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Salt Sanctuaries

Oct 22, 2023 02:02AM ● By Natalie Veloso
Heal with Halotherapy at Six Omaha Spas

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The tranquil trend of salt spas has found its way to Omaha. For those seeking a unique wellness experience, these serene spaces introduce halotherapy, or salt therapy, used to induce relaxation and improve breathing. The inhalation of minuscule salt particles is an alternative approach for respiratory issues like asthma, bronchitis, and cough. These salt-based experiences around the city offer a healthy taste of serenity.

Salt & Spa
7822 Wakeley Plaza, Omaha, NE 68114
Unwind in Salt & Spa's salt room, a haven of tranquility designed to cleanse and revitalize with natural salt air. The adult salt room features illuminated Himalayan salt bricks and soothing music, fostering an idyllic setting for relaxation, meditation, and yoga for up to eight participants. The children’s salt room is adorned with salt flooring and play-friendly toys. Open: Monday—Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Float District
12744 Westport Pkwy Ste. 1F, La Vista, NE 68138
Float District offers a range of therapies, but the spotlight is on their novel halotherapy rooms. Halo-IR booths offer a perk: members’ children enjoy free halotherapy. The offer extends to the Halo sauna for children 12 and older, merging halotherapy and infrared benefits with a halogenerator. Open: Monday—Saturday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., “Wacky Wednesdays” 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only.
Skilled Touch Health and Healing
11844 Standing Stone Dr #200 Gretna, NE 68028
Of the specialized therapies offered at Skilled Touch, dry salt therapy is ideal when your need for healing is multifaceted. With the use of a halogenerator, pure microscopic salt particles are dispersed via aerosol into a salt booth. This works to address respiratory concerns and skin conditions. For best results, Skilled Touch recommends a series of treatments. Open: Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
True REST Float Spa
390 N 14th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
True REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy) takes a different salt-infused approach—flotation therapy. It presents a zero-gravity environment where the mind and body can wholly unwind. Using 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts, the water's buoyancy emulates a sensation of weightlessness. This flotation therapy dissipates pressure points on the body, offering pain relief of up to 100%. Open: Monday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday—Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Valo Wellness Spa
120 Regency Pkwy Suite 104, Omaha, NE 68114 
Valo presents the Wellness Playground, or touchless treatments lasting 15-25 minutes on zero-gravity loungers. The Halo/Infrared Heated Salt service utilizes heat waves to warm your body and stimulate the immune, lymphatic, and cardiovascular systems. This combined with halotherapy is especially beneficial for respiratory and skin issues. Open: Monday—Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sakoon the Spa
1529 S. 203rd St. Omaha, NE 68130
Drawing from the Urdu term for serenity, the spa offers a variety of facials, massages, and treatments that begin with the Himalayan salt relaxation room. Unwind with the Himalayan salt crystal massage, enjoying benefits like reduced blood pressure and balanced electrolytes. Open: Monday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday—Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday—Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2023 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, 
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