According to the Salt Therapy Association, “Halotherapy is a Dry Salt Therapy that utilizes a halogenerator to grind and crush 99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride (salt) into micronized particles that are dispersed into a salt room, salt cave, or salt chamber via a dry salt aerosol that works to aid respiratory concerns and skin conditions.”
Dry pharmaceutical grade salt is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny microparticles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the SALT Booth®, salt room, or salt cave during a typical session. As the person relaxes, the microparticles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. Bacteria and pollutants are dissolved as salt enters the lungs and respiratory system by eliminating mucous and opening constricted airways.
According to the Salt Therapy Association, salt therapy is safe*. It is a 100% drug-free, non-invasive, comfortable treatment. The only people who should avoid salt therapy are those with severe chronic respiratory issues and those with open wounds and sores. It is advisable that people going into a salt chamber remove all personal jewelry, glasses and other belongings since salt can be corrosive to exposed metal.
For more information, please visit the Research Articles page of the Salt Therapy Association website.
*As with any type of treatment, results may vary. We always encourage our clients to have their customers consult their local physician with regard to salt therapy.