Halotherapy FAQs

What is Halotherapy or Dry Salt Therapy?

Halotherapy, also referred to as Dry Salt Therapy, requires the breathing of micro-particles of dry pharmaceutical grade salt created by a Halogenerator so the salt can penetrate deeply into the system and unleash the natural anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of salt.

Where did Halotherapy originate?

Halotherapy or Dry Salt Therapy was discovered in Eastern Europe in the 1800s when doctors realized that salt miners rarely suffered from the typical respiratory and skin conditions of the general public.

What research supports Halotherapy?

Most research has been done in Europe where the treatment originated. Here is a link to an article written about Halotherapy in September of 2017 which provides more insight into the benefits of Halotherapy.

What are the benefits of Halotherapy?

Halotherapy has many positive effects on our respiratory, skin and immune systems. It reduces bronchial inflammation, thins and removes mucous from the lungs, as well as improves lung capacity and functionality. It also reduces skin inflammation, improves cellular rejuvenation and decreases itching and irritated skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dry Salt Therapy has also been very successful in reducing stress as well as enhancing our cardiovascular system.

Are there any side effects?

Normally there are no side effects. Some people might experience a scratchy throat or a tickle in their sinuses. Others who might be slightly more sensitive could experience a minor skin irritation, which tends to go away after a session or two. For those who experience a slight cough, this is a sign that the salt therapy is effectively working. The body is loosening and releasing all the mucous buildup.

What kind of salt is used?

99.99% pure sodium chloride (Pharmaceutical grade salt). It contains no fillers or caking agents. It does come from a natural source but it is naturally processed to remove all of its impure elements. It’s the same salt that hospitals use and is the same type of salt all the research has been conducted on. We do not recommend Himalayan or sea salt as it is not stripped of all the impurities. There could be dirt, clay or some type of debris that could be harmful to the lungs. It’s very healthy for the digestive system but not for the respiratory system.

How many sessions are needed?

Halotherapy offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are accumulative where consistency and frequency is the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly if visiting salt rooms at least 2-4 times a week. 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

How long does a session last?

Sessions start at the top of the hour and last 45 minutes.

In which cases should salt therapy be avoided?

As Halotherapy is known as a safe and natural treatment, clients who have any serious health conditions or women who are pregnant should always seek proper medical advice from a doctor first. Halotherapy is not recommended for people who have the following conditions.

  • Infections associated with a fever
  • Contagious diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac disease patients
  • Acute respiratory disease
  • COPD in third stage
  • Severe hypertension
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases
  • Use of an oxygen tank to aid breathing
  • Intoxication

Can electronics be brought into the salt room?

We do not recommend electronics be brought into the salt room. Elements Salt Room and Wellness is not responsible for any damage to personal items

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