Salt Inhalation Rooms: The Answer to China’s Poor Air Quality?

Bob Henry was recently invited to do an interview regarding the latest Spa treatment regimens on The Talking Alternative with Sam Liebowitz.


Below is a video excerpt from that interview discussing how the salt inhalation rooms Robert D. Henry Architects designed for a 5-star Wellness Hotel in Guangzhou, China, could be a solution to the poor air quality in China. Salt inhalation Rooms help to clear the lungs and reduce moisture in the bronchial system providing improved breathing for those suffering from air pollution, bronchitis, and general respiratory problems. We designed a wellness regimen where guests move from the infrared salt room into a temperate relaxation room and then into a snow chamber. The hot-to-cold can boost the immune system, clears the lungs, and is the perfect remedy to China’s inner city pollution problem.


We also discussed how many prominent world leaders are becoming more aware of the need to encourage health and wellness initiatives within their countries and Regions.

Can you believe the Mayor of Miami wants to replace the city’s identity from the “party city” to the “wellness city”? He boasted: it is here in Miami where people come to relax and rejuvenate, seeking health and well-being. In Miami, the new Carillon wellness hotel invites guests to experience Tammy Pahel’s – “touchless treatments.” Tammy, their wellness director, guides guests into a co-ed salt inhalation room, followed by cold treatment and a cryo-sauna -160 degrees Fahrenheit, thus creating an extreme temperature differential.   This regimen supercharges the immune system via thermalism. 

The social aspect of these new co-ed treatments has become extremely attractive to the younger generations, who are flocking to spa sanctuaries as the perfect date night: warm, cozy, and convivial. What a wonderfully healthy alternative to bar hopping or less healthy pursuits. Today we are finding a shift where the younger generations pursue well-being as a lifestyle choice. 


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