History and Background


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Salt therapy has its origins 

from the salt mines and caves of Eastern Europe.

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History and Background

Modern dry salt therapy has its origins from the salt mines and caves in Europe and Russia. As the workers were mining the salt, micro-sized salt particles were being disbursed into the air. Additionally there were ideal conditions below the Earth’s surface where air pressure and circulation, humidity and temperature affected the quality of the environment. In this environment, miners were receiving many natural health benefits by breathing in the salt particles. Considering that mining jobs were usually recognized as dangerous to life and health, salt miners seemed to thrive on good health. They rarely had any respiratory issues and also looked younger due to great skin appearance.


Having the attention from the medical community, the need for more convenient access became a necessity, in order to conduct specific studies and do more specific research. In 1985 Russia,  in collaboration with the salt cavers from Uzhgorod, developed the first Halo Therapy device. This was a device that was replicating the grinding and crushing of salt that would disperse the particles into the air. Soon Halo Therapy claimed its place in more commercial and wellness settings outside of the USSR in Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, Australia and finally the United States.