A historic salt mine that also doubles up as one of Poland’s leading tourist attractions is offering patients who have suffered from Covid-19 an opportunity to rehabilitate 135 metres underground.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine Health Resort provides pulmonological, laryngological and allergological care to people struggling to rid themselves of the lingering effects of the virus.
One of its chambers houses a specialist sanatorium where a unique microclimate is created thanks to the circulation in the air of mineral particles derived from salt, a constant temperature of around 13–14.5°C, and high air humidity.
The healing air has a positive effect on both the mood and the condition of the entire body, say doctors.
“The mine’s air is free of pollutants and allergens,” Dr. Anna Pelkowska, an allergist and deputy director for medical affairs at the health resort, told PAP. “No air purifier can provide the quality of air that we have underground.”