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Simple yet supremely beneficial, salt therapy is something we recommend for nearly anyone. Who doesn’t want to spend an hour reclining, drifting into a relaxed state, all while breathing in gentle, healing air? Visit Lapis & Oak’s active salt room and your mind, lungs, even skin will soon thank you.

Yes, the therapeutic benefits of dry salt aerosol are real and measurable. Whether you stop by for a single hour during a weekend trip to Vegas or sign up for a series of sessions, you’ll experience a sense of calm well-being and tangible health improvements almost immediately. Everything from respiratory conditions – including colds, asthma, bronchitis, allergies and sinus infections – to skin ailments like dermatitis, acne, rosacea and eczema, can benefit from salt therapy. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, supports your immune system and builds your lung capacity.

Living the Salt Life

The Lapis & Oak Salt Lounge steps it up even a bit further. We’ve created an active salt room that is inviting, warm and nearly sterile. Offering therapies while always prioritizing cleanliness and health is essential to us and is how all of our seasoned staff prefer to operate. This is why we use pharmaceutical-grade salt, rather than the more common pink Himalayan salt usually found in other salt caves. Our halogenerator creates and circulates dry salt aerosol throughout the Salt Lounge, enabling micronized salt particles to travel throughout the room and permeate your air passages and skin.

A History of Health Benefits

Did you know that halotherapy isn’t experimental or even new? As long as 2000 years ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine himself, was prescribing salt inhalation for respiratory ailments. In fact, “halo” comes from the Greek word for salt. From China to Egypt, civilizations have embraced salt therapy to improve health and well-being. You may even recall novels in which characters in poor physical health are dispatched to the seaside to recuperate. Several chapters later, they return to their normal lives refreshed and healthy. How did this happen? The salt in the air!

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Modern halotherapy started taking shape in 1843, when Dr. Felix Boczkowski opened a resort offering salt baths at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland. He had discovered that men working in salt mines weren’t developing the respiratory problems other miners did. In fact, their skin and their overall health appeared even better than expected. During World War II, people taking refuge in salt mines also experienced clear respiratory improvements. Despite stressful conditions, the benefits of breathing salt-infused air were still obvious.

Escape, Heal and Refresh

With no pharmaceuticals or special equipment in sight, halotherapy is a simple, natural and time-tested approach to health improvement that anyone can experience. What other therapy has zero side effects, other than feeling slightly thirsty at the end of your session? You’ll find yourself wanting to return as soon as possible, which is actually what we recommend! Repeated sessions facilitate deeper, long-term improvements to your health, improving circulation and breathing, normalizing your skin’s pH balance and stimulating tissue regeneration.

We invite you to add on a visit to the Lapis & Salt Lounge during your next trip to our spa and experience this millenia-old health practice for yourself. If you want to relax, revive and rejuvenate with us, you can book your first 45-minute session today. Packages and memberships are also available; for more information, call us at (702) 848-2424. See you in the salt cave!