FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What should I bring for my salt therapy session?
Extra pair of clean socks for kids. If you'd like your welcome to bring your own towel and blanket but that is optional.
- Should I worry about being in the same room with other clients? Is there a chance to catch an infection from other clients who are coughing or sick?
It's practically impossible to catch any infection or be affected by bacteria during the therapy, since our Salt rooms are very sterile. Salt is naturally anti-bacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal and it kills almost all bacteria on contact. Additionally, our filtered ventilation system is constantly working to circulate the air in the salt room, dispose used air out and clean, filtered air in. On top of that, we turn on the ultra violet light after each session to kill any bacteria or germs in the room.
- What should I wear to the treatment sessions?
Dress in comfortable, light color, casual clothes as you will remain entirely clothed for the session. The salt will not damage your clothes or leave any noticeable residue; therefore we require no special clothing. The only item that you remove is your shoes before entering, and we provide you with surgical shoe coverings – blue booties to cover your feet. For children, we request that they come to their sessions in clothing that is clean and without dirt or mud and bring clean socks, as the shoe coverings we provide may be too large to stay on their feet as they play in the salt room. We also request that little girls with long hair wear it in a pony tail or bun to minimize the amount of hair on the salt room floor. You may wear a t-shirt and shorts if you are here for treating skin condition.
- What are the advantages of Salt Therapy compared to prescribed medicine?
Modern medicine provides favorable relief from chronic diseases; however, with repeated or extended use of antibiotic, people often notice or worst, not notice side effects. Ongoing usage of antibiotics can cause allergic or toxic reactions, development of antibiotic tolerance and long-term immune system destruction. Where as salt therapy provides successful relief without any side effects and can be used as your primary treatment or as a complementary treatment to your prescribed medication.
- How many sessions are recommended?
Every experience is different, and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. Based on research for chronic respiratory and dermatological conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, eczema and psoriasis, it is strongly recommended to complete 12 to 20 sessions, preferably within 4-8 weeks. You may feel some improvement after a single session, but a series of treatments is required to achieve long-term results. For mild conditions such as colds, flu symptoms, ear infections or other temporary respiratory discomforts, 6-8 treatments may be enough. Some people use treatments as a preventative measure to avoid the common cold and other respiratory viruses. Salt treatment is most effective when it is used at least twice a week.
- Does Salt Therapy have any side effects?
Salt Therapy is a natural, non-invasive and 100% drug free with no side effects or potential health hazards. Actually there is….your skin will have a nicer glow and you're going to be breathing much better.
- Will other people be in the salt room with me during the therapy session?
It is possible that there will be other people during the session. Our Salt room can accommodate maximum to 5-7 adults per room, 6-7 children for one session. If you prefer being alone or with a group of friends or family during the session, you can book a private session for an additional cost.
- How does Salt Therapy work?
Patients will sit in the salt-filled room for 45 minutes. Salt provides a negative ion environment which contributes to well being and promotes stress reduction in addition to helping your particular respiratory and skin condition. These small particles of salt are negatively ionized and have high kinetic energy. This way they can travel into the deepest and smallest regions of the lungs. Negative ionization of salt aerosol increases the efficiency of healing. Inhaling the micro-salt particles assists you in expelling mucus and helps open constricted airways. It also boosts your immune system.
- Is Salt Therapy safe for children?
Yes. Salt therapy is a 100% drug-free treatment for children and adults. Salt therapy is also non-invasive with no side effects. Children are more vulnerable to respiratory problems because they pick up more viruses and their lungs are not fully developed until about the age of 9. Environment is filled with pollutants, which children have a harder time avoiding. Salt Therapy treatment is suitable for children (6 months or over) Children show remarkable response to Halotherapy much more quickly and effectively then adults do.
- Should I stop using my prescribed medications during salt therapy?
No. Salt therapy should be used as a complementary treatment. Patients who undergo treatment often find that they can reduce their dependence on certain medications and that their symptoms are not as frequent or severe. However, you should always follow your doctor's advice and your prescribed medication regimen.
- What will I experience when I sit in the salt room?
Our salt room is designed to amplify the treatment experience and provide deep relaxation while inhaling our highly concentrated salty air. The rooms are covered from floor to ceiling with salt, creating the absolute salt cave experience. During the session you can choose to listen to relaxing music or meditate. We created a fun playroom for children which is filled with variety of toys. Children are free to move around the room during their session to play. Parents are welcome to accompany their children 7yrs & under into the treatment for an additional $10 or they may relax in the lounge and keep an eye on their little ones through the glass window. All Salt Therapy sessions last for 45 minutes.
- When should I avoid using Salt Therapy?
• Infections accompanied by fever
• Patients who have cancer
• Patients who have or have had tuberculosis
• Patients who have cardiac insufficiency
• Acute stage of respiratory disease
• Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
• Spitting of blood
- What is Salt therapy?
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment that reduces the health problems associated with asthma, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, and other respiratory illnesses. It is a modern-day holistic method that simulates the special microclimate of actual salt caves and salt mines by dispersing dry saline aerosol into the room. During your treatment these salt micro-particles passively enter your lungs to initiate the healing process.
- What kind of Salt do we use?
Our Halogenerators crush pure salt into small particles the size of 1 to 10 micrometer. Particles bigger then 5 micrometers are caught in the nose and throat, while smaller particles can penetrate deep into the lungs.
- Which ailments can be treated by Salt Therapy?
• Chronic Bronchitis
• Hay Fever
• Ear Infection
• Chest Tightness
• Pneumonia After Acute Stage
• Smokers Cough
• Secondary Smoke
• Cough with Viscous Sputum Discharging with Difficulties
• Dry-Paroxysmal Cough with Distant Rates
• Frequent Acute Disorders of Respiratory Tract
• Multi-Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome
• Sinusitis/Sinus Inflammation
• Respiratory Infections
• Respiratory Allergies to Industrial and Household Pollutants
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Ear Infection
• Stress & Chronic Fatigue
• Skin Irritations such as: Acne, Eczema, Rosacea , Dermatitis, Psoriasis
- Will my child get bored in the salt room?
We created a fun playroom for children. The room is decorated like a huge sandbox, where the floor is covered with salt instead of sand. Children are encouraged to wonder around the room and play during their treatment. The Children's playroom has a play slide set, fun tunnel, lego, books, coloring book & other fun toys to play with.