Enjoy the health benefits of Kent County's first salt cave

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 10:21:29-04

KENTWOOD, Mich. — A minority owned salt cave in Kent County is opening despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pink Lounge: Dry Salt Therapy is opening its doors Monday as one of only 300 salt caves in the United States, and the only salt cave in Kent County.

The Pink Lounge has dry salt therapy rooms with over $30,000 worth of Himalayan pink salt imported from Punjab - a state in India.

The owner, Jessica Ann Tyson, says salt naturally absorbs bacteria, which is one of the reasons why she decided to open during the current pandemic.

Tyson says chairs, surfaces, door handles, bathrooms and other commonly touched spaces will be disinfected during the pandemic, however the salt wont be, as it naturally kills bacteria.

The salt is good for your respiratory system and is supposed to provide health benefits in many ways including for people with asthma or allergies.

Pink Lounge offers walking therapy on salted floors, pink Himalayan salt beds for laying and warm salt domes for meditation.

Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, is known to release negative ions in salt particles which contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that purify the air and increase lung capacity.

Pink Lounge: Dry Salt Therapy is located at 3105 Broadmoor Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.

Doors open to the public on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Advance appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made online by clicking here.