How Long Has Salt Therapy Been Around?

Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, has been used to treat diseases and illnesses since Ancient Greek times. Today it is commonly used by thousands of spas, hospitals, and clinics around the world to successfully treat dozens of respiratory and skin conditions.

How Does Salt Therapy Work?

Salt Therapy is based on the principle of prolonged exposure to the microclimate found in natural salt mines and caves. Dry, pure-grade sodium chloride is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny micro-particles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry aerosol micro-particles of salt are then dispersed into the salt room during a typical session. As the person relaxes in the salt room the micro-particles are inhaled as well as land on the skin. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli as well as into the deeper layers of the skin.

Why Does Salt Therapy Work?

Salt therapy has three main characteristics: Dry salt is super absorbent, it is anti-inflammatory and it is anti-bacterial. Because the microscopic salt particles get deep into the respiratory system as well as into the skin, the dry salt absorbs excess mucous, allergens, and foreign elements in the respiratory system; opens constricted airways; kills the spreading of bacteria and viruses; and speeds up the elimination of toxins.

Is There Research Showing The Benefits Of Salt Therapy?

Thousands of people have been successfully treated by salt therapy over the centuries. There is substantial research that has been conducted by hospitals, research laboratories, clinics, and medical centers around the world. Most notably, the majority of research has been conducted overseas in established healthcare systems that understand that health and wellness is about more than just prescribing pills. Its also where, due to their proximity to salt mines and salt caves, salt therapy has been ongoing for decades. Today there are studies being conducted in the United States and elsewhere further validating the science behind this therapy.

Is Salt Therapy Safe?

Salt Therapy is completely safe.  It is a 100% drug-free, non-invasive, comfortable treatment with no side effects or potential health hazards. The only people who should avoid being in a salt chamber are those with severe chronic respiratory issues and those with open wounds and sores.

Is Salt Therapy Ok For Children?

Salt therapy is not only safe for children; it is a highly recommended natural treatment. There are no potentially harmful side effects. The treatment is suitable for children of any age (as young as 1-month-old). Interestingly, children respond to the therapy more quickly than do adults.

Are There Times When Salt Therapy Should Be Avoided?

Halotherapy is recognized as a safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure. Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders, and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care.

Who Can Benefit From Salt Therapy?

Salt therapy benefits people of all ages and is great for overall overall wellness, respiratory and skin.

Salt therapy has provided benefits for those with the following conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Psoriasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchial Infections
  • Rhinitis
  • Chronic ENT illnesses
  • Sinus Infections
  • Cold/Flu
  • Sinusitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Smoker's Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Snoring
  • Ear Infections
  • Stress and Fatigue
  • Eczema
  • Wheezing

In addition, Given the nature of salt therapy, it also:

  • Can expand the airways for increased oxygen flow and capacity to enhance athletic performance and endurance
  • Is great for actors, singers and others who constantly use their vocal chords
  • Enables better recovery time from physical activity and stress
  • Accelerates recovery from common colds and the flu
  • Is supportive for quitting smoking
  • Revitalizes jet lag
  • Slows the aging process
  • Detoxifies
  • Provides great benefit for pets and animals suffering from upper and lower respiratory conditions
What Can I Expect From A Typical Session?

The SPELEOS Salt Spa is specifically designed to mimic the stable microclimate of traditional salt mines and salt caves. Therefore, it is kept at a temperature of approximately 72o and a humidity below 40%. We have several zero-gravity chairs in which to relax, as well as over 2 tons of crushed, pink, Himalayan salt on the floor. While listening to peaceful spa music you can read a magazine, meditate, or take a nap in a chair. Or perhaps you’d like to lie in, stretch, play, or draw in the crushed salt. It’s all about your connection to the salt and your wellness.

What Should I Wear?

Regular, comfortable clothes are just fine, and what most clients wear. For those individuals who want maximum exposure to the skin, bathing suits are allowed.

Do I Need To Make A Reservation For SPELEOS Salt Spa?

Yes, you do. That ensures that the spa and staff are prepared and focused on you and your unique experience. We make it easy for you though, just click here to add salt therapy to your wellness program!