Our salt room is a unique place to rest, meditate and receive the empowering benefits of Halotherapy. Our 45 minute sessions can be purchased as single sessions, or join our membership program to receive monthly unlimited sessions. There are several options available. Check out our packages here.
What is Halotherapy
Salt therapy, or halotherapy, uses a halo generator to vaporize pure salt into the air so it can be breathed deep into the lungs. Our salt therapy room contains 7 tons of pure organic Himalayan salt and a high-quality halo generator to turn that pure salt into the salt vapor that provides so many health benefits to our clients. Halo generators ionize particles of salt and release them out into the atmosphere. When inhaled, the negatively charged ions attach to the positively charged toxins in the system and neutralize the charge, detoxifying the body from the inside out. Halotherapy is also an immune system booster; an important health benefit in cold and flu season.
Himalayan salt is one of the purest and most valuable salts. It has 84 minerals and trace elements including calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and copper. It is antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and antibacterial. Himalayan salt therapy has many benefits, which include but are not limited to detoxification, anti-inflammatory properties, mucolytic (loosens mucus & phlegm), increased circulation, and reduced skin irritations. Himalayan Salt formed over 250 million years ago, during the Jurassic era, and is still extracted as it was centuries ago, by hand, without the use of explosives or mechanical devices so it remains pure, clean and unpolluted.
Benefits of Halotherapy
Dry salt air is more powerful than moist air. The negatively charged ions in salt improve our health and mood. Inhaling particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions.
Halotherapy is a natural and safe way to help alleviate various conditions and ailments. You will see some sort of improvement after one session. The salt particles will help treat respiratory, skin, and many other conditions. Multiple visits are recommended for chronic conditions.
Jet Lag Recovery
Salt therapy expands the airways for increased oxygen flow and capacity. This can enhance, revitalize and accelerate recovery from jet lag and assist with detoxification of the positive ions and other substances that have accumulated during your flying time in recycled air. As you sit back and relax breathing in the salt therapy from the Halogenerator, the negative ions begin to expel the positive ions so that you can regain energy and balance.
Asthma, COPD and Smoker’s Cough
Halotherapy consistently demonstrates a dramatic positive effect on symptoms of asthma and obstructive bronchial conditions caused by inflammation and harmful debris in the respiratory system. Over a series of treatments, inhalation of dry salt aerosol will bring about the improvement of mucociliary clearance and decrease of bronchial inflammation, the decrease or elimination of pathogenic microorganisms, and a reduction of bronchial hyperresponsiveness. This translates into better lung function, fewer spasmodic attacks, and clearer air passages with less use of drugs to control symptoms.
Even chronic deep cough due to tobacco use, nicknamed “Smoker’s Cough” shows marked improvement with continued treatment. Naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory sodium chloride particles are carried into the deepest recesses of the bronchial system due to the unique aerosol dispersal system and the microscopic size of the particles.
In controlled studies, the majority of subjects with asthma or COPD showed reduced bronchial obstruction, better drain function of the airways, and improved viscosity of bronchial secretions The number and intensity of asthma attacks were reduced, and respiratory discomfort decreased or disappeared, which allowed most to reduce or even eliminate prescribed medications.
Salt care presents a unique treatment option for those with allergies. The sterile chamber, first and foremost, removes the patient from contact with external stimulus during the period of treatment, allowing the nervous system to reset itself. Due to the specific dispersal method, dry sodium chloride aerosol acquires a negative charge and a high surface energy. The particles have an electro-ionic effect on both the skin and the internal tissues of the sinuses and respiratory tract, calming hyperresponsiveness and allowing normalization of the body’s reaction to stimuli. Inflammation is reduced due to natural properties of the inhaled salt particles, which also thin bronchial and nasal secretions. Improved drainage allows for a reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes. Additionally, salt’s ability to absorb edema from swollen mucosa linings in the sinuses and respiratory tract opens airways to bring about the quick relief of symptoms. Long-term studies with allergy patients in Russia who reported remarkable improvement over a period of ten years have led to halotherapy being recognized as a certified allergy treatment by the Russian Ministry of Health and other associations in Europe.
Psoriasis & Eczema
Halotherapy has been proven to have a multidimensional positive effect on various forms of dermatitis, including acute symptoms of acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Depositing on open skin areas, halo-aerosol increases activity of skin ion channels, stimulating cell growth and regeneration. Dry salt particles balance skin pH and autoflora, as well as reducing harmful bacteria and inflammation. After a series of treatments, study subjects showed decreased itching, decreased or resolved scaling of the skin, and the drying and healing of small fissures, scratches and exudative symptoms. Skin and respiratory disease are often coexistent, and dermatitis is associated with other issues of the immune system. The effects of inhaled salt particles on the respiratory tract decrease bacteria and improve bronchial drainage, thus decreasing overall toxicity and reducing the likelihood of future outbreaks. The sterile environment and negative ions relax and modulate the nervous system, freeing the body from the stresses of external stimuli and initiating healing and rebalancing. Multiple studies in Russia have shown salt therapy to be effective in the relief of dermatitis symptoms, and of potential long-term benefit as part of a total body approach to healing.
Salt therapy has proven to be an invaluable resource for sufferers of cystic fibrosis. The hydrophilic and mucokinetic action of inhaled salt particles thins unnaturally thick and sticky mucus, clearing accumulated secretions and unclogging passages in the bronchi and bronchiole. Other benefits are the absorption of edema from the mucosa lining of the airways and the reduction of inflammation in the respiratory tract and sinuses. The extremely viscous nature of mucus secretions in patients with this disease often causes a buildup of bacteria. Salt therapy naturally combats this problem and can reduce the person’s reliance on antibiotics to control frequent infections. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the effects of salt therapy on cystic fibrosis patients, “The results of our trial were revolutionary. We saw a sustained improvement in lung function, a major reduction in the number of lung flare-ups, a reduced need for antibiotics to treat flare-ups, and fewer days off school or work due to illness.”
Sleep Apnea and Snoring
The multiple effects of halotherapy on the body enable it to address sleeping issues with a variety of causes. Most basically, snoring and sleep apnea caused by obstructed air passages is relieved due to the antiedemic and anti-inflammatory properties of salt particles. Air passages are opened and widened and spasm of inflamed irritated tissue and smooth muscles are modulated, so restful breathing can be achieved. Many subjects have found relief from sleep apnea previously treated by drugs or sleep machines in a single session, with results improving daily as the series progressed. On a deeper level, salt therapy also provides a treatment environment where healing can begin for an overwhelmed and unbalanced nervous system. Exposure to the excessively positively charged atmosphere of the everyday world can cause an imbalance in our own electromagnetic fields, literally creating an inability to relax from the cellular level up. The dispersal method of salt particles into the salt cocoon increases their surface energy, enhancing salt’s natural negative charge, and increasing its ability to rebalance te body’s EMF during the treatment period. The Salt Cocoon isolates the individual in an environment free from all interference, allowing her to achieve deep relaxation. In this situation, the nervous system is able to reset itself and reassert its natural proper balance. More restful sleep is often achieved after the first session, and with repeated sessions, the body can relearn the process of achieving this state independently.
Chronic Stress and Fatigue
A healthy and well-balanced body has a natural ability to deal with reasonable stress and to regenerate physically and mentally during sleep. Internal and environmental challenges can disrupt the body’s ability to bring itself back into balance, creating a situation where stress and fatigue are constant and cumulative. Halotherapy isolates the individual in a stress-free environment that provides healing on a variety of levels while allowing the body to reassert its natural healthy balance. The negative charge and high surface energy of halo-aerosol particles empower them to penetrate internal airways more deeply, bonding with positive ions and calming and relaxing internal muscles as the nervous system rebalances. The same action is simultaneously performed externally as charged particles coat the skin, reducing chronic hypersensitivity caused by environmental stresses and encouraging cellular regeneration. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduce the body’s toxic load, giving relief to an overburdened immune system and the release debris and inhaled particles is facilitated. Multiple sessions of treatment in this supportive environment reinforce the organism’s natural inclination toward a healthy balanced state and enhance its ability to achieve it independently.
Comfortable clothing is recommended for the salt room. You may change into clothing that exposes areas of skin you would like the salt to reach (shorts, sleeveless shirts, skirts, etc).
Our policies are designed to ensure that your experience in the Salt Room is always relaxing and enjoyable.
Cell Phones & Electronic Devices – may be used for music with headphones only in order to maintain a quiet and relaxing environment for all guests.
Public Health and Safety Codes
Admittance into all group sessions and classes must be avoided when in acute stages or contagious phases of any illness including; colds, coughs, flu, rashes, fever, athlete’s foot, diarrhea, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD in the third stage, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol, or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory diseases. You may return when not contagious but may be asked to submit a doctor’s clean bill of health consent form if we feel your illness has not cleared up. Please respect and help enforce this policy with the understanding they are set in place to protect you – our patrons’, administration staff, and teachers’.
The Salt Room at Soundarya SPa is a scent free studio. Many patrons have allergies, asthma, cancer, COPD, migraine headaches, and other smell sensitivities. We reserve the right to deny any individual entry into any session should you smell of smoke, perfume, alcohol, gasoline, or other body odors deemed offensive. You will be asked to leave and will be charged full price for the missed session. Dry Salt Therapy and Yoga are based on the premise of using diaphragmatic breathing to enhance, energize, heal, and purify the body and mind, therefore, such scents defeat the purpose.
Due to limited space reservations are required with all memberships Reservations must be canceled 12-hours prior tostart time of session to avoid a $29 payment penalty. Failure to show up for a scheduled session will result in payment to be charged to your credit card used to reserve the session. Late arrivals will be charged the full amount for session missed.