Esprit Venture Challenge: Salt of the Earth
About Salt of the Earth
In a city that prioritizes a care for health and wellness, Salt of the Earth is Boulder’s only dry salt halotherapy spa. Salt of the Earth is located in the North Boulder Art District neighborhood providing two communal salt cave rooms and an individual booth. The business has been open since June 2019 by Pamela Martyna following a holistic quest in managing her own asthma and arthritic symptoms. Halotherapy, or dry salt therapy, is a holistic treatment that addresses respiratory and skin issues while providing restorative relaxation.
During each halotherapy session, dry salt is ground by a machine known as a halogenerator for each of the rooms and booth which then pumps a fine dusting of salt and microparticles into the air. As the salt is dispersed into the air for the duration of the sessions, you can relax in quiet by sitting or reclining, napping, meditating, fitting in time with a book or listening to a podcast episode.
Salt has naturally occuring properties that are anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and and antibacterial. Halotherapy has been helpful in keeping the lungs clear for athletic performance to relieving a wide range of symptoms from allergies, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, sleep apnea, psoriasis, eczema, acne, and the common cold to name a few. As an alternative pulmonary treatment, this form of salt can act as a natural expectorant aiding in the thinning and expelling of mucous in the respiratory tracts.
The space has been thoughtfully designed by offering a room specifically for meetings to the whole family and our main salt room with views of the foothills of North Boulder. The "Beach Room" is for caregivers or parents with infants and children to safely play while receiving halotherapy. To contribute further, we donate 100% of all gratuities from Salt of the Earth back to local 501c3 non-profit organizations that benefit the local community.
We believe that finding a moment to pause and breathe easier at Salt of the Earth is a way for us to give back by supporting wellbeing for all within the community.
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About the Founder
Hi, I am Pamela Martyna. I am a professional singer with chronic asthma. It’s something I’ve dealt with for longer than I care to remember. I’ve tried countless medical asthma remedies over the years, but nothing seemed to work. Breathing was still difficult and it eventually became unbearable. I knew I had to try something different, and that “something” turned out to be ‘Salt Therapy’, also known as ‘Halotherapy’. That was three years ago, and I have not turned back. Halotherapy truly works! I can breathe again, and it has helped me cut out countless prescription medications. It helped me, and I believe it can help you too. Thus I created Salt of the Earth. Boulder’s unique salting experience. Salt is the one always go to solution for many melodies and simple relaxation and all around health. Get salted!