Allow us to introduce you to it, starting from the beginning. Halo is derived from the greek word ‘halos’ which means salt. Halotherapy is the practice of using dry salt as a form of therapy to combat bacteria and other harmful particles that enter our system. We humans breathe in all types of gases and pollutants that lingers in the air, and oftentimes, those harmful particles interrupt our overall well-being.
Halotherapy is a simple solution that helps us detox our bodies through breathing in salt.
How it works is simple, we use machines called halogenerators that work to grind the salt into microscopic particles and release it into the air. This therapy is done in a controlled environment where clients spend their time in our salt rooms to inhale these salt particles and exhale the toxins. Depending on what the client needs, Halotherapy offers almost instant results making it the most effective detox solution.
In our modern society, there are many particles in the air that threaten our health including toxins, pollutants, smog and airborne diseases. They each pose a different and unique threat to our overall health and wellbeing. As inescapable as they may seem, halotherapy can help. It has been tested over the course of centuries where people have proven it to be a safe and effective alternative to other common treatments.
Have you ever gargled salt water, poured salt in your bathtub or rinsed your nasal cavity with a neti pot?
That means you’ve already experienced halotherapy in its "wet" form and have witnessed the power of wet salt in action. What you may not have known is that dry salt is superior to wet salt, which is why our halogenerators make such an impact. Working through heat, our halotherapy guarantees that by the time you have inhaled moisture, the salt particles are able to work their way deep into your lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. Those parts of your body can then process the salt, using it to combat toxins. The salt is also beneficial to your skin, helping to ward off eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and acne
Your skin not only keeps your organs safe, it is an organ in itself. In fact, it is the largest organ in your body and its task is to protect you from harmful particles including bacteria, viruses, and microbes. In that way, it is similar to your respiratory system. Apart from detecting sensations like pain and pressure, your skin is simultaneously responsible for removing waste, regulating your body temperature and maintaining your hydration levels. In order to keep your whole body healthy, don’t forget to take care of your skin first.
The most important step you can take to keep your skin healthy and radiant is to introduce dry salt therapy into your self-care routine. Regular halotherapy sessions help you age more gracefully in order to maintain that healthy, youthful glow at every age. If you’re looking to feel attractive from the inside out, Halotherapy is the solution for you.
According to researchers, Halotherapy is also beneficial to the skin’s microcirculation. The micro-particles that make up salt have healing properties and can positively impact both your skin and hair, giving them a healthier appearance as you age. This process works through skincell ion channels which initiate electrophysiological activity, triggering your skin’s natural defenses. Over time, the salt normalises your pH levels that repair, regenerate and stimulate growth.
Consistent Halotherapy sessions has a significant impact on all of these conditions:
The key to seeing results and benefiting from halotherapy is staying consistent with your sessions. We guarantee that natural solutions are the best option for detoxing your mind and body.
Ideally, one to two visits every week is advised in order to maintain your skin and respiratory health. On the other hand, chronic respiratory and skin conditions may require three to seven visits a week for a period of two to three weeks.
To understand this, you need to understand what is happening in your lungs. As allergens pass through your airways, your mucus levels increase. This can cause an asthma attack, but when you are going through halotherapy, salt particles are pushing back against such an attack. The tiny particles enter your lungs, eliminating bacteria while also increasing the airways that lead to them. This leads to lower levels of inflammation, reducing challenges to your nasal airway and your immune system. In addition, halotherapy can reduce bronchial problems for you.
It may take only a single halotherapy session for you to notice the effects. As the salt reduces and eliminates mucus, you should feel more comfortable. To see the full effects, of course, you will need to wait a full month – equivalent to a few sessions in total. This will vary from person to person, and early on, you should sit for treatments 2-4 weeks if possible, cutting down to weekly or biweekly sessions afterward.
The negative ions that permeate your salt room are perfect for increasing your seretonin levels. This will lift your mood, reduce depression, reduce stress, and boost your energy levels, all while facilitating smoother oxygen flow for your brain.
From the beginning, you will notice that you feel more relaxed. Our generator will welcome you to let go and drift off, becoming even more relaxed as the session continues. Soon, stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue will melt away. Sleep will seem easier your first night. We recommend 1-3 sessions per week depending on your condition.
The salt that we use is naturally anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. This means that as you breathe it, you are killing the bacteria that is keeping you from better health. Enhance your immune system and reduce your mucus levels for stronger breathing.
You will see that after 3-4 halotherapy sessions, the symptoms of your asthma are going away or becoming less pronounced. You will be able to breathe more smoothly and more effortlessly, and as you do your breathing exercises, the effects will seem even clearer. The salt may cause a tickle or cough in your throat: this is normal, illustrating the efficacy of the salt as it breaks down your mucus. We recommend 3-4 sessions per week for the first 2 months and then 1-3 sessions a week afterward.
Known for clearing out your respiratory system, salt can reduce your toxin levels, loosen your mucus, remove pathogens, and reduce IgE levels (immune system oversensitivity), all effects that will make it easier for you to fight the symptoms of bronchitis, COPD, and emphysema. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and anti-fungal, the salt we use is an all-around positive for these conditions.
While you are going through the treatment, focus on your breathing to maximize the effects. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth, recognizing that if you feel a tickle or a cough, that is natural.
Affording relief during the most difficult months of the year, halotherapy can help you ward off the symptoms of cold and flu, eliminating bacteria, toxins, and dangerous particles while enhancing your immune system. Drain your system of unnecessary mucus to rejuvenate yourself for cold and flu season.
After 3 or 4 sessions, you will feel less congested and less tired, breathing more easily and comfortably. You may notice that your mucus is draining hours or even a day after your halotherapy treatment.
Halotherapy is a natural way to treat this condition by the inhalation of dry salt particles. The salt is able to travel deep throughout the lungs, breaking down mucus, toxins and pollution buildup, then helps to expel it and open the airways. Salt's natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties help ease inflammation.
You will experience coughing during the session. After about 3-5 visits you should start to notice the breakdown and removal of lung/respiratory buildup making it easier to breathe and it could eventually reduce the reliance of other stimulants to control recurring infections.
When you breathe more easily and increase your lung capacity, your endurance levels naturally increase as well. This will empower you to perform and function better as an athlete, overcoming any respiratory issues, increasing your energy, optimizing your immune system and avoiding harmful breathing patterns that cause muscle soreness, dehydration, and cramps.
You will notice that your endurance and stamina are increasing after only a few halotherapy sessions. From there, you will be able to tell that your breathing patterns are more conducive to your overall health, over time improving your performance as an athlete.
More often than not, ear infections are the result of a clogged Eustachian tube, which is highly susceptible to mucus and fluid backups. Halotherapy can help reduce this, eliminating inflammation and widening passageways to avoid backups.
You will be able to feel your fluid and mucus backup becoming looser and falling out while you are going through your halotherapy session. This is a positive: it is a sign that your body is ridding itself of toxins and infections. After 2-4 more sessions, you will experience pain relief and greater comfort levels.
If your serotonin levels are too high, they may lead to insomnia, migraines, depression, and other mental health issues. The negative ions in salt, found in abundance in halotherapy rooms, will realign your serotonin levels to their ideals, enabling you to stick to a healthy sleep schedule.
You will feel intensely relaxed during your first halotherapy sessions, especially in the first 20 minutes or. After that, you will be able to sleep in a way that you have not slept in a long time, effectively letting go of all your worries and over-stimulation.
Migraines are also a result of imbalanced serotonin levels, which lead to a variety of mental health issues. To minimize your migraines or even avoid them altogether, a halotherapy session is easy and reliable.
As your migraines fade away, you will experience major benefits in the first 20 minutes, the salt seeping into your body. You will then experience fewer migraines going forward, feeling a sense of wellness the rest of the day.
When you progressively lose bone mass, it can cause a range of uncomfortable health issues. This is osteoporosis: while we most often associate calcium loss with the condition, it also involves shortages of salt and water. To minimize these issues, you need to avoid table salt, which can cause your bones to become weak and susceptible to breakage. The salt in halotherapy is different, though, replenishing the salt your bones need.
A single session will leave you feeling energized and healthy, free from the pains and discomfort that have characterized osteoporosis for you.
Even if you are not facing a specific health issue, halotherapy can help you. Completely natural, it boosts your immune system, prevents cold and flu, fixes your serotonin levels, and reduces your stress. You will feel better, and your body will run better.
Focus on your breath during your halotherapy session. Breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose, letting the salt particles seep into your body so that they can do their job. As you feel relaxed, allow yourself to drift into an almost transcendental state.
If your sinuses become swollen, they can make it difficult for you to breathe, even trapping mucus inside themselves and falling prey to infection. This will lead to higher levels of pressure, causing toothache, fever, bad breath, loss of taste and smell, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Halotherapy can help you avoid all these symptoms, reducing your inflammation and breaking down the mucus that constricts your sinuses.
During the first 2-3 sessions, you will experience mild relief, although some people will experience relief even during the first session. The swelling in your sinuses will continue to go down after every session.
Known for enhancing skin health, our salt is effective at combating acne, dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis, reducing inflammation and keeping your pH levels normal. This will repair your skin and rejuvenate it, eliminating harmful bacteria and oils.
You will see the effects of halotherapy on your skin after a single session, and after every session, your skin will look brighter and clearer.
If your nose or throat becomes blocked, you may snore while you are sleeping. This leads to lower oxygen levels, decreasing the quality of your sleep and thus your energy levels and your mood. A halotherapy session will unblock your throat and nose, acting as an anti-inflammatory and imbuing you with the energy you need throughout the day.
You may not snore after 2-3 sessions – or at least, you may not snore as much. While you are in the halotherapy room, focus on breathing in through your mouth and out through your nose. A tickle or a cough is natural and healthy. Continue your sessions as necessary.
The negative ions in halotherapy can reduce stress, headaches, tiredness, and depression – in addition to enhancing energy, alertness, and an overall sense of well-being.
We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to ensure there is enough time to fill out SALIS’s client form.
Be comfortable and wear something loose. If you are doing halotherapy to treat a skin condition, we advise you to expose the afflicted area to optimize the treatment effects. Light blankets will also be provided in case you find our treatment rooms too chilly.
Once you’re in the salt room, simply sit back, relax and take a deep breath.
How you spend your time in your 40-minute session is up to you. Bring a book, a magazine or just enjoy the peace and quiet.
You may experience a slight tickle in your throat due to the drying effects of the salt. Keep in mind, this is a sign that the salt is working. We recommend you to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. You may also want to refrain from showering immediately after your session to give some time for the salt residue to settle in and soften your skin.