As a safe and drug-free approach with no side effects, Salt Therapy or Halotherapy is a useful therapy for many respiratory symptoms and may lessen the need for prescription antihistamines, inhalers, and nasal sprays. In fact, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study in 2006 that found salt inhalation is an effective complementary treatment for cystic fibrosis. The noninvasive therapy is conducted in a room where dry salt is aerosolized for breathing and absorbed passively on the skin. The antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties of salt have been documented to also help with many skin symptoms. It is a critical part of our evidence-based integrative program.
Salt Therapy May Help Relieve Symptoms of the Following Conditions:
- Allergies (to pollen and pollutants)
- Cough (particularly at night or after exercise)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Ear Infections
- Pharyngitis/ Sore Throats
- Respiratory Infections/Rhinitis
- Sinus Infections
Our Salt Room
Infants and Children of all ages receive their spa-like treatment in a room designed for their comfort. The room is filled with age-appropriate toys and a table to keep them entertained during the 30-45-minute session. Teens and adults relax on anti-gravity lounge chairs with a blanket and music during their 45-minute session.
Salt therapy is safe for adults, children, babies and expectant mothers. You do not have to be a member of our practice or need a referral from your physician to enjoy the many benefits of salt therapy.
If you or your child suffers from any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to help alleviate those symptoms through salt therapy. Feel free to come by for a tour of our Center and Salt Room, or call us or book an appointment online today!