History of Himalayan Salt

Khewra Salt Mine in Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan

For centuries people have traveled to the salt caves at the base of the Himalayan Mountains to heal. The pink Himalayan salt here was formed over 250 million years ago, and contains all the minerals and trace elements essential to human life. Combined with heat, the salt bricks release negative ions and minerals creating a sanctuary of healing and wellness.


The proven healing history of Himalayan Salt is widely known throughout Eastern Europe. Commonly known as Spelotherapy or Halotherapy, Himalayan salt treatments have a history that's so effective, they are often recommended by doctors, and even covered by some health insurers.


The healing properties of Himalayan salt caves were discovered after realizing that salt miners didn't tend to suffer from lung diseases. An intrigued Polish physician actually established a healing clinic inside a salt cave about 150 years ago, where a natural grotto was carved within the Wieliczka mines and is still in use today. People with allergies, neurological issues and rheumatoid problems can benefit by spending significant time in the historic caves of these Himalayan Salt Mines.