1. What is Dry Salt Therapy?
Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, is a holistic, drug free, natural therapy using micro particles of salt to promote better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness and endurance and overall wellness. Dry salt therapy also helps to alleviate symptoms of many respiratory and skin conditions.
2. How does Dry Salt Therapy Work?
The salt is ground into tiny micro particles by our state-of-the-art halogenerator and then dispersed into the salt room or bed. The inhaled salt helps to reduce inflammation, widen the airways, accelerate mucus transport, soak up and eliminate toxins and allergens and strengthen the immune system. The non-inhaled particles landing on the skin help to balance pH and induce the reparative and regenerative processes in the skin, increasing rigidity and stimulating cell growth and microcirculation. Specific to our salt rooms, we use Himalayan salt lamps and cover the floor in Himalayan salt to generate negative ions, which help to counterbalance the influx of positive ions from the many electronic devices we use every day. This improves your overall mental and emotional health, helping you to relax and de-stress.
3. What is the difference between a salt room and salt bed?
The benefits are the same in each environment, with the duration being different. Salt room sessions last 25 minutes. Those wishing to experience salt therapy primarily for the skin would benefit more in a salt bed due to the level of privacy, which allows one to disrobe. The salt room will only affect the skin areas that are exposed by normal clothing, but both environments will benefit the respiratory system equally.
4. What should I expect to experience in a Breathe Salt Room?
Our beautiful and spacious salt room allows for dry salt therapy to be experienced alone or in a group setting. The large room simulates the environment of a therapeutic salt cave, with Himalayan salt covering the walls and floor to calm the mind and body by releasing negative ions.
- Negative ions counterbalance the many positive ions we pick up from electronic devices like cell phones, tablets, etc. Neutralizing the atmosphere in this way stabilizes mood, decreases stress and prepares the body for ultimate healing.
A salt room session last 25 minutes and requires no more than lying back in a comfortable recliner and breathing deeply. Micro particles of salt are dispersed into the room by the halogenerator while you relax, read, listen to music, sleep or meditate.
5. What should I expect to experience in a Breathe Salt Bed?
A therapy session here lasts 25 minutes and is just as effective as a 25-minute salt room session. An appointment must be made beforehand. A Salt Bed looks similar to a tanning bed except the walls are made mostly of Plexiglas. Salt Beds offer a private setting where you can choose to disrobe to expose trouble skin. Salt Bed’s offer the addition of chromo-therapy as well as a heated double bottom for Himalayan salt crystals that provide additional negative ions and particles to enhance the salt therapy experience and benefits. We provide soft, relaxing music for you to listen to during the session however, you do have the option to plug in your own device during the session. When the session begins, we strongly recommend closing your eyes and taking slow deep breaths.
* If you suffer from claustrophobia, you may experience discomfort but the ability to see your surroundings, helps keep this to a minimum.
6. What clothing should be worn in the salt room and salt bed?
Comfortable clothing is recommended for the salt room. You may change into clothing that exposes areas of skin you would like the salt to reach (shorts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, etc). The salt bed is ideal for skin exposure and is private. We recommend wearing a bathing suit to expose the skin you want treated.
7. What are the side effects?
Since dry salt therapy is 100% natural and drug free, there are no negative side effects. After sessions, you may experience a slight cough, minor tightness in the chest or runny nose, but this is simply the salt doing its work to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways.
8. How many sessions are recommended to see results?
Every experience is different because every person is different. Some people experience an immediate difference, some may notice a difference later in the day, and others experience nothing until the next morning. Some people feel a difference after one session; others may take multiple sessions to feel the benefits. For those with serious symptoms and issues, a series of treatments is required for long-term results.
Some may use Salt Therapy treatments as a preventive measure to avoid the common cold, some respiratory viruses/infections, and some other ENT viruses/infections so a session twice a week during cold and flu seasons.
If your goal is to improve your sports performance and endurance; the more you come, the better you’ll feel.
If your goal is to achieve relaxation, to de-stress, and/or to increase your overall mood and wellness you may visit as frequently as desired.
For mild conditions such as colds, flu symptoms, ear infections, or other temporary ENT or lung discomforts; 3-8 sessions may prove to be very effective.
For chronic respiratory and dermatological conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, Allergies, Psoriasis, Etc.; you may find 3 times a week, on an ongoing basis to help alleviate or reduce symptoms work best for you.
9. Who can benefit from Salt Therapy?
Salt therapy is like a toothbrush for your lungs and skin, EVERYONE can (and will) benefit. It is a (total) detox for your lungs and skin. Salt therapy may enhance athletic endurance and accelerate recovery time, prevent you from catching common cold or flu, help slow the aging process, increase overall wellness, help relax and alleviate stress and help you sleep better.
Lung Conditions: Allergies, Asthma, Breathlessness and Chest Tightness, Bronchitis, Bronchial Infections, Chronic Bronchitis, Chronic Sinusitis, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Hay Fever, Emphysema, Pneumonia, Rhinitis, Sinus Inflammation, Sinusitis, Smoker’s Cough, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, and Wheezing. Also, Ear Infections, Laryngitis (Pharyngitis,) Sore Throat, and Tonsillitis.
Skin Conditions: Acne, Dermatitis, Dry and Flaky Skin, Eczema, Rosacea, and Psoriasis. Also, helps fight against Skin Aging.