Minneapolis salt cave has successful start
August 10, 2012 by Sarah
During the first two weeks of its existence, the very first salt cave in Minneapolis appears to be a success. The Salt Cave Minneapolis Facebook page already has more than 560 ‘likes’ and more than 120 customers have visited the salt cave. Further promotion using business card printing services could help to provide the confirmation needed by owner Scott Wertkin that the venture will be a success.
The sessions in a salt cave, known as halotherapy, are conducted in a room which is climate-controlled. The atmosphere of a salt mine is simulated using aerosolized salt of pharmaceutical grade.
Wertkin initially discovered salt therapy on a TV news broadcast while on vacation with his wife in Florida. As the couple both suffer from allergies and their son suffers with asthma, the therapy idea became a serious consideration for them both. According to reports, salt miners in Poland during the 1800s reported that their lung capacity had improved following a shift in the underground tunnels. Eastern European medical experts later constructed hospitals in disused salt mines. Small salt particles mixed into the air we all breathe reportedly helps a number of issues connected to the respiratory system, including congestion to cystic fibrosis.
Wertkin carried out some investigation into halotherapy and the scientific background but, having not finding a salt cave in Minnesota, they decided to go ahead and open their own. Although Wertkin believes that the therapy does work, he would welcome the National Institute of Health researchers to his business in order to provide scientific proof that the therapy is effective.