What is a Salt Cave or Salt Room?
There are basically two types of salt rooms—passive and active. Crystalline Cave is an active salt room. Active salt rooms provide a more effective salt therapy environment utilizing a halogenerator to grind salt into micron-sized particles that are then dispersed into the air. The décor and style of the room can vary from a spa-like environment to a more clinical look to an elaborate cave-like room.
What is Halotherapy?
Halotherapy, or salt therapy, is a therapeutic and 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive treatment. Salt therapy is a method of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles. These particles reach the deepest area of the lungs absorbing bacteria and pollutants and providing an anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect. This process supports and strengthens the body’s immune system by eliminating toxins and allergens that are trapped within the mucus lining of the respiratory system.
Dry pharmaceutical grade salt is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny micro particles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry aerosol micro particles of salt are then dispersed into the the air during a typical session. As the person relaxes, the micro particles 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.
If salt is drying, how is this good for your skin?
The salt on the walls and floor are pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride and are actually a moisturizer, completely different than table salt. It helps condition the skin by absorption.
Benefits of the Salt Room:
Reduction of Symptoms related to:
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, frequent colds, sinus issues, allergies including seasonal-dust and mold, hay fever, allergic skin reactions, Skin disorders including psoriasis and dermatitis, cystic fibrosis, stress, insomnia, exhaustion, sinus headaches, weakness of the immune system, rheumatic diseases, hypothyroidism.
Salt Therapy also relaxes the muscles, supports the healing of the lungs for people who have stopped smoking.
Support for athletes - Salt Therapy can enhance sports performance by improving lung function and increasing lung capacity and stamina.
When should I refrain from halotherapy?
Please consult your healthcare provider before making an appointment if you have the following health conditions:
Acute stage of respiratory diseases, Hyperthyroidism, pulmonary tuberculosis, recent heart attack, angina pectoris with frequent seizures, lung cancer, pulmonary mycosis, post myocardial infarction, intoxication including drug and alcohol, severe hypertension, all contagious diseases, fever, and all cancer during chemotherapy/radiation treatment.
What will happen if I arrive late to my scheduled session?
All sessions begin on the hour. As sessions are meant to be relaxing, once a session starts, the room will not be opened to allow anyone in. If space remains in the next session, you are more than welcome to wait for the next one.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations within 24 hours are subject to a $10 cancellation fee per person.
What should I wear?
We suggest you wear light clothing and allow as much exposed skin as possible, however we do not allow bathing suits since your session maybe with strangers. Because your body temperature drops due to the relaxed state some people feel cold. We provide blankets for your comfort if you experience this sensation.
Why no shoes?
As a natural disinfectant, the salt is tasked with trying to clean the soles of the shoes.
Will the salt damage my clothes?
The salt has no negative effect on clothing. Individuals could come in on lunch break with work uniforms, suits, whatever and get up and go right back to work.
What do I do during my session?
Meditate, read a book, relax, take a short nap, etc. Your time in the salt room is meant to be therapeutic, so do something that follows that theme. We do not allow electronics in the salt room, as the salt can be damaging, so please keep that in mind.
Are drinks or food allowed during my session?
No. No food or drinks are allowed in Crystalline Cave.
How old do I have to be to be in the Salt Cave?
We allow all ages in the salt room, however children must be accompanied by a parent.
Please understand that the Salt Room is a therapeutic environment that may have other people with you that are resting or meditating, so we ask that you keep your children under your care. If we feel they are disrupting the group or are notified as such we will address the issue. Remember you can always schedule the entire room so you are alone but the kids still have to maintain a civilized manner.
When should I arrive for my appointment?
Please arrive 15 minutes early. This allows for any paperwork you may need to fill out, as well as being able to ask any questions and get acclimated to the space.