Salt Cave for Allergies, Stress and Migraine Relief

himalayan salt lamp and migraines


I have had a ton of response about my Himalayan Salt lamp post.  The main question being, “Did it help your migraine?”  With long term benefits, possibly yes?!

After I found that it wasn’t giving me particular relief, I placed it in my son’s room.  My son suffers from seasonal allergies, coughs, congestion, sinus infections and ear infections.    Within 2 nights I noticed that he was coughing less.  I was shocked!!!  My husband (who tends to medicate over natural therapies) saw a difference also.  I leave it on in his room next to his bed and feel that the purifying salt is helping him breathe better and have less congestion throughout the night! YEA!


After this, I had renewed faith in my Himalayan salt lamp. 

 What it may help

    • Asthma
    • Seasonal allergies
    • Coughs and chest congestion
    • Exzema and dermatitis
    • Improves lung functioning
    • Sleep disorders
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression


With this knowledge, I found Tranquility Salt Cave of Columbus, Ohio.  I had a trip planned to visit a friend in Columbus and I always get sick when I travel.  My friend was traveling from Denver and under stress with a new baby, preschooler, her job and running on little sleep.  I knew I would be suffering from allergies, was experiencing stress and anxiety from my last migraine attack and was ready to try it.

Tranquility Salt Cave

“Tranquility Salt Cave is not your average spa. With the powerful use of salt from the Himalayas, only 45 minutes are needed to feel cleansed, inside and out. With pure salt lining the walls, ceiling, and floor, you’ll experience an effortless and pain-free total-body cleanse.”

Our experience was quite relaxing.  The owners are extremely nice and have a daughter who suffers from migraines also.  They were happy and eager to help me with my issues and hopeful that I would feel benefits from their beautiful facility.


The salt cave is a beautiful place.  You enter through a grand wooden door walking onto warm salt at your feet.  The ceiling is twinkling with lights in a cave like surrounding. 


“The salt cave is lined with Himalayan rock salt boulders, and literally tons of granulated salt rest on the floor of the cave.  The Himalayan rock salt is millions of years old and it contains over 84 trace minerals which are readily absorbed by the human body. As pure salt is diffused into the salt cave, the healing begins.  Negative ions are released into the air, helping to promote calmness and toxins begin to be removed from the air which you breathe. The salt is anti-bacterial and begins to clear clogged mucous and debris from the lungs.  Skin conditions may even improve after repeated salt sessions.” 

Salt Cave


You find a chair with a blanket, turn off your phone and relax for 45 minutes with meditative music.

My friend and I both found it easy to relax yet difficult with the person snoring next to us.  Next time I think I’ll book the room with more friends and less strangers.  With that being said, it obviously was relaxing.  My friend had been up with a preschooler and baby all night and enjoyed the quiet time.  I used my time to relax from the stressful snowy drive and breathe in the salt to help my allergies from the change of climate.

Overall, it was a time for us to relax, recover and just breathe.  It was a great way to treat ourselves to a spa experience while reaping the benefit of Halotherapy. 

Thank you Tranquility Salt Cave for showing us a spa day can be so much more!


*I was not paid or given my services for free.  I am writing this review with my own opinions in hopes of shedding light on the benefits of Halotherapy.  Please see a doctor for any guidance in your medical needs and be advised that my experiences are my own.

Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. I'm a mom, wife, teacher, and chronic migraine sufferer. I tell my stories and advocate in my life searching for health in a positive honest way.

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  1. mini2z on March 27, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    OMG! I need to do this! I wonder if there is one in Michigan as a 4 hour drive to Columbus wouldn’t be fun.

  2. mymigrainelife on March 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Do a search. I’ve found ones in other cities before and been interested in it for a while. I don’t think it hurts to try. Even if it doesn’t help, 45 minutes of meditation does wonders!

  3. mini2z on March 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I will! There’s a hydro float thing I’d like to try too

  4. mymigrainelife on March 27, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    I’ve seen that too. Cryotherapy (which is cold too!). I love trying new things that aren’t meds. Way more fun!

  5. Debbie on March 27, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful experience- Thanks for sharing- hopefully I’ll get a chance to check it out myself some day

  6. Kelly on March 27, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve never really known the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps or the salts themselves so thanks for sharing your knowledge 🙂 as for the spa, well it looks and sounds incredible ( except for the snoring person) and now I want to know more about halotherapy!

  7. Emily on March 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Omg … that is incredible!!! And I want to go there ???????? what an amazing place!

  8. Rachel @inspirethewild on March 27, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Ooh I have always wanted to try this! Thanks for an informative post 🙂

  9. sarahkeyte on March 28, 2017 at 3:40 am

    This sounds amazing! I’ll have to hunt one of these down in Melbourne, Australia! Would love to chill out there 🙂

  10. mymigrainelife on March 28, 2017 at 7:25 am

    It was very relaxing!

  11. mini2z on March 28, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I’m lucky to have Chiro & massage covered with no copay

  12. mymigrainelife on March 28, 2017 at 10:07 am

    That’s so lucky! I get massage & acupuncture sometimes but it’s all out of pocket!!! ????

  13. mini2z on March 28, 2017 at 10:17 am

    My son aged out because he’s considered a part time student and he let his health card expire. So now he has to pay out of pocket. He ran out of inhalers so I gave him one

  14. peppermintandspinach on March 28, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Wow, that is SO cool! I absolutely love Himalayan salt and have always wanted to go to one of these. It looks truly majestic!

  15. The Sociable Celiac on March 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I may need to invest in a salt lamp! I have such horrible seasonal allergies! Thanks!!

  16. Gabrielle on March 31, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Wow who knew! I love my Salty lamp and have it on in the main living area each day. Great post and information. Thank you 🙂

  17. mymigrainelife on March 31, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Thanks for reading!

  18. theinvisiblewarrior on March 31, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I keep seeing these on Groupon! I totally want to go now! I wonder how this is different from just being in the salty ocean? but…the ocean ALWAYS makes me feel better 🙂

  19. mymigrainelife on March 31, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    The room I was in was all surrounded by salt bricks so I think it would be more concentrated than just breathing in the salt air. I agree, the ocean makes me feel better too. It was something nice for me to do with my friend & relax!

  20. asouthernceliac on April 3, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I have been hearing a lot about salt caves recently. I wonder if there is one near me.

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