Can dry salt therapy improve my overall health and well-being?
Absolutely! Salt therapy is one component of healthy living that can greatly improve your general wellness and your overall quality of life. Dry salt therapy helps to draw out toxins and bacteria from the sinuses, respiratory tract, and deepest part of your lungs which helps to keeps you healthy. Salt therapy also decreases inflammation in the respiratory tract and helps to open up the airways and improve oxygen exchange. Dry salt therapy can increase lung capacity for greater sports performance. It can help strengthen your immune system, help you recover faster from jet lag, work-outs and stress, slow down the signs of aging, and help improve sleep patterns.
What is the recommended number of salt therapy sessions?
The ideal number of sessions can vary greatly among individuals depending on the type and severity of your condition as each person's experience is different. Many individuals may experience some relief after one visit, but it is recommended to undergo a series of sessions for maximum results. Salt therapy is most effective when administered consistently at a minimum of 2x/week for 8-12 weeks. Many people also use salt therapy treatments as a preventative measure to keep the immune system functioning at it's best and to lessen the severity of the common cold, and other respiratory viruses etc.
Is salt therapy safe for children?
Yes. Salt therapy is a completely safe and drug-free treatment for children and adults. Children as young as 3 months have benefited greatly and respond quickly and effectively to salt therapy. Children under 16 always accompany their parents into the session at no additional charge.
Is salt therapy safe for pregnant women?
Yes. Salt therapy is a fantastic 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 experience significant relief for their congestion and chronic respiratory problems. In addition, salt therapy helps boost their immune system.
Is there research to support Halotherapy?
Yes, halotherapy has been well researched in Denmark, Russia, and Eastern Europe. Dr. A.V. Chervinsltaya, the head of Clinical Research Respiratory Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, has conducted most of the research. She works in the field of pulmonology and rehabilitation medicine and has published more than two hundred articles on this topic. Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article on the efficacy of saline salt therapy in cystic fibrosis. They found that long term saline salt treatment had a positive impact on lung function and reduced pulmonary exacerbations. In addition, they found no negative side effects associated with the therapy.
In clinical trials Dry Salt Therapy (a.k.a. “halotherapy) has proven to be effective in relieving symptoms of a variety of respiratory and skin ailments. During one of the clinical trials, Salt Therapy resulted in improvement of the clinical state in: 85% of mild and moderate asthma cases; 75% of severe asthma cases; 97% of chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis cases
(“journal of Aerosol Medicine, A.V. Chervinskaya, Volume 8. Number 3, 1995”)
Are there any side effects?
No. Halotherapy is 100% natural, safe, and drug-free, providing effective long-term relief. 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, toxins and bacteria from the lungs and airways.
Do you need to stop taking medications if receiving salt therapy?
No, it is fine to continue your medications as needed and as directed by your doctor. Since salt therapy is all-natural, it does not have any interactive effects with medications. Often, individuals who undergo consistent salt therapy sessions will find that they are less dependent on certain medications and their symptoms are less frequent and severe, in which case, under a doctor's supervision, medications may be decreased or discontinued.
What kind of salt is used?
Our halogenerators use 100% pharmaceutical grade salt consisting of pure sodium chloride.
Why is Dry Salt Therapy more effective than Wet Salt Therapy?
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.
What about the concern that salt is bad for you?
Consuming too much salt is linked to high blood pressure. With salt therapy, you are inhaling a dry salt aerosol, which only enters your respiratory system, not your digestive 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.
How do I know if salt therapy is right for me?
Salt therapy is all-natural, safe, and has no side effects. Salt therapy provides many benefits for improving respiratory and skin conditions, decreasing stress and anxiety, and maintaining general wellness. Due to the increase in environmental pollutants, salt therapy is beneficial to everyone as salt therapy serves as a toothbrush for your lungs and skin. Everyone can benefit! Salt therapy also relieves symptoms of the following conditions and works in conjunction with your medication and treatment plan: Acne, Allergies, Asthma, Athletic Performance, Bronchitis, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Dermatitis, Ear Infections, Eczema, Emphysema, Immune System, Hay fever, Pneumonia, Psoriasis, Sinusitis, Snoring. In addition, even if you aren’t suffering from any of the above conditions, our mobile salt therapy room provides a comfortable, quiet, serene space for relaxation and escape from everyday life.
I don't have any respiratory or skin conditions, do I need salt therapy?
Yes! Salt therapy is incredibly effective when used preventatively. Visiting as little as once/week can improve your immune system and help your body fight off the common cold and respiratory illness. One does not need to have any conditions in order to benefit from salt therapy since it's very beneficial for general wellness by removing toxins and bacteria from the respiratory system. People are exposed to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens and other irritating and harmful germs on a daily basis. Halotherapy is an excellent way to cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the whole body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake.