Frequently Asked Questions
What is Halotherapy?
Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy is a holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. Dry salt air is dispersed into an enclosed environment (room, bed, booth, cabin) through a unique process generated by a halogenerator. When you heat salt, it becomes super dry, and kinetically more active. This heated and dry pure sodium chloride is then crushed into micro-sized particles and dispersed into the air in an enclosed environment. For more information on research, please visit the Global Wellness Institute and the World Halotherapy Association.
- Is there research to support salt therapy?
How does it work?
Pure “dry” sodium chloride is heated and ground up in a machine called a halogenerator. The micro-sized crushed salt particles are then dispersed into the air in an enclosed environment (Salt Room, HALO BED, HALO BOOTH, HALO Cabin).
- What are the benefits and conditions Halotherapy treats?
When should it be avoided?
Halotherapy is a natural treatment however any clients who have any serious health conditions or women who are pregnant should always seek proper medical advice before any type of treatment.
Are there any side effects?
There are typically no side effects other than the taste of salt and potentially thirst or a scratchy throat. However, if someone is on any medications or suffers from any serious medical issue please seek medical advice before any therapy.
What kind of salt is used?
99.99% pure sodium chloride (Pharmaceutical grade salt). It contains no fillers or caking agents. It does come from a natural source but it is naturally processed to remove all of its impure elements. It’s the same salt that hospitals use and is the same type of salt all the research has been conducted on. We do not recommend Himalayan or sea salt as it is not stripped of all the impurities. There could be dirt, clay or some type of debris that could be harmful to the lungs. It’s very healthy for the digestive system but not for the respiratory system.
Are there any contraindications?
As with all wellness services, always check with your doctor before starting any type of treatments if you are taking any medications.
How many sessions/times a week is necessary?
Halotherapy offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are cumulative so consistency and frequency are the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly if visiting salt rooms at least 3-4 times a week. Those who are looking to incorporate Salt Therapy into their regular wellness routine would benefit from a weekly session. Halotherapy has been used on a daily basis without any side effects. But as in all health services, please use your own discretion.
What is the treatment duration per session?
45 minutes for a salt room session and 15 to 20 minutes for the HALO BED and HALO BOOTH.
What will I experience when I sit in the salt room?
Salt rooms are methodically designed in such a way so that people can relax in a soothing and tranquil environment. It’s a place where one can sit back and experience the salt treatment in a very peaceful and non-stressful setting. People can read, listen to music or nap if they want to. Each Salt room is different and can have different themes and experiences depending on the type salt décor that is used. Each salt room has uniqueness about it but provides the same beneficial wellness treatment that only halotherapy can offer.
What is KSAra - Halotherapy + Guided Meditation?
With KSAra, Halotherapy Solutions has brought together the two ancient traditions of halotherapy and meditation into one experience. Halotherapy naturally opens and relaxes your airways and improves the uptake of oxygen thus making the body perfectly poised to benefit from meditation. Additionally, we found that many of our customers were not comfortable meditating on their own so we began providing guided meditation to our partners in two ways: 1) download guided meditations recorded by our partners to provide to your customers via the speakers inside your halotherapy equipment or via speakers in your salt room, or 2) by providing your customers with the exclusive offer from the Waking Up app to get free access for 30 days and then get discounted access thereafter. Meditation is a very personal journey so choose one of our offerings or simply do it on your own. Right now the world could use a little more meditation. The guided meditation downloads and the instructions for the Waking Up offer are available on our partner portal once you become a customer.