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A Breath of Fresh Air: Healing Powers at Austin's Salt Room

Khani Zulu | MCNE, CLHMS

LICENSE NUMBER #668914 Khani Zulu’s passion for real estate is as unique as her approach, offering clients a curated experience fueled by integrity,...

LICENSE NUMBER #668914 Khani Zulu’s passion for real estate is as unique as her approach, offering clients a curated experience fueled by integrity,...

Feb 22 4 minutes read

In the realm of wellness treatments, we often encounter unfamiliar terms and complex processes that can make relaxation seem elusive. However, the concept of salt therapy, as offered by the new to town, Austin Salt Room, is refreshingly straightforward. Nestled in a charming bungalow on South First Street, this sanctuary provides an experience reminiscent of the invigorating sea breeze you'd feel on a beach. Salt therapy, in essence, concentrates the rejuvenating benefits of the seaside air in a soothing indoor environment, miles away from the ocean.

Austin Salt Room is not your typical passive salt room. It's an active salt room, utilizing a cutting-edge system called a halogenerator. This device grinds pharmaceutical-grade salt, dispersing a higher concentration of salt particles into the air, a process known as Halotherapy.

Austin Salt Room is tucked away on S 1st St providing a cozy escape from the busy city. The brainchild behind this oasis, Isabel Lavercombe, has a personal understanding of the benefits of salt therapy. Inspired by a family friend and mentor who runs a successful salt room, and having grown up in Minnesota, Lavercombe decided it was time for Austinites to have their own salt-filled escape.

As you relax in the space, the microscopic salt particles work their magic, offering relief for various conditions, from eczema and psoriasis to allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and sinus infections. In a city like Austin, where allergies can be a year-round nuisance due to dust, pollen, and mold, having a space that offers sinus relief is indeed a breath of fresh air.

As you step into the tranquil salt room, you're greeted by a captivating mural that transports you to a salt-covered, ocean-less beach. Two windows sealed by salt bricks serve as briny stained glass. The zero gravity chairs beckon you to recline and relax. Within seconds, you'll taste the crisp salt in the air, and the tiny salt grains will begin their work, both inside and out. Allergy headaches and tension subside, and your lungs feel refreshed. 

Lavercombe assures us that "you'll feel you're breathing deeper," and this sensation lingers well after the session. Guests who return regularly report improved breathing and relief from the burdens of allergies. It's not just anecdotal; many users attest to the respiratory benefits and skin rejuvenation brought by Halotherapy.

After the session, the salty taste gradually fades, leaving you with a cleaner, deeper breath that lasts throughout the day. Much like a day at the seashore, without leaving city limits, the chilly, salt-infused air inside the Austin Salt Room provides a welcome respite.


The Austin Salt Room offers a retreat for all. Yoga enthusiasts can swap their hot yoga sessions for a cooler, saltier alternative on the salt rock floor, where the air enhances flexibility. Offering an experience for the entire family, you can relax while spending time with your kids playing with the salt rocks on the floor, akin to a giant sand pit, and everyone leaves with healthier lungs and skin.

If you're seeking a breath of fresh air and a serene escape within the heart of Austin, the Austin Salt Room is your go-to destination. You have the flexibility to book a 45-minute salt therapy session alone or with a small group. Additionally, you can opt for a yoga session, guided meditation, sound bath, or even a session with kids in tow. Austin Salt Room offers a diverse range of wellness experiences for everyone.

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