- Is there any side effects for the salt therapy?
No. However. If you have a lot of mucous, you may experience increased coughing after a treatment. This is the body’s way of responding to the salt treatment by draining the accumulated mucus. Salt Therapy is universally beneficial to a great majority of individuals, due to using a mineral of nature which has been used for thousands of years for healing, and which is already present in every cell of our bodies.
- Why Do I Need Salt?
Every cell in a human body contains salt. Our bodies need salt to properly function.It is required for metabolism, the transportation of nutrients, and the removal of unwelcome substances from our bodies. However, our bodies do not manufacture salt, we must absorb it from the foods or drinks that we consume. Salt if made of Sodium and And chloride. Sodium is an electrolyte which helps regulate electrical charges moving through cells to and from the brain. And chloride can preserve body’s balance of acids and aids in the absorption of potassium. Salt is also essential for healthy muscles, including those of the heart, for controlling bacteria in the stomach, and for transporting carbon dioxide to the lungs from cells in need of oxygen. 27% of salt in a human body is found in the bones. If the body has too little salt, it extracts some from the bones, which can result in Osteoporosis.
- Why I feel even worse after my first salt therapy session?
About 40% of Chronic suffers experience a worsening of symptoms before getting better. This is Common with therapies that promote actual healing, instead of just masking symptoms.
- How often should I use the salt room if have chronic sufferers?
For best results, try to complete sessions as consecutively as possible - daily is best, but at least 3 times a week are usually needed for challenging cases.
- Why I feel headache and discomfort during my section?
Don’t worry. If it is your first session, we refer it as adaptation session. Typically the body needs to become adapted to the salt room microclimate before healing takes place. Having said that, many people complete this adaptation process during the first session and already notice positive effects. A much smaller group will require more than one session for adaptation to occur. Sometimes during adaptation some negative symptoms may occur, like a headache or some other discomfort, but these effects will normally be absent or diminish during subsequent sessions.
- Will the salt therapy session has interaction with my medicine?
NO. Salt Therapy actually helps medications work more effectively, so less can be used.
- When should salt treatment be avoided?
- Infections accompanied by fever
- Patients who have cancer
- Patients who have or have had a tuberculosis
- Patients who have cardiac insufficiency
- High blood pressure diseases / hypertension in IIB stage
- Acute stage of respiratory disease
- Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
- Spitting of blood
- All internal diseases in decompensation
- What is salt room therapy?
Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment that alleviates the health problems associated with asthma, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, and a host of other respiratory illnesses. It is a modern-day therapeutic method based on the principle of the natural salt mine microclimate (Speleotherapy), where frequent exposure to the salt produced healing results for miners and others experiencing respiratory illnesses. As you relax in a comfortable, climate-controlled room surrounded by mineral salt, salt micro-particles are emitted into the room and passively enter your lungs to initiate the healing process.
- How does salt therapy work?
A machine, know as halogenerator, produces dry saline aerosol by mechanically crushing rock salt grains to the size of 1 to 5 micrometers. The generator is istored in a closet of the salt rooms. The dry salt aerosol is blown into the rooms via a small opening in the wall. In addition to a halogenerator, the walls of salt therapy rooms are covered with mineral salt. The salt-filled room provides a negative ion environment (like the seashore), which contributes to well being and promotes stress reduction in addition to helping your particular condition. These small particles of salt are negatively ionized and bear very high kinetic energy. This way they can travel into the deepest and smallest parts of the lungs. Negative ionization of salt aerosol increases the efficiency of healing. Inhaling the micro-salt particles assists you in expelling mucous and helps open constricted airways. It also boosts the immune system.
- Isn't introducing salt into the body bad for you?
Eating too much salt is linked to high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However with salt therapy the salt enters your respiratory system, not your stomach, heart and kidneys. In addition, the concentration of salt is 0.5-10 mg/m3 (milligrams per cubic meter). To put that into perspective, the daily recommended salt intake for the average adult is 6g (grams). Therefore, the amount of salt entering your respiratory system is extremely low. Even if you eat that amount instead of breathing it, the amount of salt is insignificant. Salt entering the lungs kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and loosens mucus.
- Is salt therapy safe for children?
Yes. Salt therapy is a completely drug-free treatment for children and adults. Children as young as 3 months have benefitted greatly and respond quickly and effectively to Halotherapy. Children are more prone to respiratory problems because they pick up more viruses and their lungs are not fully developed until about the age of 9. In addition, the environment is filled with pollutants which children have a harder time keeping at bay.
- Is salt therapy safe for pregnant women?
Yes. Salt therapy is a great choice for women who do not want to rely heavily on over-the-counter or prescribed medication for sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses. Pregnant women who have come to Respire have experienced relief for their congestion and chronic respiratory problems. In addition, the ionized salt particles help boost their immune system.
- Should I stop using my medication during salt therapy?
No. Salt room therapy should be used as a complementary treatment. People who come for salt room therapy often find that they can reduce their dependence on certain medications and that their episodes are not as frequent or severe. However, you should always follow your doctor's advice and your prescribed medication regimen.
- How is feels during the therapy session?
Halotherapy enhances mental well-being, much like one experiences when relaxing by the ocean. The fine salt mist largely goes unnoticed. It is common to taste a hint of salt on your lips. The whole room is covered with mineral salt. The room's temperature and humidity is maintained for optimal treatment conditions(72-74 Fahrenheit, with 50% humidity). The lights will dim and you can choose to listen to relaxing music. Many people like to close their eyes and meditate. One sessions last for 45 minutes. You will feel relaxed and energized afterwards.
- How many treatments will I need?
Every experience is different and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. Generally speaking, to maximize the healing process we typically recommend a course of 12-15 treatments over a period of 8 weeks. You may feel some improvement after one session, but a series of treatments is best for longer-term results. After a series of treatments your breathing will become easier and symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath will improve noticeably. People also come for treatments as a preventative measure.
- What about picking up germs in the salt room?
One of the natural properties of salt is that it absorbs bacteria. The walls are also covered in salt, which creates the nearly sterile conditions in each room. In addition, after a session, the room is fully ventilated for 15 minutes.
- Is salt therapy covered by insurance?
Although salt therapy is partially covered by health insurance in Canada and some European countries, it is not covered by health insurance in the U.S. Note that our clients have successfully submitted their salt therapy bills to their healthcare flexible spending administrator and it was considered a valid flex spend cost.
- What clothing do I wear in the salt room?
You do not need to wear anything special. Come as you are. For clients who have skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, we recommend that you expose those areas. So a T-shirt and shorts would work in that case for maximum exposure. For respiratory ailments, there is no need to expose the skin.