S.A.L.T. Chamber News

Episode 37: Salt Therapy with Leo Tonkin of Salt Chamber – Why Fitness Clubs are Adding Salt Therapy

Source: Club Solutions Magazine Published Date: October 2021

In this episode of the #CSpodcast, Leo Tonkin, the founder and CEO of Salt Chamber, sat down with Rico Francis, the president and co-founder of Peake Media, to discuss salt therapy’s evolution, what Salt Chamber does, and how it helps clubs, and how to bring this profit center into your business.

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Salt Therapy for Performance, Endurance, and Recovery

Source: Club Solutions Magazine Published Date: May 2021

SALT Chamber was featured in the May 2021 edition of Club Solutions Magazine. Club Solutions is “THE” magazine in the health and fitness club industry.

Athletes are using salt therapy for performance, endurance, and recovery to amazing benefits.

Read all about how clubs are getting salted in the POST-COVID-19 world.

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Flock and Gather Podcast

Source: Spa Industry Association Published Date: April 5, 2021

SALT Chamber, LLC Founder and CEO Leo Tonkin recently joined Spa Industry Association President Allan Share on his “Flock and Gather” Podcast.

Listen as they discuss why “Salt Therapy” – natural, drug-free, and touchless – is the fastest-growing service in the spa industry.

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WE Consulting’s ‘The science behind salt therapy’

Source: Spa Opportunities Published Date: May 20, 2020

This webinar touched on details about salt therapy, but was mostly geared towards critical issues around reopening spas.

Tonkin from Salt Chamber said he’s seeing an increase in the usage of salt products, even though the number of people in halotherapy rooms has decreased. His company is about to unveil a self-contained salt pod, complete with HVAC, which can be installed in the grounds of a hospital or shopping mall.

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Check Out The Inside The Salt Room At Âme Spa And Wellness Collective

Source: American Spa Magazine Published Date: August 2019

According to Leo Tonkin, CEO of Salt Chamber, there are approximately 750 salt rooms in the U.S., and Salt Chamber has designed and built around 600 of them. Tonkin and Salt Chamber are responsible for the largest women’s salt room in the United States, which is at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, which coincidentally was the venue for the first SPATEC by American Spa event earlier this year.

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Salt Therapy Isn’t New, So Why the Resurgence in the Trend?

Source: American Spa Magazine Published Date: June 2019

Salt therapy might be among today’s biggest spa and wellness trends, but it’s nowhere close to new.

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Room to Breathe

Source: American Spa Magazine Published Date: June 2019

Salt therapy might be among today’s biggest spa and wellness trends, but it’s nowhere close to new.

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Yes, Salt Rooms Are Just As Therapeutic As They Look On Instagram

Source: Swirled Published Date: July 31, 2018

First came the pink Himalayan sea salt shakers, forever changing the way we season our food. Then came the Himalayan salt lamps that not only make for pretty home decor, but also help to cleanse the air in our little city apartments. And now there are entire rooms stocked from floor to ceiling with pretty pink crystals in cities all across the country, aiming to soothe, cleanse and heal our bodies in a multitude of ways.

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The salt therapy business model. What options you have for décor.

Source: Spa Industry Association Published Date: July 13, 2018

With over 400+ Himalayan Salt Decor projects, SALT Chamber is the industry leader in salt therapy and decor.

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SALT Chamber Appoints Liliana Grajales as Vice-President of Business Development for their LATAM/Caribbean/Mexico Division

Source: SALT Chamber Published Date: July 9, 2018

SALT Chamber, one of the world’s leading authorities for educating, consulting, marketing, training, and distributing the best Salt Therapy products and services is pleased to announce the appointment of Liliana Grajales as Vice-President of Business Development for their LATAM/Caribbean/Mexico Division.

Liliana brings close to 25 years of experience working in operations and sales in the spa and wellness industry. In 1994, she began her career in the hospitality department at the Hyatt Grand in Palm Desert, California and soon began learning all facets of operations including human resources, sales, and food and beverage.

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What Is Salt Therapy? This Wellness Trend Invites You Into A Gorgeous Salt Cave

Source: Elite Daily Published Date: April 2018

SALT Chamber CEO and Founder Leo Tonkin was featured in an Elite Daily article entitled “What Is Salt Therapy? This Wellness Trend Invites You Into A Gorgeous Salt Cave“.

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SALT Chamber, LLC To Attend CMAA World Conference in San Francisco From March 2-6, 2018

Source: Salt Chamber Published Date: March 2018

BOCA RATON, March 2, 2018 – SALT Chamber, LLC, one of the world’s leading authorities for educating, consulting, marketing, training, and distributing the best dry salt therapy (Halotherapy) products and services, announced they will attend the 91st World Conference on Club Management and the Club Business Expo. The 2018 event will take place in San Francisco, CA, at Moscone West from March 2-6.  Rene Stern, Vice President of Business Development and Lanell Fagan, Vice President of Corporate Sales will be attending.

Located at Booth 1122, SALT Chamber will feature its unique S.A.L.T. Booth®, an enclosed, dry salt therapy unit featuring their SALT FX® Pro halogenerator, which provides individual and personalized skin and lung therapy. Attendees to the conference are encouraged and welcome to experience the benefits of dry salt therapy, by entering the booth’s relaxing and soothing environment.

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Salt Chamber Saks Fifth Avenue Wellery Opening

Source: Salt Chamber Published Date: May 2017

BOCA RATON, FL May 22, 2017 — On May 11th, Saks Fifth Avenue’s flagship store in New York City opened the doors to its new 2nd floor renovation, The Wellery. This innovative concept is where fitness meets fashion, and encourages customers to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. There are 22 style and wellness vendors within The Wellery, including a BREATHE Salt Room in partnership with SALT Chamber.

The BREATHE Salt Room will provide shoppers with a one-of-a-kind spa experience, and allow them to enjoy the benefits of Dry Salt Therapy. BREATHE is known for their salt rooms across New York City and Westchester, and brought this concept into The Wellery. The Saks Fifth Avenue location includes four SALT Chamber SALT Booth® Spas and a Multi SALT Booth®.  Each SALT Booth® is equipped with a special device, SALT FX® halogenerator that grinds and crushes heated pure-grade sodium chloride (salt) into micronized particles. SALT Chamber also launched the Get Salted™ line of all-natural, 100% Himalayan salt products that are handcrafted for spa, beauty, and home.

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I Spent 30 Minutes in a Pile of Salt to Try to Get Perfect Skin

Salt Therapy

Source: Stylecaster Published Date: November 2016

I love salt. Like, I love, love salt to the point where I’ll put it on just about anything—popcorn, margaritas, fruit, you name it (yes, my sodium levels are probably crazy high, but hey). I’m such a staunch salt supporter in the sweet or salty debate that I’d gladly swim in a pile of salt if given the chance. So when I heard about dry salt therapy, the beauty treatment that literally immerses you in a salt-filled room to give you perfect skin, I immediately volunteered to try it.

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Salt Chamber partners with Robert D. Henry Architects on designing Salt Booth and Cabin to debut at ISPA in September

Salt Chamber

Source: Salt Chamber Published Date: October 2016

Las Vegas, NV– (October, 2016) – Salt Chamber founder and CEO Leo Tonkin and Robert Henry, founder of Robert D. Henry Architects recently partnered to design a signature SALT Booth®, which would be used for a single individual, and a SALT Cabin™, that can provide salt therapy for 2-8 people. “We are very excited to be launching this project at the International Spa Association (I-SPA) event that will be held in Las Vegas this week,” said Henry.

People have long recognized the curative effects of breathing in the ocean air and bathing in the ocean for the wellness benefits provided to us by Mother Nature. Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, works by inhaling dry micro-ionized pure sodium chloride particles from a Halogenerator into a relaxing Salt Cabin or Salt Booth. Wet Salt provided by the ocean is already saturated whereas Dry Salt is far more effective in helping people with respiratory and skin conditions.  Dry salt is super absorbent, anti-inflammatory and is anti-bacterial which helps detoxify the respiratory and integumentary systems.

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Two Pillars in the Salt Therapy Industry Join Forces
Salt Chamber partners with The Salt Suite to franchise Salt Therapy

Salt Chamber

Source: Salt Chamber Published Date: October 2016

Boca Raton, FL– (October 18, 2016) – The sole United States based franchisor of dry salt therapy, (aka Halotherapy) The Salt Suite, has selected SALT Chamber, the leading provider of salt therapy equipment, services and décor, to provide all of their products to their current and future franchisees.

The Salt Suite, owned by husband and wife team Jessica and Elliot Helmer, have been one of the most successful stand-alone salt therapy facilities in the country with their flagship corporate store located in Delray Beach, Florida.  After much success and market demand, they expanded to a second location in Lake Worth, Florida in 2014.  In 2015 they began developing their franchise model and sold their first two franchisees with one location in Fort Lauderdale and the other one in West Palm Beach.  There are currently several new ones in process as they are now spreading across the United States where they are licensed to open franchises in 31 states.

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Salty Solutions

This universally effective mineral is making headlines.

Source: American Spa Trend Report 2016 Published Date: December 2015

Though by no means a new ingredient, salt is spicing up spas like never before. From salt rooms and caves to healing Himalayan salt crystals, tools, and beds to treatments and experiences that incorporate salt, sodium chloride is most certainly making waves. One of the hottest ways to sprinkle it into spas comes in the form of salt rooms and caves that incorporate halotherapy, or dry salt therapy.

“When it is inhaled, the dry salt acts like a sponge, absorbing all the mucus, pollen, allergens, and foreign toxins that may be in the respiratory system,” says Leo M. Tonkin, CEO of The Salt Chamber and cofounder and chairman of the Salt Therapy Association. “It is also anti-inflammatory, so people with restricted airways find tremendous relief.” Sofia Benke, owner of The Salt Cave (multiple locations), says the particles also influence the integumentary system (skin, hair, nails, glands, and nerves). “Salt microparticles inhibit the growth or reproduction of bacteria, reduce swelling, and ease inflammation. The therapy results in pH normalization and better skin microcirculation.” Additionally, the salt penetrates deeply into the epidermal layers of the skin and absorbs any excess oils, which allows accelerated cellular growth of skin cells and improves skin rigidity, says Tonkin.

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A Grain of Salt

American Spa - Where Relaxation Reigns

Source: American Spa Published Date: December 2015

The popular saying “Everything old is new again” has never been more apropos than when applied to salt and spa. Salt, a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, was used by the ancient Egyptians for trade, medicinal, and religious purposes. But it’s equally impactful today and being “rediscovered” by consumers and spa practitioners alike. From salt rooms and caves to healing Himalayan salt crystals, tools, and beds to treatments and experiences that incorporate salt, this multitasking mineral is certainly having a magical spa moment.

“Salt therapy and salt rooms have been around for many years- as with so many developments in our industry, trends like this seem to come in waves, each time bringing new findings, research, and ingredient technologies with them,” says Sue Harmsworth, founder and chairman of ESPA International.

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Spa Snapshot:Spa at the LINQ

Spa At The Linq Retail

Source: Salt Inc Published Date: September 30, 2015

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the largest generation in the United States and one-third of the total U.S. population. This generation, roughly defined as born between 1980 and 2000, is a major contributor for the U.S. economy and the new age of spa goer.

Caesars Entertainment recognized this fact when they opened the LINQ Hotel & Casino in 2014 and again when the hotel unveiled its spa in May 2015. The Spa at the LINQ offers millennials—and all of its clients— total body wellness, from its unique treatments to its salt cave and fitness center.

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Salt Therapy Centers Spreading

FL Halotherapy Salt Treatment Centers

Source: Sun Sentinel Published Date: September 14, 2015

Salt might be healthy after all — or at least some South Florida businesses think so.

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Better Skin and Health With Salt

Skin, Inc.

Source: Salt, Inc. Published Date: August 2015

Salt is an essential ingredient to all living creatures on earth. It has a long history, where it has played a role: as currency, in religious rituals, as a preservative and for health and wellness.

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Himalayan salt therapy cave (Spa at The Linq)

Source: Las Vegas Magazine Published Date: July 24, 2015

The first new spa in Las Vegas since Qua Baths & Spa opened at Caesars Palace in 2007 features a Himalayan salt cave, a free service for anyone with a treatment or a day pass at the spa. The 45-minute European-style halotherapy session helps guests breathe easier and soothes skin ailments.

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Source: Harper’s Bazaar Published Date: April 28, 2015

Salt is an essential ingredient to all living creatures on earth. It has a long history, where it has played a role: as currency, in religious rituals, as a preservative and for health and wellness.

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S.A.L.T. Bed® for Skin and Lung Therapy

Source: Spa Business Published Date: Issue 4, 2014

Salt therapy is becoming increasingly popular in the spa industry, and the S.A.L.T. Bed® seeks to provide a health and wellness experience in as little as 15 minutes. The enclosed dry salt unit has an adjustable halogenerator for both individual skin and lung therapy. Built-in colour changing ambient lights and stereo speakers provide a multisensory and relaxing experience, and the machine also features a UV sanitation light.

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Top trending spa treatments

Source: Foxnews.com  Published Date: December 29, 2014

If the change in weather gives you a cold, salt therapy treatments and spa-like chambers are a great option. They boost your immune system, reduce your chances of getting sick and are a great way to detox. According to the Salt Therapy Association, dry salt air, a natural detox for skin and lungs found in Eastern European salt mines decades ago, is gaining popularity throughout the world as “halotherapy.” Its benefits include encouraging clear skin, enhanced breathing, superior endurance, deeper sleep and overall wellness.

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Top 5 Trends from the 2014 ISPA Conference

Source: SpaSmart.com Published Date: December 23, 2014

I’ve been pondering my experience at the ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the past couple of months. I’ve been deep in thought, not procrastinating, honestly! This conference was especially meaningful to me, as it marked my 20th ISPA Conference. (My first was 1994 in Palm Springs when I was a graduate student at Cornell Hotel School.)

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Upgrade Your Spa Services with a Salt Room

Source: Massage Magazine  Published Date: December 18, 2014

The benefits of a salted environment were discovered in the early 19th century by Feliks Bocszkowski, a Polish physician who observed that salt miners had significantly fewer severe respiratory ailments, and looked much younger for their age, than coal or metal miners. He concluded these miners must be breathing in naturally healthy particles embedded in the salt caves. After Bocszkowski’s discovery, going to salt mines and caves for healing purposes became popular throughout Europe. Halotherapy was further developed in the former Soviet Union in the late 1970s, and was offered exclusively in medical facilities.

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Beauty Treatments for the New Year

Source: Palm Beach Society Magazine  Published Date: November 28, 2014

Salt caves were a natural way of promoting health
years ago and they have now enjoyed a resurgence
with many spas offering the treatments Island
Aesthetics has the only salt room I know of on the
island. It is well worth a try.

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Salty Search for the Good Life

Source: Wall Street Journal  Published Date: October 8, 2014

Salt has been used as a flavor enhancer for millennia. But did you know that the condiment can also improve breathing, provide relief from the common cold, rejuvenate your skin and perhaps even enhance your sex life? I didn’t either.

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Halotherapy: The New Health Craze for Clearing Your Sinuses

Source: Men’s Fitness  Published Date: July 9, 2014

The latest fad in homeopathy to hit the United States has roots in an un­likely place: the salt caves of Eastern Europe—a sort of primordial spa where people flocked for eons to treat ailments ranging from respiratory illnesses to skin infections. Dry salt therapy (or, as it’s officially known, “halotherapy”) involves basking in the sodium-rich air of small, custom-crafted “salt chambers.” Its lack of regulation and scientific backing hasn’t stopped its surge in popularity. According to Ulle Lutz, president of consultation service Salt Chambers Inc., about 150 halotherapy facilities have sprung up in the U.S. in the past two years. We gave one a test run.

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Health Craze: Salt Chambers Make Healing Claims

Source: ABC News  Published Date: January 14, 2014

Legend has it that the Queen of Sheeba believed in the healing properties of the salt-rich Dead Sea. Cleopatra also famously traveled from Egypt to use the Dead Sea as her own personal spa.

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