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Can Children Use Salt Therapy?

As a parent, you may be wondering: 

Can kids use salt therapy? 

The answer is yes! In fact, salt therapy can be incredibly beneficial for young children who are still developing their immune systems and whose bodies are more susceptible to irritants. 

Can kids do halotherapy?     

Halotherapy can be incredibly helpful for children who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma or allergies

Salt therapy for kids works by introducing micron-sized salt particles into the air that were ground, crushed, and disbursed by a SALT FX® halogenerator. Salt therapy may help to reduce inflammation and clear away mucus that is blocking the airways, as well as make it easier for your child to breathe and reduce the severity of their symptoms.

Salt therapy for children can aid in:

  • Strengthening your child’s immune system. 
  • Decreasing symptoms of asthma and other respiratory issues (including Cystic Fibrosis*).
  • Reducing congestion associated with colds and flu.
  • Helping with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
  • Reduce stress levels in children by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.

Can Salt Therapy help your child’s asthma? 

As a parent of a child with asthma, you are always looking for ways to help your little one breathe easier.

Salt therapy rooms for kids use salt particles from a halogenerator to disperse tiny salt particles into the air. These particles work to reduce inflammation and open up the airways, which can make it easier for your child to breathe.

The salt also helps to break down mucus which can be helpful for those with chronic sinus congestion or allergies. 

The process also helps to remove allergens from the air which can be beneficial if your child’s asthma is triggered by environmental allergies.

In addition to helping with breathing, salt therapy can also help boost your child’s immune system and reduce stress levels, both of which can contribute to better overall health

Furthermore, some studies suggest that regular use of salt therapy can reduce the frequency and intensity of asthma attacks.**

Overall, salt therapy appears to be a safe and effective way to help manage childhood asthma symptoms without relying on traditional medications. While there is still much research needed in this area, many parents have reported positive results when using salt therapy on their children’s asthma symptoms.***

A Child In The Salt Room At Serenity Salt Spa In Forest Hill, Maryland.

Is Salt Therapy Dangerous for Kids?

The good news is that salt therapy is generally considered safe for both adults and children alike. Since there are no drugs involved and only natural ingredients are used, there is very little risk of any adverse side effects.

If you have questions or concerns, you should always consult your doctor prior to starting any type of medical treatment or home remedy. 

Are salt caves safe for kids?   

Salt caves offer many potential benefits for both children and adults, but there are some safety considerations that must be taken into account before taking your child to a salt cave. 

Make sure you do your research beforehand, so you can choose a reputable facility with high hygiene standards that meets all local health codes. Ensure that the salt cave uses a halogenerator; it isn’t salt therapy without one. 

Also, ensure that your child will enjoy the experience! If your chosen salt cave destination does not have a salt therapy room for kids, bring books, toys, or a puzzle to ensure a successful visit.

Once you’ve done that—enjoy! A session at the salt cave can provide long-lasting relaxation benefits for both you and your little one.  

Who should not do salt therapy? 

Salt therapy is safe and effective for most people. If you have any concerns, check in with your healthcare practitioner.

Salt Therapy for Children

Salt therapy is an excellent way to naturally improve your child’s overall health and well-being. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment that has been proven effective in treating a variety of respiratory conditions, skin ailments, and other illnesses common in young children. 

Furthermore, because it uses natural ingredients there are no side effects or risks associated with using this type of therapy on your child – making it an ideal solution for parents looking for an alternative approach to treating their child’s health issues without resorting to medications or other treatments with potentially harmful side effects. 

Looking to add halotherapy to your home?  Salt Therapy Home has a simple and affordable option available here.

Looking to commit and create a halotherapy oasis in your home? We have professionals on staff available to help you every step of the way.

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** https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27723955/

*** https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/images/Asthma-Salt-Therapy-Study.pdf

**** https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/images/Halotherapy-Benefits-and-Risks-Research.pdf

Photo Credit: Beyond Salt Spa, Serenity Salt Spa