Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What should I expect to experience in a Breathe Salt Room?

Our beautiful and spacious salt room allows for dry salt therapy to be experienced alone or in a group setting. The large room simulates the environment of a therapeutic salt cave, with salt covering the walls and floor to calm the mind and body by releasing negative ions.

Negative ions counterbalance the many positive ions we pick up from electronic devices like cell phones, tablets, etc.

Neutralizing the atmosphere in this way stabilizes mood, decreases stress and prepares the body for ultimate healing.

A salt room session last 60 minutes and requires no more than lying back in a comfortable recliner and breathing deeply. Microparticles of salt are dispersed into the room while you relax, read, listen to music, sleep or meditate.

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What clothing should be worn in the salt room?

Comfortable clothing is recommended for the salt room. The salt room is ideal for respiratory conditions.

What are the side effects?

Since dry salt therapy is 100% natural and drug-free, there are no negative side effects. After sessions, you may experience a slight cough, minor tightness in the chest or runny nose, but this is simply the salt doing its work to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways.

The sessions should be frequent; about two or three a week is suggested.

For irreversible conditions, two to three-month follow-up sessions are recommended to maintain the clear lungs.

In most patients, after a course of Dry Salt 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. In between they might come back for some top-up sessions, if they start to feel poorly, e.g. they are coming down with a cold.

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Who can benefit from Salt Therapy?

Dry Salt therapy is like a toothbrush for your lungs and skin, EVERYONE can (and will) benefit.

    • Improve lung function
    • Reduce the number of hospital admissions
    • Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
    • Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
    • Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
    • Strengthen your immune system
    • Prolong remission times
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Is salt therapy safe for children?

Yes. Dry Salt therapy is a completely drug-free treatment for children and adults. Children as young as 3 months have benefitted greatly and respond quickly and effectively to Halotherapy. 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. In addition, the environment is filled with pollutants which children have a harder time keeping at bay.

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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 have come to BREATHE have experienced relief for their congestion and chronic respiratory problems. In addition, the ionized salt particles help boost their immune system.

Should I stop using my medication during salt therapy?

No. Dry Salt Therapy should be used as a complementary treatment. People who come to BREATHE often find that they can reduce their dependence on certain medications and that their episodes are not as frequent or severe. However, you should always follow your doctor’s advice and your prescribed medication regimen.

Why does it work for the Respiratory Tract and Lungs?

With Dry Salt Therapy, the full benefits of bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic and anti-inflammatory properties are realized. Dry salt is super absorbent attracting pollutants and allergens throughout the respiratory tract. The dry salt stimulates the body’s internal processes for cleansing the respiratory system removing the build-up of foreign particles that cause various respiratory ailments and ultimately strengthening respiratory function. With dry salt aerosol the particle size, concentration and speed of dispersement can be calculated to achieve tailored beneficial therapy.

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Why does it work for the Skin?

The micro-particles of salt influence the skin’s protective layer (integument system) and hairs providing healing and aesthetic (cosmetic) benefits by increasing the activity of skin cell ion channels. The process of electrophysiological activity is increased enhancing the protective properties of the skin resulting in Ph normalization, reparative and regenerative processes. The micro-particles of salt trigger skin microcirculation and cellular membrane activity enhancing the overall health of the skin. Sodium chloride particles bearing a negative electrical charge come into contact with the skin surface and cause electrical stimulation to the skin cells. This stimulation activates electrophysiological activity, which increases the production of collagen fibres, which is a key process to skin rejuvenation. Additionally, negative ions, which are absorbed into the body during the therapy, help strengthen the immune system by increasing the production capacity of lymph cells. Since some skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis are a direct result of immune system failures, this aspect of strengthening the immune system will help improve the body’s reaction to the ailment.

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