Nestled away in Shrewsbury, NJ, The Breathing Rooms is an appointment-only wellness spa. It is here for you to escape for a while and activate your body's natural healing systems, in rooms designed to restore your vitality in gentle and effective ways. We built it for everyone who understands we must rest and heal to truly make the most of life.
Our patrons have found the benefits of combining our Himalayan Salt Room/Private Salt Room, our Infrared Sauna Room and our custom built Open-Tank Float Room. We call this combination The Total Reset and it is the most popular thing to do here (see below). We love seeing each one leave feeling measurably calmer and ready to face the world again.
Our services can benefit everyone - our youngest patrons have been 6 month-old twins who weren't sleeping well and enjoyed breathing in the cleansing Salt Rooms with Mom and Dad. Our oldest patrons (so far) were floaters in their nineties who felt those aches and pains fade away. Each of us can benefit from how our therapies can change your body from work to rest mode.
Although each therapy is deeply effective at automatically activating your body's healing or "Parasympathetic Functions", each requires no more effort than to show up, kick off your shoes for a little while, and allow the processes in our rooms to Reset Your Self™. See you soon! Mark & Tara.
The Himalayan Salt Room
Dry Salt Therapy has been medically recognized in Europe for over 50 years, for the treatment of breathing and skin problems, according to the World Halotherapy Association. As we take 20,000 breaths each day*, we inhale all sorts of chemicals and allergens and our respiratory system has to work hard to prevent these particles from making us unhealthy.
Spending 45 minutes (or 624 breaths), chilling out in our Himalayan Salt Room allows your system to boost itself in a completely natural, safe and drug-free way. Pure salt is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal substance. It stimulates your internal processes for cleansing the respiratory tract and strengthening your lung function.
Our Himalayan Salt Room is made of 2,112 Salt Bricks and 6,700 lbs of crushed salt pebbles, imported from from a pristine mine in the Himalayan mountains. As you breathe, our specialized system releases extremely finely ground particles of pharmaceutical grade pure salt, which lines your Respiratory System.
As we have the largest Himalayan Salt Room we know of anywhere, we offer classes, arts and music events and other gatherings in here too.
Rent the Himalayan Salt Room for your friends and family.
A Popular Option for friends and family groups allows groups up to 8 to take the room for themselves. Please note: COVID-19 rules will apply until further notice.
*According to the Scientific American. (You breathe even more if you exercise.)
The Infrared Sauna
Infrared Saunas heats you from deep within your body, and not the air around you, as in a traditional sauna. This makes it a more comfortable experience as it is easier to breathe.
Using an Infrared Sauna can contribute to your well-being by loosening up stiff or tight muscles, reducing joint pain, detoxing elements from deep in your skin, increasing your white blood cell count and circulation and boosting your immune system. The full list of benefits from our partners at Jacuzzi Clearlight is Increased Metabolism, Weight Loss, Pain Relief, Detoxification, Immunity Boost, Lowered Blood Pressure, Cellulite Reduction, Joint Pain Relief, Increased Flexibility Stress Reduction, Healthier Skin.
Our two person Jacuzzi Clearlight Infrared Sauna also features Color Light Therapy that can be set to your particular needs, while you are working up a sweat. Our patrons love our Sauna so much we were invited to become dealers for Jacuzzi Clearlight - so if you love it as much as we do, we can assist you on getting the Sauna that's right for you in your home.
The Open-Tank Float Room
From the moment your slip into the beautiful custom-designed open flotation tank, to when you emerge an hour later, you check yourself out of the world. Suspended in 1,250 lbs of Epsom Salt and triple-filtered water, heated to your body's temperature, you will relax in a unique and deep way. It soaks your muscles. It frees your body from gravity and your mind from the outside world.
Everyone who floats know the secret; your body relaxes, your mind wanders, you enter a dream-like state between sleep and awake (scientists call this the "Theta State"), as your brain waves get longer. Your sleep after floating gets deeper. Your senses get stronger. Your creativity awakens. The more often you do it, the better it gets.
Read in Time Magazine how floating is now being measured in the treatment of serious conditions like PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, and Stress.
Major league athletes, musicians, artists, Navy SEALS, Green Berets, Air Force Pilots, long-distance runners and pro athletes are just some examples of people who use floating to improve performance through deep physical and mental rest.
We are none of those things and we love it too...
The Private Salt Room
Our Private Salt Room (left) works in the same way, is a little faster at 25 minutes, and allows you to remove your clothes if you wish to get the salt to improve your skin in addition to helping your respiratory system. It's perfect if you're pressed for time but still want to clean out your Respiratory System and get some calm into your day.
The Total Reset (for 1 or 2)
By far our most popular offering.
Why do one thing, when you can relax, reset and rewind with everything?
This is the perfect Day Spa experience lasting approximately 3 hours. You'll start with your choice of The Himalayan Salt Room or Private Salt Room, to open and cleanse your respiratory system, followed by 45 minutes increasing your white blood cell count and sweating out toxins from deep down in our Infrared Sauna. You will end your day with an hour float in our bespoke open-tank float pool, soaking up 1,250 lbs of Epsom Salt with little or no sensory stimulus.
Your respiratory system and your mind will be reset, your circulatory system will be boosted, your skin will be revitalized and you will be ready to face the world again with renewed peace and tranquility. You get that post-vacation feeling after only 3 hours of Resetting Your Self.
Everything we do is about increasing your health. So, at times like this we know you need our services even more. Before reopening we made several changes and adopted accepted best-practices to ensure you are as safe as possible while you visit.
Thank you to all of our Members and customers who replied to our Customer Survey. We appreciate and are adopting what you wanted to feel safe. Our customers are very smart--your suggestions are inline with, and some surpassed what is required by the CDC.
Here's how we are making sure Covid-19 doesn't spread at The Breathing Rooms: