The Salt Mines

Did you know that halotherapy in one form or another has been around for centuries? It actually originated in the salt mines across the globe. This was especially noticed in Poland, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Here’s a little bit of salt history for you having to do with the mining population who worked all those salt caves many years ago. The underground caves came from a time when 20 million years ago seawater covered the land. When it eroded, what was left was a layer of salt that eventually became the caves we’ve known today.

In the 13th century, miners began mining the “white gold” or salt, because it was a very valuable asset and represent ⅓ of Poland’s revenue. Miners extracted the salt and it was sent up to the surface of the Earth through very complicated machinery. It was a dangerous job. That’s why miners built chapels inside the mines to pray for their continued welfare and good health. They still hold mass in some of these chapels today.

Two Very Famous Mines

Two very famous mines are the Wielicka and the Bochnia Royal Salt Mines. Both are located in southern Poland and have been in operation for centuries. Mainly since the 13th century when industrial mining of salt became a routine occurrence. Today they are virtual underground art galleries, cathedrals, and statues made completely of natural rock salt that’s indigenous to the region. Going there feels like a tour of the past, almost holy in nature.

Both areas today are legally protected as historic monuments, so that generations to come can enjoy their beauty and majesty.

The Salt Suite Is Proud Of Its Heritage In This Amazing Mineral

Salt truly has a bit of magic to some of its properties. The miners of years before certainly felt that when they were doing their jobs. They could breathe a little easier and had less respiratory issues than miners in other kinds of jobs. The Salt Suite is proud of the heritage where this amazing mineral comes from!


During a typical adult session customers put their feet up in a comfortable leather chair rest or read and breathe in a dry salt aerosol. The micro particles are blown in the air by halo generators. In our separate children’s room kids play in a big sand box except with salt on the walls and floor and play while breathing in the dry salt air.