Halotherapy (Dry Salt Therapy) - Bay Area Brain Spa

Halotherapy (Dry Salt Therapy)

Halotherapy in our Salt Room

Halotherapy is a dry salt therapy that utilizes a halogenerator to grind and crush salt into micronized particles that are dispersed into the SALT Booth® via a dry salt aerosol that works to aid respiratory concerns and skin conditions.  It can aid in:

  • Cleansing the Respiratory System
  • Improving Lung Function
  • Enhancing Skin Hydration
  • Boosting the Immune System

How Dry Salt Therapy Works

Anti-Bacterial

The dry salt particles act as an anti-bacterial agent, dissolving bacteria and pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract. These are then either coughed up or naturally expelled by the body.

Anti-Inflammatory

Inhaled dry salt particles may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy, and an improved immune system.

Super Absorbant

Dry salt acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. The dry salt can be imagined behaving like a toothbrush that cleans the respiratory system removing the build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions.

Benefits of Halotherapy

Halotherapy benefits adults and children alike, as well as athletes and animals. It is natural and safe and there are no side effects. According to the Salt Therapy Association (STA), many people who undergo halotherapy as a complementary treatment on a regular basis may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as:

Halotherapy can also be used to treat breathing problems caused by COVID-19, improving your breathing and the amount of oxygen in your blood. (Source: WebMD and ‌Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations: “The Importance of Halotherapy in the Treatment of COVID-19 Related Diseases.”)

Dry Salt Therapy is also extremely beneficial to your skin in treating:

Halotherapy Rates

For best results, the Salt Therapy Association recommends a series of treatments. Some individuals prefer to use Dry Salt Therapy as a continuous preventative measure.

Halotherapy at the Brain Spa: What to Expect

Halotherapy

You will enter the Brain Spa, take off your shoes, silence your phone.

Dry Salt Therapy acts to cleanse the respiratory system and the skin, which helps to relieve congestion, inflammation, and skin conditions. Sessions are noninvasive. Once you enter the SALT Booth®, you can sit and relax. You can choose to listen to relaxing music, read a book or magazine, meditate, or simply rest. You will find pure relaxation and tranquility away from your everyday stress, leaving you rejuvenated and fully energized. (Cell phones, electronics, and jewelry are usually not permitted since salt can be corrosive.)

The salt, 99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride, is heated and then ground and crushed into very tiny microparticles. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the SALT Booth® where they are inhaled and penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. The noninhaled salt particles fall onto the skin and are absorbed. When your session is over, you may notice a faint trace of salt on your lips and the slight taste of salt on your tongue. Any salt that collects on your clothing can be easily brushed off. A runny nose or increase in coughing means your body clearing out mucus and toxins.

Halotherapy FAQs

Halotherapy is a dry salt therapy that utilizes a halogenerator to grind and crush salt into micronized particles that are dispersed into the SALT Booth® via a dry salt aerosol that works to aid respiratory concerns and skin conditions. If there is no halogenerator, there is no halotherapy.

Since cubic airspace is smaller inside a SALT Booth® as opposed to a Salt Room, the customer experiences a higher concentration level of salt, and only 10-minute sessions are needed to experience the full effect of Dry Salt Therapy.

Loose, comfortable, light-colored clothing that you can relax in works best. If you are using Dry Salt Therapy for a skin condition, you’ll want to have that area exposed.

Based on your condition and symptoms, this can vary. For best results, the Salt Therapy Association recommends a series of treatments. Some individuals prefer to use Dry Salt Therapy as a continuous preventative measure.

There are no potentially harmful side effects of Dry Salt Therapy. The treatment is completely natural. A slight cough or a runny nose is possible, but this is simply the salt working to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways.

Yes!  And recomended.

Anyone who:
● has temperature or infectious disease.
● is coughing up blood.
● has an acute disease of other organs has recently had an organ transplant.
● has chronic kidney disease
● has cardiac insufficiency
● has any form of Tuberculosis
● has acute de compensated heart failure (ADHF)
● has sthenic emphysema

Halotherapy should be considered a complementary option to, rather than a substitute for, treatments and medicines prescribed by a doctor. If in doubt, make sure to consult with your physician before booking a session.

Yes!  And you may have used some!  Other forms are salt therapy are:

  • Netti pot
  • saline eye drops
  • saline IV
  • saltwater gargle
  • salt bath
  • salt foot soak
  • salt scrub
  • nebulizer

These are all WET salt therapy.

Studies show that DRY salt therapy (Halotherapy) has more therapeutic benefits.

Salt heals and has been used for generations!

In 1843, a Polish physician Felix Boczkowski first wrote about the benefit of salt mines. He noted that salt miners had much lower rates of lung disease compared to the rest of the population. He attributed the cause of the salt miners’ good health to the salt cave air that was saturated with saline dust. Soon Halotherapy (“Halos” means “Salt” in Greek) became a common drug-free treatment for many chronic lung and skin conditions.

 

Speleotherapy was a popular medical treatment and is still used to this day!

We use Pure Grade Sodium Chloride.

It does not contain any additives. 

All-natural, processed to remove dirt and debris.

Same salt that is used for all clinical studies.

Salt Therapy Association Standard.

Considerations for Halotherapy

Salt Therapy is not recommended for people with the following symptoms:

  • Contagious diseases
  • Active fever
  • Open wounds
  • Cancer
  • Severe Hypertension
  • Active Tuberculosis

If you are unsure about whether you should try salt therapy, please make sure to consult with your medical care provider. Pregnant women and children under 2 years of age should also consult with a doctor before trying salt therapy.

Salt therapy does not claim to cure or heal any type of disease or condition, but rather provides relief from the symptoms of respiratory disease and skin conditions, as well as, strengthens the respiratory system for overall health.

Salt therapy does not claim to work as a substitute or replacement for any medication or prescribed regiment offered by your health care provider or medical doctor.

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