About Salt Therapy
Salt Therapy & The Salt Cave
The Salt Cave is like an oasis; warm, cozy, intimate, a beautiful respite from the outside world. A safe place to relax, meditate, stretch and breathe. Check out some frequently asked questions about salt therapy, and learn more about our classes to find the right salt therapy class for you. You can also stop by during one of our open sessions and enjoy the benefits on your own!
What is Salt Therapy?
According to the Salt Therapy Association, “Halotherapy is a Dry Salt Therapy that utilizes a halogenerator to grind and crush 99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride (salt) into micronized particles that are dispersed into a salt room, salt cave, or salt chamber via a dry salt aerosol that works to aid respiratory concerns and skin conditions.”
How safe is Salt Therapy?
It is a 100% drug-free, non-invasive, comfortable treatment. The only people who should avoid salt therapy are those with severe chronic respiratory issues and those with open wounds and sores. It is advisable that people going into a salt chamber remove all personal jewelry, glasses and other belongings since salt can be corrosive to exposed metal. As with any type of treatment, results may vary. We always encourage our clients to have their customers consult their local physician with regard to salt therapy.
When should Salt Therapy be avoided?
According to the Salt Therapy Association, halotherapy is recognized as a 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, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders, and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care.
Are there any side effects?
With regard to salt therapy, side effects are infrequent. Some people might experience a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in coughing due to an excess mucus buildup. This is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.
How does Salt Therapy work?
Dry pharmaceutical grade salt is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny microparticles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the SALT Booth®, salt room, or salt cave during a typical session. As the person relaxes, the microparticles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. Bacteria and pollutants are dissolved as salt enters the lungs and respiratory system by eliminating mucous and opening constricted airways.
Is Salt Therapy safe for children?
Yes, salt therapy is safe for children. It is a highly recommended natural treatment. There are no potentially harmful side effects. The treatment is suitable for children of any age (as young as 1-month-old). Interestingly, children respond to the therapy more quickly than do adults.
What about the concern that salt is bad?
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 tract. Dry salt therapy is different since it associated with the respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering the respiratory system is extremely low, so it doesn’t present any risk to your health. It actually kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and expands airways.
Who benefits from Salt Therapy treatments?
Salt therapy has provided benefits for those with the following conditions:
- Bronchial Infections
- Chronic ENT illnesses
- Sinus Infections
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Smoker’s Cough
- Ear Infections
- Stress and Fatigue