After several years of visiting salt caves at health resorts in Europe, Acupuncture Physicians David and Yelena Pakula decided to build one of their own. The new salt cave is located inside their spacious clinic, Vita-Health Acupuncture & Wellness Center, in Pembroke Pines. They call it Vita Salt Cave. “We are excited to bring the incredible health benefits of halotherapy to our patients and our community,” says David Pakula.

Halotherapy replicates natural micro climates such as the subterranean salt caves in Europe that have for generations been used to support respiratory health. Aerosolized salt is reported to have natural decongestive, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties to benefit a variety of respiratory disorders, skin conditions, allergies, stress and more.

Vita Salt Cave is the first and only salt cave in Southwest Broward County, and the only one in Broward County featuring the Halomed salt generator which uses computerized feedback from a sensor to monitor and control the dry salt aerosol concentration in the room. It also has the advantage of being operated under the supervision of caring, licensed health care practitioners.

Individual, group and family rates and memberships available. Location: 12301 Taft St., Ste. 200, Pembroke Pines, 954-880-0090.