Salt rooms and caves have sprung up in our area, and maybe it's time to give it a try. We'll do anything just to relax from the chaos of everyday life, right? Taking a treatment in a salt room is called halotherapy, and, according to Healthline, it's an alternative health treatment that involves relaxation and breathing in salty air.
    Healthline reports that sitting in salty air is helpful for respiratory conditions, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis and allergies. Other benefits include easing depression and anxiety and curing certain skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and acne.

Salt rooms in our area include:

Davidson County

Foot & Salt Spa
4117 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 104A, Nashville
Hours: Mon - Sun 12 - 6 p.m.
615-457-2211 | footsaltspa.com

Seven soft leather, zero-gravity chairs feature heat and vibrating massage; music and dim lighting complete the ambiance. Two tons of Himalayan sea salt cover floors and walls. Sessions are 45 minutes long.

Salt and Soles
1216 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville
Hours: Tue - Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 5 p.m.
615-920-5557 | saltandsoles.com

Up to 10 adults can use the salt room in a standard 45-minute session. Temperature's maintained around 70 - 72 degrees and light blankets are available. Kids ages 0-12 can do 30-minute sessions every Saturday at 10 a.m.; a caregiver is free with up to two children. Also available: reflexology, bio mats and detox foot soaks.

Rutherford County

Breathe Easy Salt Rooms
3138 S. Church St., Ste. F, Murfreesboro
Hours: Mon - Sat 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
561-398-3926 | breathesalt.com

Adult and children’s salt rooms. Adult sessions are 45 minutes as a group or in a private session. The children’s therapy room includes a beach theme. Sessions are also 45 minutes, and kids can play with toys. A caregiver can join.

Salt Barn
10579 Cedar Grove Road, Ste. 150, Smyrna
Hours: Mon - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun 12 - 7 p.m.
615-984-4730 | thesaltbarnus.com

Private and group sessions are available. Adult sessions are for ages 13 and older or make reservations for family sessions with children of all ages. The Salt Barn also has an infrared sauna, a float tank and detox foot baths in addition to a retail area for Himalayan salt lamps, salt scrubs, soaps, bath bombs, salt jewelry and more.

Serenity Salt Cave
2705 Old Fort Pkwy., Murfreesboro
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat 9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1:45 - 5 p.m.
615-776-2522 | serenitysaltcavetn.com

Ssalt cave sessions, ionic detox foot baths, infrared sauna, infrared amethyst bio mats and heated salt bricks for the feet. Cave rooms are covered with Himalayan salt and a halo generator breaks salt down into fine particles pumped into the air. 

Sumner County

SaltMed Spa
393 E. Main St., Ste. V, Hendersonville
Hours: Mon - Thu 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
615-824-7258 | saltmedspa.com

This halotherapy room features salt-coated walls and ceiling with a few inches of salt grains on the floor and lounge chairs. A salt room for kids 6 months and older features toys, a TV and a salt floor. Sessions are 45 minutes long. Also available: HydraFacials, massage services, waxing and more.

Williamson County

Salted Peace
1029 Crossings Blvd., Spring Hill
Hours: Mon - Thu 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fri - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sun 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
931-451-7799 | saltedpeace.com

Salt rooms for kids include toys, a projector for entertainment and plenty of salt. Kid/family therapy rooms are used for 45-minute sessions. Private salt rooms (30-minute sessions) feature lit Himalayan salt panels and sconces. Social salt rooms have several chairs for lounging and dim lighting. Choose from Adirondack chairs, patio spring chairs aor a zero gravity chair. Salted Peace's salt generator releases crushed salt into the air. Enjoy the sounds of waves crashing on the beach, or ask for a frequency-infused music speaker with headphones to tune out. Also available: infrared sauna, massage chairs with salt domes for feet and vibrational frequency tables for sound therapy.

 

Serenity Salt Cave in Spring Hill

 

Serenity Salt Cave
7149 Nolensville Road, Nolensville
5004 Spedale Court, Spring Hill
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:45 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat 9:45 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 1:45 - 5 p.m.
615-776-2522 | serenitysaltcavetn.com

Salt cave sessions, ionic detox foot baths, infrared sauna, infrared amethyst bio mats and heated salt bricks for the feet. Cave room floor and walls are covered with Himalayan salt and a halo generator breaks down salt into fine particles pumped into the air.