Intown Salt Room, a stand-alone facility offering dry salt therapy (halotherapy) and meditation with sound therapy, has opened in Grant Park.
Situated at 563 Memorial Drive in a 1,000 square foot space, Intown Salt Room has 6,000 pounds of Himalayan salt incorporated in the decor and is owned and operated by Grant Park resident Carrie Wright.
“As a result of seeking a healthy way to relax and help manage stress, I discovered salt rooms,” Wright said in a press release Monday.
“Personally, even though I lived a healthy lifestyle, exercised and tried to balance work and life, I needed a place where I could go sit and just breathe. Then I found myself enjoying all these other amazing and natural health benefits that came with dry salt therapy.”
Dry salt therapy is used to “alleviate stress, anxiety and fatigue” and “reduces snoring and sleeping problems, helps with overall skin health and skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema and acne and helps improve allergies, asthma and sinus infections,” according to the release.
Intown Salt Room features a “halogenerator” that disperses a dry salt aerosol into the salt room. The room accommodates two people, who sit in zero gravity sling chairs in loose Himalayan salt.
The room temperature ranges from 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit and people are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes for the relaxing treatment; no special spa attire is required.
The meditation room is equipped with two zero gravity Wave Loungers from So Sound Solutions with proprietary Acoustic Resonance Technology™ that allows sound to resonate through the body while it’s simultaneously piped in via in-room speakers and headphones.
“This immersive, calming meditation also features a Himalayan salt tower releasing negative ions to help balance your body that is 100 times more powerful than a regular salt lamp.”