Halotherapy FAQs

Here are just a few of the frequently asked questions that we've recieved from customers. You can click on any of the questions below to view answers. If you don't see your question on this page, please feel free to contact us.

What is salt therapy?

Salt Therapy, also called Halotherapy, is a therapeutic and 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive treatment. Salt therapy is a method of inhaling pure, dry, salt particles. These particles reach the deepest area of the lungs absorbing bacteria and pollutants and providing an anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect. This process supports and strengthens the body's immune system by eliminating toxins and allergens that are trapped within the mucus lining of the respiratory system.

How does halotherapy work?

99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride (salt) is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny micro-particles in a machine called a halo generator. These dry aerosol micro particles of salt are then dispersed into the Salt Room during the session. As the person relaxes in the Salt Room, the micro-particles 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 mucus and opening constricted airways.

Is salt therapy safe?

Dry Salt Therapy is completely safe. It is a 100% drug-free, non-invasive, comfortable treatment with no side effects or potential health hazards. 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.

Is salt therapy safe for children?

Salt therapy is not only 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.During a salt therapy session, children can play with toys, read books and interact with other children.

When should salt therapy be avoided?

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.

What about concern that salt is bad for you?

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 is 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.

Are there any side effects?

Infrequently. 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.

What should I wear in the salt room?

Loose, comfortable, light-colored clothing that you can relax in works best. If you are using Dry Salt Therapy for a skin condition, you'll want to have that area exposed. Since salt is dry, it can be easily brushed off. There is no concern if salt gets in your eyes or hair.

How long is a salt room session?

Each session is 45 minutes but you should plan on an hour. There is some initial paperwork for your first visit to our salt room.

What do I do during the session?

Just sit back, relax, breathe and enjoy the soft music. We have reclining zero gravity chairs and blankets for your comfort. Many clients fall asleep and wake feeling very refreshed. You can read if you like.

Can I take food or drinks in the salt room?

No. This is not permitted but we do have bottled water available once your session is over.

Are phones or electronics allowed in the salt room?

No electronic devices are allowed due to possible damage from the salt in the air. We have lockers available for these things to be stored.

Is it dark inside the salt room?

There is soft lighting during the session, enough to read by if you choose to.

What is the temperature of the salt room?

It is usually between 65° - 68°. This temperature is needed in order to maximize the effects of halotherapy. We have blankets available to use.

Can I talk in the salt room?

Once the session has started, the salt room should be a quiet zone, but if you are there with a friend or group and are the only ones in the session, feel free to talk.

How big is the salt room?

The salt room is just under 300 sq feet and we can provide regular seating for 6 but have the ability to accommodate larger groups. Private Sessions are available.

What kind of salt is used in the salt room?

We use 99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride (salt). ​Validated clinical studies and scientific research for halotherapy involve using pharmaceutical grade salt . The Himalayan salt on the walls and floor provide electrolyzed/negative ions that add to the therapeutic benefit of the treatments.

How many sessions do I need? How often?

Based on your condition and symptoms, this can vary. For best results, we recommend a series of treatments. Some individuals prefer to use Dry Salt Therapy as a continuous preventative measure.

Who benefits from salt therapy treatments?

Salt therapy has provided benefits for those with the following conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Psoriasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchial Infections
  • Rhinitis
  • Chronic ENT Illnesses
  • Sinus Infections
  • Cold/Flu
  • Sinusitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Snoring
  • Ear Infections
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • Eczema
  • Wheezing