Halotherapy (also known as Salt Therapy) is an inhalation of micro-sized dry salt particles that is well recognized in Europe as a safe, natural & complementary form of health care. When these tiny, dry salt particles are inhaled into the respiratory system, they absorb excess mucus, widen the airways and increase lung capacity. Salt absorbed into the body and bloodstream via the skin and lungs during a salt therapy session also helps to boost the body’s immunity and resistance to illnesses, improve cell’s metabolic processes and strengthen the functions of autonomic nerves.
Halotherapy helps with respiratory issues, skin conditions, and boosts the immune system improving the overall sense of well-being! The calming & detoxifying effects can support the immune, nervous & lymphatic systems. It is great for stress relief and promotes deep relaxation!
*Please Note: Clients are advised to seek the approval of their medical professional prior to commencing either of these treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions…
What does a salt therapy session involve?
During a salt therapy session, you relax while you breathe in the salt air.
How often should I come for salt therapy?
If you are coming to help with a chronic respiratory or skin condition, it is recommended that you come 2 or 3 times per week in the beginning. The benefits are cumulative, so over time, you should be able to come less often. If you are coming for stress relief or other reasons, we recommend to just come when you feel like you need it.
Should I check with my doctor before beginning salt therapy?
It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before beginning any new type of treatment, especially if you have any health conditions. If you have stage 4 of any illness, we require you to get your doctor’s permission before beginning.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothes. If you have a skin condition, please wear or bring along shorts and/or a tank top so that the affected areas can be exposed to the salt in the air.
I’m pregnant – can I come for salt therapy?
Absolutely! Think of it like this – one session is the equivalent of spending a few days near the ocean! Always err on the side of caution and consult your physician before having a Halotherapy session.
Can I come for salt therapy when I’m sick?
Please don’t come if you have any contagious illnesses. Some of our clients have serious health problems – common illnesses can be very serious for them. If you come and you’re sick, we reserve the right to cancel and reschedule your appointment.
What can I expect during a session? How might I feel?
For those with respiratory conditions, you may notice mucous and phlegm loosening up and may even begin coughing it up. You may also notice a slightly scratchy throat.
Will I notice a difference in my respiratory condition after the first session?
Many people will notice at least some difference after the first session – some people don’t notice a difference until they’ve come for a few sessions.
How long does a session last?
Each session lasts 10 minutes.
Will I be alone in a salt therapy session?
You may or may not be alone during a salt therapy session. We can have up to 2 people sharing the same session. If you prefer not to share a session with members of the opposite sex, please let us know when scheduling your appointment.
May I talk during the session?
Talking is not allowed during a session so that everyone can experience the relaxing atmosphere to the fullest.
Does the Halogenerator make a noise?
The machine that is grinding the pure pharmaceutical sodium into tiny particles does make some noise.
Do I need to remove my jewellery?
We ask that you remove watches and lock them in a locker as the salt get inside and cause them to corrode. Any other jewellery is fine to keep on.
May I bring water or a cup of coffee to drink during a session?
You are welcome to bring water with you. No other beverages, food or gum is allowed inside the salt room.
May I take my cell phone in with me?
All cell phones must be turned off and locked up in a locker. There are 2 reasons for this; the salt in the air could potentially damage your phone and to maintain a quiet, peaceful environment for everyone.
I have a medical condition that requires that I limit my salt intake – is salt therapy safe for me? How much salt is being absorbed or inhaled during a session?
Please consult your physician before beginning salt therapy if you have to limit your salt intake.
Is there anything I should do after a salt therapy session?
Make sure to drink water after each session.