No matter how you prefer to relax, we've found some places for a salt-infused solution.

In Virginia and Maryland, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to relaxation choices, from beach settings to natural hot springs and pools. But, have you ever heard of businesses that offer salt therapy, aka "halotherapy?" Well, we've got a list places to check out that offer these types of salt-related treatments. But, before we dive in, let's talk about how salt therapy works. Salt is considered "hygroscopic," meaning that is has the property to absorb water from its surroundings. With salt therapy, micronized salt is breathed into the sinus cavities, and lungs draw excess moisture from inflamed sinus and bronchial tissue, which can reduce inflammation. This is beneficial to those with sinus and lung issues because the process moisturizes the tissue and thins the mucus so it can easily drain from the sinus cavities.

Piedmont Massage & Spa

  [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4186,4188,4189"] Located in Woodbridge, Virginia, Piedmont Massager & Spa has a room that includes an environment for breathing in a salt chamber. For more information about Piedmont Massage & Spa, please see their website.

Aria MediSpa

[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4191,4190"] While the Aria MediSpa in Sterling, Virginia, has a range of spa-related options, including a room for salt therapy. For more information about Aria Medi Spa, please see their website.

Bethesda Salt Caves

[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4183,4193"] Located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, the Bethesda Salt Caves are the right choice if the idea is to relax and embrace the Himalayan salt that envelops the environment. When visiting Bethesda Salt Cave, allow the negatively ionized salty air to gently soothe your skin and upper respiratory system. For more information about Bethesda Salt Caves, please see their website.

The Salt Sanctuary of Maryland

[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4194,4195"] The Salt Sanctuary of Maryland has rooms for people to relax and take in the salt therapies. It's located in Elkridge, Maryland, so not a long commute for Baltimore residents. You can relax by yourself, as a couple or as a larger group. This place is For more information, please see their website. Where do you like to go to relax? Have you ever tried salt caves or done halotherapy before? Let us know in the comment below.

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