When Suzi Hollis lost her arm in a construction accident in 1996, it was the beginning of a painful journey. One that would take her through therapy, pill mills, steroids and finally to salt.

When she eventually tired of downing countless pain pills, with side effects that were “always worse than any relief I gained,” she was ready to try something new.

After a visit to a salt cave in Chicago, Hollis said she was sold. The salt, she said, helped with her lung problems. “It was getting so bad I’d use my inhaler four or five times a day.” She also noticed an immediate emotional shift for the better.

Natural salt caves have been popular in Europe for a long time, she said, but the practice is just now becoming more popular in the U.S. and Canada. Now, she said, she wants to share the benefits with the Wilton Manors community and beyond.

“I want to leave a foot print of holistic health,” said Hollis, who added that salt therapy helps improve respiratory and skin conditions such as emphysema and eczema. “The salt actually dries out the eczema.” Each room at Salt This Way has bricks of Himalayan salt on the walls and the floor and the salt piped into each room is from Estonia.

A 2006 New England Journal of Medicine Study found that the therapy improves the self-clearing mechanism of the bronchi in the lungs and improves lung functions in people with cystic fibrosis.

Beyond the salt, Hollis offers other health-oriented services she said are enhanced by it.

Massage therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, grief recovery counseling, a life coach and yoga. A children’s room and community room are also available and the facility can be rented for private parties or meetings.

“Everything we do includes salt. It’s all in salt,” said Hollis.

Salt This Way is located at 2286 Wilton Drive, in The Shoppes of Wilton Manors and is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit SaltThisWay.com or call 877-786-1327. The first visit is free.