You’ll Never Want To Leave These 5 Incredibly Relaxing Salt Caves In Iowa

Have you noticed how popular Himalayan Salt Lamps have become? People are beginning to realize that exposure to salt can even some therapeutic properties. Salt Therapy, or Halotherapy, has been practiced since the mid-1800s, when a Polish physician noted the healthy lungs of Salt Mine workers. This noninvasive therapy, has become popular as a way to combat general respiratory ailments alongside traditional medicine. Many people who have been visiting these salt caves have reported to have an easier time breathing, and the whole experience just relaxes you entirely.

While any sort of Salt Therapy should be discussed with your doctor, Dr. Norman Edelman, Senior Scientific Advisor to the American Lung Association, suggests that it could be more than just a placebo effect. “When fine salt particles are inhaled, they will fall on the airway linings and draw water into the airway, thinning the mucous and making it easier to raise, thus making people feel better,” said Dr. Edelman. “Also, these environments are allergen-free and thus good for people with allergies affecting their lungs.” (Source)

Plan a spa day at any of the following salt caves in Iowa to try it for yourself.

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