Frequently Asked Questions On Massage, Salt, Infrared Sauna and more
WHAT IS HALO THERAPY?
Dry salt therapy or Halo Therapy is a holistic, drug-free and all natural therapy using microparticles of salt to promote better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness and endurance along with overall wellness. Halo Therapy also helps to alleviate symptoms of many common respiratory and skin conditions in adults and children alike.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Salt has the following properties:
- Mucolytic effects: loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
- Removes pathogen agents (airborne pollen)
- Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
The salt is grounded into tiny microparticles by our state-of-the-art halogenerator and then dispersed into the salt room. While relaxing or participating in classes in one of our salt rooms customers inhale the dry, salt-enriched air deep down into the lungs where the healing benefits have their greatest results.
The salt widens the airways and loosens mucus that begins to clear quickly and inflammation is reduced, which makes more room in the airways for you to breathe. The non-inhaled particles landing on the skin also help to balance pH and induce the reparative and regenerative processes in the skin, increasing rigidity and stimulating cell growth and microcirculation.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SALT ROOM AND SALT BED?
The benefits are the same in each environment, with the duration being different. Salt room sessions last 25 minutes. Those wishing to experience salt therapy primarily for the skin benefit more in a salt bed due to the level of privacy that allows one to disrobe. The salt room will only affect the skin areas that are exposed by normal clothing, but both environments will benefit the respiratory system equally.
WHAT CLOTHING IS BEST FOR THE SALT ROOM?
Comfortable clothing is recommended for the salt room. You may change into clothing that exposes any areas of skin you would like the salt to reach (shorts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, etc).
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
Since Halo Therapy is 100% natural and drug-free, there are no negative side effects. After sessions, you may experience a slight cough or runny nose but this is simply the salt doing its work to remove any mucus and toxins from your lungs and airways.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU COME?
- Depending on age and stage of your condition anywhere between 20-30 sessions are recommended for long-term results.
- The sessions should be frequent; about two or three a week is the suggested rate.
- For irreversible conditions, two to three-month follow-up sessions are also recommended to maintain the clear lungs.
In most patients, after a course of Halo Therapy, airways become normal and symptoms disappear. The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75-98%. Most clients do 1-2 Salt Therapy courses a year but in between may come back for some additional sessions if they start to feel under the weather or begin dealing with other ailments.
WHO BENEFITS FROM SALT THERAPY?
Simply put, EVERYONE can (and will) benefit. It is a commonly referred to as a detox for the following conditions:
- Bronchial Infections
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Sleep Apnea
- Ear Infections
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Hay Fever
- Sinus Inflammation
- Smoker’s Cough
- Dry and Flaky Skin
SALT THERAPY CAN SIGNIFICANTLY HELP TO:
- Reduce the need for inhalers and antibiotics
- Make breathing easier after just a few sessions
- Improve lung function
- Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
- Clear mucus from the lungs
- Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
- Strengthen your immune system
- Prolong remission times
IS SALT THERAPY SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
Yes. Dry Salt therapy is a completely drug-free treatment for children and adults. 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.
Children of all ages have received a multitude of benefits from Halo Therapy sessions with no lasting side effects.
IS SALT THERAPY SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
Yes. Dry 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 use Halo Therapy have often experienced relief for congestion and chronic respiratory problems and the ionized salt particles also help boost their immune system.