Halotherapy (Salt Therapy): Coming Soon

Halotherapy, also known as salt therapy, is a rapidly emerging, natural therapy for respiratory and skin conditions.  While it is new to many people in the US, salt therapy has a long, rich history in Europe. There, it is a conventional medical treatment for people who suffer from a variety of breathing conditions, including asthma, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, COPD and other respiratory ailments.  It is also used as a treatment for skin conditions, such as acne, dry skin, psoriasis and eczema.

Treatment Methods

At Soter, we’ve chosen to use personal treatment equipment, instead of large, group salt rooms, to enhance your privacy and experience. Treatment consists of simply relaxing in our salt booth, bed or spa as you inhale micro-particles of pharmacy grade salt or allow it to land on exposed skin. Using our halotherapy systems, we can tune the salt micro-particle volume & size to meet your specific needs. Our systems also offer you greater convenience by shortening the time required for each session and greater flexibility to fit your busy schedule.

Halotherapy for Respiration

In halotherapy, micro-particles of dry, pharmaceutical grade salt are inserted into the air around you.  The salt is super absorbent and acts like a sponge, attracting foreign substance along its path through the respiratory tract.  It also works like a toothbrush as it removes the build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions.  This inhaled salt also has the following benefits:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Loosens excessive mucus & allows it to clear the respiratory system more easily
  • Removes pathogens, irritants and contaminants

As air moves toward your lungs, it passes a system of hair-like sweepers called cilia.  Unfortunately, smoke, pollutants, pollens & other irritants can enter the airway, causing the cilia to be damaged, paralyzed or destroyed. This also causes airways to become swollen, narrowed and/or inflamed. Halotherapy cleans the cilia, so they can work effectively.

A healthy adult lung has approximately 300 million air sacs called alveoli with cell walls about the thickness of a soap-bubble.  Oxygen goes through these thin walls and into the blood where it is carried throughout your body.   Over time, alveoli can get clogged with pollutants, tar, allergens, mucus and other particles.  When this happens, the lungs lose their flexibility, making it even harder to breathe.  Halotherapy acts to clean these foreign materials out of the lungs, so you can breathe more easily.

A respiratory treatment takes between 20 and 45 minutes.

Halotherapy for Skin

The micro-particles of salt that land on the skin provide beneficial healing and cosmetic effects.  The smaller particles can reach beneath the skin’s surface and absorb moisture towards the skin. The larger salt particles land on the skin and absorb bacteria and foreign substances. The dry salt accelerates cell rejuvenation and improves skin rigidity.

A skin care session typically lasts 20 to 30 minutes.

Halotherapy for Athletic Performance

Halotherapy is part of an effective, all natural peak performance program for athletes.  Halotherapy doesn’t increase the size of the lungs.  Its function is to clear the respiratory system and improve the volume of oxygen that is absorbed into the blood stream.

This provides athletes with these benefits:

  • Improved endurance,
  • Enhanced muscle development,
  • Better mental focus and reaction times,
  • Faster physical recovery, and
  • Overall stronger performance during practice and competition.

Halotherapy helps distance athletes, cyclists and swimmers increase oxygen transfer and endurance; with hockey players who use it for faster recovery times between shifts and between games; with football players use it as part of a strength training program, for speeding muscle recovery between games, and to improve breathing between plays; with basketball and lacrosse players to increase endurance and many more.

Our team can work with you to design a program specific for your sport, your situation and your needs.