Exploring Salt and Halotherapy Initiative

Used for centuries for healing and wellness benefits, salt therapy has recently enjoyed a worldwide surge in popularity among spas and wellness centers. Today, clients enjoy salt modalities like halotherapy, Himalayan salt brick walls, salt stone massage treatments, float tanks and more. For spas and wellness centers, salt therapy services offer a significant return on investment, often requiring no labor costs while adding value to clients’ spa experiences. End users report that salt therapy alleviates respiratory conditions, improves skin ailments, reduces daily stress and more. While there has been some research in Europe about salt and its benefits, much of the positive beliefs are anecdotal.

The Latest News and Resources

Upcoming Events:

WHA Annual Virtual Free Symposium | Learn More at the World Halotherapy. Association

Initiative Leadership

Steve Spiro

Steve Spiro

Initiative Chair

Steve Spiro, CEO & Founder, Global Halotherapy Solutions, United States

Steve is the CEO and founder of salt therapy equipment supplier. Global Halotherapy Solutions. He has many years of diverse and successful business expertise, blending 15 years working at large consumer electronics/technology companies with 22 years at entrepreneurial businesses…Read More

Ann Brown

Ann Brown

Vice Chair

Ann Brown, Founder & CEO, Saltability, United States

With almost 20 years of experience in nearly every aspect of the resort spa business, Ann Brown is an industry veteran whose expertise extends from licensed cosmetologist, esthetician, nail technician and massage therapist to accomplished spa director and business manager. In 2014, she founded Saltability to…Read More



The Exploring Salt and Halotherapy Initiative will investigate the effects regarding the wide range of salt therapies, and provide guidance for those businesses and spa practitioners who want to understand and best utilize salt therapy to benefit their clientele.

The Salt & Halotherapy Initiative is currently carrying out a pilot study on the impact of Halotherapy post covid. Chairman Steve Spiro is heading up this study which is being conducted globally across a number of countries.

Featured Reports and Resources

Wellness Evidence: Halotherapy/Salt Therapy

Halotherapy/Salt therapy refers to various treatments that involve being immersed in salt environments, including active and passive experiences. Salt therapy originated in Eastern Europe in the 12th century, and involved spending time in naturally occurring salt caves (speleotherapy).

Initiative Members

Meet the renowned thought leaders in this field who are collaborating to educate and evolve wellness in this area of global importance.



View the research, trends, whitepapers, infographics and more from this Initiative, as well as a curated list of third party resources.


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