The Second Himalayan Salt Cave Has Opened in Ridgefield.

Rutland, Vermont (PressExposure) May 06, 2013 -- Dr. Margaret Smiechowski, North America's foremost expert on Himalayan salt, is pleased to announce the opening of her latest salt cave creation in Ridgefield, CT. 

Saltana Salt Cave at 590 Danbury Road opened on April 22, 2013 by Anna Husted, a former human resource specialist-turned wellness promoter. Husted became interested in salt caves after a trip to Poland last summer. Her ten-year-old daughter, Michelle, had been diagnosed with asthma when she was three and experienced dramatic relief following her visit to a salt cave Naleczow, Poland, sparking Husted to create her own salt cave facility. Husted contracted with Dr. Smiechowski to create her cave. 

"The Ridgefield cave has some things in common with other caves I have designed," says Smiechowski, "but it is also one of the most unique caves in the United States. In addition to all of the salt and the healing aspects of these caves, Saltana Salt Cave features a custom state-of-the-art heating and cooling system, and a salt generator that emits salt into the air. The environment is incredibly peaceful and pure. The music is also custom-created to enhance the relaxation experience."

Visitors to the Ridgefield facility can sit in the comfort of zero-gravity chairs. A 45-minute session in the cave costs just $40, and up to 12 people can experience the cave at once. The facility is open seven days per week, and children are allowed to visit with supervision. 

Research on the benefits of Himalayan salt is conducted regularly in Russia, China, and Poland, and has supported the belief that speleotherapy, the clinical use of salt, is highly beneficial for the respiratory system. In other parts of the world, Himalayan salt therapy is used for a wide variety of medical purposes, but salt caves like these in the United States are hailed for their relaxation benefits. 

"It's the high mineral content that makes the caves so beneficial," says Smiechowski. "The Himalayan salt contains all 84 minerals that the human body needs. Visitors breathe in the minerals and feel the benefits after just a few minutes."

Smiechowski built her first salt cave in 2007 at the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center in Rutland, Vermont, and has built many additional caves around the country. She is known for innovative designs that combine the most recent technology with the healing benefits and beauty of the pink salt.

"Every cave that Dr. Margaret designs is a work of art on its own, in addition to the amazing wellness benefits it provides," says Dr. William Kelley, owner of the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center that houses Smiechowski's original creation and her most recent Halotherapy Room design.

For more information, please contact Dr. Margaret Smiechowski at 802-770-3138, the Saltana Salt Cave at 203-969-4327, or the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center at 802-775-8080, or to see her caves, visit, or

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