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Got The Sniffles? Try A Salt Therapy Massage At Oasis Spa In Dobbs Ferry

The spa treatment room at Breathe Easy. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick
Andrew Graciani, manager, Breathe Easy sits at his desk made of salt. Photo Credit: Jeanne Muchnick

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- 'Tis the season for salt, though not in the way you think.

True, we all needed salt on our roads this past winter to make driving easier, but thanks to a partnership between Oasis Day Spa and Breathe Easy in Dobbs Ferry, salt is being used in a number of massage therapy treatments to help relieve symptoms associated with asthma, allergies, eczema, colds, flu, congestion and more.

Many in the area know Oasis Day Spa for its rooftop deck and long menu of spa services but the salt therapy is fairly new, as Breathe Easy just moved in down the hall from the spa six months ago.

According to Spa owner Bruce Schoenberg, the partnership between the two first began in Manhattan with the Spa's Park Avenue location. After much research into the dry salt therapy and its benefits, along with some very happy clients, he decided to create the same kind of agreement at his Dobbs Ferry location.

How it works is similar to being in a regular massage/treatment room except here, Breathe Easy recreates the environment of a salt cave by using a halogenerator machine to distribute microparticles of pure dry salt into the air. As you relax and breathe naturally, the salt goes to work opening up your sinuses and coating your skin with a dry salt powder.

This is a "true health treasure," explained Schoenberg. “The Crystal Salt Massage is a significant service to our clients because it offers two valuable therapy experiences simultaneously. The client receives the physical therapy aspect of the massage and inhales the dry salt therapy as they relax and breathe in. It’s a truly unique experience that only Oasis Day Spa offers.”

And, with the kind of winter we had, he said the treatment was extremely popular in terms of helping clients battle colds and congestion.

"We anticipate a busy spring due to the word-of-mouth of our happy clients," he said.

Sixty minute treatments are $170 for Swedish; $180 for deep tissue; 90 minute treatments are $210 Swedish; $225 deep tissue. Go to for more information.

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