Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear to the salt session?
Wear comfortable clothing to ensure a relaxing session. If you have a skin condition such as dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis, you may want to wear something that exposes more skin. The salt room maintains a temperature of 68 degrees. We do provide client blankets during each session.
What will happen if I arrive late to my scheduled salt session?
We ask that you arrive fifteen minutes before the start of your session. Arriving promptly for your session is imperative, as once the session has begun, out of respect for those already enjoying the effects, we do not interrupt the session that has started. If you cannot arrive on time, we will need to reschedule for the next available opening.
How many people can the salt rooms accommodate?
The signature salt room can hold 10 people comfortably and the children’s salt room can hold 5, with plenty of room for activity.
What is Dry Salt Therapy (Halotherapy)?
Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, is a holistic, drug free, natural therapy using micro particles of salt to promote better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness and endurance and overall wellness. Dry salt therapy also helps to alleviate symptoms of many respiratory and skin conditions.
How often should I attend a salt room session to experience benefits?
This varies widely among individuals, and the condition being treated is a big factor. You may have some relief after one session; however, for the best results we recommend a series of treatments. Those with chronic conditions most likely need to come 2-4 times a week for the first 5-8 weeks. Those who come for stress relief and relaxation simply come as often as they like. For many conditions, after a series of sessions, symptoms subside and relief can last for several month before another session is needed. It can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen the immune system against colds, cough, allergies, and sinusitis.
Should I stop using my medication during salt therapy?
No. Dry Salt Therapy should be used as a complementary treatment. People who come 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.
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 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. Children can play with books, toys, puzzles and activities while they receive the benefits of salt therapy.
Are there any side effects?
Typically there are no side effects. You may experience increased coughing, due to your body draining mucus buildup. This is just an indicator that the salt therapy treatment is working. Few individuals have experienced a slight throat tickle which can be easily treated by sipping warm water after the session.
Do you get the same effect from going to the beach?
While going to the beach and breathing in the ocean’s salt air is great for the body, salt therapy takes that feeling to a whole new level. The effects of breathing in the dry salt aerosol in our salt rooms are far greater than that of breathing in wet air from the ocean. Dry salt is able to move through both the upper and lower respiratory tracts where wet salt can only reach the upper airways. Dry salt is negatively charged, therefore, able to revive cilia and speed up its motion. The cilia line our respiratory tract and are covered by a layer of mucous. When a foreign particle such as dust is inhaled, the job of the cilia is to beat causing the mucous to travel towards your mouth so it can be coughed out. Salt therapy speeds up that process and in some cases where that process is non-existent it works to get it started.
Does a salt session affect my sodium level?
Salt therapy will not affect your sodium level. Breathing in salt air affects your respiratory tract while ingesting affects your dietary.