Boca Raton, FL – April 29, 2022 SALT Chamber was established 10 years ago in May and June of 2012 when less than 12 facilities were offering dry salt therapy (aka Halotherapy) throughout the United States and Canada. When founder Leo Tonkin first learned about the wellness benefits of this evidence-based modality, he began to work to strategize a plan to bring this modality throughout North America. While dry salt therapy is considered a medical treatment in many European countries, Leo’s plan was to be the first to bring unique salt therapy concepts to the spa, hospitality, and wellness industry.
The SALT Chamber Story
What started with a wall full of Post-It Notes, soon turned into a small designer/showroom in Boca Raton, Florida incorporating new trademarked developed innovative concepts with a SALT Bed® and a SALT Booth® along with being the first to bring a full range of Himalayan salt décor as a design element for salt rooms featuring the SALT FX® halogenerators (dry salt aerosol devices). SALT Chamber began providing design, build, and install projects creating unique salt rooms for spas, country clubs, and destination resorts.
In 2013, SALT Chamber began an education and awareness campaign and attended the first ISPA Conference where salt therapy was overwhelmingly received. The business soon expanded and opened a second manufacturing/production facility and began attending other industry events such as SpaTec, Global Beauty, IECSC, Global Wellness Summit, Live Love Spa, Spa Buzz, Green Spa Network, Florida Spa Association, and so many other events and opportunities.
Over the past 10 years, SALT Chamber has worked on over 1,300 projects around the world such as The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Auberge, JW Marriott, Trump International, Caesar’s Entertainment, and so many others.
Some of the most recognized developments, communities, and country clubs such as the Bungalows, Pelican Bay, St. Andrews Country Club, and Pebble Beach have installed SALT Chamber salt rooms. Hundreds and hundreds of local day spas, wellness centers, fitness clubs, cryotherapy and floatation facilities, and yoga and massage studios have now added salt therapy to their business including The Woodhouse Day Spa franchise.
Dry salt therapy was not only recognized by industry leaders and trade publications as a trend back in 2014, but Leo also worked with the most recognized worldwide researchers, scientists, physicians, manufacturers, and halotherapy leaders in creating the Salt Therapy Association (STA), the leading trade association for the industry, which now has over 3,400 members in 35 countries and has its 5th annual educational conference and expo -STAcon LIVE 2021 – this September.
The Global Wellness Institute recently announced a new Respiratory Wellness Initiative focused on the impact air quality and climate change have on our quality and longevity of life which is being chaired by Leo Tonkin.
SALT Chamber will be at the upcoming ISPA Conference celebrating its 10 years along with debuting the first SALT Magazine and new experiential salt therapy concepts.
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