million Years Ago

The Evolution of Salt Therapy

Salt has been one of the basic elements of our life since the beginning of time. Approximately 20 million years ago, Europe and Russia were partially covered by a shallow sea. With the disappearance of the sea, large amounts of salt deposits were left behind.


13th to the 29th Century

The Birth of Speleotherapy

Salt beds were hidden 10-300 meters below the Earth’s surface and before the advent of modern technology, salt mining was an arduous task. The use of salt therapy spans history from ancient Greece (where “halo” means salt and “speleon” means cave) to when in 1843, Polish physician Dr. Feliks Boczkowski, made the scientific discovery that the salt miners rarely suffered from respiratory problems. Thus 'speleotherapy' was born.

Visitors from all over the world came to the salt mines in Poland and Eastern Europe to enjoy the natural health benefits derived from inhaling the salt particles in these hallowed out salt chambers, also known as salt caves.


The Birth of Halotherapy (Dry Salt Therapy)

Russian doctors and scientists created the first halogenerator (halo=salt), which is a device that grinds salt into a very fine aerosol that is then dispersed into an enclosed environment. This marked the first above-ground alternative for speleotherapy, and halotherapy was born.


First Salt Rooms in Eastern Europe

The first salt therapy rooms started to appear in clinics, hospitals, and daycare centers throughout Russia and, after the fall of the Soviet Union, salt therapy rooms spread throughout Eastern Europe. To attract visitors, they were first designed to resemble the underground salt chambers, also known as salt caves. All of the efficacy, however, is derived from the halogenerator.


The Birth of Salt Therapy/Halotherapy in North America

In 2012, SALT Chamber was created by founder Leo Tonkin and became the first full-service turnkey salt therapy company to design, build, and install salt therapy rooms and caves, and developed the original SALT Booth®, an enclosed private individual chamber for salt therapy.


The Birth of an Industry

Dry salt therapy grew and became one of the leading spa and wellness trends, and, in 2014, the Salt Therapy Association was founded by the world’s top leading halogenerator manufacturers, researchers, medical professionals, and salt therapy facility owners and experts in the spa and wellness industries. The STA is focused on education, innovation, and research while setting standards for the industry.


Residential Salt Rooms and SALT Booths®

SALT Chamber had worked on hundreds of salt therapy projects bringing salt therapy to communities all over the country. Entrepreneurs and health minded people were opening salt therapy facilities while many existing businesses were adding salt therapy to their services. At the same time, SALT Chamber introduced a residential SALT Booth® and were designing personal salt rooms for homes.


The SALT FX® home halogenerator

SALT Chamber continues to innovate and develops the first professional grade halogenerator for home and travel.

What Our Customers Think

John J.

"I used to have severe persistent asthma and was on strong asthma medication, but despite that had chronic exacerbations. I started using the SALT FX® home halogenerator and within a few weeks I was able to stop my medications and am doing better than ever."


"It is too early to tell what impact halotherapy may have with this strain of the coronavirus, however, this coronavirus does affect the respiratory and lung system and dry salt therapy has shown to provide symptomatic benefit such as in a clinical study we conducted that focused on patients with cystic fibrosis."

Salt Therapy Association

"During halotherapy, dry salt behaves like a toothbrush that cleans the respiratory system removing the build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions."

Betty T.

"I have started using the SALT FX® home halogenerator and I have gotten a lot of stamina from it and I also find it extremely relaxing. I also haven’t gotten sick since I started using it."

Bradley A.

"In just 10 minutes, once or twice a week, salt therapy has improved my breathing and I sleep better at night...bye bye sleep apnea."

Linda V.

"Both my children have several allergies, and my daughter has a weakened immune system. My son also deals with asthma. I feel using the SALT FX® home halogenerator has helped clear several sinus issues and breathing problems that they have had."

Jason L.

"The SALT FX® home is the perfect addition to my at-home health and wellness routine. If you're thinking about buying it, stop, and just do it."

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