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Grotto de Sal wellness spa has come to Los Angeles, bringing with it a variety of treatments that use Dead Sea salt. Co-Founder Elias Amkie was inspired to share the benefits of Dead Sea salt after he experienced them for himself. Amkie suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and he credits a trip to Israel and the rejuvenating properties of the Dead Sea’s salt waters for relieving his chronic pain. Grotto de Sal’s signature features include Dead Sea floating pools that contain minerals imported from Israel, and a salt room where guests can relax and breathe in a dry salt aerosol, a treatment known as halotherapy.
In addition to its salt treatments, the wellness spa offers cryotherapy, the exposure of the body to extremely cold temperatures for about three minutes. The treatment is known to quicken recovery time after surgery, relieve pain and reduce inflammation.