Frequently Asked Questions: Halotherapy

We have compiled a number of frequently asked questions for our Halotherapy treatment.  You will also find a  short list of contraindications for the Halotherapy treatment as well.  If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us for more information.  We are not able to provide medical guidance to you on existing conditions you may have, and we recommend that you contact your physician if you are not sure if the treatment will interfere with your situation.

What are the benefits and conditions Halotherapy treats?

Dry Salt Therapy has many positive effects on our respiratory, skin and immune systems. It reduces bronchial inflammation, thins and removes mucous from the lungs, as well as improves lung capacity and functionality. It also reduces skin inflammation, improves cellular rejuvenation and decreases itching and irritated skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dry Salt Therapy has also been very successful in reducing stress as well as enhancing our cardiovascular system.

In addition, those who suffer from the following conditions can greatly benefit from the halotherapy:

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

How many sessions/times a week is necessary?

Halotherapy offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are cumulative where consistency and frequency is the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly if visiting salt rooms at least 3-4 times a week. Those who are looking to incorporate Salt Therapy into their regular wellness routine would benefit from a weekly session. Halotherapy is safe to use on a daily basis if desired.

What will I experience when I sit in the salt room?

Salt rooms are designed in such a way so that people can relax in a soothing and tranquil environment. In our salt room, we offer clients the opportunity to lay and relax on the heated floor covered with salt crystals, meditation cushions, canvas sling chairs or hanging hammock chairs.

What is Halotherapy?

Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy is a holistic approach that mimics the micro-climate of a salt cave. Dry salt air is dispersed into an enclosed room through a unique process generated by a halo generator. This type of treatment is a safe and effective way of using salt’s natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties to provide relief for respiratory and skin conditions.  Salt also reduces any inflammation and opens airway passages making easier to breathe.

Are there any side effects?

Normally there are no side effects. Some people might experience a scratchy throat or a tickle in their sinuses. Others who might be slightly more sensitive could experience a minor skin irritation, which tends to go away after a session or two. For those who experience a slight cough, this is a sign that the salt therapy is effectively working. The body is loosening and releasing all the mucous buildup.

What kind of salt is used?

99.99% pure sodium chloride (Pharmaceutical grade salt). It contains no fillers or caking agents. It does come from a natural source but it is naturally processed to remove all of its impure elements. It’s the same salt that hospitals use and is the same type of salt all the research has been conducted on. We do not recommend Himalayan or sea salt as it is not stripped of all the impurities. There could be dirt, clay or some type of debris that could be harmful to the lungs. It’s very healthy for the digestive system but not for the respiratory system.

What is the treatment duration per session?

45 minutes

What results can I expect?

Many patients who have asthma, allergies and other bronchial issues have seen some amazing results in a short period of time. Breathing became easier; more energy was experienced and just an overall better quality of life. Now we don’t make any medical claims about Dry Salt Therapy but after receiving treatments patient’s respiratory issues and lung function have vastly improved. In addition, those who have severe skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or acne have also had incredible improvements in the health of their skin.

Contraindications: Halotherapy

There are a number of contraindications associated with Halotherapy. The following is a list of the most common we come across, but if you have something you are concerned about we definitely recommend you call us or double check with your doctor before scheduling.

Individuals with serious health conditions and pregnant women should seek medical advice from their physician.  In addition please seek advice if the following apply to you:

  • Infections associated with a fever
  • Contagious diseases
  • Respiratory system cancers
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cardiac disease patients
  • Acute respiratory disease
  • Severe hypertension
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases