The Salt Room At Salt Works And Spa In Biddeford, Maine With A Himalayan Salt Wall And A Halotherapy Machine.

How to Choose the Best Halotherapy Machine

Halotherapy offers health benefits to many – from children to adults to pets. Salt therapy (halotherapy) is a safe and natural treatment and prevention for respiratory conditions in children as young as one month. 

Salt therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract, widen airway passages, and cleanse the respiratory system of foreign substances. 

Halotherapy can aid in the following:

  • Reducing stress
  • Enhancing athletic performance and endurance
  • Improving lung function and cleansing the respiratory system
  • Rejuvenating skin
  • Boosting immune system function

Halotherapy is not associated with harmful side effects but may result in a runny nose or increased coughing as mucus and toxins are removed from the lungs and airways. Individuals with hypersensitive skin may experience superficial skin irritation.

As the wellness industry grows to incorporate this beneficial new treatment, providers of halotherapy machines turn their attention to at-home users. To educate private users, let’s talk about why halotherapy machines are essential to salt rooms.

What is the Significance of a Halotherapy Machine in Salt Therapy?

Halogenerators, commonly referred to as halotherapy machines, are medical-grade devices that disperse micron-sized dry salt particles into the air during salt therapy sessions. Halotherapy machines grind 99.99% pure-grade sodium chloride into particles less than one micron before releasing them into the air.

As an individual sits in the salt room or cave, particles dispersed by the halotherapy machine are inhaled and penetrate deeply into the respiratory system, addressing various respiratory concerns. These micron-sized particles are released at precise concentration levels to support overall wellness. Any particles not inhaled are absorbed by any exposed dermis to improve skin health.

Without a halotherapy machine, salt therapy would not be as effective. In fact, without a halogenerator, there is no halotherapy. Choosing the most suitable halotherapy machine for you will depend on your health needs as well as the dimensions and shape of the space available.

Can You Do Halotherapy at Home?

The short answer is yes; halotherapy is safe to use at home in most instances. The critical necessity for effective salt therapy, whether in a spa facility or at home, is the halogenerator. To experience the benefits of halotherapy, a halogenerator needs to be present. 

While salt decor can improve the ambiance, things like Himalayan salt lamps don’t provide the health benefits of salt therapy. However, they may aid with relaxation during sessions.

Does Halotherapy Really Work?

Salt therapy has been recommended by pediatricians, respiratory therapists, dermatologists, and pulmonologists as a safe and effective treatment with no reported adverse side effects. From children to seniors, halotherapy has been used to naturally treat:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Colds
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Rhinitis
  • Viruses
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Acne

It’s safe to say that halotherapy helps treat many mild to moderate respiratory and skin conditions, as proven in anecdotal and scientific research and clinical studies.*


The Salt Room At The Woodhouse Day Spa In Dallas, Texas, With A Massage Table And Himalayan Salt Brick Wall With A Halotherapy Machine.

How Often Should You Use Halotherapy?

Halotherapy can be incorporated into a regular wellness routine or used to address health concerns as they arise. The best results are achieved when halotherapy is practiced consistently since benefits can be cumulative.

For those looking to add it to their wellness regimen, weekly sessions are sufficient. Individuals with chronic respiratory or skin conditions may benefit from using salt therapy between three and four times weekly. The increased weekly sessions may also be advantageous to athletes, singers, and performers.

Who Should Not Use Halotherapy?

Halotherapy is unsuitable for individuals with 3rd stage COPD (bleeding or spitting blood), acute active tuberculosis, acute stages of respiratory disease, or unstable or uncontrolled hypertension.

Halotherapy is not advised if you have cardiac insufficiency, an infection accompanied by fever, or cancer. Additionally, individuals experiencing drug or alcohol intoxication should not use halotherapy – even at home.

Where to Buy the Best Halotherapy Machines

Below are some of the best halotherapy machines on the market and low-cost alternatives. While we do not recommend choosing a halogenerator based on cost alone, cost-friendly options are included to compare quality and included features.

Best Halotherapy Machine for Home and Travel

SALT FX® home is the best halotherapy machine for home and travel use. Whether at home or on the road, this portable halogenerator by SALT Chamber can transform any small space (even your bathroom) into a personal salt cave. SALT FX® home offers the benefits of a commercial halotherapy machine in a compact package.

The SALT FX® home is 9 inches by 2.75 inches, weighs only 2.2 lbs (1 kg), and comes with four customized programs to have a 10-minute halotherapy experience anywhere. This travel-sized halogenerator can also be paired with the Pop-Up SALT Booth®.

Best Halotherapy Machine for Sauna

SALT FX® Pro is designed to provide rooms up to 450 sq. ft. in size with effective and consistent halotherapy. Trademarked by SALT Chamber, the SALT FX® Pro is one of the most technologically advanced, reliable, and durable halogenerators on the market. It’s also the quietest halogenerator, making it ideal for incorporating into an at-home sauna or commercial space.

The SALT FX® Pro is made from corrosive-free materials, measures 18.9 inches by 10.2 inches by 10.6 inches, and weighs 30 lbs (13.5 kg). It can continuously disperse dry salt particles for up to 99 minutes via nine easily programmable settings.

Best Multipurpose Halotherapy Machine

Multi SALT FX® is designed to provide salt therapy to spaces up to 150 sq. ft., whether at home or in smaller-sized commercial salt rooms. This halogenerator comes with extension sleeves and salt deflectors, which help direct the aerosolized salt into the room or SALT Booth®.

The Multi SALT FX® is 15.5 inches by 8.6 inches by 8.9 inches and weighs 17.6 lbs (8 kg). Similar to the SALT FX® Pro, this halotherapy machine is also made from corrosive-free materials and can provide 99 minutes of continuous salt therapy via nine programmable settings.

Halotherapy Machine from Amazon

Investing in halotherapy at home may be cost-prohibitive for some causing them to look for deals online. Looking for a halotherapy machine on Amazon may not provide the desired results. 

Many of the products listed focus on just one respiratory relief area. Air ionizers work more to deodorize homes and other communal spaces, while personal salt inhalers claim to release micron-sized particles of Himalayan salt using ceramic filters. Other products appear to be Himalayan salt decor, which offers little to no health benefit.

Why Choose SALT Chamber Halotherapy Machines?

Regarding your health, it’s better to go with the experts. SALT Chamber has been a leader in the salt therapy industry since 2012, providing businesses and individuals with professional-grade salt therapy equipment to support and improve their health. 

Invest in the best with SALT Chamber halotherapy machines. Along with US-based customer service and support, all halogenerators from SALT Chamber come with the following:

  • A three-year warranty
  • Spare parts
  • Cleaning kit
  • Installation, Operation, and Maintenance guidelines, manuals, and videos

SALT Chamber halotherapy machines are manufactured by a medical device facility and comply with all quality system (QS) and international standards organization (ISO) standards. You can be sure you’re getting a halogenerator that adheres to the most stringent international quality standards and testing.

No matter what space you’re working with, SALT Chamber has the halogenerator to fit your needs and budget. Looking for more information about halogenerator prices? Contact us today to receive our 32-page Price Guide Magazine.

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