Salt has natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antihistamine properties so it is effective in detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system and relieving the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. In addition to this the salt aerosol creates a powerful negative ion environment which can lift mood, strengthen the immune system and encourage a state of recovery and general wellness which is beneficial for everyone. It is important to understand that salt therapy is not an alternative therapy but a complementary one. It is designed to promote general wellness for healthy people and to provide relief from symptoms of certain respiratory and skin conditions in conjunction with existing medications. The dry salt mist lines the walls of the airways and draws out inflammation and congestion for easy expulsion. People often experience coughing and clearing of the lungs in the session.
The anti-inflammatory effect can open up the airways and increase oxygen uptake as well as cleanse the airways of smoke, dust, pollutants and other allergens.
The dry salt mist lines the walls of the airways and draws out inflammation and congestion for easy expulsion. People often experience coughing and clearing of the lungs in the session. The anti-inflammatory effect can open up the airways and increase oxygen uptake as well as cleanse the airways of smoke, dust, pollutants and other allergens. Respiratory conditions that can be assisted include… Sinus, Asthma, Bronchitis, Hay fever, Smokers cough, Cold and flu (during non-contagious phase), Breathlessness, Rhinitis. Also effective in relieving: Headaches, Sore throat & Ear infections.
Exposing the skin to the dry salt aerosol can improve the general health and appearance of the skin as well as relieving a number of skin conditions.
Just some include – Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Dry, red, itchy skin & Acne. It is important to expose the area to the salt air so our room is kept at a comfortable temperature to enable skin condition treatments.
Salt is a negative ion mineral which calms the nervous system and has a powerful effect on promoting a positive mood. Users comment on feeling instantly relaxed and refreshed with anxiety and stress melting away. Increased oxygen uptake combined with reducing inflammation results in increased energy levels and a feeling of being refreshed and energized. In addition to this the anti-inflammatory effect of the salt opens up airways which promotes a better night’s sleep as well as helping to prevent snoring.
Salt therapy is a medically proven and drug free way to aid sports recovery and recovery after a heavy workout session. Cleansing the respiratory system maximizes oxygen uptake which fights exercise induced free radical damage promotes muscle recovery. Importantly the improved function of the lungs increases oxygen uptake and can improve lung capacity which increases aerobic capacity. The anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties of salt therapy also protect and strengthen the immune systems and the negative ion environment has a relaxing effect on the nervous system which accelerates recovery and promotes a good night’s sleep.
Although rigorous studies are lacking on salt rooms for Cystic Fibrosis doctors from around the world have reported less shortness of breath, less coughing and decreased sinus pressure in Cystic fibrosis patients who used halo (salt) therapy.
How Does It Work?
Some salt rooms simply pile up salt in the room which provides limited benefit. More advanced salt rooms such as our room use a specialized dry salt generator which grinds the salt into very tiny breathable particles. These tiny particles are able to reach the smallest alveoli structures in the lungs. Our Halomed generator is one of the few generators that have Australian TGA approval. The concentration levels in the room are monitored via a diamond laser and are programmed to a therapeutic level of 15 milligrams per cubic meter.
Although Halo (salt) Therapy is recommended for asthmatics doctors caution that in some cases the asthma can be worsened.
People experiencing advanced emphysema or when blood is being coughed up should avoid using salt rooms. Any one presenting with an increased temperature or in the infectious phase of cold or flu should avoid using salt rooms. Salt rooms are safe for babies, children and pregnant women.
How long is a session?The recommended time to spend in the salt cave is 30 minutes.
What do I wear?
Simply wear your normal clothes and plan to remove your shoes. If skin conditions require treatment the skin must be exposed to the air. Our room is comfortably heated to enable skin exposure if needed.
Can I get the same result by walking in the sea air?
Although walking in the sea air is a wonderfully healthy and uplifting experience the salt concentration is not enough to cause most of the therapeutic benefits of a salt room which have 10-15 times greater concentration levels that those found by the sea. A 30 minute session is equal to 3 days by the sea! Additionally the salt in the sea air is moist rather than dry as in the salt room. This means that the salt particles do not get as deep into the lung tissue and the moist salt air has less of an anti-inflammatory effect. The dry aerosol salt generated in the salt room goes deep into the alveoli of the lungs to clean and break up congestion which is then coughed up.
Isn’t too much salt meant to be bad for you?
Eating too much salt is different to taking salt in through the lungs and skin. Too much dietary salt is linked to high blood pressure due to the anticaking agents (E535 and E 536) which can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. However the salt we use in our room is therapeutic grade fine ground salt which does not contain anticaking agents and it does not go to the stomach, heart or kidneys. The actual amount of salt that you take in through the lungs is very small in comparison to how much you would ingest with food. If you ate the amount of salt that you breathed in it would be such a tiny amount that it would not cause health problems. When the salt is inhaled however it kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and has a host of other benefits.
How often should I use the salt room?
For recreational, relaxation and general wellness purposes sessions can be taken as many times as desired. Daily sessions will strengthen your immune system, increase energy levels, improve the quality of your sleep and generally give you a happy disposition. For people with cold and flu symptoms, ear infections and other temporary respiratory discomforts 1 – 8 sessions can be very effective. Please note that you should not attend the salt room if you have an increased temperature or fever. For chronic respiratory and dermatological conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, sinus, allergies, psoriasis etc we recommend 10-20 minutes daily or 2-3 times per week.
Can Children and pregnant women use the Salt room?
Halo (salt) Therapy is safe for babies’ children and pregnant women.
Why do I feel so relaxed in the salt cave?
The first thing the people experience is a feeling of complete relaxation and relief from stress. The feeling washes over you from head to foot and bathes you in a deeply contented state of being. It’s ideal to just rest with your eyes closed and listen to the relaxing music or bring a favourite book to read. The relaxation effect comes from the abundance of negative ions that attract and bind harmful positively charged radicals in your body. This neutralising effect calms the nervous system and cancels out harmful electromagnetic vibrations in the environment as well as in our body
(3) Three 30 Minute Salt Sessions Per Month-$99 ($33 per session)
(5) Five 30 Minute Salt Sessions Per Month-$155 ($31 per session)
(10) Ten 30 Minute Salt Sessions Per Month-$300 ($30 per session)