What are the beneficial effects?
- breathe easier (often after the first session)
- reduce sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath
- remove airborne pollen particles from airways
- strengthen your immune system
- improve dermatological disorders such as Dermatitis and Eczema
- cleanse the respiratory system and speed up the elimination of toxins
- clear mucus plugs and sticky phlegm from the lungs
- clear up catarrh (inflammation) and congestion of the sinuses
- improve your energy levels
- potentially reduce the need to use inhalers and antibiotics
- potentially reduce the number of hospital admissions
What is Salt Cave Therapy?
Halotherapy (from the Greek ‘halos’ – salt) has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of skin and respiratory conditions. Gaining popularity in Eastern Europe in the early 1800s, it wasn’t until the 1980s when the first halogenerators were invented. These devices were designed to reproduce the conditions found deep underground in salt mines.
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By nature, salt is naturally anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. When introduced into the lungs in the form of dry aerosol microparticles it can have a mucolytic affect, breaking down mucus while at the same time reducing immune system oversensitivity (IgE level). It can kill bacteria and tends to draws moisture out of the bronchioles, helps sinuses drain and resulting in overall easier breathing.
Salt Therapy FAQs
Normally 2-3 sessions per week are recommended for optimal results. Less frequent sessions are still effective but the treatment takes longer. For people who don’t have a specific condition sessions can be as frequent or infrequent as desired.
How many sessions are needed?
Although many clients feel relief after their first session, five or more sessions are generally needed to produce long-term results. The number of sessions varies with age, condition(s) and their severity. Again, salt therapy can benefit anyone. Those not addressing a specific condition may find they want one session a month or just a few sessions a year.
Are the effects permanent?
Although not permanent, the treatment effects normally last 6-12 months. After this there are normally regular maintenance sessions and in some circumstances a repeat of the initial treatment cycle.
Is there any scientific evidence?
Yes there is. For example, in one *Clinical Trial the therapy resulted in an improvement of the clinical state in:
- 75% of severe asthma cases
- 85% of mild and moderate asthma cases
- 97% of chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis cases
*Journal of Aerosol Medicine, A.V. Chervinskaya, Volume 8, Number 3, 1995
What makes your Salt Cave different?
Although the walls and floor of our salt cave (halochamber) are covered with salt, the affects are primarily aesthetic. To recreate the micro-climate of a salt mine and achieve optimal results requires a precisely controlled environment.
Our state of the art halochamber uses cutting-edge technology and system design from Europe. All aspects of the chamber are monitored, including:
- concentration levels, including details about aerosol particle size/penetration
- precise and constant air pressure control, ensuring healthy air circulation
- in-chamber display of micro-climate conditions (time remaining, concentration levels, temperature and humidity)
- a remote monitoring unit and system alarms to alert an operator of any issues
Sensors controlling the halochamber system automatically adapt the concentration level and air flow/pressure to the number of occupants, changes in temperature, humidity etc. This produces a much more consistent micro-climate for out clients and increases the efficacy of treatment, meaning better results in less time.
What kind of salt do you use? A ‘natural’ salt like Himalayan Pink?
We use medical grade, untreated salt in our devices. As ‘raw’ salts such as Himalayan contain a wide variety of impurities (metals, minerals and other compounds), they cannot be used in a halogenerator as the impurities would interfere with the measurement of salt aerosol size and concentration.
Keep in mind that the salt (blocks or loose salt) in the halochambers is not what produces the salt aerosol required for effective treatment. Although there may be a few properly sized particles created in the room by people walking on the salt or children playing in it, without the devices which grind the salt to the proper size the effects would be negligible.
Who should not undergo salt therapy?
These are the primary contraindications:
- Acute stage of respiratory diseases
- Chronic obstructive lung diseases with the 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
- Cardiac insufficiency
- Spitting of blood
- Hypertension in IIB stage
- All internal diseases in decompensation