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Who Does It Benefit?

Adults and children suffering from any of the following health issues:

  • Allergy conditions affecting ear, nose, throat and sinuses:
    • Rhinitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Pharyngitis
    • Laryngitis
    • Chronic Ear Drainage,Infection or Congestion
    • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic respiratory illnesses:
    • Asthma
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    • Bronchitis
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Pneumonia and other respiratory diseases
  • Dermatological disorders:
    • Acne
    • Psoriasis
    • Various types of dermatitis
  • Common cold
  • The flu
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Snoring
  • Salt therapy has also been used as a preventative therapy
How Does It Benefit?
  • Breaks down mucus lining the airways, and increases mucociliatory transport
  • Clears the airways of allergens, bacteria, viruses and other foreign particles
  • Decreases inflammation in the lungs and sinuses
  • Strengthens the immune response of the respiratory tract and skin
  • Helps heal skin (acne, psoriasis, and eczema)
  • Has been effective in reducing dependence on medications, in some cases serving as a full alternative
How should I feel after a session?

It's common for lungs to react more sensitively than normal to the air outside after your first salt therapy session, and you may experience some coughing.

Salt aerosol breaks down mucus lining the airways. After routine sessions, the sensitivity mentioned above should become less prominent.

How often should I have treatments?

Temporary or seasonal respiratory, ear, nose, throat and sinus conditions may benefit from 3 - 8 sessions.

Chronic respiratory illnesses and skin conditions should be treated at least three times a week on an ongoing basis.

In general, sessions should not be more than two days apart. Visit as frequently as desired for relaxation and recreational purposes.

Are there any side effects?

Salt therapy is 100% natural, and has been practiced for well over a century. In fact, today it is recognized by medical authorities in Eastern Europe and recognized by medical authorities in many countries. There are no known side effects to this treatment.

What can I expect from a treatment?

While salt therapy is relatively new to our part of the world, the effects of salt therapy on respiratory illnesses and skin disorders have already been supported by clinical research. Only after repeat sessions can one expect to see benefits.

At the very least, you can expect a truly relaxing experience as you recline in an anti-gravity chair on a bed of salt in our magnificent salt cave or modern salt room, passively breathing in salt air.

Is salt therapy safe for children?

Salt therapy has been found to be especially helpful for children with asthma and other respiratory conditions. They respond quickly to treatments and have been able to reduce their dependency on medications. It is 100% natural and comfortable with no known side effects.

What are the advantages of salt therapy compared to prescribed traditional medicine?

It's a risk free and natural treatment. Prescription drugs provide relief but often have side effects associated with repeated or prolonged use.

Salt has a bad reputation. Why is it good to breathe?

Over consumption of salt has long been associated with high blood pressure and increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

The amount of salt taken in during a session of salt therapy is very minimal. The concentration is 1-10 mg/m3 in The Salt Cave and a normal adult's daily recommended salt intake is 6g.

From this you can see that the amount of salt going into your respiratory system is quite low. Unlike ingestion, salt may be absorbed through the skin or inhaled into the linings of the airways where it clears mucus and foreign particles.

Are there any other guidelines for salt therapy?

We are glad you asked...

  • Please arrive 10 minutes early. There is no late entry to a session
  • Please leave bags, coats and shoes in the lockers and racks off the hallway
  • Electronic devices, including cell phones should be stored in locker outside of treatment room
  • Kindly leave valuables at home as Salt Sanctuary is not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • Please use the rest room prior to start of salt therapy session
  • Do not wear strong perfumes or other substances that may cause an odor
  • Dress code: casual clothing, guests of The Spa at Traditions may wear spa robes with undergarments
  • Unless there is an emergency, as a courtesy to others customers are not allowed to enter or leave the salt room while a session is in progress
  • No food or drink, including water bottles in the salt room
  • Please try to be quiet during the salt therapy session as a courtesy to other clients