FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS

+ WHAT IS SALT THERAPY?

Salt therapy, also called halotherapy, is a therapeutic and 100% natural, drug-free and non-invasive treatment. Salt therapy is a method of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles. These particles reach the deepest area of the lungs absorbing bacteria and pollutants and providing an anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect. This process supports and strengthens the body’s immune system by eliminating toxins and allergens that are trapped within the mucus lining of the respiratory system.

+ How does salt therapy work?

Dry pharmaceutical grade salt 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 S.A.L.T. Chamber during a typical session. As the person relaxes in the S.A.L.T. Chamber the micro-particles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. Bacteria and pollutants are dissolved as salt enters the lungs and respiratory system by eliminating mucous and opening constricted airways.

+ How safe is salt therapy?

Salt Therapy is completely safe. It is a 100% drug free, non-invasive and 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. It is advisable that people going into a Salt Chamber remove all personal jewelry, glasses and other belongings since salt can be corrosive to exposed metal.

+ Is salt therapy safe for children?

Salt Therapy is completely safe, 100% drug free, non-invasive. Salt therapy is not only safe for children, it is a highly recommended natural treatment. There are no potential 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.
During a salt therapy session children can play with toys, read books and interact with other children.

+ When should salt therapy be avoided?

Halotherapy is recognized as 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 need to seek proper medical advice and care.

+ What about the concern that salt is bad for you?

Some people are concerned about the intake of salt because of issues relating to diet, high blood pressure and hypertension. This type of salt intake is connected to the digestive track. Dry salt therapy is different as it associated to respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering the respiratory system is extremely low that it doesn’t present any risk to your health. It actually kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and expands airways.

+ Are there any side effects?

Infrequently. Some people might experience a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in cough due to an excess mucus buildup. This is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.

+ Who benefits from halotherapy treatments?

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

+ What are salt rooms?

Salt Rooms are designed to provide dry salt therapy in a man-made environment that can vary by size, design and function. A salt cave is a type of style and décor of a salt room that often resembles a cave-like environment.

There are basically two types of salt rooms—passive and active.
Passive salt rooms provide an environment using various salt elements and décor, along with the right temperature, humidity and climate conditions, to often mimic the look and feel of salt caves and mines to provide a therapeutic effect known as Speleotherapy. These facilities often do not utilize any equipment (halogenerator) to disperse salt into the air

Active salt rooms provide a much more effective salt therapy environment utilizing a Halogenerator to grind salt into micron-sized particles that is then dispersed into the air. The décor and style of the room can vary from simple children’s theme to a more spa environment and from a more clinical look to an elaborate cave-like room.

Most salt rooms are set-up to have several people at once sitting and relaxing in the room at a time. Sessions are typically scheduled and start at specific times for approximately 45 minutes.

+ What is a halogenerator?

A halogenerator is a specific type of technological equipment that is used to create an effective modality of providing dry salt therapy. A halogenerator is the most important piece of equipment that providers of halotherapy utilize in transforming a chamber into a salt room.

How Does a Halogenerator work?

• It has a feeding mechanism where you place salt crystals into that then release the salt into a grinder.

• The grinder is typically made of a blade and cutting mechanism that can precisely crush, grind and cut the salt crystals into precise micro-particles.

• These particles are then dispersed by a blower/fan mechanism that pushes the salt particles into the salt chamber room.

+ Is a halogenerator necessary?

While some salt rooms just pile up salt in the room, most use special equipment known as halogenerators that grind salt into very tiny, microscopic breathable particles and disperse it into the room. As the salt is crushed the salt particles acquire a negative charge and high surface energy and then become alive, charged with kinetic energy, carrying properties that can provide the halogenerators can be adjusted in terms of the concentration of salt particles it disperses. Thus, the halogenerator is the most essential part of a therapeutic salt room.

+ Do all salt rooms have a halogenerator?

Only salt rooms that provide active halotherapy have halogenerators.

+ What kinds of salts are used in a salt room?

All salts are not created equal! There are a variety of types of salts being used in salt rooms including Dead Sea, Mediterranean, Himalayan, Regular Sea Salt, different blends and pharmaceutical grade salt. Salt is used as décor and salt is used in halogenerators.

Dead sea salt, Mediterranean salts, salt blends, etc. often have trace elements and various mineral content. Depending on the region where the salt is cultivated, there could also be some moisture, clay and dirt particles that when crushed and grinded could harm the components inside the halogenerator. Likewise, people who have certain respiratory issues could have some adverse affect or reactions to some salts.

All of the validated clinical studies and scientific research for halotherapy involve using pharmaceutical grade salt in the halogenerator. Therefore, we highly recommends only using pharmaceutical salt for our halogenerators.

The salt on walls and floors do not inherently provide any therapeutic value except that Himalayan salt in its natural form as bricks or panels, do provide some electrolyzed ions that add to the therapeutic benefit of the treatments..