Why I Sat In A Room Full of Salt, And Why You Should Too

Now, some of you are probably looking at this title totally confused. Sitting in a room that’s covered in salt sounds strange at first, but let me explain. Being in a salt room is a part of something called salt therapy.

What Is It?

Salt therapy is a natural remedy known for it’s abilities to cause better breathing and sleep, along with lower stress levels and overall promote better wellness. There are people who use salt therapy to help cure sinus infections and allergies. Salt has many different properties, just to name a few: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and properties that clear out mucus. It can also help reduce inflammation of the skin and absorb impurities. Now I don’t know about you, but looking at all these different benefits of salt therapy has me like:

So I did.

I did some research and found a place in Maryland called the Salt Sanctuary that is known for their salt therapy services. There are so many other salt spas in Maryland, but I chose this one for the convenience of the location and the price.

The Salt Sanctuary of Maryland located in Elkridge, MD

How Does It Work?

The most common form of salt therapy is to sit in a room of salt so that you can relax and breathe in the salt. Most salt spas use a device called a halogenerator that releases super small salt particles into the room so that it’s easy to inhale. They offer a 45 minute session for $45. You can do it once, but if you would like to do it again, or make it a habit, then they offer session packages where you can get 6 or 10 sessions. If you want to go more often, then they have the 1 month and the 3 month packages, where you can go as many times as you want in the time specified. But for this time, I just got the 45 minute session.

My Experience

As soon as I walked in the door, I was met with a soothing smell and relaxing music. I did my session first thing in the morning, so there wasn’t anybody else there besides the staff and I. They had me hang my jacket up and put my bag in one of their lockers, after that, I was led to the back where I had to take off my shoes before entering the room. Here’s a tip, if you decide to go to a salt spa, make sure to bring socks, the floor of the room is covered in salt, and some of the particles are big and kind of hurt to walk on. I’m not sure if all spas will let you keep socks on, but this one did, because they give you plastic covers to put on your feet. Before walking in the room, they also give you a pair of comfy headphones that play calming music so that you can completely relax and be at ease.

sorry for the blurry quality

Since the temperature of the salt room is a bit cold, they offer blankets for you to use. After receiving all the items, I was finally able to step inside the room. Both the walls and the floor were completely covered in salt. There were eight chairs (all of them recline by the way, so that’s a plus, lol).

What the room looked like ^

After picking a chair, I snuggled comfortably under the blanket, put my headphones on, closed my eyes, and just let myself drift into the ultimate relaxation mode (after I played in the salt for a bit of course). One of the things that I really enjoyed about the experience is that they dim the lights, which helped me to relax even more. By the time my session was over, I totally felt rejuvenated, and I finally understood the reason why people enjoy salt therapy. I will definitely be back again, and hopefully after reading this, you guys will give salt therapy a try too! Let me know in the comments about your opinions and experiences.

33 Comments

  1. elinor clio
    September 28, 2020 / 12:38 am

    hey, i’ve been there! great experience, excellent health benefits and guess what, i don’t have to psych up for it. how many healthy things can i say that about? i really love it.

    • hannahbly
      Author
      September 28, 2020 / 1:22 am

      Definitely agree! I’ll be back for sure.

  2. Arline Woronoff
    September 27, 2020 / 9:34 pm

    I can’t wait to try this. Especially now!! Sounds exactly what I need. Thanks for wonderful info

    • hannahbly
      Author
      September 27, 2020 / 9:39 pm

      So glad you liked the post, I know you’re going to enjoy it as much as I did!

  3. June 15, 2020 / 10:29 pm

    This is such an interesting concept! I’d really love to try this out – may need to research local places that may have this!!

    xo, cyn |www.cynspo.com

    • hannahbly
      Author
      June 16, 2020 / 1:26 am

      So glad to hear that! I really enjoyed it and will definitely be back soon.

  4. March 19, 2020 / 6:54 am

    Really interesting idea. I have never heard of it before so it has educated me and I love alternative therapies. I think there is a picture which hasn’t loaded though – after the semi colon. I like the pictures as they help me understand what it is lik 🙂

    • hannahbly
      Author
      March 19, 2020 / 3:19 pm

      Thanks for letting me know! GIFs always seem to have trouble loading.

  5. Lee Anne
    March 18, 2020 / 12:09 pm

    Just the very thought of it is soothing to me! I would love to try this sometime. I might have to take a detour sometime and check it out!

    • hannahbly
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 4:14 pm

      It was SO relaxing!

  6. March 18, 2020 / 1:44 am

    Wow! I love going to spa’s but this is special. I’ve heard of something similar but not exactly like this. I will have to check it out. I am assuming it wasn’t so cold that it kept you from relaxing? Thanks for sharing your experience. Another good reason to visit Maryland.

    • hannahbly
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 3:11 am

      Nope! it wasn’t cold at all, although the blankets did add an extra layer of comfort, lol.

  7. March 18, 2020 / 1:29 am

    I didn’t know salt therapy was a thing? It sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing your experience. I’ll have to see if one is near me. It sounds like amazing and something I need! Thanks for the tip about needing socks too.

    • hannahbly
      Author
      March 18, 2020 / 3:11 am

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it

  8. March 17, 2020 / 9:06 pm

    I really need to get to one of these. I hear of my patients going, but I’ve never been. Seems so relaxing.

    • hannahbly
      Author
      March 17, 2020 / 9:51 pm

      They really are!!

  9. March 17, 2020 / 7:29 pm

    I’ve been in a salt cave twice (there are 2 in North Dakota)!! It’s a very peaceful environment for sure, unless you don’t have ear-phones on and your fellow cave-dwellers start to snore. Ha ha

    • hannahbly
      Author
      March 17, 2020 / 7:49 pm

      At least you know they’re relaxing, lol!

  10. January 19, 2020 / 3:30 am

    This is fascinating! I’ve never heard of salt therapy! Thanks for a look inside!

    • hannahbly
      Author
      January 19, 2020 / 5:19 am

      So glad to share my experience! You should definitely give it a try someday?

  11. January 16, 2020 / 10:03 pm

    Ahh sounds like an amazing experience! I’d love to do something like this! I’ve done a salt float which was a pretty cool experience, but have never gone to a salt sanctuary like the one here!

    -Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

    • hannahbly
      Author
      January 17, 2020 / 4:58 pm

      I have yet to try a salt float, but it’s definitely on my bucket list!!

  12. Cynthia
    January 9, 2020 / 3:59 am

    I really enjoyed reading this. I’ve wondered how these places worked. My son has problems with allergies and I wonder if this would help. Thanks for sharing!

    • hannahbly
      Author
      January 9, 2020 / 6:09 am

      Glad I can help! let me know if you guys decide to give it a try?

  13. January 8, 2020 / 9:51 pm

    This is an interesting and very informative post!

    • hannahbly
      Author
      January 8, 2020 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you so much, glad you think so!

  14. January 8, 2020 / 9:47 pm

    Really interesting! I have never heard of that before.

    • hannahbly
      Author
      January 8, 2020 / 10:08 pm

      You should definitely give it a try!

  15. January 8, 2020 / 9:46 pm

    I heard the title and knew it was gonna he good. And it was! I loved this. I’m definitely going to be reading more of your stuff!! ?✨

    • hannahbly
      Author
      January 8, 2020 / 10:07 pm

      That really means a lot, thank you so much! I definitely have more posts underway, so stay tuned!!

  16. Brett
    January 1, 2020 / 11:09 pm

    Interesting g! I’ve never heard of salt therapy before.

    • hannahbly
      Author
      January 8, 2020 / 10:06 pm

      Yes! It’s truly an amazing thing to do, you should definitely try it sometime.

  17. January 1, 2020 / 7:58 pm

    Sign me up! Between the benefits and the relaxation I’m so going to incorporate this into my 202 self-care routine!

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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