The Dallas Fort Worth area has a lot to offer and one of the most unique places I’ve seen, is Salt Escape in Plano Texas!
I got a chance to try out halotherapy (Salt Therapy) with my daughter who is 4, in one of their children’s salt therapy rooms! It was a really relaxing experience – and one you can’t get in many places in the United States, even though Salt therapy is very prevalent in Europe. Here is what it was like…
Shannon what is salt therapy? The idea of the salt rooms comes from a Polish physician who first wrote about the benefit of salt mines in 1843. He noted that salt miners had much lower rates of lung disease compared to the rest of the population. He attributed the cause of the salt miners’ good health to the salt cave air that was saturated with saline dust. In the following years speleotherapy became a common drug-free treatment for many chronic lung and skin conditions, as well as allergies!
What goes on in a halochamber(<–fancy name for salt room)?
The salt room is a dry, sterile environment that controls air temperature, humidity, air pressure and air content. The Salt Escape (where I went) has two rooms – one for children and their parents and the other just for adults. The salt rooms are covered ceiling to floor in a thick salt application and they use a halo-generator to crush pharmaceutical grade salt into small particles that are blown in the air.
What kinds of reasons bring people to a salt room?
Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cold/flu, Cystic Fibrosis, dermatitis, ear infection, eczema, emphysema, psoriasis, rhinitis, sinusitis – and even a cool place to do yoga in!
What was it like in the salt room?
It was pretty cool. It kinda felt like being in an igloo, but instead of snow around us it was salt! Here is a video I made showing what the experience was like! (If you are viewing this on an e-reader you may need to click here to view the video)
What did I think of Salt Therapy?
I thought the salt room was super relaxing. The zero gravity chair really took the stress off my back and I enjoyed the sound of the salt blowing in and the salty air. It felt reminiscent of the seashore in a way. I didn’t have any breathing or skin issues when we came in, nor did my daughter – so I cant speak directly to the healing effects of the salt room on those conditions. However I did leave feeling refreshed, and both my daughter and I fell asleep deeply & early that night! Teresa the Salt Escape employee who checked us in had predicted that – and I have to admit it happened! I would definitely try the Salt Escape again, especially to sample the massage and yoga they offer. All in all – I feel pretty lucky to have a Salt Escape facility that many people travel great distances to get to – right in my Texas backyard!
Where can I get more information? Visit: Salt Escape
Many thanks to the Salt Escape for providing my daughter and I a chance to try a Salt therapy session. All opinions are as always my own:)