Salt Therapy is based on the natural therapy known as Speleotherapy (Greek: Speleon – cave; therapy – treatment) which uses subterranean salt caves or mines for therapeutic purposes. The healing atmosphere of salt caves and mines has been acknowledged for centuries.
Since salt caves and mines are not conveniently accessible, their atmosphere has been recreated using the scientifically proven methods of Halotherapy (Greek: Halos – salt; therapy – treatment) which uses state-of-the-art halogenerators to create a salt microclimate.
Halotherapy is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical treatment that relies on the natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial properties of salt.
A special halogenerator crushes pharmaceutical grade salt into micron-size dry aerosol particles that our bodies are able to inhale deep into the lungs. Once these salt particles are inside the body, they act to decrease inflammation opening the airways and increase the clearance of mucus from the lungs.
Acne, Allergies,Arthritis, Asthma, Boosting Immune System, Bronchitis, Cold/Flu, Chronic Cough, Cystic Fibrosis, Dermatitis, Detoxification, Ear Infections, Eczema, Emphysema, Hay Fever, healing scars after surgery, Joint & Mobility Problems, Nasal Congestion, Psoriasis, Runny Nose, Sinus Infections, Sinusitis, Smokers Cough, Snoring, Sore Throat, Tonsillitis…
The benefits of Salt Therapy have been known for centuries; medieval monks took the sick to the salt caves and let them breathe the salt aerosol for healing. Until recently, Salt Therapy has been limited to European clientele. Due to the development of halogenerators and an increased desire for natural healing, halotherapy has started to gain popularity in the United States. Currently only a dozen or so Salt Rooms are in North America and only a handful of Salt Cocoons.
A Salt Cocoon is a compact small salt room designed for individual halotherapy. The Salt Cocoon contains a halogenerator that creates a salt microclimate suitable to the needs of the client. The design of the Salt Cocoon allows the client to relax comfortably in a private, individual setting. The Salt Cocoon is capable of holding one adult with one child if needed.
A typical session will last 30 minutes. The first 5 minutes is time for you to prepare and enter the Salt Cocoon, followed by a 20-minute treatment time, and the last 5 minutes is allowed for you to exit the Salt Cocoon.
If your main concern is a respiratory issue, you may enter the Salt Cocoon fully dressed without concern of salt covering your clothes. The actual amount of salt used during a session is only 1 tablespoon. If your main concern is a skin issue, you may remove clothing to suit your level of modesty. Remember, the Salt Cocoon is designed for individual sessions and is completely private.
Throughout the treatment session, the dry salt aerosol gently cures respiratory and skin ailments while you relax comfortably.
Research recommends a series of treatments over a period of time followed by a less intense maintenance care schedule.
We recommend the following schedule of care for those wishing to maximize their benefits:
3x per week for 4 weeks
2x per week for 4 weeks
1x every other week to maintain
Infections accompanied by fever, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD – 3rd stage, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory disease are contraindications for care.
There are no known side effects to Salt Therapy. Some clients may experience increased coughing as the body clears the lungs or a slight skin rash or itch that goes away within 3-5 days.
There is no age limit for treatment. Very small children will have shorter treatment times with lower salt concentration. General practitioners, family doctors, otorhinolaryngologists and allergists can send patients to Salt Therapy sessions with assurance of health improvement.
There are numerous studies supporting the health benefits of Salt Therapy. Salt Therapy has been well researched in Russia and Eastern Europe. We have provided you with links to research studies and articles highlighting Salt Therapy as well as video links showing the importance of Salt Therapy. See Resources Page.