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What is Halotherapy (aka Salt Therapy)
Salt therapy is a holistic method to reproduce the natural microclimate of a salt cave by dispersing a dry saline aerosol into the room.  While similar to being at the beach, Salt on the Rocks uses a dry salt instead of a saturated salt. This plays an important role in the relief of discomforts associated with many respiratory and skin issues. By pulverizing pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride in our Halogenerators, we can disperse the micro sized particles to the salt room effectively to produce the best results.  Click here for more details on Halotherapy. 
How does Salt Therapy work?
Clients sit in the salt room for 25-45 minutes and breathe in the fine salt aerosol, which is transported to the smallest bronchi, or airway passages, in the lungs as well as to other parts of the respiratory tract such as the sinuses and nasal cavity. The salt particles act as an anti-bacterial agent, dissolving bacteria and pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract. These are then either coughed up by the patient or are expelled during the metabolic processes via the bloodstream. The treatment also reduces inflammation in the lungs, thins out mucus build-up, improves lung function and opens up breathing passages. 
What aliments can Halotherapy address?

chronic bronchitis

asthma 

ear infection       

allergies

breathlessness, chest tightness           

seasonal allergies                            

pneumonia after acute stage

boost immune system                       

smoker’s cough (including secondary smoke)

pharyngitis                                     

sinusitis/sinus inflammation 

rhinitis                                    

tonsillitis

eczema/psoriasis

stress                                      

anxiety

depression                                     

PTSD                                    

hay fever

respiratory infections                    

ENT ailments                                                

Cystic Fibrosis 

acne                                        

dermatitis

joint pain/inflammation              

insomnia                               

muscle fatigue

Athlete Performance

Is Salt Therapy Safe for me and my children?

Halotherapy is widely recognized as a safe 100% drug free non-invasive medical treatment throughout Europe for more than a century, with no side effects or potential health hazards. The treatment is suitable for children of any age (as young as 1 month old). Children, in fact, respond even more quickly than do adults. We always recommend you consult a qualified medical professional with any current medical conditions you may have.


Is Salt Therapy safe during pregnancy?

Yes, Salt therapy is a great choice for women who do not want to rely heavily on over-the-counter or prescribed medication for sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses. Pregnant women who have visited salt rooms have experienced relief for their congestion and chronic respiratory problems. We do recommend consulting with your physician first. 


Is there a risk of catching an infection from others in the salt room?

The micro climate of a typical salt room is 3 times cleaner than in a sterile surgery room in a hospital, therefore it is nearly impossible to catch any infection or be affected by bacteria during the therapy. Salt is a natural anti-bacterial and it kills almost all bacteria on contact. In addition, our filtered ventilation system is constantly working to circulate the air in the salt room, drawing out used air and drawing in clean, filtered air. We do not allow those with open wounds or contagious infections to participate in our salt room sessions. While the room itself is a sterile, anti-bacterial climate, the other spaces within our building are not, so we appreciate anyone with contagions or open wounds to refrain from visiting until these have been resolved.  

 

How often should I do salt sessions?

For people with acute respiratory issues (non-contagious), ear infections or other temporary respiratory discomforts, 1 to 8 sessions can be very effective. For chronic respiratory and dermatological conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies, psoriasis, etc., it is strongly recommended you complete 12 to 20 sessions of 45 minutes each, in as short a time period as is feasible. Salt room treatment is most effective when it is administered at least twice a week or more frequently. It is advisable to repeat the therapy 1 to 3 times per year to maintain the positive results. For recreational, relaxation and stress relieving purposes, sessions can be taken as many times as desired

What can I expect during a salt session?

Thousands of patients have been successfully treated by Halotherapy (treatment in natural salt caves) in Canada, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Austria and Germany since the early 1900s. Clinical studies have also been conducted and the results demonstrate that after a series of treatments completed within a prescribed amount of time (twice a week), patients’ breathing became less labored, symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath were improved, and medical drug usage was decreased significantly. Be sure to click here to visit our research page.

 

What do I wear?

You wear your normal clothes.  We ask that you remove your shoes for the family and private rooms.  We ask that you remove your shoes and socks or wear the provided booties for the Caribbean room. 

Who should not visit a salt room?

Anyone with acute issues including, but not limited to fever, Tuberculosis, open wounds, late stage lung cancer, contagious conditions, cardiac insufficiencies, 

Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency are advised to consult their physician before participating in Halotherapy. 

 

What do I wear?

You wear your normal clothes.  We ask that you remove your shoes for the family and private rooms.  We ask that you remove your shoes and socks or wear the provided booties for the Caribbean room. 

Who should not visit a salt room?

Anyone with acute issues including, but not limited to fever, Tuberculosis, open wounds, late stage lung cancer, contagious conditions, cardiac insufficiencies, 

Chronic obstructive lung diseases with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency are advised to consult their physician before participating in Halotherapy. 

 

Want to see more science?

The following link will take you to the research pages of several articles and abstracts for studies relating to Halotherapy.

MORE SCIENCE CLICK HERE

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Monday:             Closed

Tuesday:             11:00 – 7:00

Wednesday:     11:00 – 7:00

Thursday:           11:00 – 7:00

Friday:                11:00 – 7:00

Saturday:           12:00 – 5:00

Sunday:               Closed

Our Location:

2350 Whitesburg Dr. SW

Huntsville, AL 35801

256.429.9160

 

DISCLAIMER

Halotherapy is not regulated in the US by any certifying body.  It has not been approved or evaluated by the FDA and should be considered a wellness spa treatment.  Salt on the Rocks makes no claims to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disease state. Information and therapy are for educational and entertainment purposes only including products and services related to the Remedy Room. 

At this time, the FDA does not recognize Halotherapy as a medical treatment, and it is not subject to any regulation. Because of this we remind you that these statements and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Any information contained within this website or dispersed through Salt on the Rocks agents is for educational purposes only.