Halotherapy (Salt Therapy) FAQ

Why do you use personal halotherapy equipment instead of a salt room?

We made the decision to use personal halotherapy equipment, instead of a group salt room, for several reasons.  The first of these is convenience for you.  Our booth, bed and spa allow you to schedule your appointment when it works for you, instead of being stuck with a group time that may not work well for you.  In addition, if you are a little late, we can still accommodate you, perhaps with a shorter treatment time, instead of making you reschedule for another day.

Second, we want to offer a more private environment for you.  This lets you decide, for example, how much skin you want to expose during your session.  In a group room, this is very uncomfortable and many facilities have limits on what you can expose.

Third, our personal equipment enables us to create the environment that is ideal for you.  Unlike the one-size-fits-all environment of a group room, we can adjust settings for your specific condition and needs.

Finally, we want you to have a clean, safe environment.  Many people have concerns about catching a contagious disease from someone else while in a salt room.  Research tells us there is little chance of that happening, but we’ve chosen to remove the potential entirely by giving you your own space during a session.

Is halotherapy safe?

Yes, halotherapy is safe for both adults and children.  It is non-invasive, drug free and all natural.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments depends on your reason for using halotherapy and the way your body responds.  Based on research, we generally recommend a starting plan involving six to eight sessions for minor conditions and peak performance or 10-12 sessions for more significant needs.

Some people may feel some improvement after only a few sessions, but we recommend a series of treatments to achieve long-term results.  The number of times someone will want to repeat a series of sessions depends on his/her reason for using halotherapy.  Athletes may use more halotherapy sessions during preseason training and the competitive season.  Allergy sufferers may come for halotherapy during the worst part of the allergy season for them.

Will I notice the salt?

Perhaps.  Some people detect a slightly salty taste on their lips.  Some people feel a tickle in their throats that goes away after drinking water.  Others may experience a cough associated with clearing mucous from the throat following a session.

Do you accept walk-ins?

Yes, unlike many other salt therapy locations, we can accommodate walk-ins as long as equipment is not already in use.

What should I wear?

This is up to you.  Because we use individual salt equipment, you are generally free to expose as much skin to the salt environment as is comfortable for you.  Many people choose to wear athletic apparel or swimwear.  Others wear what they wore to work, to school or at home.  One of our few requirements is that shoes are not permitted in the salt equipment.

What can I bring with me into the salt equipment?

You may bring a book, magazine or other reading material with you.  Food or drink is not permitted inside the equipment.

We do not recommend bringing electronics into the booth, bed or spa due to the possibility that the micro-particles of salt may damage them.  However, you may bring them into the room with you.  Our equipment has connections that will allow you to connect a phone, or small tablet so you can listen to your choice of music during your session.  Because the environment is comfortable and quiet, many people choose to close their eyes and rest or meditate during their sessions.

Can I use my Flexible Spending Account or Medical Savings Account to pay for halotherapy services?

Most medical reimbursement plans allow reimbursement for halotherapy when it is used as part of a wellness plan or for a distinct medical condition.  In some cases, a physician’s referral may be required to qualify for reimbursement.

Who should not use Halotherapy?

There are some situations in which the use of salt therapy is not appropriate, including:

  • Acute stage of any illness
  • Acute active tuberculosis
  • Acute kidney disease
  • Infections accompanied by fever
  • Stage 3 COPD
  • Intoxication
  • Use of a oxygen to aid breathing
  • Cardiac insufficiency/severe heart disorders
  • Spitting up blood
  • Unstable or uncontrolled high blood pressure

Should I keep taking my medications while getting halotherapy?

You should absolutely continue taking all your prescribed medications.  Halotherapy is a complementary wellness tool; that is, it works along with other things your doctor may have recommended.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Some people may experience a slight skin irritation after the first few sessions.  This is not long-lasting and it rarely recurs after a few sessions.  The most common effect is mucous production in the form of a cough or runny nose.  This is the body’s natural mechanism for getting rid of toxins, pollens, and viruses.

If you are a smoker or smoked in the past, you may have a cough and feel some congestion after the first sessions.  This is the body naturally clearing the lungs of residual toxins.  Asthmatics often experience an initial period of increased mucous production and cough as inflammation disappears, the airways open and the body expels stagnant mucous.