FAQs


What is Halotherapy/Salt Therapy?
Salt Therapy, or halotherapy, is a holistic method that reproduces the microclimate naturally found in a salt caves by dispersing high concentrations of dry salt aerosol into a room. The walls of the room are covered in layers of salt to mimic the feel of a cave. The dry salt aerosol plays an important role in the relief of health problems, especially respiratory issues and skin conditions.

What can I expect?
A Salt Therapy session lasts for 45 minutes. We will provide disposable foot and head covers that we will ask you to wear during your session. Your job during a session is to sit in a comfortable lounge chair and focus on taking slow, deep and steady breaths. Children will be allowed to play on the floor with the salt and toys. The lights will be dimmed and you will hear relaxing music in the Adult Salt Room. The room temperature stays in the mid 70's, and the humidity is below 55%. Feel free to read, meditate, or nap during your session.

Salt Therapy may produce a slight skin irritation in some individuals that will disappear after a few sessions. You may experience a mild taste on your lips. similar to being near the ocean. Others may experience a mild throat tickle, which can be treated by sipping warm water after the session. Most people will experience increased mucus production. You may have a runny nose or a productive cough after the session. This is the body's natural way for eliminating toxins, pollens, and viruses. If you have ever smoked in the past, you may experience a period of cough and mucus production as your body naturally clears the lungs of residual toxins. Most asthmatics will also experience an initial period of increased mucus production and cough as the body decreases inflammation, opens airways, and expels the stagnant mucus.

How many treatments will I need?
It's good to have 12-20 sessions at least 3 times a year. Every experience is different, and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. You may feel some improvement after a single session, but a series of sessions is required to achieve long-term results. For mild conditions 6-8 sessions may be enough. Others may need a course of 12-20 sessions with 3-5 sessions a week. For relaxation purposes and to strengthen the immune system, we recommend a yearly maintenance schedule of 1-2 sessions a week during the year. By incorporating this yearly maintenance schedule, it can be used as a preventative measure to avoid the common cold and other respiratory viruses.

Are there any side effects?
Salt Therapy is natural, safe and drug free, providing effective long-term relief.  Salt Therapy may produce a slight skin irritation in some individuals that will disappear after a few sessions. You may experience a mild taste on your lips - similar to being near the ocean. Others may experience a mild throat tickle, which can be treated by sipping warm water after the session. Most people will experience increased mucus production. You may have a runny nose or a productive cough after the session. This is the body's natural way for eliminating toxins pollen, and viruses. If you have ever smoked in the past, you may experience a period of cough and mucus production as your body naturally clears the lungs of residual toxins. Most asthmatics will also experience an initial period of increased mucus production and cough as the body decreases inflammation, opens airways, and expels the stagnant mucus. When it is used as a complementary therapy, it can increase the effectiveness of prescribed medication or as a sole therapy. It can increase the effectiveness of prescribed medications and decrease the amount  prescribed. Salt Therapy works exceedingly well for children.

Won't it affect my salt intake?
No. Salt concentration in human blood is 0.9% by volume. Human tears and sweat are salty as well. This presence of saline inhibits many potentially dangerous infections. According to scientific literature, the amount of salt inhaled during a 45-minute Salt Therapy session is considerably less than the recommended daily intake of salt. The recommended daily intake of sodium is 2,000 mg. Salt consumption during a Salt therapy session is 1-9 mg. Moreover, most of the salt inhaled is removed from the lungs by breathing and excreting mucus.

How does Salt Therapy work?

For many centuries, salt has been used in food preservation. Salt therapy and food preservation mechanism of action are based on the phenomenon of osmosis. Essentially, this means that if a cell is put into a solution in which the solute concentration of minerals is higher than its own, the cell will shrivel up. In the context of Halotherapy / Salt Therapy, viruses and bacteria are being dried up in the lungs after the inhalation of sodium and chloride (salt) minerals. Bronchial cilia constantly wave upward in the lining of the lungs and trachea to remove mucous and foreign materials. Their removal protects the lungs from infections and allows easier breathing.


What do I wear?

Wear what you are comfortable wearing.  Salt therapy is about breathing in fine particles of salt.


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