If you have breathing difficulties, allergies, asthma, sinus conditions or sore throat, the Himalayan Salt Inhaler is what can provide relief. The benefits of salt air inhalation, also known as speleotherapy or halotherapy, were first documented over 200 years ago in Europe when it was realized that salt miners were relatively free of respiratory ailments. Since then, many people have been flocking to salt mines around the world to help rid themselves of respiratory ailments of all kinds including asthma, congestion, hay fever, and allergies. Salt is known for its anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. This treatment is now starting to become more widely known and appreciated with the introduction of "salt rooms” in spas and other wellness businesses.