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Halotherapy: The Natural Treatment for Asthma

May is Asthma Awareness Month, a time to educate and raise awareness about the chronic respiratory condition affecting millions worldwide. While there is no cure for asthma, natural treatments and therapies can help alleviate its symptoms and improve the quality of life for those affected. One such therapy that has gained popularity recently is halotherapy.

Halotherapy is a natural treatment that involves inhaling microscopic salt particles, which can help relieve respiratory conditions like asthma. In this blog post, we’ll explore how halotherapy works and its potential benefits for those with asthma. If your clinic or business is looking for an alternative treatment option to help your patients manage asthma symptoms, halotherapy could be worth considering. Let’s get started.

What Exactly Is Halotherapy And How Does It Work?

Halotherapy is a natural therapy that has origins in ancient Greece that is based on the idea that salt has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. When a person breathes in salty air, the salt particles can help reduce inflammation in the lungs and airways, which can help relieve symptoms of certain respiratory conditions such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Salt is an essential component of halotherapy because it helps create a microclimate inside the room where the therapy occurs. Additionally, salt particles are believed to have a cleansing effect on the lungs and airways by helping to remove toxins from them.

There are three main types of halotherapy – active and passive salt therapy.

Active Salt Therapy

Active salt therapy is conducted in a room with a halogenerator machine that is used to break down salt into tiny particles that can be circulated in the air. This helps to create a more concentrated salt environment to effectively treat respiratory and skin conditions than passive salt therapy.
(Halogenerator pictured)

halogenerator for home use installed on a sauna cabin

Passive Salt Therapy

Passive salt therapy uses a different approach. Instead of using a machine to break down the salt, the room is filled with different types of salt, such as Himalayan salt. This creates an environment similar to being in a salt cave. In addition, the temperature and humidity levels are carefully controlled to create ideal conditions for salt therapy. Passive salt therapy is often used to create a relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere.
private himalayan salt room with salt tile floor and walls

Next Generation Salt Therapy

Additionally, one of the fastest growing trends in this therapy is “therapy layering”. For instance, our HaloIR Booth combines Halotherapy and infrared while our Vitality Booth combines Halotherapy and RedLight therapy. By working synergistically with Halotherapy, both techniques provide maximum effectiveness.
Since Next-Gen halotherapy is a touchless service, it requires no additional personnel when adding it to a business’s operation.
HaloIR 2 person salt sauna with blue chromotherapy


  • Halotherapy
  • Infrared Sauna
  • Chromotherapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Guided Meditation
  • Red Light Therapy (optional)
  • Available in 4 sizes, including ADA
Vitality booth halotherapy with red light for asthma month

Vitality Booth™

  • Halotherapy
  • Red Light Therapy
  • UV Light
  • Versatility
  • Available in 4 sizes

The Connection Between Halotherapy And Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by periods of breathing difficulty caused by the narrowing of the airways. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Allergies, cold weather, exercise, and stress can trigger asthma.

Since there is no cure, asthma is a lifelong condition that requires ongoing treatment. This is where halotherapy comes in. The connection between halotherapy and asthma has been studied extensively over the years with promising results. Studies have shown that halotherapy can be an effective adjuvant therapy for those suffering from asthma, helping to reduce symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. In addition, it has been found to improve overall lung function by increasing airflow and reducing inflammation in the airways.

European treatment standards have shown that mild asthma symptoms can be resolved in 12-14 days of treatment, and severe asthma symptoms can be resolved in 18-21 days.

With so many potential benefits, it’s no surprise that halotherapy is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Halotherapy is a safe, natural way to help relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.

Sould Businesses Invest In Salt Therapy?

Businesses looking for a way to help their patients with respiratory conditions may want to consider investing in salt therapy. There is a huge potential for patient satisfaction and long-term benefits, as well as improved business performance. Here are some reasons why businesses should invest in halotherapy for asthma relief: 


    • Halotherapy’s Potential as a Revenue Stream: By adding halotherapy services to their existing offerings, businesses can open up new revenue streams. Customers who suffer from respiratory conditions may be willing to pay an additional fee for access to halotherapy sessions, especially if they have found it to be effective in the relief of their symptoms.
    • Increased Customer Retention with the Inclusion of Halotherapy: By offering halotherapy services, businesses can attract new customers and increase customer retention. Those suffering from respiratory conditions are likely to appreciate the inclusion of these services and may choose to patronize the business more often.
    • The Positive Impact on Reputation of Having Halotherapy Services: Offering halotherapy services can positively impact a business’s reputation. Customers will appreciate the additional services, and the business will be seen as forward-thinking and committed to providing high-quality care for those with respiratory conditions.
    • Diversification of Services and Greater Market Segmentation: By including halotherapy services in their offerings, businesses can diversify their services and reach new market segments. Those suffering from respiratory conditions may not have previously considered the business as an option, but with the inclusion of halotherapy, the business can attract these individuals and create new business opportunities.
  • Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness: Including halotherapy services in a business’s offerings is a holistic approach to health and wellness. It sends a message to customers that the business is committed to taking care of the whole person, not just treating symptoms.

Wrapping It Up

Halotherapy is a safe, natural way to help relieve asthma symptoms and improve quality of life. In addition, it has the potential to open up new revenue streams for businesses looking to increase their customer base, as well as offer diversified services that can attract customers who suffer from respiratory conditions.

With these benefits in mind, it’s no surprise that more businesses are investing in salt therapy services for their client’s health and wellness needs. For more information on halotherapy and how it can help you or your business, contact our company today. Together, we can work to provide the best possible care for your customers’ health and well-being.