FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 it work?
Salt has the following properties:
- Mucolytic effects: loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
- Removes pathogen agents (airborne pollen)
- Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
The salt is grounded into tiny micro particles by our state-of-the-art halogenerator and then dispersed into the salt room. While relaxing in one of our salt rooms, customers inhale the dry, salt-enriched air deep down into the lungs, where the healing benefits do their greatest healing. The salt widens the airways and loosens the mucus, which begins to clear quickly, and inflammation is reduced, which makes more room in the airways for you to breathe. 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.
3. What is the difference between a salt room and salt booth?
The benefits are the same in each environment pertaining to the salt with the duration needed being the main difference. Salt room sessions typically last between 25 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the room. The salt booth sessions range from 10 to 20 minutes.
The Salt and Sound Booth incorporates the added benefits of Sonotherapy (sound therapy) and Chromotherapy (color therapy) to the Halotherapy benefits. Those wishing to experience salt therapy primarily for the skin would benefit more in a salt booth session or a private room (coming soon...) due to the level of privacy added. This will allow guests to disrobe. Salt therapy will only affect the skin areas that are exposed, but both environments will benefit the respiratory system.
4. What should I expect to experience in a salt room?
During your session, you are invited to sit and relax in one of our zero-gravity chairs while you are surrounded by a beautiful calming glow from our Himalayan salt bricks that illuminate our walls. We keep our salt rooms at a comfortable 70 degrees. Our main salt room can accommodate up to six people at a time, so each session can have anywhere from one to six people. A dry throat is sometimes experienced. This is a normal effect from the dry aerosol created by the halo generator. This aerosol consists of micron sized particles that serve to break up mucus and have anti-inflammatory properties.
5. What should I expect to experience in a salt booth?
Sound can bring the mind and body into a deep meditative state and help the body to clear blockages, color can help harness the energy of light to boost the natural healing ability of our physical and emotional systems, while dry salt is calming and detoxifying, supporting the respiratory, immune, nervous, and lymphatic systems. Together, sound, color, and salt can have a positive effect on bringing the body, mind, and spirit into a state of balance.
6. What should I expect to experience in the sauna pod?
During your sauna sessions, you will experience a soothing and relaxing environment that encapsulates your body in a pod of energized, super-heated air that constantly cycles throughout the pod. This action energizes the air molecules and intensifies the level of heat generated. The sauna pod works by using infrared wavelengths of light to heat the body itself, rather than heating the space around it. The heat vibrates the water molecules in the body allowing them to break down causing a healthy release of toxins that your body will sweat out. Your head remains outside of the pod allowing you to breathe comfortably during your session, unlike typical saunas.
**We encourage you to drink plenty of water before and after each session as you will be sweating and will need to replace the lost fluids.
7. What clothing should be worn?
Comfortable clothing is recommended for the salt rooms. You may change into clothing that exposes areas of skin you would like the salt to reach (shorts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, etc.). The salt booth is ideal for skin exposure and is private. We recommend wearing a bathing suit in order to expose the skin you would like to have treated. We also recommend a bathing suit for the sauna pod. We also request that clean white socks are worn as no shoes are allowed in the salt rooms.
8. 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.
9. How often should you come?
For general respiratory hygiene, visiting once or twice a week will enhance the lung capacity, boost your immune system, reduce stress, and aid in better sleep. More chronic and acute respiratory conditions require increased frequency and consistency of the sessions. Experiencing salt therapy 3 to 7 times a week for a period of 14 to 21 days will help to manage the symptoms and provide relief over time.
10. Who can benefit from Salt Therapy?
Dry salt therapy is like a toothbrush for your lungs and skin. Everyone can benefit from halotherapy. A majority of people who visit salt rooms on a regular basis may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, common colds, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and many more. Dry salt therapy is great for people who have particular skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and helps fight against skin aging.
11. Is salt therapy safe for children?
Yes, salt therapy is completely safe for children. Our children's salt therapy room is made for fun salt play time with beach toys.
**Parents are required to stay with their child and supervise them. There is no additional charge for one parent to attend with their child.
12 Should I stop using my medication during salt therapy?
No. Dry salt therapy should be used as a complimentary treatment. You should always follow your doctor's advice and your prescribed medication regimen.