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What is dry salt therapy?

Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, utilizes micro particles of salt to enhance breathing, skin health, sleep, physical fitness, and overall well-being. It aids in the relief of respiratory and skin conditions. Salt therapy involves sitting in a specially designed room that mimics the conditions of a salt cave, providing a safe environment that helps the lungs heal. It is increasingly popular for treating asthma, cystic fibrosis, and various respiratory and skin ailments.

 

This therapy is a modern version of the ancient Eastern European practice of salt cave visits, which was first documented in 1843 by Dr. Boczkowski, a Polish physician who noticed the robust health of salt miners in the Wieliczka salt mines near Krakow, Poland.

What is wet salt therapy? 

Wet halotherapy refers to the therapeutic advantages of salt water or salt mist, such as inhaling coastal air or bathing in the saline waters of the Dead Sea. In our salt room, we offer the benefits of both wet and dry halotherapy through two salt water cascades, ensuring a comprehensive and effective salt-based therapy experience.

Who can benefit from salt therapy?

Salt therapy proponents attribute its benefits to the sterile environment it provides, free from bacteria, viruses, and allergens. The high concentration of negative ions in salt rooms can also enhance mood. Dry salt therapy serves as a detox for various lung and skin conditions, including allergies, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, acne, eczema, and more. It can also aid in fighting skin aging and improve overall skin health. 

Salt therapy offers additional benefits, including:

  • Reducing the reliance on inhalers and antibiotics.

  • Enhancing breathing, even after just a few sessions.

  • Improving lung function.

  • Decreasing hospital admissions.

  • Alleviating sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

  • Clearing mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs.

  • Increasing resistance to respiratory tract diseases.

  • Strengthening the immune system.

Can children and/or pregnant women safely partake in salt therapy?

Salt therapy is a safe, drug-free treatment suitable for both children and adults. Even infants as young as three months old can benefit from this therapy, as they often experience respiratory issues due to their higher susceptibility to viruses and their developing lungs. By exposing them to a salt therapy environment, their respiratory health can improve rapidly and effectively.

 

For adults, especially pregnant women, dry salt therapy offers a natural alternative to relying heavily on medications for conditions like sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses. The ionized salt particles in the air also aid in boosting the immune system. However, it is always important to consult with your doctor before engaging in any new treatment.

What should I wear to The Salt Room?

We suggest wearing comfortable clothing in The Salt Room. Please note that glasses may get scratched by the salt, so it's up to each individual to decide whether to wear them.

 

Please refrain from having direct contact between your shoes and the salt room floor. We provide protective covers at no additional cost to ensure the cleanliness and integrity of the salt room environment.

Feel free to bring any comforting items, such as a blanket, to enhance your experience in The Salt Room!

Are there any side effects from sitting in The Salt Room?

Dry and wet salt therapy are completely natural and free from drugs, ensuring no negative side effects. However, after sessions, you may notice mild symptoms such as a slight cough, minor chest tightness, or a runny nose. These effects are simply indications that the salt is effectively clearing mucus and toxins from your lungs and airways.

How often should I visit The Salt Room?

To achieve long-term results, it is recommended to undergo 20-30 sessions of salt therapy, taking into consideration your age and the stage of your condition. For optimal outcomes, frequent sessions of approximately two to three times per week are suggested. In the case of irreversible conditions, follow-up sessions every two to three months are advised to maintain clear lungs. In the majority of patients, salt therapy leads to normalized airways and the disappearance of symptoms, with an estimated efficacy rate of 75-98%.

Should I stop using my medication during salt therapy?

During salt therapy, it is important to continue using your prescribed medication as directed by your doctor. Salt therapy should be regarded as a complementary treatment and not a substitute for medical advice or medication. Always follow your doctor's recommendations and adhere to your prescribed medication regimen.

What should I wear in the infrared sauna?

When considering attire for the infrared sauna, it's advisable to opt for lightweight and comfortable clothing that allows for optimal heat absorption and air circulation. Ideal choices include a bathing suit or loose-fitting shorts paired with a t-shirt. The emphasis is on breathable fabrics that won't hinder the infrared heat from penetrating your skin effectively.

Avoiding heavy fabrics is key to ensuring your body can fully experience the benefits of the infrared sauna. Heavy materials can impede the heat transfer process, limiting the effectiveness of the therapy. By choosing lighter clothing, you not only enhance your comfort during the session but also maximize the therapeutic impact of the infrared heat, promoting a more relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Is it safe for pregnant individuals and children to use the infrared sauna?

While many pregnant individuals use infrared saunas without issue, it's essential to prioritize your safety and consult with your healthcare professional before considering sauna sessions during pregnancy. Your healthcare provider can offer personalized advice based on your health and specific pregnancy status, ensuring a thorough understanding of any potential risks or benefits.

 

Similarly, when it comes to children, it's generally advisable to refrain from allowing them to use the infrared sauna due to their heightened sensitivity to heat. Children's developing bodies may have different responses to the sauna environment, and it's crucial to consider their well-being. If you have specific concerns or considerations regarding your child's health, seek guidance from their healthcare provider to ensure that any decision aligns with their unique health requirements. Always prioritize the safety and individual needs of both pregnant individuals and children when considering infrared sauna usage.

Can I use the infrared sauna if I have a medical condition?

If you have any underlying health conditions or uncertainties about the appropriateness of using an infrared sauna, it is strongly advised to consult with your healthcare professional before proceeding. Your healthcare provider possesses a comprehensive understanding of your medical history, making them well-equipped to offer personalized guidance tailored to your specific health needs.

By engaging in this conversation, you ensure that any potential risks or benefits associated with infrared sauna use are thoroughly evaluated in the context of your individual health situation. Your healthcare professional can provide insights into how your medical condition may interact with the sauna environment, helping you make informed decisions that prioritize your well-being.

This proactive approach not only safeguards your health but also allows for a more customized and beneficial experience within the infrared sauna, aligning the therapeutic practice with your unique health considerations.

Can I use the infrared sauna if I have sensitive skin?

Individuals with sensitive skin can generally use the infrared sauna safely, but it's important to approach sessions with a mindful and gradual approach. To enhance your comfort and minimize potential reactions, consider keeping initial sauna sessions shorter and gradually increasing the duration as your skin becomes accustomed to the heat.

This gradual introduction allows your skin to adapt to the infrared heat, reducing the likelihood of irritation or discomfort. While infrared saunas are known for being well-tolerated by many, every individual's skin reacts differently, and it's essential to pay attention to your body's signals.

If you have specific skin concerns or if you experience any discomfort during or after sauna sessions, it's advisable to consult with a dermatologist. A dermatologist can provide personalized insights into your skin type and conditions, offering recommendations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience in the infrared sauna. This collaborative approach ensures that your sessions are not only beneficial but also tailored to the unique needs of your sensitive skin.

Is it required to complete a waiver before using the infrared sauna?

Yes, completing a waiver is a mandatory safety requirement before using the infrared sauna. You have the option to conveniently fill it out online or in person before your scheduled appointment. This standard practice ensures that users are well-informed about potential risks and helps maintain a secure environment within the infrared sauna facilities.

Click here to fill out our online waiver.

How long should I stay in the sauna for medical benefits?

For optimal medical benefits, aim for a sauna temperature of around 120 degrees Fahrenheit and limit sessions to 15 minutes. This balance ensures absorption of therapeutic infrared heat without causing discomfort. If uncertain, start with a brief trial by dipping your toes to gauge your comfort level and gradually adjust based on your preferences. Always prioritize your well-being, and consult with your healthcare professional if you have specific health concerns.

The suggested temperature and time frame strike a balance between reaping the benefits of the sauna and avoiding potential discomfort. Consistency in maintaining this guideline can contribute to a positive and effective sauna experience.

Is it normal to sweat a lot in the infrared sauna?

Certainly. Sweating profusely is a common and natural response to the heightened heat in the infrared sauna. This physiological reaction serves a dual purpose—eliminating toxins from the body through the skin and improving overall circulation. The increased perspiration not only supports detoxification but also enhances blood flow, facilitating the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to various tissues and organs. This comprehensive sweating experience contributes to a sense of physical and mental well-being, making the infrared sauna an effective and rejuvenating therapy.

How often should I use the infrared sauna for optimal benefits?

The frequency of infrared sauna use varies among individuals. A recommended starting point is 2-3 sessions per week, adjusting based on your comfort level and health goals. Listen to your body and avoid overuse. Consistency over time tends to yield better results, but individual needs may differ. Consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice, especially if you have specific health conditions or concerns. Balancing regularity with individual comfort is key to maximizing the benefits of the infrared sauna experience.

What is an oxygen bar?

Customers will be able to sit in a comfortable environment and inhale purified oxygen through a nasal cannula. The aim is to increase oxygen levels in the body, which may help alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, headaches, and stress, and promote a sense of well-being.

Our oxygen bars also offer aromatherapy options, where customers can inhale oxygen infused with various scents for added relaxation or mood enhancement.

Who should NOT use an oxygen bar?

Oxygen bar therapy is not a substitute for individuals who have been prescribed medical oxygen for health reasons. Additionally, oxygen bars are not recommended to people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as emphysema.

Can Children or pregnant individuals use the oxygen bar?

While many pregnant individuals use oxygen bars without issue, it's essential to prioritize your safety and consult with your healthcare professional before considering oxygen bar sessions during pregnancy. Your healthcare provider can offer personalized advice based on your health and specific pregnancy status, ensuring a thorough understanding of any potential risks or benefits.

Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to use the infrared sauna. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We've got answers! Explore our FAQ section to find quick and helpful information about our Himalayan Salt Room & Infrared Sauna. Discover solutions to common queries and gain a deeper understanding of how we can assist you on your journey towards wellness and satisfaction.

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