The Incredible Salt Cave In Louisville That Completely Relaxes You

Have you heard of halotherapy? From the name, most wouldn’t guess that it refers to the medicine and therapy of salt, but it is taken from the Greek word for salt, “halos.” Although it seems like a new fad, halotherapy has actually been around since the 12th Century when European monks would grind salt rocks together for patients to inhale and notice a remarkable respiratory improvement. The first salt chambers were built in the 1960s in Europe as respiratory hospitals and have since then become popular across the world, including the United States.

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The Salt Cave is located at 9800 Shelbyville Rd #200, Louisville, KY 40223 and sessions start at $25 for 30 minutes. If you enjoyed this article or have visited the salt cave before, let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook!

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