Discover an effective way to naturally treat all kinds of health conditions, from skin problems to upper and lower
respiratory conditions. Venus De Fido is the only Palm Desert Spa and Fitness Center with a Salt Cave in Palm Springs Area. The benefits of salt therapy are many, and apply to all ages.
Treatment at the Salt Cave will help to:
~ Improve lung function
~ Clear pollens, pollutants, toxins and viral causing agents from lungs and nasal tracts
~ Provide relief from skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, eczema, and psoriasis
~ Reduce symptoms of allergies, asthma, and respiratory issues
~ Clean nasal cavities and sinuses
~ Reduce bronchial inflammation
~ Relieve stress and naturally calm you
~ Decrease your likelihood of catching a cold, flu and other illness
~ Enhance sport performance / improve physical endurance
~ Reduce snoring
History of Salt Therapy (Halotherapy)
The amazing benefits of salt therapy (also known as ‘halotherapy’) first came to light in the mid-1800s when, Felix Bochkovsky, a health official in Poland made the observation that salt mine workers rarely suffered from any colds, respiratory ailments or lung diseases. Bochkovsky attributes this to the salt aerosol being inhaled on a daily basis.
People with asthma, allergies, emphysema and other respiratory problems began heading to the salt mines, and speleotherapy (salt cave therapy) was born. Furthermore, the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of the dry sodium chloride aerosol help in treating ear infections and certain skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. Although salt therapy is new to the U.S., it is frequently used in many countries of Eastern Europe.
Today, modern technology allows us to bring the benefits of a salt mine to you. Salt therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free, chemical-free, all natural solution.
But what is salt therapy, exactly? How does it work?
Unrefined rock salt is primarily sodium chloride, but it also contains other mineral salts in various concentrations – including manganese, magnesium, calcium, and sulfates which have long been credited with having therapeutic properties. The environment in the salt mines has no airborne pollutants, no humidity, and a stable temperature. All of these elements work together to provide a healing environment for anyone entering these mines.
With a special machine called a Halogenerator, we are able to reproduce that therapeutic environment and treat those who suffer from respiratory illnesses in addition to lung and skin conditions. See the Conditions Treated page for the complete list. A dry salt aerosol, made up of salt particles that are microscopic in size, is circulated in the therapy room where you simply sit and relax. You will not notice the dry-salt enriched air that when easily inhaled with natural breathing is able to deliver low concentrations of salt deep into the lungs where it is most needed. No therapy treatment could be easier.
The benefits and effectiveness of halotherapy (salt therapy) continue to be researched, and much information exists to support our belief that this is a great treatment choice for those who suffer from allergy and respiratory problems. (See Research page for more information).
One treatment session lasts 45 minutes, and depending on the condition and its severity, anywhere between 8 and 30 sessions are recommended at a frequency of at least twice a week. For some people, year-round halotherapy sessions are a wise preventative health strategy.
There are no limits on the number of sessions one can enjoy, as the extremely small size of the salt particles and the relatively low amount of salt inhaled poses no health risk.
Clients repose in comfortable lounge chairs, and diffused lighting and ambient music helps create a soothing environment. No special attire is required, except for shoe coverings, which are provided.