What Is Salt Therapy and What are the Benefits?

HALOTHERAPY is a revolutionary fusion of nature and modern technology where specifically designed equipment, called Halogenerators, crush pure salt into microscopic sizes and disperse them into a designated space such as a salt room or our Multimedia Himalayan Salt Cave Theater sounds so much better!

 

HEALTH BENEFITS
Minimize medication
Improve skin conditions
Decrease inflammation
Boost immune system
Balance nervous system
Reduce respiratory symptoms

FITNESS BENEFITS
Improve stamina
Increase endurance
Enhance lung capacity
Have better respiratory efficiency
Have rapid cardio-respiratory stabilization
Increase oxygen delivery to muscle fibers

WELLNESS BENEFITS
Relax deeply
Sleep better
Breathe easier
Look younger
Have more energy
Detoxify lungs and skin
Improve cellular rejuvenation

DUE TO THE CURRENT TEMPORARY HEALTH SITUATION IN MASSACHUSETTS, OUR SHOP IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. email us at salt@enlightenings.com

Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy is a holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. Dry salt air is dispersed into an enclosed environment, like our salt cave space, through a unique process generated by a halogenerator. This type of treatment is a safe and effective way of using salt’s natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties to provide relief for respiratory and skin conditions.

When you heat salt, it becomes super dry, and kinetically more active. This heated and dry pure sodium chloride is then crushed into micro-sized particles and dispersed into the air in an enclosed environment. When micro-particles of dry salt is inhaled into the respiratory system, it does its job by absorbing and removing allergens, toxins and foreign substances in your lungs and throughout your respiratory tract. Salt also reduces any inflammation and opens airway passages making easier to breathe.

Himalayan Salt and Salt lamps that are used in conjunction in our Salt Cave for a calming and soothing astmosphere, with a Halogenerator that disperses pure pharmaceutical grade salt into a fine dry mist so that you can breathe it deeply into your lungs and sinuses to get the full effect. We are the first salt therapy cave located in a holistic meditation center in the area.  You can feel the relaxing energy of our center as you walk in.  There are many other alternative, holistic services available in our space as well as weekly guided meditation sessions, reiki, reconnective healing, sound therapy including a retail space with essential oils and healing crystals and minerals.  Book a salt therapy session here!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Halotherapy?

Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy is a holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. Dry salt air is dispersed into an enclosed environment like ours through a unique process generated by a halogenerator. This type of treatment is a safe and effective way of using salt’s natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties to provide relief for respiratory and skin conditions.

Is there research to support salt therapy?

Yes, most research has been done in Europe where the treatment originated.

http://salttherapyassociation.org/main/research-education/

What are the benefits and conditions and Enlightenings’ Halotherapy session treats?

Dry Salt Therapy has many positive effects on our respiratory, skin and immune systems. It reduces bronchial inflammation, thins and removes mucous from the lungs, as well as improves lung capacity and functionality. It also reduces skin inflammation, improves cellular rejuvenation and decreases itching and irritated skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dry Salt Therapy has also been very successful in reducing stress as well as enhancing our cardiovascular system.In addition, those who suffer from the following conditions can greatly benefit from the halotherapy.

Allergies                           Emphysema
Asthma                             Psoriasis
Bronchitis                        Pneumonia
Bronchial Infections      Rhinitis
Chronic ENT illnesses   Sinus Infections
Cold/Flu                           Sinusitis
Cystic Fibrosis                 Smoker’s Cough
Dermatitis                        Snoring
Ear Infections                  Stress and Fatigue
Eczema                             Wheezing

When should it be avoided?

As Halotherapy is known as a safe and natural treatment, clients who have any serious health conditions or women who are pregnant should always seek proper medical advice from a doctor first. Halotherapy is not recommended for people who have the following conditions.

  • Infections associated with a fever
  • Contagious diseases
  • Cancer
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cardiac disease patients
  • Acute respiratory disease
  • Severe hypertension
  • Chronic obstructive lung diseases
  • Intoxication

Are there any side effects?

Normally there are no side effects. Some people might experience a scratchy throat or a tickle in their sinuses. Others who might be slightly more sensitive could experience a minor skin irritation, which tends to go away after a session or two. For those who experience a slight cough, this is a sign that the salt therapy is effectively working. The body is loosening and releasing all the mucous buildup.

What kind of salt is used during an Enlightenings Salt Cave Session?

99.99% pure sodium chloride (Pharmaceutical grade salt). It contains no fillers or caking agents. It does come from a natural source but it is naturally processed to remove all of its impure elements. It’s the same salt that hospitals use and is the same type of salt all the research has been conducted on.

Are there any contraindications?

Not really. However, because Halotherapy has a detoxifying effect by releasing toxins and bacteria from the body, people who are taking certain medications might want to wait until they are done with the medication. Always check with your doctor before starting any Salt Therapy treatments if you are taking any medications for severe conditions.

How many sessions/times a week is necessary?

Halotherapy offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are accumulative where consistency and frequency is the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly if visiting salt rooms at least 3 times a week. Those who are looking to incorporate Salt Therapy into their regular wellness routine would benefit from a weekly session. Halotherapy is safe to use on a daily basis if desired.

What is the treatment duration per session?

45 minutes for a salt session in the Enlightenings Salt Cave

What results can Enlightenings clients expect?

Many clients who have asthma, allergies and other bronchial issues have seen some amazing results in a short period of time. Breathing became easier; more energy was experienced and just an overall better quality of life. Now we don’t make any medical claims about Dry Salt Therapy but after receiving treatments patient’s respiratory issues and lung function have vastly improved. In addition, those who have severe skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or acne have also had incredible improvements in the health of their skin.