- What is Halotherapy or Salt Therapy?
The holistic approach which involves mimicking the microclimate of a salt cave is known as Halotherapy. With an enclosed room, the halogenerator disperse dry salt air, which is known to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties and hence considered as a safe and effective relief for several respiratory and skin conditions.
Upon heating, Salt becomes kinetically more active. This crushed, micro-sized super dried salt is dispersible in the air and possess significant potential of absorbing/ removing allergens, toxins and foreign substances throughout your respiratory tract along with that it can even reduce inflammation or widen the airway passages.
- How does Salt Therapy work?
Sodium chloride is crushed to 1-5µm size by halogenerators, producing dry salt aerosol. The halogenerator is fitted on the outside wall of the room. Within the 45 minutes spent in the salt room, this fine aerosol can penetrate even the alveoli and other small parts of the respiratory tract, hence dissolving bacteria and pollutants also expelling mucous and open constricted airways.
- How many sessions/times a week is recommended?
Regular incidence of halotherapy is particularly ideal and most effective. Consistency and frequency is the key for getting optimum benefits of this cure. 3- 4 visits per week provide great benefits for people with chronic issues. 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 should be worn when receiving (Halotherapy) salt therapy?
This natural remedy is without any side-effects and prefers your comfort, so relax best in loose clothing. However, in case of skin ailment such wear something that exposes more skin. The salt in the air will not harm or be noticeable on your clothes. In terms of shoe coverings there is no compulsion just come in clean socks or go barefoot.
- What are the conditions and ailments that can be treated by salt therapy?
- Breathing difficulties / chest tightness
- Bronchitis / Chronic bronchitis
- Cold/Flu Prevention
- Stress and fatigue
- Ear infections
- Sinusitis/sinus inflammation
- Chronic ENT illnesses
- Cystic Fibrosis
- In which cases should Salt Therapy be avoided?
Halotherapy is not recommended in certain conditions:
- Infections associated with a fever
- Contagious diseases
- Chronic obstructive lung diseases
- Cardiac disease patients
- Acute respiratory disease
- Severe hypertension
- What about the concern that salt is bad for you?
High blood pressure may result in case of over-consumption of salt. With salt therapy, you are inhaling a dry salt aerosol which only enters your respiratory system not your digestion tract. These salt particles are so fine that even if you eat that amount it would not pose a risk to your health.
- Are there any side effects?
Typically, there are none. However, in some cases a slight tickling has been observed which can be treated by gargling. In case of skin irritation just skip few next sessions. Be careful that coughing is not a negative thing and if you experience coughing that indicates the therapy is doing well to you as in this way of body drains the mucous buildup.
- Do you need to stop taking medications if receiving salt therapy?
This natural remedy has no interactive effects with medications so there is no issue just continues with your regular prescription, however, with the passage of time and few sessions of salt therapy, patients will be less dependent on certain medication along with the symptoms becoming less frequent and less severe.
- How sterile is the salt room – could someone pick up germs?
Naturally, salt absorbs bacteria which creates an almost sterile environment. Throughout the entire session, the latest and well equipped ventilation system circulates fresh air in the room. This ensures zero possibility of transference of germs from one client to other. In addition, the chairs, tables, toys, books, and magazines are wiped down frequently.
- What kind of salt is used?
The Pharmaceutical grade 99.99% pure sodium chloride is used which contains no fillers or caking agents. This salt is naturally processed in order to remove all impure elements. It is not recommended that Himalayan or sea salt is put into use unless it is stripped of all the impurities.
- What will my experience be like in the salt rooms?
The Himalayan salt covers the walls and the floor. The adult suites are equipped with comfortable recliners to relax in. The Himalayan salt brick wall is lit up with relaxing music playing. Well, you have to the right to choose it, read a book, meditate, or simply rest. In order to provide best halotherapy experience, the temperature and humidity in the rooms are controlled.
The children’s suite is provided with toys, books, and puzzles so that they may not get bored while receiving salt therapy treatment. You will notice a faint trace of salt on your lips after the 45 minute session.
- There is great concern that if this Salt Therapy safe for children?
This natural treatment is completely safe for children with no potential harmful effects. In children, the effectiveness and the pace of recovery is faster than. The Children therapy room, is equipped with books, puzzles, and toys so that they may enjoy while receiving the benefits of salt therapy.
- Can electronics be brought into the salt rooms?
The electronics could be damaged by salt so it is encouraged that you place such devices in pocket, under a piece of clothing or in a plastic bag as we are not responsible for any damaged items. Within the salt room, usage of cell phone is strictly prohibited. Moreover, cell phones should be on complete silent mode not even vibration is permitted.
- Is there research to support Salt Therapy (halotherapy)?
In Russia and Eastern Europe, the Salt therapy has been researched and studied. Our research team is also working on clinical trials to support salt therapy.
- Do you get the same effect from going to the beach?
Although, going to the beach and breathing in the ocean’s salt air is great for the body, yet salt therapy takes this to a new level as the effects of breathing in the dry salt aerosol are much noteworthy. This Dry salt is able to move through both the upper and lower respiratory tracts whereas the wet salt can only reach the upper airways.
This negatively charged Dry salt revives and speeds up the cilia which are covered by mucous and line our respiratory tract. The ciliary motion causes responds to a foreign particle such as dust by causing the mucous to travel towards your mouth so it can be coughed out. This process is hastened by salt therapy and in some cases where that process is non-existent it initiates it.
- Are all salt rooms the same? Do they all work?
Each Salt room is different because of various themes and feels depending on the type salt décor used. However for ensuring the mimicary of salt caves, the temperature, humidity levels and proper ventilation in Halotherapy rooms is ensured. This leads to higher efficacy of the salt therapy and provide a ‘clean-air’ environment for the clients. Without these control conditions, it would be impossible to control the environment and remove any germs that have been circulating from session to session. The health and safety of our clients is our #1 priority.
- What should I know before going into a HaloTherapy room?
Ensure that the sealed room has a proper ventilation system. The salt room is sealed or enclosed and should not have metal frames on ceiling as metal can potentially rust causing serious allergies. If you are not certain about the ventilation system, ask them to point out or make it clear to you. You do not want to be breathing circulated air that is never removed from room.