Meet the Owner
Madelyn Tortu opened The Salt Vault with the help of her family in October of 2013. Three years prior, they had the opportunity to visit a Salt Cave in Virginia. As an asthma sufferer, Madelyn was disappointed when she couldn't find a Salt Room locally. Working with consultants from S.A.L.T. Chamber Inc they received the information and technology necessary to open their business. The Salt Vault is the first Halotherapy Center of its kind to offer relief in the Greater Lancaster and Chester Counties.
What to Expect
Our salt room contains 5,000 lbs of Himalayan Pink Salt on a heated floor, 5 salt encrusted panels, and two 130 lb Salt Lamps. The room is kept around 73-75 degrees F and below 40% humidity, so it is a comfortable environment for asthmatics. Speakers fill the room with meditation type music mixed with the sound of ocean waves. You will be encouraged to relax with a small public or private group in reclining lounge chairs while you breathe the finely ground, pharmaceutical grade, sodium chloride for 30 minutes. Salt acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial; as it enters your respiratory system and lands on your skin, the salt reduces inflammation in the airways and lessens skin redness, kills bacteria to boost your immune system and to lessen skin irritation, and loosens trapped mucus for easier expulsion! Some may feel the need to cough or clear their throat, this means the salt is working; tissues are provided.