One aspect that makes AcuZen Wellness Center a true oasis in your own backyard is our Himalayan salt cave. Salt caves have been utilized in Europe for many years and have recently gained popularity in the United States.

Himalayan salt originated in the Himalayan mountain ranges in Pakistan. The benefits have been verified by medical journals and clinical studies. The salt offers tremendous health benefits, including overall relaxation and respiratory improvement with asthma, emphysema, COPD, allergies, and sinusitis. It also has proven healing benefits for skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. It is a wonderful solution to insomnia. Since the salt is inhaled through the respiratory system and not the digestive tract, it is not contraindicated for those with high blood pressure. The salt air is made up of negatively charged ionized salt particles. These particles help clear pollen, viruses, and toxins from the lungs and nasal passageways. This works to both treat and prevent illness.

What is amazing about the wonderful Himalayan pink salt in the salt cave is the actual delivery system. You simply need to relax and lounge in the dimly lit salt cave while breathing in the Himalayan mist that is dispersed in the air. It requires no work on your part and is extremely relaxing. Much like acupuncture, the health benefits build on themselves and accumulate as you go more often. The salt cave is encased in salt bricks, salt boulders, and layer upon layers of salt. There is even a mock fireplace where the Himalayan salt boulder rocks provide a warm tranquil glow, creating a peaceful, serene environment in an optimal setting to promote healing and wellness.

The Himalayan salt is naturally anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. Simply breathing in the salt particles is vastly therapeutic. It is therefore one of the safest, most beneficial places to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take great care with constant sanitization, and ensure that attendees are booked as their own private group, whether one visits alone, with a spouse, a friend, or a small group from an existing bubble. Additionally, the halogenerator—the machine that disperses the fine salt throughout the air during the salt cave session—runs a purge cycle immediately after each session. This thoroughly cleanses the air within the cave to ensure an additional layer of protection.

AcuZen houses two salt caves. Our Deluxe Salt Cave Experience is a large room that accommodates up to 15 people for a 45-minute session. You indulge in a zero-gravity lounge chair for complete stress relief and utter bliss and relaxation. You can experience the salt cave privately, as a couple, or with your select group. We offer private party options in the large salt cave as well. This is an incredibly unique way to celebrate an occasion in a safe, relaxing therapeutic environment.

The High-Octane Salt Room accommodates one to two people for a 20-minute session. This is a perfect solution for someone experiencing sinusitis and acute symptoms who wants quick relief and to be on the go. Many of my patients enjoy the fast-paced high-octane salt room after acupuncture. It is also fantastic for a parent and a young child with asthma. Children enjoy the 20 minutes of playing as we keep buckets and shovels on hand. It mimics playing with the sand at the beach but in a quiet, serene setting, while inhaling the miraculous healing benefits of the Himalayan salt. It can truly improve your overall well-being and quality of life.

Salt therapy is also helpful in regulating pH levels. It enhances the skin’s existing regenerative properties. It can help boost the production of collagen fibers for rejuvenation, as well as lymph cells to boost the immune system.

The Himalayan salt has amazing curative properties for people recovering from COVID-19. Many individuals have benefited from its healing properties. The salt serves to open and invigorate the lungs and restore proper respiratory function. Simply remove your shoes and socks, and dig your feet into the six inches of salt on the floor of the cave. It is optimal relaxation and Zen at its best.

Salt therapy is a wonderful, relaxing, therapeutic treatment on its own, as well as an ancillary treatment to acupuncture. It can become an integral part of your wellness regimen for optimal health in body and spirit! Surrounded by over 40 tons of salt, the calm and serenity that envelops you is something you must experience for yourself! 

Dr. Deborah Rothman is a doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, as well as a Diplomate of Acupuncture. She is in private practice and runs a wellness center in Lawrence, offering a complete solution for all your health and wellness needs. Comments and questions are welcome. She can be reached at 516-203-4500 or Please visit and follow AcuZen Wellness Center on Facebook and Instagram.


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