Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably, no need for any special preparations. No need to cover your hair, salt is actually beneficial to your hair. If you are attending for any skin related conditions, please expose as much skin as possible. We will ask you to remove your shoes, and provide disposable booties or you can go barefoot.
What time should I come?
Please come 5-10 min before the start of your session. If you are late, you may not be allowed to enter the salt room if the session is in progress to preserve therapeutic salt concentration and avoid disturbing other customers. We will do our best to accommodate you at a later time. Please call us if you think you are running late.
What happens during a salt therapy session?
No special breathing pattern is required during a session. No food or drinks are allowed during a session.
Kids Room: halotherapy session is 30 min long; children play, parents have a sitting area inside the room or may go on the play area with their child. Room temperature is kept between 72 and 74°F, with heated floor salt for comfort. Encourage your child to use a restroom before the session to avoid any interruptions during a session.
Main room: halotherapy session is 45 min long; you are relaxing on our zero-gravity recliners, lights are dimmed, mellow music is playing in the background. We ask that you refrain from talking or walking around the room. Room temperature is kept between 70-74°F, blankets are provided. May bring your own blanket if desired.
How many sessions do I need?
The number of sessions varies individually. Anywhere from 10 to 20 closely spaced apart sessions has been recommended once or twice a year to achieve long lasting results.
Think about the idea of going to the gym, the more often you work out, the faster you get fit = achieve your goal. We strongly encourage you to follow the recommended regimen because we want you to get better and we know salt therapy works.
However, certain chronic conditions may require an ongoing commitment to help manage the symptoms. If you are looking to generally de-stress and relax, enhance your overall well-being you may come as often as desired.
Can I or my children get sick from being around other people who are sick (ex, coughing, sneezing)?
The answer is NO. Don’t worry about contracting any illness here at our salt cave. Salt takes care of all of it, and we do the rest.
During a treatment session, air is being actively infused with salt. If someone sneezes, coughs or simply talks, the floating dry salt particles immediately trap these offenders in the air and destroy them.
The toys in our Kids room as well as any touch areas are in constant contact with salt during the session thus undergoing continuous disinfection.
What is more, all high touch areas and toys are also thoroughly cleaned with a disinfecting agent after each session. Each salt room undergoes a full air exchange in between the sessions.
What conditions does salt therapy treat?
Salt Therapy (also known as halotherapy) has been shown to effectively treat or significantly improve the following conditions:
- Frequent cold, flu
- Sinusitis, rhinitis
- Emphysyma/ COPD
- Cystic fibrosis
- Smoker’s cough
- Skin rashes, itching
- Dry flaky skin
It has also been shown to:
- Improves skin rigidity thus slowing skin aging process
- Boost immune system
- Enhance emotional and over-all well being
- Enable better recovery time from physical activity
- Enhance athletic performance and endurance by expanding the airways for increased oxygen flow and capacity
- Detoxify body
Who should not use halotherapy?
Individuals with the following conditions or characteristics should not use halotherapy:
- Acute stages of certain disease and fever
- Active Tuberculosis
- Open wounds and sores
- Uncontrolled severe hypertension
- Last stage COPD
- While under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs
- Mental disorders