FAQ

Salt Therapy, also referred to as Halotherapy, is a drug-free holistic therapy that recreates the microclimate of a salt cave and helps treating respiratory conditions such as cold, flu, allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinus infections, sinusitis, rhinitis, hay fever and emphysema. In addition, the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of salt therapy effectively treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Salt Therapy can dramatically enhance sports and singing performances and improve lung function by increasing lung capacity and stamina. It has no side effects and helps build your immune system.

There is no special gear required for the treatment, except for socks, since no shoes are allowed inside the Salt Cave. The temperature inside the Salt Rooms is regular room temperature. You may wear anything that you are comfortable in and you will remain entirely clothed for the whole 45 minute session. If you do have skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis, we welcome you to wear shorts and light T-shirt to expose your skin to salt as much as possible.

Halotherapy, also referred to as Salt Therapy, is a 100% drug free holistic therapy, that recreates the micro-climate of a Himalayan Salt Cave, where all walls and floor are completely covered with Salt. Halogenerator grinds and disperses pharmaceutical grade salt in high concentration inside the room, which is what patients breathe during a 45 minute session. Salt Therapy uses the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of salt to bring inflammation down inside sinuses, open airways and loosen up the mucous from the chest, leaving you breathing easier. Salt Therapy dramatically enhances lung function and boosts stamina for sportsmen and singers as well as treats a list of respiratory and skin conditions.

Dry salt aerosols are dispersed into a room where the walls and floor are covered with Himalayan pure salt. A negative ion and antibacterial environment is created by the salt on the walls and floor. You just sit back and relax in our tranquil salt room whilst listening to ambient music with low level mood lighting. Clinical studies have shown that salt therapy reduces inflammation in the respiratory tract and aids in mucous clearing, leaving patients breathing easier.

Over 50 million Americans suffer from Allergies. Allergies occur when your body gives an unnatural response to harmless substances. Medical treatment of allergies can prove to be expensive and not without side effects. If you suffer from allergies, Halotherapy brings you hope of a long term, drug-free relief.

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Breathing difficulties / chest tightness
  • Bronchitis / Chronic bronchitis
  • Colds & Flu
  • COPD
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema
  • Hay fever
  • Pneumonia (post-acute)
  • Psoriasis
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis/sinus inflammation
  • Smoker’s cough
  • Snoring / Sleep Apnea
  • Stress and fatigue
  • Wheezing

It is definitely safe for children. There are no potential harmful effects. The treatment is completely natural and in fact, children often respond to treatment faster than adults. At Royal Salt Cave & Spa, we have both an Adults’ and Children’s therapy rooms. Children can play with toys while receiving the benefits of salt therapy.

The results vary greatly among individuals and the condition that is being treated. Some conditions and milder symptoms will improve or dissipate within just a couple of sessions. You may even feel relief after one session; however, for the best results we recommend a series of treatments. Those with chronic conditions most likely need to come several times a week for the first 6-8 weeks. Those who come for stress relief and relaxation simply come as often as they like. For many conditions, after a series of sessions, symptoms subside and relief can last for several months before another session is needed. It can also be used as a preventative measure to strengthen the immune system against colds, cough, allergies, and sinusitis.

Halotherapy is not recommended for individuals with the following conditions:

  • Existence or suspicion of cancer
  • Any kind of infectious disease
  • Acute respiratory disease
  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • Cardiac and coronary diseases
  • COPD with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Coughing of blood/bleeding
  • Infections accompanied by fever
  • High blood pressure/hypertension in IIB stage
  • Any form or stage of tuberculosis
  • Intoxication
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • All internal diseases of decompensation

Typically there are none. Few individuals have experienced a slight throat tickle which can be treated with gargling warm to hot water. In cases with an individual that is highly sensitive they can experience slight skin irritation or red patches; however, they go away after a few sessions. If you experience increased coughing due to mucous buildup that means the salt therapy treatment is working. This is the body’s natural way of draining the mucous buildup.

No. We recommend to continue your medications as you need and as directed by your doctor. Since salt therapy is all-natural it does not have any interactive effects with medications. Often, individuals who undergo salt therapy will find that they are less dependent on certain medication and that their symptoms are less frequent and less severe.

Salt naturally absorbs bacteria. The walls and floor of the rooms in the Salt Cave are covered with salt which creates an almost sterile environment. In addition, our ventilation system works throughout the entire session to circulate the air in the room, exhausting used air out and clean, fresh air in. There is no recycling of air back into the rooms. Chairs, tables, toys, books, and magazines are wiped down frequently.

Salt Room walls and floor are covered in layers of salt. In the adult suite you will have comfortable recliners to relax in. The lights will dim and you can choose to listen to relaxing music, meditate, or simply rest. The temperature and humidity in the rooms are controlled to provide an optimal experience. You will find pure relaxation and tranquility away from your everyday stress leaving you rejuvenated and fully energized. The children’s suite is designed to bring fun and enjoyment with toys, books, and puzzles while they receive their salt therapy treatment.

While going to the beach and breathing in the ocean’s salt air is great for the body, salt therapy takes that feeling to a whole new level. The effects of breathing in the dry salt aerosol in our salt rooms are far greater than that of breathing air from the ocean. Salt therapy speeds up that process and in some cases where that process is non-existent it works to get it started.

Yes, we do take walk-ins. We love to know you’re coming before hand, but if you forget or can’t give us a call we’ll take you as long as the session is not full. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your desired session time. Sessions start every hour, on the hour.

Salt Cave therapy is a safe, natural supplement to help with a variety of health conditions. There are no known side effects.

No. The high volume of pure Himalayan salt particles make it impossible for germs, bacteria, or viruses to live.  Therefore, viruses and other airborne germs cannot spread to other guests in the cave.

We can sometimes accommodate walk-ins , however, the Salt Cave can hold a maximum of 14 guests. We advise that you call ahead and reserve a spot to ensure you can visit on a date and time that is convenient for you.

Yes, private sessions can be booked. This is a great venue to relax and get ready for a special event. Consider booking a private session for bridal parties, reunions, or proms. Please refer to our Salt Cave price list for booking private sessions.

If you have any concerns regarding your specific medical condition and Salt Cave therapy treatment, we highly recommend speaking with your doctor before scheduling your session.

Consuming too much salt is linked to high blood pressure. With salt therapy, you are inhaling a dry salt aerosol which only enters your respiratory system not your digestive tract. The salt particles are so fine that even if you were to eat that amount it most likely will not pose a risk to your health.

Only the finest quality of dry pharmaceutical grade salts are used, as this is the only salt used in medical studies. We do not use Himalayan salt in our generator due to metal contents found in the Himalayan salt and there are no medical studies substantiating the effectiveness of Himalayan salt for therapeutic value through the use of a Halo-generator. However our walls and floors are covered in pure Himalayan Salt and produce negative ions which are safe and you will not be inhaling any metals into the lungs. Contrary to popular belief, Himalayan salt is not actually 100% pure salt. Rather it is made of 98% pure salt and 2% trace minerals and metals.

Yes, salt therapy is 100% drug-free with no side effects. However, if you are unsure, please consult your primary physician for their professional opinion.

This is a special time for internal reflection and healing. The lights are dimmed and you are encouraged to let your body rest and repair in a passive way.

The heat from a lighted salt lamp attracts moisture. The evaporation of water through salt emits negative ions. How many negative ions a salt lamp or salt candle holder can release depends on its size and how warm a match-lit candle or electric light bulb makes it. A night-light sized salt lamp would be effective for an office cubicle. Naturally, the larger an area means a larger lamp is needed so that more negative ions will be emitted.

  • Eliminates allergens
  • Reduces affects of SAD
  • Supports the immune system
  • Boosts serotonin levels
  • Improves mental alertness
  • Promotes general well-being

Talk with your doctor first

Please consult with your healthcare provider prior to making a salt therapy appointment if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Advanced pregnancy
  • Currently being treated for cancer with chemotherapy or radiation
  • Lung cancer
  • Coughing up blood
  • Recently suffered a heart attack
  • Tuberculosis (any form or stage)
  • Contagious conditions
  • Fever
  • Acute respiratory distress
  • Extreme hypertension, IIB stage
  • Intoxication (Rx drugs, illicit drugs, alcohol)
  • Chronic kidney diseases
  • Cardiac or coronary diseases
  • Internal diseases of decompensation