Salt Therapy

What is salt therapy?

Salt therapy is a natural treatment during which you inhale pharmaceutical-grade, dry salt particles in a comfortable, controlled environment. We at SALIS operate a variety of salt therapy rooms for you to enjoy: a massage room, a reading room, a kids room, and a multipurpose room available for yoga, meditation, and breathing classes.

How does salt therapy work?

Our medical halogenorators create a special dry sodium chloride microclimate. Here is what else you need to know.

  • Particles size 0-5 microns (because particles larger than 5 micrometers stick in the nose and throat, and only smaller particles can penetrate deep into the lungs).
  • Negative ionization increases the efficiency of healing as the mucus draws salt particles, generating a positive charge.
  • We constantly monitor salt concentration.
  • The air in the room is hypoallergenic and hypobacterial, and according to WHO classifications, it is sterile.
  • Our ventilation system works throughout the entire session, filtering out used air and filtering in fresh air.

Our salt is:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial
  • Mucolytic, loosening excessive mucus and speeding up mucociliary transport
  • Effective at removing pathogen agents
  • Effective at reducing IgE (immune system oversensitivity)

Who can benefit from salt therapy?

The therapy is suitable for everyone: even young people, older people, babies, and pregnant women.

It can help people with different respiratory and skin conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • COPD
  • Respiratory allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Hay fever
  • Rhinitis
  • Ear infection
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Chest infection
  • Cough
  • Cold and influenza
  • Eczema

What will salt therapy do for you?

Overall, the treatment's efficacy is estimated at 75-98% depending on conditions. Here are some specific benefits.

  • Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Make your breathing easier after just a few sessions
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Cleanse the respiratory system and speed up the elimination of toxins
  • Remove airborne pollen particles from airways
  • Clear mucus plugs and sticky phlegm from the lungs
  • Clear up catarrh and sinus congestion
  • Improve general health and quality of life
  • Reduce the number of hospital admissions
  • Reduce the need to use inhalers and antibiotics
  • Improve dermatological disorders such as dermatitis
  • Increase resistance to respiratory tract diseases
  • Enhance sport performance
  • Restore your energy levels

What happens during a salt therapy session?

Halotherapy sessions are 60 minutes long, taking place in our tranquil, relaxing rooms. You are welcome to sleep, read, or just relax and unwind. Just be advised the lights are dim for relaxation purposes. You may feel a slight tickle in your throat, eyes, and nose as the salt clears mucus. You may also get a slight taste of salt on your lips.

Dry Salt Therapy Treatment Protocols

Session Length

Adults: 60 minutes

Children: 30 minutes

  • Asthma (mild): 5-10 days
  • Asthma (severe): 10-20 days
  • Acute bronchitis: 10-15 days
  • Recurrent bronchitis: 10-15 days
  • Chronic obstructive bronchitis: 18-21 days
  • Pneumonia after acute stage: 10-14 days
  • Cystic fibrosis: 20-25 days
  • Chronic sinusitis: 15-20 days
  • Acute sinusitis: 3-5 days
  • Hay fever: 10-15 days
PLEASE NOTE: For the best possible results, chronic sufferers should try to complete sessions as consecutively as possible. Daily is best, but at least 3 times a week is the normal rate for challenging cases.

In clinical trials, salt therapy (a.k.a. “halotherapy) has proven to be effective in relieving symptoms of a variety of respiratory and skin ailments. During one of the clinical trials, salt therapy resulted in improvement of the clinical state in:

(“Journal of Aerosol Medicine, A.V. Chervinskaya, Volume 8. Number 3, 1995”)