A: Depending on your condition and, further, depending on the frequency and regularity of your treatment, the results may vary significantly. However, do not be surprised if even in the short period of time, you will see some pretty amazing results. Multiple patients who have asthma, respiratory problems, bronchial issues, and allergies have seen significant improvements in a short period of time. These patients reported – even after a few sessions – easier breathing, more energy, and overall improvement in quality of life. In a longer-term, especially when the therapy was practiced regularly at least twice a week, significant number of patients reported substantial improvements in lung functions and other respiratory conditions, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath; several patients reported decreases in medical drug usage; and those patients who came with skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, or acne, have also observed and reported significant – at times, even vast – improvements in the condition and overall health of their skin.
Not really; it is not new. In one form or the other, the salt therapy has been around since the early 1900s. It first appeared in Europe, where it is known as speleotherapy (the name refers to the treatment in natural salt caves). For nearly a century, thousands of patients have been successfully treated by speleotherapy in Russia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Austria, Germany and even Canada. Over time, several clinical and empirical studies were conducting regarding the treatment, which allowed to draw reliable conclusions about the effectiveness and safety of the therapy (and yes, it is both safe and effective).
A: The main theme of all the salt treatment centers is relaxation. While each halotherapy center (and even individual rooms within the same center) is different with unique designs, decorations, and themes, they are all aimed at providing a comfortable, tranquil, and stress-free setting. In our center, you can read, listen to your favorite music, or even nap. Some sessions may aim towards some physical activity – but this is entirely optional. The important thing is each center, each room, and each session offer the same holistic wellness treatment that halotherapy delivers.
A: Chronic bronchitis asthma, hay fever, ear infection, breathlessness, chest tightness, pneumonia after acute stage, bronchiectasis disease, smoker’s cough (including secondary smoke), cough with viscous sputum dischare, frequent acute disorders of respiratory tract, pharyngitis, multi-chemical sensitivity syndrome, sinusitis/sinus inflammation, respiratory infections, respiratory allergies to industrial and household pollutants, rhinitis, tonsillitis, eczema, psoriasis, and many more conditions.
A: Not really. However, because Halotherapy has a detoxifying effect by releasing toxins and bacteria from the body, people who are taking certain medications might want to wait until they are done with the medication. Always check with your doctor before starting any salt therapy treatments if you are taking any medications for severe conditions.
A: As Halotherapy is known as a safe and natural treatment, clients who have any serious health conditions or women who are pregnant should always seek proper medical advice from a doctor first. Halotherapy is not recommended for people who have the following conditions: infections associated with a fever, contagious diseases, cancer, tuberculosis, cardiac disease, some types of acute respiratory diseases, severe hypertension, chronic obstructive lung diseases, and intoxications with drugs or alcohol.
A: Normally, there are no side effects. Some people might experience a scratchy throat or a tickle in their sinuses. Others, who might be slightly more sensitive, could experience a minor skin irritation, which tends to go away after a session or two. For those who experience a slight cough, this is a sign that the salt therapy is working effectively. The body is loosening and releasing all the mucous buildup.
A: 99.99% pure sodium chloride (pharmaceutical-grade salt). It contains no fillers or caking agents. It does come from a natural source, but it is also naturally processed to remove all of its impure elements. It is the same salt that hospitals use, and is the same type of salt all the research has been conducted on. We do not recommend Himalayan or sea salt as substitutes of pharmaceutical-grade salt, for those salts are not stripped of all the impurities. There could be dirt, clay, or some type of debris that have potential to harm to the lungs. Those types of salts are healthy for the digestive system, but they are not recommended for the respiratory system.
A: The microclimate of our salt room is 3 times cleaner than in 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 naturally anti-bacterial; it kills almost all types of bacteria on contact.
A: Salt room therapy requires no special clothing; the salt will not damage your clothes. You may wear anything that you are comfortable with, as you will remain entirely clothed for the session. The only item that you remove is your shoes before entering. You may wear socks. For children, we request that they come to sessions in clothing that is clean and free of dirt or mud, and clean socks. We also request that little girls and boys with long hair wear it in a pony tail or bun to minimize the amount of hair on the salt room floor.
A: Salt therapy is not only safe for children, but it is highly recommended. It is a 100% drug free, non-invasive, and comfortable treatment with no side effects or potential health hazards. The treatment is suitable for children of any age (as young as 6 months old). Children, in fact, respond to the therapy even more quickly than adults.