Salt Chamber Ihrsa Press Release 062122

SALT Chamber Introduces Salt Therapy to the Fitness Industry at IHRSA 2022

Miami Beach, FL – June 21, 2022 – SALT Chamber is exhibiting the world’s first and only SALT Booth® that combines salt, color, and sound therapy at IHRSA 2022 in the Miami Beach Convention Center on June 23 and 24 at Booth #1072.

Celebrating our 10-year anniversary this month, SALT Chamber is the most established and successful salt therapy (halotherapy) company in North America, the first to introduce salt therapy to the health and fitness industry, and continues to be the leader in innovative products, equipment, and salt decor concepts.

From everyday people to world-class athletes, fitness and health club members are always looking to get the most out of their performance by training to reach their maximum potential. A big part of their training may include finding ways to improve their breathing patterns, optimizing lung capacity, and shortening recovery time.

“While salt rooms and SALT Booths® have been a prominent service offered by resort and destination spas, med spas, country clubs, and yoga centers for over a decade, health and fitness clubs are now ‘getting salted’,” says SALT Chamber Founder and CEO Leo Tonkin.

“Dry salt therapy has predominantly been thought of as a natural, drug-free, touchless complementary treatment to help relieve symptoms from a variety of respiratory conditions such as allergies, asthma, COPD, bronchitis, etc., however, athletes are now turning to dry salt therapy to gain an edge over the competition and achieve their best sports performance.”

For athletes, the importance of breathing is often overlooked.

Airflow obstruction and airway inflammation are two respiratory conditions that can cause poor breathing patterns that affect performance and ultimately lead to:

  • Increased dehydration
  • Reduced stamina and performance
  • Increased likelihood of cramps and injury
  • Increased recovery time
  • Elevated heart rate

Once athletes can optimize their breathing, less breath is required, which, in turn, means they have more air in reserve to achieve superior performance.

SALT Chamber was the first to develop the multi-purpose salt therapy concept and has worked with fitness facilities such as NexGen Fitness, Fahrenheit Body Spas, New Leaf Fitness and Spa, Avenue X Fitness, and Focused Fitness to transform empty or underutilized rooms into stunning and effective salt therapy rooms, while facilities such as Athletic Republic and Retro Fitness have added simple to install plug-and-play SALT Booths®, which only require a 4’ x 4’ space and a 10-minute session.

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Once athletes can optimize their breathing, less breath is required, which, in turn, means they have more air in reserve to achieve superior performance. Salt therapy compliments not only fitness clubs but other wellness modalities such as yoga, massage, sauna, cryotherapy, float therapy, IV therapy, and more.

Experiencing salt therapy in a salt room or SALT Booth® is a great way to take a break and unplug in a relaxing and safe environment to enhance mental wellness. The additional benefits of breathing in the micron-sized dry salt particles, which are anti-inflammatory, enhance our respiratory system by opening our airway passages to allow more oxygen intake. Research shows that oxygen intake helps people relax and boosts energy levels.

Salt therapy is a natural way to create distinct wellness experiences in a relaxing and nurturing environment.

All of the efficacy of salt therapy comes from the SALT FX® halogenerator, a device that grinds, crushes, and disperses pure grade sodium chloride into micron-sized dry salt aerosol particles that are inhaled into the respiratory system and absorbed by the skin.

“Instituting dry salt therapy at your fitness club or wellness center for sports training can lead to better lung function and improve the overall performance, endurance, and recovery of your members, while offering an additional revenue stream that attracts new members,” adds Tonkin.  

“A salt room or SALT Booth® can each produce a $6,000+ per month profit center that requires minimum labor and just pennies a day in salt costs.”

For more information on discussing the benefits of adding salt therapy to your fitness club or wellness center, visit us at Booth #1072, call 561-559-4654, or visit: 


Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, SALT Chamber is the industry leader in the design, build, and installation of advanced dry salt therapy projects around the globe. With decades of combined experience in both the Salt Therapy and Spa industries, SALT Chamber manufactures and distributes Halotherapy equipment and Himalayan salt décor, offers turnkey solution services, and has completed over 1,300 projects to date. For more information, visit