Relieving Symptoms

Respiratory Issues

Skin Conditions



Sense Of Wellbeing
To Help Alleviate



Benefits of spending time in the cave

weight Loss & Increased Metabolism

Improves appearance of cellulite

Muscle pain relief

Relieves joint pain and stiffness

Relieves inflammation

Stress relief by helping your body maintain healthy cortisol levels

Detoxification of heavy metals

Detoxification of nicotine, alcohol sulfuric acid and other organic/inorganic compounds

Lowers blood pressure over time


Improves cardiovascular health

Sports recovery

Circulatory system oxygenation, your heart rate increases and blood vessels dilate, allowing oxygen to enter the cells of your body more easily

Improves skin making it baby soft while easing acne, psoriasis, eczema. Encourages development of collagen and elastin

Cell Health

Improved brain function

Improves immunity by increasing white blood cells, lymphocytes and neutrophils

Injury healing

Helps with chronic pain



 ***While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on dry salt therapy (halotherapy) throughout the world, dry salt therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Dry salt therapy is not intended to replace any medications or treatments. Any health issues should be treated by a licensed medical professional and any further questions relating to halotherapy should be directed by your physician.

History of Salt Caves

Salt therapy has been used as a tool to treat respiratory conditions for over 150 years, but we have known about the natural benefits of salt for thousands. Modern-day dry salt therapy received its roots from the salt mines and caves of Eastern Europe. 

  • 1843 – Dr. Feliks Boczkowski discovers men working the Wieliczka Salt Mine suffer from fewer respiratory conditions and have a lower probability of lung disease than the general population. He begins offering salt baths to the people of Poland but soon realizes staying underground could be even more effective.
  • 1849 – German physician Karl Hermann Spannahel notices his patients’ health improving after hiding from bombs in underground salt caves during WWII. His patients’ health began to improve. He creates the Kluytret Cave as an inpatient facility to research the effects of underground salt exposure, eventually confirming Boczkowski’s theory and the medical effectiveness of underground environments.
  • 1958 – Professor Mieczyslaw Skulimowski becomes the official physician of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and begins regular treatment of patients in salt chambers, initiating a new field of medicine called Subterraneo Therapy, which refers exclusively to underground “salted” environments. 
  • 1964 – The “Kinga” Health Resort Hospital was created in the Wieliczka Salt Cave, becoming the world’s first facility of its kind. 
  • 1968 – Professor Skulimowski’s practices spread to other former Soviet Union states, and the first speleo-hospital was opened in Ukraine, located in the Solotvyno Salt Mine. 
  • 1985 – The first Halogenerator was created in Odessa, Russia, at the Institute of Balneology. 
  • 1991 – The fall of the Soviet Union calls for information about halo technology and Halotherapy protocols to become available to the rest of the world. 
  • Today – Roughly 650 facilities offering dry salt therapy operate in the United States and Canada.

SOURCE: https://thesaltworksandspa.com/history-of-halotherapy

Treat Yourself to a Healing Day at the Caves!

Bella Vita Salt Cave

707 West St. Germain St
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: 320-281-3121

Email: [email protected]