About Salt Therapy

The healing properties of salt has been shared by many ancient and modern civilizations. Dating back to ancient China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, salt has been used for various remedies, rituals, protection and cures. In 460 B.C, Hippocrates began recommending salt inhalation as a respiratory treatment and would use natural salt and water on the skin to cure skin diseases. Around 100AD a Roman doctor named Dioskurides would mix salt with substances such as vinegar, wine or honey for digestive remedies and skin diseases. Fast forward to the 19th century, a Polish physician named Dr Felix Boczkowski discovered that men...

Salt has gotten a bad wrap over the years. According to a lot of diet 'experts', salt will not only make you fat, but it will also kick you in the shins, burn down your house, and RUIN YOUR LIFE. Well, great news, friends. Salt ain't that bad at all. In fact, not only does salt have a variety of health benefits, but a certain level of it is necessary for human bodies to function. Let's chat about it, shall we? Salt aids blood-sugar control. A healthy level of sodium in the diet is required to maintain insulin levels. Those cutting out salt...

Australia’s Salts of the Earth has been awarded second place in the International Franchise Association’s NextGen competition for their bespoke business model in the salt therapy health industry. David Lindsay, 34, founded Salts of the Earth in 2010 after seeing first-hand the effects salt therapy had on his father oversees, a long-term sufferer of chronic respiratory illnesses. “My father tried dozens of medications and unsuccessful surgeries to clear his airways,” Lindsay said. “He did salt therapy as a last resort, and it played a huge role in improving his health and even made his medication more effective.” Lindsay saw a gap in the...

There's whispering on the streets of Australia. Excited whispering. Two words, being passed along like a well-kept secret. Salt therapy. You might have seen it online, or caught a glimpse on one of the morning shows. Perhaps you've had a friend with newly-glowing skin telling you about its' benefits. Or perhaps you haven't heard the word at all. You better catch up, then. Everyone is talking about Salts of the Earth, the salt therapy centres popping up in metropolitan areas around Australia. From Megan Gale to Luke Hodge, Australia's finest are hooked. Before we show you just what people are saying about salt...

Much as Andrew Davey relishes the success of his growing Salts of the Earth salt therapy franchise, it’s the happy and healthy customer stories and community participation that really make his day. And it’s this approach that has contributed to his major win at the recent Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) Vic/Tas awards. Andrew and his team won the 2016 FCA Vic/Tas Franchisee Community Responsibility and Contribution award, and the opportunity to fly to Canberra for the national awards in October. Since opening in March 2014, his Pakenham salt therapy centre now sees more than 500 customers a week and employs five therapists...

Good news, you can still eat salt. Just make it GOOD salt. Salt and vinegar chips. Salted caramel. Salt and pepper calamari. There are so many delicious foods that involve salt, and yet we have been taught to avoid it, with health-nuts striving to cut sodium out of their diet altogether. In some ways, this is a good idea; table salt (which is 97% chemically produced Sodium Chloride, and 3% tables. Just kidding. But not about the chemically produced 97%…) is definitely not good for the ol' body. It's bleached, devoid of all nutrients, and the scary truth is; if you put...