Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy is a holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. Pure pharmaceutical grade salt is heated and ground into tiny micro particles by a halogenerator and the air is dispersed into our treatment room. You simply lounge on our zero gravity chair and relax, and of course breathe. The salt absorbs and removes the allergens, toxins and foreign substances in your lungs and sinuses. Salt also reduces any inflammation and opens airway passages making easier to breath. Halotherapy, is a holistic, drug free, natural therapy to promote better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness and endurance and overall wellness.
Salt has the following properties:
● Mucolytic effects: loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
● Removes pathogen agents (airborne pollen)
● Reduces IgE level (immune system over-sensitivity)
Negative ions counterbalance the many positive ions we pick up from electronic devices neutralizing the atmosphere stabilizes mood, decreases stress and prepares the body for ultimate healing.
How dry salt improves the respiratory system
Scientific research has found that inhaled dry salt particles have bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. Dry salt particles are also known to accelerate the transportation of mucus, the elimination of residual tar and foreign allergens. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and an improved immune system.
Dry salt is super absorbent and acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. The dry salt can be imagined to behave like a toothbrush that cleans through the respiratory system removing build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions. Clean lungs are healthy lungs.
A majority of people who include Halotherapy in their wellness routine may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as:
Asthma. Allergies. Common cold. Bronchitis. COPD.
Cystic fibrosis. Sinusitis. Ear infections. Smokers cough.
For respiratory conditions low concentration and gradual administration of dry salt and consistency of the sessions are the key elements for successful results.
Skin, Beauty and Anti-Aging – The function of the integumentary system
Our skin is a very complex and intelligent organ that has many important functions. It is the largest organ and, like the respiratory system, it has a major role to protect and defend the body against bacteria, viruses and other microbes. It also excretes wastes, regulates temperature and prevents dehydration by controlling the level of perspiration. It houses sensory receptors that detect pain, sensation and pressure.
Why dry salt therapy for skin care
Quality and aesthetic appearance of the skin has an important aspect of how we are viewed by others and can have a profound psycho-emotional impact on how we feel about ourselves. As we age, our skin is the first organ to show the impact of time and life. Dry salt therapy is an excellent solution to improve the overall quality and appearance of the skin. Regular Halotherapy can be the most important tool that aids the healthy aging process of the skin. The truth is that healthy and glowing skin is beautiful at any age.
How dry salt therapy improves the integumentary system
Scientific research has confirmed that the micro-particles of salt have a beneficial influence to the integument system (skin protective layer) and hairs providing healing and cosmetic effects. This increases activity of skin cell ion channels and activates electrophysiological activity that determines the skin’s protective properties. The salt provides pH normalization and induces reparative and regenerative processes in derma, increases skin rigidity, stimulates growth and improves hair health. The dry salt impacts the skin microcirculation and assists cellular membrane activity used in dermatology and cosmetology and enhances their effectiveness.
Regular and consistent dry salt therapy may help people with the following various skin conditions:
Psoriasis. Itching. Eczema. Swelling & Inflammation. Dermatitis.
Dry & Flaky Skin. Acne. Rashes. Rosacea. Skin Aging.
For skin conditions high concentration and aggressive administration of dry salt and consistency of the sessions are the key elements for successful results.
Contraindications: Halotherapy is recognized as a safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure. Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using Halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns should seek proper medical advice before scheduling their Salt Therapy Session.
Salt Therapy as a Add-on Service
Salt therapy is currently only offered as an add-on service. Simply let Christie or Karen know if you'd like to add salt to your massage, myofascial release, reiki, or Raindrop session.
The salt machine will run for 20 minutes and is $11 extra.
(for example, in your one hour massage the halogenerator will run for 20 minutes).