Richmond, Virginia -
(WWBT) If you're suffering from the pollen, there's a new and unusual treatment that may help.
All you have to do is sit in a specially crafted room filled with salt.
Robert Gebhardt, owner of Breath Easy Salt Spa, discovered salt spas after his son Myles was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
"Cystic Fibrosis causes mucous buildup in his lungs," he explains. "The salt air helps keep his lungs clean, it absorbs any excess mucous in there and kills bacteria on contact."
The treatement was so helpful for myles, family members committed to opening their own salt spa.
Denan Lance says it helps with her lupus, rash, and allergies.
"I could see the redness in my skin going down, the healing in my skin," Lance says, "and it's been one of the best things I've been able to find."