Salt therapy, also called halotherapy, is a therapeutic and 100% natural, drug-free and non-invasive treatment. Salt therapy is a method of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles. These particles are inhaled into the sinuses and the lungs, absorbing bacteria and pollutants and providing an anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect. This process supports and strengthens the body’s immune system by eliminating toxins and allergens that are trapped within the mucus lining of the respiratory system. Salt therapy also has amazing benefits for skin.
How Does Salt Therapy Work?
Dry pharmaceutical (salt impurities removed) grade salt is heated and ground into very tiny micro-particles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry micro-particles of salt are then blown into the therapy room. During the session, the particles penetrate deep into the lungs and sinuses. Salt is antimicrobial and antibacterial which helps to naturally destroy bacteria and pollutants by entering the lungs and respiratory system by eliminating mucous and opening constricted airways.
HOW SAFE IS salt therapy?
Salt Therapy is completely safe. It is a 100% drug free, non-invasive and comfortable treatment. Due to the low controlled concentration of salt (15-20mg/m³), dry salt therapy is usually side-effect-free. The only people who should avoid being in a salt chamber are those with severe chronic respiratory issues and those with open wounds and sores. It is advisable that people going into the salt room remove all jewelry and electronic devices since salt can be corrosive to exposed metal over time.
is salt therapy safe for children?
Salt therapy is not only safe for children, it is a highly recommended natural treatment. In fact, children react very well to treatment for hay fever, bronchitis and asthma. There are no potential harmful side effects. The treatment is suitable for children of any age. Children tend to respond to therapy more quickly than adults. During a salt therapy session children can play with toys, read books and interact with other children.
how do i receive the treatment?
Our relaxation salt rooms are electronic free zones. Inside the Adult Room you will relax in a comfortable leather recliner chair. While our halogenerators pump in the dry salt air, please take the time to unwind, breath deep, meditate, or take a nap. You will find yourself surrounded by our pure pink Himalayan salt while you listen to spa inspired music. You are welcome to meditate, focus on your breath, or even nap. The Himalayan Salt in the room releases negative ions that further reduces stress and improves your sense of well-being. The Adult Room has 9 chairs and the Children's Room has capacity for six children. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult.
what do i wear?
Comfortable clothes should be worn to salt therapy, as you will be in a relaxing environment. Please bring or wear clean socks as shoes. The temperature in the rooms is about 70*F so a sweater or blanket may also help you feel more at ease.
what can dry salt therapy do for your airways?
The tiny microscopic salt particles you inhale can reach the smallest part of your airways and help to:
Loosen phlegm and clear mucus
Reduce swelling and inflammation in the airways
Strengthen the local immune system
Improve lung function
Cleanse the respiratory system
Speed up the elimination of toxins
how quickly can i feel the effects?
Depending on your respiratory discomfort, you might begin to breathe more easily during your first treatment already. As your sessions continue you will begin to find your symptoms such as sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath are alleviated, and your general health and quality of life are improved.
what if I have other health issues and when should salt therapy be avoided?
Some people are concerned about the intake of salt because of issues relating to diet, high blood pressure and hypertension. This type of salt intake is connected to the digestive track. Dry salt therapy is different as it's associated to the respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering the respiratory system is extremely low that it doesn’t present any risk to your health. If you are concerned about your health, it is always best to consult your primary care physician.
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 a cure. Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, late stages of COPD, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Salt therapy is not advised during chemotherapy as the detoxification process of dry salt therapy may react with the chemo. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns need to seek proper medical advice and care.
is there a risk of catching an infection from others in the salt therapy rooms?
Salt is naturally anti-bacterial and it kills almost all bacteria on contact. In addition, our filtered ventilation system is constantly working to circulate the air in the salt room, drawing used air out and clean, filtered air in.
is there a place to store my valuables?
Yes, there are lockers located in our lobby for you to safely store all valuables and belongings during your session.
is wet and dry salt therapy the same thing?
Some businesses claim to provide halotherapy using devices that produce aerosol from a water-based saline solution. However, research has shown:
Wet aerosol mainly settles in the upper respiratory tract and the central trachea and bronchi, due to the hygroscopic characteristics of moist particles.
This can cause airway swelling and bronchospasm
And can provoke a hyper-reactive response in people with asthma and COPD.
Also, moist air can increase the risk of microbial contamination
Research shows that moist saline aerosol is significantly less effective than dry salt aerosol and can cause adverse effects.