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Halotherapy FAQ

What can I do during my salt therapy session?


  • Read a Book

  • Listen to a guided meditation on your phone

  • Listen to an audio book

  • Chat with the person joining you

  • Have a Nap!


What are Negative Ions and why are they good for me?

Negative ions have long been attributed to improvements in mood and physical health.

Salt naturally produces negative ions, which produce the “clarity effect” that people love from Halotherapy treatments. 


Negative ions have been shown to reduce:

  • Stress

  • Headaches

  •  Lethargy

  • Depression,

  • Airborne Pollutants

  • Dust

  • Cigarette Smoke

  • Pet Dander

  • Pollen

  • Mold Spores

  • Viruses

  • Bacteria from the air


Negative ions can also dramatically increase:

  • Energy

  • Mental alertness

  • Overall sense of well-being


What are the respiratory benefits of Halotherapy?


Halotherapy may help provide relief and/or improve the following:

  • Viral infections

  • Coughs and colds

  • Asthma

  • Smoker’s cough

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • Sinusitis

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Respiratory Allergies

  • Ear Infections

  • Various acute or chronic respiratory diseases

  • Chronic ear-nose-throat illnesses


What is the History of Halotherapy?

Centuries ago, European monks noticed something interesting: when they treated respiratory ailments in natural salt caverns, their patients got better faster. The monks produced salt dust by grinding salt rocks against each other, which the patients then inhaled.

Dr. Felix Bochkowsky, the state authority for occupational health in Polish industry in the 1840s, saw the same thing was true with miners: while metal and coal miners battled relentless, deadly respiratory ailments, workers in salt mines were healthier than average people, let alone other miners.

In 1843, Dr. Bochkowsky published a book about the health benefits of salt dust. His successor, Mstislav Poljakowski, followed by establishing the first salt clinic near Krakow, Poland, which is still in operation today.

During World War II, salt mines in Germany were used as bomb shelters. During bombings, people often had to remain in the mines for extended periods of time, breathing in the salt dust. Upon leaving, many asthmatics were able to breathe much easier.

By the 1950s, scientific studies (primarily in the USSR) were proving how effective salt therapy is in treating respiratory ailments. Manmade, above-ground Saltrooms provided a controlled environment, and Halotherapy (from “halo”, Greek for salt) became a new option for respiratory treatment.

The first Halotherapy salt chambers opened in the 1960s in Eastern Europe. They were destination health sanatoriums and respiratory hospitals paid for by the socialized medical system of those countries. As Halotherapy grew more popular in the 1980s and 1990s, health and beauty resorts throughout Europe and Scandinavia began to install Saltrooms and offer Halotherapy as one of their restorative treatments.

Now it has come to North America and is becoming increasingly popular !!

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