[dt_sc_resizable first][dt_sc_hr_invisible_small /][dt_sc_h2_title title=”Halotherapy FAQ” class=”” description=”Frequently Asked Questions” /]
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”What is Halotherapy?”]
Halotherapy, also known as Dry Salt Therapy, is a drug free, non-invasive natural treatment that alleviates the symptoms of various respiratory complaints, dermatological illness and allergies. Halotherapy is the best known method to detox lungs and remove toxins naturally. It is the magical tooth brush for your respiratory tract!
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”How does Halotherapy work?”]
The state of the art non-stop halogenerator crushes the pure pharmaceutical grade salt into microscopic particles that acquire a negative charge and high surface energy. These fine salt particles are dispersed into the salt room where about 100 seconds those particles are alive charged with sizzling kinetic energy and carry powerful life force to facilitate healing in the human body.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”Why is Halotherapy more effective than moist salt therapy?”]
Dry sodium chloride aerosol has a considerable level of negative charge of the particles. The inner surfaces of airways have a slight positive charge. Negatively charged particles of dry sodium chloride aerosol move in the lumen of the respiratory tract and settle more intensively compared to neutral particles. In addition, the negative charge increases aerosol stability. Thus dry aerosol action is much more effective than one that is moist. Additionally, dry salt therapy can be measured and the dosages can be regulated weathers moist salt therapy doesn’t offer that option.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”What bodily systems does Halotherapy impact?”]
Halotherapy has influence on:
• Respiratory Tract
• Immune System
• Cardiovascular System
• Autonomic Nervous System
• Mental-Emotional State
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”What are the most common conditions that may benefit from Halotherapy?”]
• Chronic Bronchitis and Sinusitis
• Breathlessness and Chest Tightness
• Cough (Particularly at night or after exercise)
• Mucus Plugs and Wheezing
• Colds and Respiratory Allergies
• Mucosal Edema
• Bronchitis, Adenoids, Rhinitis, Tonsillitis
• Respiratory Infections
• Smoker’s Cough (Secondary smoke related symptoms)
• Frequent Acute Disorders of Respiratory tract
• Allergies to air born pollutants
• Eczema, Psoriasis, and Neurodermatitis
• Snoring and Sleeping Problems
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”Is Halotherapy safe? When should I avoid Halotherapy?”]
Yes, Halotherapy is safe but should be avoided during the acute phase of any illness, including the following: infections accompanied by fever, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD in the third stage, bleeding, spitting of blood, contagious ailments, have use of an oxygen tank to aid breathing, alcohol or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory diseases.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”Is Halotherapy safe for children?”]
Yes, Halotherapy is safe for children. In general, children respond to treatments faster than adults. It takes 20-30 minutes for children to respond to the environment, sessions are 45 minutes long so that both children and adults are able to receive the beneficial results . Children and adults who experience chronic or multiple colds throughout the year due to day cares, schools, or poor ventilation in the work environment can benefit greatly from Halotherapy. We welcome children as young as 6 months old.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”Is Halotherapy safe during pregnancy?”]
Halotherapy has shown to be safe and beneficial during pregnancy, but it is strongly recommended to consult with your medical physician first.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”What type of salt is being used during Halotherapy session?”]
The room is filled with 7 tons of pure organic Himalayan salt and the Halogenerator uses pure 99.9% sodium chloride without any additives during the session.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”Why not Himalayan or Dead Sea salt?”]
The Halotherapy room is filled with 7 tons of pure organic Himalayan salt. The Halogenerator functions with pure 99.9% pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride. The reason why the Himalayan or Dead Sea salt is not used in the Halogenerator is because it is impossible to predict the correct amount of inhaled minerals since the amount of minerals is not constant in the salt crystals. Other than that, many of those types of salts contain clay, mud, soil and other impurities. Inhaling impurities may cause allergic reactions and other side effects. Use of other salts is considered experimental and can cause various side effects.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”How many treatments will I need?”]
Every experience is different, and it depends on the type and severity of the condition. Standard recommendation is to have a course of 10-15 treatments, preferably within 4-8 weeks. There could be some improvement after a single session, but a series of treatments is required to achieve long-term results. For mild conditions, 6-8 treatments may be enough. Some people use treatments as a preventative measure to avoid the common cold, and other respiratory viruses.
[dt_sc_toggle_framed title=”What should I expect during my visit?”]
Halotherapy experience is very pleasant and relaxing. You will be sitting in the beautiful room where the walls, ceiling and the floor are covered with exotic Himalayan salt . Sensual ambiance, dim lights and soft music will induce rapid relaxation. During 45 min. the Halogenerator will disperse dry salt particles into the room. Closing your eyes and focusing on taking slow deep breaths is highly recommended. It is a perfect time to meditate and to get connected with your body. It is very common to fall asleep or day dream during the session.
You might taste salt on the lips, similar to being by the ocean. In rare occasions, Halotherapy may produce a slight skin irritation in some individuals that will disappear after a few sessions, and some people may experience a mild throat tickle, which can be easily treated by sipping warm water after the session.
In general, you should expect increased mucous production, may have runny nose or a productive cough after the session. This is the body’s natural mechanism for elimination of toxins, pollens, and viruses. If you have ever smoked in the past, you may experience a period of cough and mucous production as your body naturally clears the lungs of residual toxins.