Salt Therapy: Your Not-So Typical Relaxation Method

By Ayten Talaat

When it comes to modern life, we often get caught up in work and barely find time for ourselves. However, sometimes relaxation is a must to keep your body and mind in a healthy state. If you are serious about getting a new relaxation method, then you should consider trying out salt therapy.

Salt therapy (also known as halotherapy) involves sitting in a cave with walls covered entirely in salt for 45 minutes in dimmed lights and soft music playing in the background. It’s an effortless kind of therapy that will help you relax, detoxify, and soften your skin as the negative ions in salt work on reducing stress and fatigue. Additionally, it also cures some respiratory problems and skin conditions such as eczema and acne.

This therapy is safe for adults and children but on the other hand, it’s not recommended for people with fever, cancer, open wounds, severe hypertension, and pregnant women.

Luckily, in Egypt, there are many places that offer halotherapy including Taba, Sharm El-Sheikh, Marsa Matruh, and Ein El Sokhna. Though many tourists visit Egypt especially to have this therapy, few Egyptians know about it.

Salt Cave – Taba

It’s the first and biggest salt cave in Egypt. Its salt was brought from the Dead Sea and Siwa Oasis, which are known for having salt that contains soothing minerals like potassium, magnesium, sodium, and iodine that work on clearing the skin.

Khofo Salt Cave – Giza

Along with the salt therapy, this place offers salt-healing massages, salt baths, and meditation sessions which will undoubtedly make you feel more calm and refreshed.

Phi Salt Cave – Cairo

Last March, salt therapy finally made its first appearance in Cairo. Since I’m a yoga addict, many of my friends recommended this place to me as it offers yoga sessions too, and to be honest, I can’t wait to go there this weekend!

WE SAID THIS: What are your thoughts on this relaxation therapy? Have you tried it yet?