Now there’s a new way to live the salt life in St Augustine, FL. Check out LaCURA’s new salt room that recently opened on the island just over the Bridge of Lions.
My mom has been raving about the benefits of salt therapy. She suffers from asthma and swears salt therapy has brought her relief. She has been visiting a salt room in Connecticut and keeps asking me to check it out on my next visit. I was thrilled when I heard a salt room was opening in Saint Augustine. The pollen in Florida is at yet another peak and my allergies are going strong. Move over Claritan, I’m trying salt therapy.
I went to LaCURA for a session and was pleasantly surprised. They have created a beautiful salt room with anti-gravity chairs, a salt wall that changes colors during your session, cozy blankets and your own iPod loaded with relaxing spa music. It was a relaxing experience for a girl who can never relax. I settled in under a blanket, turned on the music and breathed deeply. The session is 45 minutes and I was shocked when it ended. I felt like I just got there, lost in my relaxed state of mind. If you want to check it out the first session is only $20.00 for 45 minutes. The room holds six people so it’s a great way to relax with friends too. I believe they will be holding meditation classes in the salt room soon. That is definitely on my to-do list.
The key to a successful treatment is the breathing. Deep diaphragmatic breathing during your session enables the salt particles to reach further into the airways and lungs. After my session, I noticed how relaxed I was and that my sinuses were less congested. The amazing thing was after a few days my allergies had greatly improved. It took a few days to feel the complete benefit of the session. I noticed I had more energy and wasn’t walking around in my pollinated fog. I think a few sessions is the way to go with salt therapy if you really suffer from allergies.
Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy or speleotherapy, is a 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive, and effective treatment used for a wide range of health conditions and ailments. It is said that salt therapy is a natural disinfectant for our bodies, clearing out pollens, viruses, and toxins from our lungs, sinuses, and nasal passageways. Salt therapy sessions can be helpful if you suffer from allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. It reduces stress and headaches while increasing energy, and endurance. Himalayan pink salt can help with the skin issues too. It can be beneficial for rashes, acne, psoriasis and eczema.The stress reducing effects emitted by the negative ions in the Himalayan salt environment may be felt almost immediately, enhancing the mind-body-spirit connection.
Salt comes in many forms. The salt used at LaCURA is pure Himalayan crystal salt. Himalayan or Dead Sea salt is the most pure, beneficial and cleanest salt available. Salt in its pure form contains over 80 elements and trace elements found in our bodies and the most easily absorbed. LaCURA’s, salt room utilizes a halogenerator which blows microscopic particles of pure Himalayan salt into the room. These super fine particles are able to reach deep into the airways and bronchials, greatly assisting in the relief of inflammation and congestion through your sinuses and lungs. Salt rooms must remain at a temperature between 65-72 degrees.
LaCURA also offers a children’s salt room if you have a little one with breathing issues. They charge $15.00 for a 45-minute session. They have little chalkboards on the walls and some other entertainment to keep little ones occupied during their visit.
I think LaCURA is a great addition to St. Augustine. I love the idea of having a drug-free alternative to health issues. I will definitely be back for another session. On my visit I found it to be clean and relaxing. They sanitize everything. LaCURA uses pharmaceutical grade salt with all impurities removed in the Halogenerator that grinds the salt and pumps it into the room. The generator is a bit noisy but the headphones and spa music take care of that. My advice, breath deeply and relax. The rest will take care of itself.
LaCURA Salt Spa
804-A Anastasia Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080