Salt Therapy is a great way to relax, rejuvenate and refresh your body, mind and spirit!
Salt Room Therapy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is salt room therapy?
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment that alleviates the health problems associated with asthma, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, and a host of other respiratory illnesses. Along with healing benefits for chronic skin conditions; such as, eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc. It is a modern-day therapeutic method based on the principle of the natural salt mine micro-climate (Speleotherapy), where frequent exposure to the salt produced healing results for miners and others experiencing respiratory illnesses. As you relax in a comfortable, climate-controlled room surrounded by mineral salt, salt micro-particles are emitted into the room and passively enter your lungs to initiate the healing process.
How does salt therapy work?
A patented machine called a halogenerator produces dry saline aerosol by mechanically crushing rock salt grains to the size of 1 to 5 micrometers. The generator is installed on the outside wall of the salt rooms. The dry salt aerosol is blown into the rooms via a small opening in the wall. In addition to a halogenerator, the walls of salt therapy rooms are covered with mineral salt. The salt-filled room provides a negative ion environment (like the seashore), which contributes to wellbeing and promotes stress reduction in addition to helping your particular condition. These small particles of salt are negatively ionized and bear very high kinetic energy. This way they can travel into the deepest and smallest parts of the lungs. Negative ionization of salt aerosol increases the efficiency of healing. Inhaling the micro-salt particles assists you in expelling mucous and helps open constricted airways. It also boosts the immune system.
What conditions are improved by salt therapy?
Chronic ENT illnesses (ear-nose-throat)
Frequent ear infections
When should salt treatment be avoided?
Infections accompanied by fever
Patients who have cancer
Patients who have or have had a tuberculosis
Patients who have cardiac insufficiency
High blood pressure diseases/hypertension in IIB stage
Acute stage of respiratory disease
Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
Bleeding/Spitting of Blood
All internal diseases in decompensation
Isn’t introducing salt into the body bad for you?
Eating too much salt is linked to high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, with salt therapy, the salt enters your respiratory system, not your stomach, heart, and kidneys. In addition, the concentration of salt is .5-10 mg/m3(milligrams per cubic meter). To put that into perspective, the daily recommended salt intake for the average adult is 6g (grams). Therefore, the amount of salt entering your respiratory system is extremely low. Even if you eat that amount instead of breathing it, the amount of salt is insignificant. Salt entering the lungs kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and loosens mucus.
Are there side effects?
Rarely. If you have a lot of mucous, it is not uncommon to experience increased coughing after a treatment. This is the body’s way of responding to the salt treatment by draining the accumulated mucus.
Is salt therapy safe for children?
Absolutely! Salt therapy is a completely drug-free treatment for children and adults. Children as young as 3 months have benefited greatly and respond quickly and effectively to Halotherapy. Children are more prone to respiratory problems because they pick up more viruses and their lungs are not fully developed until about the age of 9. In addition, the environment is filled with pollutants which children have a harder time keeping at bay.
Is salt therapy safe for pregnant women?
Yes. Salt therapy is a great choice for women who do not want to rely heavily on over-the-counter or prescribed medication for sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses. Pregnant women who have utilized the salt room have experienced relief for their congestion and chronic respiratory problems. In addition, the ionized salt particles help boost their immune system.
Should I stop using my medication during salt therapy?
No. Salt room therapy should be used as a complementary treatment. People who come for salt room therapy often find that they can reduce their dependence on certain medications and that their episodes are not as frequent or severe. However, you should always follow your doctor’s advice and your prescribed medication regimen.
How many treatments will I need?
Since every person, condition, severity, etc. is different; there is no one treatment plan. Serenity Salt Spa will discuss your treatment goals and offer the best plan of action for your condition.
Treatment plans usually consist of a set number of sessions per week over the recommend period of time.
What will I experience when I sit in the salt room?
When you enter the salt room, you will instantly feel the tranquility it offers to each and every client, especially when you step onto the covered Himalayan salt covered floor.
The room is designed to enhance the treatment experience with lightning adjustments and relaxing music which will allow for adult clients to just sit back and relax in one of our zero-gravity chairs, with a soft blanket and an eye mask for the ultimate relaxation experience. All sessions last for 45 minutes and it is extremely likely that you will be able to taste a hint of salt on your lips. At the end of your session you will feel; relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
What about picking up germs in the salt room?
There are NO germs to be picked up in either salt rooms. One of the best things about Himalayan Salt is that it is 100% anti-fungal and anti-bacteria. Himalayan salt has a natural property that absorbs bacteria. In addition, the floors are covered with pure Himalayan salt, which creates sterile conditions in each room. In addition to all the properties the salt has to offer, after each session, the room is fully ventilated; sending the old air outside and bringing fresh air in.
What clothing do I wear in the salt room?
You do not need to wear anything special, but we do suggest that you wear clothes that you can fully RELAX in.
We also suggest that clients who have skin conditions; such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, etc., where clothes; such as a tank top/ T-shirt and shorts, which will allow you to reap the full benefit of your salt treatment.