SALT WAVE Built With The Approval Of The City Of Ottawa And Health Canada.



The Herrera and Gazzetto families immigrated to Canada from their native countries Spain and Italy. Both families had previously used and knew about the health benefits of salt therapy. In 2013 both families decided that it was time to introduce salt therapy to Ottawa. It took a few years of travelling back and forth from Italy to receive training, certifications and to order and purchase an industrial halogenerator. Westgate Mall, located near The Civic and Royal Hospitals in Ottawa, was the perfect place to build SALT WAVE. Salt Therapy is used as a complementary, not alternative therapy in hospitals in Europe; it made sense to build it near two of the busiest hospitals in Ottawa. The construction of the first salt room in Ottawa started in 2015. Creating a salt room inside a mall would require the involvement of The City Of Ottawa for the entire construction phase, and it required the approval of Health Canada. SALT WAVE is different from the Himalayan salt caves, salt caves, passive salt rooms in Canada. They have an altogether different vision for salt therapy in Canada. After three years, meeting all standards, The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) approved an application for a Trademark. It is wrong to commercialized Salt Therapy as a spa treatment in North America. SALT WAVE is not a spa; its unique salt and machinery are similar to the ones used by doctors in salt therapy rooms in Poland and Russia.


Doctors use salt therapy as a complementary therapy, not alternative treatment in Eastern Europe.  Most medical research has been recorded and published only by Eastern European Doctors. ​​

In 1839 Dr. Feliks Boczkowski, who was not only a great doctor but also a very brilliant businessman, founded the first facility at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland. In 1964 the world's first facility, the underground "Kinga" Health Resort Hospital, opened to the public. Professor Skulimowski became its first Director and focused on helping people with mostly respiratory conditions as well as exploring other overall health benefits. His methods proved to be successful and spread in Europe as well as to former Soviet Union states. In 1968, the first speleo-hospital opened in the Solotvyno salt mine in Ukraine. 

Having the attention of the medical community, the need for more convenient access became a necessity to conduct specific studies and do more specific research. In 1985 in Odesa, Russia, the Institute of Balneology, in collaboration with the salt cavers from Uzhgorod, developed the first halogenerator. A halogenerator would grind and crush salt and then would disperse the particles into the air. One could say that Salt Therapy or Halotherapy was “born” in the medical environment, in the former Soviet Union. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the knowledge of the halotechnology and established Halotherapy protocols became accessible to the world. Soon Halotherapy claimed its place outside of the USSR and Europe.