Salt therapy is good for general respiratory wellness, increased immunity, stress relief, runny noses, stuffy noses, lingering coughs, allergies, asthma, and the RECOVERY phase of more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia. It can relieve symptoms of chronic conditions such as COPD and cystic fibrosis. It's also really fun for kiddos and relaxing for adults so if you're just looking for something unique to do, come see us!
Salt therapy should be avoided during the acute phase of any illness. This means if you woke up feeling really yucky (achy, fever, sore throat, etc) and you don't know yet what you've got, please wait until you're fever free and on the mend before scheduling a session. We'll be here to help you kick that lingering cough once you're feeling better!
Outside the cabin we run two air purifiers as well as a dehumidifier to inhibit bacteria growth, and we always diffuse essential oils for good measure. The salt air itself helps to minimize germs inside the cabin, but the cabin is always vented and cleaned (all surfaces wiped clean) between sessions. Lastly, appointments are spaced out to allow as much time as possible between clients.
Whatever you're comfortable in. You will remain fully-clothed for your salt therapy session in our salt room. You may see a bit of salt on your clothing after a session, but it brushes off easily.
Children DO benefit from salt therapy! In fact, sometimes faster than adults. Kids enjoy it! The floor of our salt room is covered in Himalayan Salt and there are sand toys for added fun!
The frequency of salt therapy sessions depends on the type and severity of the client’s condition as well as and their wellness goals. For respiratory conditions, such as asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis, sinusitis, or allergies it is best to “front load” by doing 2-3 salt therapy sessions within the first 7-10 days to saturate the airways, then back down to once or twice a week to find what maintenance looks like for you. Clients with a more severely compromised respiratory tract/condition will want to start salt therapy sessions at a lower concentration over a longer session time. Most skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and dry itchy skin may require a higher concentration and more frequent visits. Our equipment allows us to create personalized salt therapy sessions for each client by adjusting the strength and duration of each session. Chronic conditions require sustained use over time for best results. The results are cumulative, so it's best to make salt therapy part of your regular wellness practice.
Each client spends approximately 25 minutes in the salt room and then the cabin must be vented and cleaned for the next client. If you miss your appointment time, you may not receive your full session.
Pure, pharmaceutical-grade salt (99.99% pure sodium chloride) is used in all of our salt therapy sessions. It contains no added minerals or other potential contaminants or fillers. It comes from a natural source and is naturally processed to remove all of its impure elements. It's the same salt that hospitals in Eastern Europe use in their salt rooms as well as the same salt used in salt therapy research. 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. Himalayan salt can be healthy for the digestive system but not for the respiratory system.