A typical salt therapy session lasts for 45 minutes. The therapy involves sitting in the salt room in a zero gravity lounge chair. The lights will dim and you will hear relaxing music. The room temperature and humidity is maintained at a comfortable level. Most people like to close their eyes, and some will fall asleep or meditate.
Salt therapy may produce a slight skin irritation in some individuals that will disappear after a few sessions. Some people will experience a mild salt taste on their lips, similar to being by the ocean. Others may experience a mild throat tickle, which can be easily treated by sipping warm water after the session. Most people will experience increased mucous production. This will present itself in the form of a runny nose or a productive cough after the session. This is the body’s natural mechanism for elimination of toxins, pollens, and viruses. If you have ever smoked in the past, you may experience a period of cough and mucous production as your body naturally clears the lungs of residual toxins. Most asthmatics will also experience an initial period of increased mucous production and cough as the body decreases inflammation, opens airways, and expels the stagnant mucous.
Salt Room Etiquette
• Always arrive 10 minutes early for each appointment. • Sessions begin promptly at the top of every hour. • Once a session begins, no one will be permitted to enter the treatment room, so as not to disturb clients who have started a treatment session. • Do not use or wear any perfumes, lotions, oils, fragrances, etc. They can interfere with the therapy. • Do not exit the therapy room once a session has started, unless it is an emergency. • Please use the restroom, wash your hands, and/or your child’s hands prior to your session. • Electronic devices (phones, iPads, iPods, smartphones, mp3 players, etc.) are permitted in the therapy room only when used with earphones. Ringers must be turned off. We cannot be held responsible for any damage the salt may cause to these devices. • Dress in comfortable clothing. If you are here for a skin condition, we suggest tank tops and shorts.
The salt room is a quiet room. No talking unless it’s an emergency and you need assistance. Quiet meditation, reading and sleeping are fine. Please be respectful and considerate of others in a group session.
How many treatments will I need?
Every experience is different, and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. Based on the research, we would recommend a course of 12-15 treatments, preferably within 4-8 weeks. You may feel some improvement after a single session, but a series of treatments is required to achieve long-term results. For mild conditions, 6-8 treatments may be enough. Some people use treatments as a preventative measure to avoid the common cold, and other respiratory viruses.
Number of treatments based on Eastern European published clinical reports and Russian Ministry of Health All treatment times are over a 8 week period unless otherwise noted
Source MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Halotherapy Application in Treatment and Rehabilitation of Respiratory Diseases, Methodical Recommendation No. 95/111, Moscow 1995 Methodical recommendation was discussed and approved by the Scientific Board of the Institute of Pulmonology of the Russian Federation. Clinical-Research Respiratory Center, St. Petersburg – Doctors A.V. Chervinskaya, S.I. Konovalov, O.V. Strashnova, N.G. Samsonov; Institute of Pulmonology of the Russian Federation, Moscow – Doctors A.G. Chchalin, I.D. Apulcina, I.E. Furman, A.A. Bondarenko, M.V. Samsonova; Pavlov National Medical University, St. Petersburg – Doctors M.S. Pluzhnikov, A.N. Aleksandrov, I.M. Raznatovskiy, N.N. Tretyakova, K.N. Monachov
When should salt treatment be avoided?
Treatment should be avoided during the acute phase of any illness, including the following: infections accompanied by fever, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD in the third stage, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory diseases.
Is it cold inside the Salt Therapy Rooms?
No. The temperature ranges between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
What do I wear in the Salt Room?
If you are coming for the breathing benefits or just to relax then you can wear whatever you like or wear some comfy clothes, Everyone is fully clothed in the room.
If you are coming in for skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, It is recommend that you wear shorts and a tank top so that your skin exposed to the salt.
Are walk-in's welcome?
Yes, but if you prefer to guarantee your session time, we advise that you book your appointment in advance.
Am I alone in the Adult Salt Therapy Room?
There can be from 1 to 6 people in the Adult Salt Therapy Room per session.
Can dry salt therapy improve my overall health and wellbeing?
Yes. Salt therapy is one component of healthy living that can greatly increase wellness. Dry salt therapy can also increase lung capacity for greater sports performance. It can also help strengthen the immune system, help you recover faster from jet lag, work-outs and stress, slow down the signs of aging, and help improve sleep patterns.
Is there research to support Halotherapy?
Yes, halotherapy has been well researched in Denmark, Russia, and Eastern Europe. Dr. A.V. Chervinsltaya, the head of Clinical Research Respiratory Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, has conducted most of the research. She works in the field of pulmonology and rehabilitation medicine and has published more than two hundred articles on this topic.
Are there any side effects?
No. Halotherapy is 100% natural, safe, and drug-free, providing effective long-term relief.
Do you need to stop taking medications if receiving salt therapy?
No, it is fine to continue your medications as needed and as directed by your doctor. Since salt therapy is all-natural, it does not have any interactive effects with medications. Often, individuals who undergo salt therapy will find that they are less dependent on certain medication and their symptoms are less frequent and severe.
What kind of salt is used?
Our salt generators use 100% pharmaceutical grade salt, and our decorations are the finest quality Himalayan Salt available.
What’s the difference between salt therapy and sea air?
The natural anti-inflammatory effect of salt, is it’s ability to draw fluid. When you breathe in sea air, it is already moist and has less of an anti-inflammatory effect. When you breathe in dry salt aerosol in a salt room, the minute particles line your airways and draw out the fluid from the inflamed airway. This fluid, now mixed with the salt goes to work on cleaning the walls of the airways, resulting in the sufferer coughing up the congestion.
What about the concern that salt is bad for you?
Consuming too much salt is linked to high blood pressure. With salt therapy, you are inhaling a dry salt aerosol, which only enters your respiratory system, not your digestive tract. The salt particles are so fine that even if you were to eat that amount, it would not pose a risk to your health.
How do I know if Salt therapy is right for me?
Salt therapy has many benefits for maintaining wellness. Salt therapy also relieves symptoms of the following conditions and works in conjunction with your medication and treatment plan: Asthma, Bronchitis, Bronchiectasis, Cold & Flu, Cystic Fibrosis, Eczema, Emphysema/COPD, Hay fever/rhinitis, Psoriasis, Pulmonary fibrosis, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Snoring, Sports recovery. In addition, even if you aren’t suffering from any of the above conditions, our Adult Salt Therapy room provides a comfortable, quiet, serene space for relaxation and escape from everyday life.
Is there a risk of catching an infection from others in the salt therapy rooms?
Salt is naturally anti-bacterial and it kills almost all bacteria on contact. In addition, our filtered ventilation system is constantly working to circulate the air in the salt room, drawing used air out and clean, filtered air in.
We Welcome you to come check us out!
Dry salt therapy is a natural, holistic way for adults and children to detoxify their lungs and skin to promote better breathing, sounder sleep and overall wellness and can help to improve the symptoms of allergies, asthma, snoring, sleep apnea and so much more. Our luxurious Himalayan salt room is as beautiful as it is therapeutic. As soon you begin your session, the soothing atmosphere will envelop you and the salty air will work its magic more with each deep cleansing breath.