What should I expect to experience in a Himalayan Salt Room?
Our beautiful salt room allows for dry salt therapy to be experienced alone or in a group setting. This room simulates the environment of a therapeutic salt cave, with over 6000 pounds of pink Himalayan salt covering the walls and floor to calm the mind and body. A salt room session lasts for 40 minutes and requires no more than lying back in a comfortable zero gravity recliner and breathing deeply. Micro particles of salt are dispersed into the room by the halogenerator while you relax, read, listen to music, sleep or meditate.
What clothing should be worn in the salt room?
Comfortable clothing is recommended for the salt room. You may change into clothing that exposes areas of skin you would like the salt to reach (shorts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, etc). We will also provide you with foot coverings to be worn at all times while inside the salt room.
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.
How often should you come?
- Depending on age and stage of your condition, 20-30 sessions are recommended for long term results.
- The sessions should be frequent; about two or three a week is suggested.
- For irreversible conditions, two to three-month follow-up sessions are recommended to maintain the clear lungs.
In most patients, after a course of Dry Salt Therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75-98%. Most clients do 1-2 Salt Therapy courses a year. In between they might come back for some top-up sessions, if they start to feel poorly, e.g. they are coming down with a cold.
Who can benefit from Salt Therapy?
Dry Salt therapy is like a toothbrush for your lungs and skin, EVERYONE can (and will) benefit. It is a (total) detox for the following conditions:
- Breathlessness and Chest Tightness
- Bronchial Infections
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Sleep Apnea
- Ear Infections
- Laryngitis (Pharyngitis)
- Sore Throat, and Tonsillitis
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Hay Fever
- Sinus Inflammation
- Smoker’s Cough
- Dry and Flaky Skin
- Helps fight against Skin Aging
Salt Therapy can significantly help to:
- Reduce the need for inhalers and antibiotics
- Make your breathing easier after just a few sessions
- Improve lung function
- Reduce the number of hospital admissions
- Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
- Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
- Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
- Strengthen your immune system
- Prolong remission times
Is salt therapy safe for children?
Yes. Dry Salt therapy is a completely drug-free treatment for children and adults. Children as young as 3 months have benefitted 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. Dry 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 come for salt therapy 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. Dry Salt Therapy should be used as a complementary treatment. People who come to the Above and Beyond Salt Room 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.
Why is Dry Salt Therapy more effective than Wet Salt Therapy?
Amongst Dry Salt Therapy there wet salt therapy, which claiming to be just as effective. This is not true. Wet salt therapy is a use of a saline solution that is evaporated into the air and breathed in by clients or used as a method of nasal irrigation. Wet salt only reaches the upper airways and sticks to the nose and mouth, not reaching the throat or the deepest part of the lungs and sinuses. This reduces the salt’s ‘phlegm dissolving’ properties because it does not get to the places where the salt’s effect would be most needed- in the deepest part of your lungs. This is why spending a few days on the beach is less effective than an hour in a dry aerosol salt room. With our Dry Salt Technology not only is the salt concentration of the air in the salt room ideal for all clients, but the particle sizes are also calculated to make the therapy as beneficial as possible to everyone whether they are suffering from a skin condition or a disease that affects the deepest part of the lungs.
Is Salt Therapy safe for children?
It is definitely safe for children. There are no potential harmful effects. The treatment is completely natural and in fact, children often respond to treatment faster than adults. Children can play with books, puzzles, and toys while receiving the benefits of salt therapy.
How sterile is the salt room – could someone pick up germs?
Salt naturally absorbs bacteria. The walls and floor of the room are covered with salt which creates an almost sterile environment. In addition, our ventilation system works throughout the entire session to circulate the air in the room, exhausting used air out and clean, fresh air in. We also have a probiotic air and surface purification system that continually provides a safe and clean environment inside the salt room.
What about the concern that salt is bad for you?
Consuming too much salt through your digestive system is linked to high blood pressure. With salt therapy, you are inhaling a dry salt aerosol which only enters your respiratory system not your digestion 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.