Pure pharmaceutical grade salt (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 the 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.
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 a 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 found negative side effects associated with the therapy have been reported.
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 for people who have the following conditions: infections associated with a fever, some forms of cancer, tuberculosis, acute respiratory disease, and severe hypertension. Intoxicated individuals are not permitted in our Salt Cabin.
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 may break up and drain following a treatment.
Yes. Halotherapy is a completely 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 on the child’s age and treatment goals, session times and concentration levels may be adjusted. Please consult your pediatrician
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.
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 a 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 use over time for best results.
Standard sessions will be 25 minutes in our Salt Cabin, but can be adjusted to meet individual needs.
Many clients who have asthma, allergies and other bronchial issues have seen 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 medical claims about Halotherapy, but after receiving treatments many people report respiratory issues and lung function have vastly improved. In addition, those who have severe skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or acne have also had incredible improvements in the health of their skin.
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 systems 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 is 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.
Salt rooms are designed so that folks can relax in a soothing and tranquil environment. One 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 is often played. You can close your eyes and meditate or just relax. While in a 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.
Yes, there are many advantages of an enclosed piece of equipment verses a room or cave. One of the most significant advantages is that 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.
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 we provide.
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.
The humidity in the room must 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.
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.
Salt is anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and anti-viral. The room will be filled with microscopic salt, which creates 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.
The microclimate is three times cleaner in the Halotherapy room than 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.
The salt wall is designed to be aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, the Himalayan salt gives off negative ions in the room which helps keep the environment sterile.
Salt is negatively charged and has the natural ability to attract and 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.