Port Salt Cave
WELCOME TO PORT SALT CAVE & WELLNESS! Enjoy deep relaxation and wellness in Port Washington, New York.
The calming and detoxifying effects of salt therapy can support the immune, nervous, and lymphatic systems.
Salt Therapy (also know as Halotherapy) has been shown to benefit adults and children alike—it’s an excellent way to detox and relax at the same time. At Port Salt Cave we use the finest therapeutic salt imported from Poland.
Salt therapy involves breathing in air with tiny salt particles to improve your breathing. Halotherapy is considered an alternative treatment for lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough.
At Port Salt Cave and Wellness, we differentiate ourselves by using state of the art technology in which we reproduce the atmosphere of a salt cave through a monitored therapeutic microclimate. Benefits may include reduced stress, increased energy, and aid in better sleep. Inhaling salt in the cave may improve skin conditions, arthritis, and respiratory conditions.
We also offer a variety of wellness services including IV Vitamin Infusion, Massage, and Age Reversal Workshops.
HOURS: Wed 11-7, Thurs 11-7, Fri 11-7, Sat 11-5, Sun 12-4
The History of Halotherapy:
In the 12th century, the practice of visiting salt caves for therapeutic reasons, or speleotherapy, was common in Eastern Europe. In the 1800s, salt miners in Poland found a more modern version of what’s now halotherapy. Despite working in mines all day, the Polish miners didn’t have any respiratory conditions and were unusually healthy. They weren’t likely to get the colds or coughs that were common among other people.
Research showed that the salty air the miners breathed helped keep their lungs free from infection and allergies. Over time, Eastern European salt mines or caves became popular tourist destinations. People from all over the world visited to inhale the salty air and ease their lung problems.