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How did this cave in Azerbaijan turn into a physiotherapy center?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) - Many doctors have long seen the benefits of salt therapy. Therefore, why not experience the "magical" effect of salt treatment on your body in the salt caves of Azerbaijan?

The self-governing Republic of Nakhjwan is one of the oldest regions in Azerbaijan and the world.

In addition to its historical treasures, Nakhjouan is a center of health tourism thanks to the Düssdag physiotherapy center in a salt cave at Mount Düssdag.

The Dusdag Mountain, or Salt Mountain, is one of the oldest salt deposits in the world, according to Azeri and French scientists. The region contains 130 million tons of natural salt reserves.

Salt has been extracted from this place 4,500 years ago.

This cave was discovered in 1970 and began to provide therapeutic services since 1979.

Nakhjuan salt is a sea salt because it does not contain heavy metals. It is also used to treat many respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and nasal allergies.

Staying in the center for 10 to 12 hours would improve lung ventilation, circulation, and stress relief.

The center has recently been renovated and the construction of a five-star hotel with 150 rooms is one kilometer from the resort.