A new spa, located at 135 David Lane in Union Hall, is offering dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, to anyone interested. The spa is located on a farm owned by residents Lori and Jeff Dupier, who opened it on their property in the hopes that being out in nature would relieve clients of stress during their visit.

The Dupiers came from upstate New York to Virginia so they could be closer to family. They wanted to be close to the lake, but they also owned a large number of farm animals, which is what led them to the property where they are located.

“I’ve always been interested in health and wellness,” Lori Dupier said. “I’ve also been interested in sense of community. Some of my family members suffer from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), allergies and asthma.”

About nine years ago, the Dupiers started researching salt therapy. They originally planned on creating a salt room for their family, but decided to open it to the public.

Halotherapy is dry salt therapy that utilizes a halogenerator to grind and crush 99.99 percent pure grade sodium chloride into micronized particles that are dispersed into a salt room, salt cave or salt chamber via dry salt aerosol that works to aid respiratory concerns and skin conditions.

-For more information, see the Jan. 8 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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