WHAT TO EXPECT
After completion of your consent form, you will enter our salt room. You will relax in comfortable zero gravity chairs with dim lighting and relaxation music. Sessions last 40 minutes. You will leave the halochambers refreshed, relaxed and breathing easily. You may notice a slight taste of salt on your tongue and increased drainage or coughing. This is your body clearing out mucus and toxins. Salt on your clothing is easily brushed off.
What should I wear to the treatment sessions?
Salt room therapy requires no special clothing; the salt will not damage your clothes or leave any noticeable residue. We provide you with surgical shoe coverings to cover your feet. For children, we request that they come to sessions in clothing that is clean and free of dirt or mud. We also request that little girls with long hair wear it in a ponytail or bun to minimize the amount of hair on the salt room floor. Is there a risk of catching an infection from other clients in the salt room? With over two tons of salt on the floor of the treatment room, the microclimate of our salt room is said to be 3 times cleaner than a sterile surgery room in a hospital. Therefore it is nearly impossible to catch any infection or be affected by bacteria during the therapy. Salt is a natural anti-bacterial and it kills almost all bacteria on contact. In addition, our filtered ventilation system is constantly working to circulate the air in the salt room, drawing used air out and clean, filtered air in. Completely new air is pumped into the room before each session.
How is dry salt aerosol better than saline treatments (Neti pots, nebulizers, etc)?
Dry salt is more effective than moist salt (saline). Dry salt is very high in negative ions. The inner surfaces of your airways are positively charged and therefore draw the dry salt into the airways where it is most beneficial. Also, saline is known to cause some bronchial hyperactivity. Dry salt aerosol used with the right temperature and humidity like in a halotherapy room avoids bronchial swelling and spasm. You also ingest less salt during a 40-minute Halotherapy session than the dose received while inhaling moist sodium chloride aerosol (saline). Lastly, people have been known to contract serious infections from non-sterile water used in moist saline therapies. This cannot occur with dry salt aerosol.