What is salt therapy?
Salt therapy, or halotherapy, is a natural, drug-free treatment used throughout the world to alleviate many skin and respiratory conditions, often reducing stress and improving sleep.
Micro-sized salt particles are dispersed into the air by a patented machine called a halogenerator. The combination of this salt aerosol and the salt embedded in the walls and on the ground of the enclosed salt room is inhaled into your respiratory system. The inhaled salt naturally absorbs allergens and toxins, opening up the airways and clearing out mucus.
Salt’s naturally absorbent, antibacterial properties also soak up skin impurities and help balance pH levels to assist in the regenerative and reparative skin processes.
Everyone. Salt therapy is often used to help relieve many skin and respiratory conditions, but is also beneficial for overall wellness in people of all ages. It provides a total detox of the skin and respiratory system, assisting in strengthening the immune system and alleviating stress and/or trouble sleeping.
Salt therapy has even been linked to enhancing athletic endurance, allowing for better lung capacity and stamina.
Normally there are no negative side effects to salt therapy. Some people may experience a slight cough or runny nose, which is simply your body’s response to treatment by removing the loosened-up mucus and toxins from your respiratory system. It is 100% natural, drug-free and non-invasive.
No. Salt is a natural antibacterial, which creates a sterile environment in each of our salt rooms. This makes it nearly impossible to catch any sort of infection during treatment. Additionally, the air will be ventilated for a 15-minute period in between each session to filter the room.
You will enter one of our quiet, tranquil rooms where the walls are covered in beautiful Himalayan salt. A halogenerator will grind pure salt into micro-particles to disperse throughout the room, so you can simply sit back, relax and breathe in the therapeutic air. You’re welcome to close your eyes, read, listen to music or meditate. You may taste a bit of saltiness on your lips.
Our children’s salt room is much like fun day at the beach. Plenty of toys and entertainment are provided. They can color, read a book, play in the sand-like salt, and more. You are welcome to join them in the room, if you’d like.
Cell phones, tablets and electronics are usually not permitted since being exposed to the salt could be corrosive. You will want to wear comfortable clothing (salt air is not harmful nor will it leave a noticeable residue). You can wear shorts and t-shirts to expose your skin as well to receive additional benefit.
Anything you feel comfortable in; the salt will not damage your clothes at all. For those with skin conditions, we recommend wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts to expose the areas of the body you’d like to have treated.
Halotherapy is recognized as safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer cure! Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns need to seek proper medical advice and care. There are many clinical studies and research, along with testimonials from customers, as to the health benefits and efficacy of salt therapy.
Many countries around the world have varying ways they govern and regulate their citizens health related matters. In some countries, Halotherapy is covered by their Government’s Health Care system, or insurance companies.
For general respiratory hygiene, once or twice a week visiting your local salt therapy facility will enhance the lung capacity, boost immune system, reduce stress and aid better sleep.
More chronic and acute respiratory conditions require increased frequency and consistence of the sessions. 3 – 7 times a week for a period of 14 – 21 days will help to manage the symptoms and provide relief over time.