Frequently Asked Questions
What is Halo- Therapy?
Halo Therapy, also known Salt therapy, is a holistic method that reproduces the natural micro climate of a salt cave by dispersing saline aerosol in a high concentration in a room whose surfaces are covered with layers of salt.
The dry salt aerosol in the room plays an important role in the relief of health problems, and is used for patients with respiratory problems and skin conditions.
How does salt therapy work?
Patients sit in the salt cave for 45 minutes and breathe in the fine salt aerosol, which is transported to the smallest bronchi, or airway passages, in the lung as well as to other parts of the respiratory tract such as the sinuses and nasal cavities.
The salt particles act as an antibacterial agent, dissolving bacteria and pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract. These are then either coughed up by the patient or are expelled during the metabolic processes via the bloodstream.
This treatment also reduces inflammation in the lungs, thins out mucus build up, improves lung function and opens up breathing passages.
What should I wear the day of my session?
Dress Comfortably. If you are attending for any skin related conditions, we recommend you expose the areas affected. No shoes are allowed in our salt rooms. All guests are welcome to wear own socks or be barefoot.
Why is it so relaxing inside the salt room?
Salt has the natural ability to balance out the positive charge in our bodies by binding the excessive positive ions with the salt’s negative ions. The neutralizing forces of salt cancel out positive charged and harmful electromagnetic vibrations in our environment (electro-smog), as well as in our body. Hence, salt therapy has de-stressing and relaxing effects.
They say salt is bad for your health. Why is it good to breathe?
Over consumption of salt is linked to high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, during salt therapy you are breathing the dry saline aerosol into your respiratory system, not ingesting it into your digestion tract. Furthermore, the amount of salt you are breathing in is so minimal that even if you were to eat that quantity, it would not pose a health risk.
What results can patients expect?
Patients receiving treatment twice a week have less labored breathing. Symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath were improved and medical drug usage was decreased significantly.