Benefits of salt therapy

Salt cave with 25 tons of crystal salt

Salt Spa of Saint Augustine provides the natural healing elements of salt cave therapy used by health professionals worldwide

Research has proven the therapeutic values of salt cave and their positive influence in the treatment of such ailments and diseases such as: 

  • Respiratory Health
    • Asthma and bronchial tube inflammation
    • Allergies
    • Ear. nose and throat, esophagus and sinus conditions
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Chronic inflammation of lungs
    • Chronic inflammation of sinuses
    • Dust Disease
    • Emphysema
    • Deepens and slows breathing
  • Cardiovascular Health
    • Post heart attack conditions
    • insufficient circulation of blood
    • Cardiovascular diseases
    • inadequate blood pressure
    • produces red blood cells
  • Stress reduction
    • Under active thyroid gland
    • improves ability to concentrate and relax
    • brings feeling of freshness and satisfaction


Perhaps you haven’t heard of salt therapy, but inhaling salt goes back to ancient times. It was first noted that the salt miners did not succumb to deadly bubonic plaque that has killed 50 million people ( 60 percent of European population in just 7 years. In fact, the benefits of salt therapy were first noted in a book published in 1843 by Dr. Felix Boczkowski. Dr. Boczkowski, a physician at the Wieliczka salt mine in Poland, observed a curiously low incidence of respiratory conditions in salt miners and is called a father of Halotherapy. he established first respiratory hospital inside Wieliczka Salt Mine.

How does the salt helps the respiratory track?

The salt cave micro-climate influences our body’s cellular osmolarity in the nasal passageways. When salt particles are inhaled, they will land on the airway linings and draw water inside, thinning mucus and activating self-cleaning. Breathing becomes much easier, and people feel better almost immediately. Simultaneously, the salt crystals are absorbed into the layers of the skin and bind moisture there. The presence of sodium ions is essential for muscle contractions, including those of the most important muscle: the heart. Salt is also important for removing the acidity from brain cells, thus improving brain function.

How is a therapeutic  microclimate created in our Cave?

The unique climate of our salt cave is attributed to many factors.
The air composition contains salt aerosol and 84 ionized micro elements.
Salt brime water towers disperse an aerosol containing rare, naturally-iodized salt from mine in Bochnia, Poland.
Isolation from the outside atmosphere.
Due to a unique negative ion-rich environment in the cave, electromagnetic radiation is reduced.
It is maintained in a stable climate condition, with a low air temperature of 69 degrees Fahrenheit and 60% humidity

















Salt brime, water tower creates beneficial ionized salt aerosol

  The salt cave is fully ADA accessible!