What kind of salt is used for Halotherapy?

Pure pharmaceutical grade sale (99.99% pure sodium chloride).  It contains no added minerals or other potential contaminants or fillers.  It is the same salt that hospitals in Eastern Europe use in their salt rooms as well as the same salt used in Halotherapy research.  We do not recommend Himalayan or sea salt as it is not stripped of all its impurities.  There could be dirt, clay or some type of debris that could be harmful to the lungs.  Himalayan salt can be healthy for the digestive system, but not for the respiratory system.

How safe is Halotherapy?

Halotherapy is very safe, 100% natural and drug free.  It provides effective long-term relief for various respiratory and skin conditions.  It can be used as complementary therapy to pharmaceuticals as means to help maintain and control disease.  It can be used alone for stress reduction and improvement of conditions.  Salt is antibacterial , antifungal and has anti-inflammatory properties.  With over 50 years of research and over 200 articles published on the topic, no negative side effects associated with the therapy have been reported.

When should Halotherapy be avoided?

Halotherapy is known as a safe and natural treatment, however, clients who have any serious health conditions or women who are pregnant should always consult their doctor before engaging in Halotherapy.

Halotherapy is generally not recommended or people who have the following conditions: infections associated with a fever some forms of cancer, tuberculosis, acute respiratory disease, and severe hypertension.  Intoxicted individuals are not permitted in our Salt Cabin.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are generally minimal and transient.  Some may experience a tickle in their throat or sinuses and some sinus drainage as the mucus breaks up.  Others may experience minor skin irritation or skin that tingles/itches as circulation is brought to the surface.  For those who experience a slight cough, this is a sign that the salt therapy is effectively moving the impurities through the cilia.  If a client has an excess of mucus in the upper airway, it was break up the drain following a treatment.

Is Halotherapy safe for children?

Yes.  Halotherapy is a completely a drug-free treatment for children of all ages.  European clinical research suggests that dry salt aerosol therapy has a higher degree of efficacy for children.  The effectiveness of Halotherapy is directly observable and highly recommended for pediatric respiratory and skin conditions.  Depending the child's age and treatment goals, session times and concentration levels may be adjusted .  Please consult your pediatrician.

Should I stop using medications during Halotherapy sessions?

No.  Halotherapy is a complementary treatment with the goal of decreasing and controlling respiratory and skin conditions.  It has an additive effect and should be used as adjunct therapy to any medications your doctor has prescribed.  As always, consult with a doctor if you have any concerns about a condition where you are under a physician's care.

How many sessions/times per week are necessary?

Frequency of therapy depends on the type and severity of the client's condition and wellness goals.  For respiratory conditions such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis, sinusitis or allergies, it is often best to "front load" by coming in 2-3 times during the first 7-10 days to saturate the airway, then back down to once or twice a week to find what maintenance looks like for you.

Those with more severely compromised respiratory tract or condition will want to start Halotherapy at a lower concentration over a longer session time.  Some skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and dry itchy skin may require a higher concentration and more frequent visits.  Chronic conditions require sustained us over time for best results.

What is the treatment duration per session?

Standard sessions will be 25 minutes in our Salt Cabin but can be adjusted to meet individual needs.

What results can clients expect?

Many clients who have asthma, allergies and other bronchial issues have seem some amazing results in a short period of time.  Breathing becomes deeper, sinus passages are less inflamed and start to drain and skin conditions are improved dramatically with frequent and sustained use.  This in turn results in a better quality of life.

We aren't making medial claims about Halotherapy, but after receiving treatments, many people report respiratory and lung function have vastly improved.  In addition, those who have sever skin conditions such a psoriasis, eczema or acne have also had incredible improvements in the health of their skin.

Are health improvements noticeable?

With Halotherapy, a compromised bronchia is improved as inflammation and mucus levels are reduced.  Breathing becomes easier and the quality and function of breathing improves.

Halotherapy facilitates the normalization of other bodily system and fortifies the immune system.  Many people with asthma report not needing to use rescue inhalers as often and the need for higher doses of pharmaceuticals are reduced.

Some people report immediate sinus relief.  The pure air helps those with sinus issues by reducing inflammation and swelling due to breathing in the fine microparticles.

Additionally, some report sleeping better and the duration severity of allergy symptoms, colds and flu is lessened.  Many will notice the benefits of Halotherapy after even one treatment, however, with any chronic condition, frequent and sustained use may be necessary for maximum benefit.

What will I experience when I sit in the salt room?

Salt rooms are designed so that folks can relax in a soothing and tranquil environment.  Once can sit back and experience the Halotherapy treatment in a very peaceful and stress free setting.  People can read, listen to music or nap. 

In our cabin, Himalayan salt is used to cover the floor.  Additionally, the room's temperature, humidity, pressure and salt particles concentration are maintained.  The lighting is dim and relaxing music if often played.  You can close your eyes and meditate or just relax.  While in the cabin, you are breathing the finely milled salt particles into your respiratory system and particles settle and are absorbed by the skin.  You will not see or smell the salt.  If you see the salt in the air, the particles may be too large to reach the small airways.  You may taste a bit of salt on your lips.  You may feel inclined to breathe deeply and this is encouraged.

Are there any advantages to treatment in a piece of equipment verses a cave/room?

Yes.  There are many advantages of an enclosed piece of equipment verses a room or cave.  One of the most significant advantages is the treatment times are shorter which allows for more opportunities to fit it into our busy schedules.  Additionally, shorter sessions are less costly.  Time and money are not barriers to more frequent sessions.  If clients come in more often, they will often experience better results.

What do you wear during a session?

Wear comfortable clothing.  Most people just wear street clothes.  The salt air will not harm your clothing, nor leave a noticeable residue.  If you are doing Halotherapy for skin conditions, we recommend that you wear shorts and T-Shirt to expose as much of the affected area as possible.  You will remove your shoes )or cover them with surgical booties).  You may wear your own socks, go barefoot or use the slippers which are provided.

Can I bring my phone in the Salt Cabin with me?

No.  The fine salt particles can damage the internal components of the phone and cause damage.  Cell phones or other electronic devices are not allowed in the cabin.

Why is relative humidity important in the Salt Cabin?

The humidity in the room my be between 40-55%.  If the air is too humid, the efficacy of the therapy diminishes, as the micro particles of salt may not reach the distal airways.

Can I have a massage or other wellness sessions in the Salt Cabin?

Yes.  Massage, yoga, meditation and other holistic modalities complement Halotherapy nicely.  Halotherapy purifies the air and allows for stress reduction and deeper breathing which increases the effectiveness of the other therapies.

Are there germs in the Salt Cabin?

Salt is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-viral.  The room will be filled with micrscopic salt, which created a virtually sterile environment.  In addition, after each session, our halogenerator will vent out the air.  Surfaces such as chairs and headrests are disinfected after each session.

How sterile is the microclimate in the Salt Cabin?

The microclimate is three times clearer in the Halotherapy room that in a sterile surgery room in a hospital.  Therefore, it is almost impossible to catch an infection during the session.  A stable hypoallergenic, hypobacterial environment is maintained in the therapeutic room.

Why do you have a salt wall in the Wellness Center?

The salt wall is designed to be aesthetically pleasing.  Additionally, the Himalayan salt gives off negative ions in the room which helps keeps the environment sterile.

How does Halotherapy help with stress?

Salt is negatively charged and has the natural ability to attract bind positively charged particles to it.  The neutralizing forces of salt can cancel out positively-charged and harmful electromagnetic vibrations in our environment as well as in our bodies.  Hence, Halotherapy has a de-stressing relaxing effect and is beneficial for calming the nervous system as well.  The whole experience is generally very peaceful and helps to center the mind, body and spirit.  Some users also report greatly improved sleep.