Bad air affecting your health? Israeli couple are here to help with unique salt-therapy spa

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 December, 2011, 12:00am


Taking note of the city's worsening air pollution, Israeli entrepreneurs Omri and Caroline Shamir opened an alternative salt-therapy centre to offer us a whiff of clean air.

The centre, called Inhalo, has two suites for adults and a playroom for kids mimicking the microclimate of natural salt caves in Eastern Europe.

The couple hosted a series of media trials last week at the recently opened spa in Central's W Place.

During the 50-minute session, medical salt from Europe was ground into fine air particles and pumped into the room to increase the concentration of salt in the air. The treatment, popular in Eastern Europe and Australia, is brand new to Hong Kong. (More information can be found at

'It's an all-natural treatment to alleviate many respiratory problems associated with poor air quality, including bronchitis, chronic cough, congestion and asthma,' Caroline said.

'It's also been proven to remedy skin conditions, remove toxins and reduce inflammation.'

'When we had the Chinese construction staff here to stick salt on the floor, walls and ceilings, they thought we were crazy,' Omri said. 'So you see, our priority now is to introduce the new concept and spread the word.'