Halotherapy (dry salt therapy) is a natural, drug-free treatment for individuals with respiratory and skin ailments. As it grows in popularity among spa and wellness center services, individuals wonder whether they can experience the benefits of halotherapy at home.
In this article, we’ll walk you through how to do halotherapy at home and answer some frequently asked questions about at-home halotherapy.
Can You Do Salt Therapy at Home?
Yes, you can do salt therapy at home. Salt therapy is a safe and effective way to improve your health naturally from the comfort of your home. Some halogenerators, like our SALT FX® home, are designed specifically for at-home halotherapy. Though if you have a larger space, a different SALT FX® halogenerator may better suit your needs.
How to Do Halotherapy at Home
Creating an at-home halotherapy space requires a little bit of planning. You can work with a salt cave professional like SALT Chamber to make the process easier.
#1 Choose a Location
Start by asking where you want your salt room in your home. This should be a space you want to spend time during your session.
Would you prefer natural lighting in a room with plenty of windows or ambient lighting in a cave-like space? Do you want to convert an existing room into your salt cave to accommodate multiple people? Or are you interested in a cozier one-person treatment space?
#2 Choose a Halogenerator
Once you’ve identified a location, the next step is to choose the right halogenerator for your space. A halogenerator must be present for you to experience the benefits of halotherapy at home. We recommend SALT FX® home as the best halogenerator for home use.
The SALT FX® home halogenerator is often bundled with our Pop-Up SALT Booth®. If you expect to have more than one person in your salt room at a time, the Multi SALT FX® is designed for spaces up to 150 sq. ft.
#3 Add Decor
Once you have your halogenerator (and optional Pop-Up SALT Booth®), it’s time to make the space your own. Himalayan salt lamps, sound machines, and comfy chairs can help create a peaceful, relaxing environment.
If you’re converting an existing room or building a new space, you can incorporate Himalayan salt walls and floor coverings to improve the ambiance.
You should note that salt particles and electronics do not go well together, whether you use a SALT Booth® or an entire room. Ensure your devices are protected.
#4 Relax and Reap the Benefits
Spend time in your private salt therapy room when it’s most convenient for you. Enjoy the flexibility of a spa-like experience from the comfort and familiarity of your own home. Choose the frequency and length of your treatment sessions without worrying about availability at your local spa.
Investing in an at-home halotherapy room allows you to care for yourself and your family’s health while saving time and money in the long run.
FAQs About Halotherapy At Home
Does Halotherapy Really Work?
Yes, halotherapy has proven to work to improve respiratory conditions and skin health.
Using a machine called a halogenerator, dry pure-grade sodium chloride is heated and then ground into micron-sized particles. The halogenerator then disperses these dry aerosol particles throughout the salt room or SALT Booth® during a session. Some particles are inhaled, while others land on the skin.
The inhaled dry salt micron-sized particles penetrate deeply into the respiratory system to help alleviate symptoms of allergies, hay fever, sinusitis, bronchitis, and other upper respiratory disorders.
Particles that land on the skin penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. This is great for alleviating symptoms of common skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
What Salt is Used for Halotherapy at Home?
The salt used in halogenerators is 99.99% pure-grade sodium chloride. This is the only salt for halotherapy at home or in a wellness center. Halogenerators are designed for grinding this particular salt into micron-sized particles and dispersing them into the air in a salt room or SALT Booth®.
Other types of salt, such as Himalayan salt, are often used in salt rooms as a decor element or part of the building materials. Commercial salt caves may incorporate Himalayan salt tiles or bricks as walls. But the only type of salt used for halotherapy is pure-grade sodium chloride.
Is Himalayan Salt Good for Your Lungs?
No, Himalayan salt is not recommended for use in halotherapy. Halogenerators use pure-grade sodium chloride for salt therapy treatments. This is the only salt that is good for the lungs whether you are visiting a salt room in a spa or enjoying the benefits of at-home halotherapy. Himalayan salt is only used for decor in salt caves.
Is Salt Therapy at Home Safe?
Halotherapy is a safe and natural treatment for common respiratory and skin conditions. No reported side effects are associated with salt therapy at home or in commercial settings. Some users experience a tickle in their throat or a runny nose following a session as the body works to clear toxins from the system.
Can Children Do At-Home Halotherapy?
Children of any age (as young as one-month-old) can safely do halotherapy at home. There are no known side effects of salt therapy for children or adults. Children often respond much more quickly to salt therapy than adults. Although an adult should always be present while children are in session.
Who Should Not Use Salt Therapy?
Halotherapy is safe for most people. Anyone coughing up blood or at risk of doing so should not use salt therapy. Individuals with open wounds or infections accompanied by fever should avoid salt therapy at home or in a commercial facility.
Here are some medical conditions that may not respond well to salt therapy:
- COPD with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
- Any infectious disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Acute respiratory disease
- High Blood pressure/Hypertension in the IIB stage
- Any form or stage of Tuberculosis
- Existence or suspicion of Cancer
You should not have a salt therapy treatment if you are intoxicated with drugs or alcohol. As always, we recommend you consult with your physician for questions or concerns regarding any current medical condition and if salt therapy is right for you.
How Often Should You Use a Salt Room?
Salt therapy provides the most benefits when practiced regularly. Consistency and frequency are vital for experiencing the best results. Individuals with chronic issues may benefit the most from multiple treatment sessions each week – between three and four is typical.
Weekly sessions should suffice for people looking to make halotherapy part of their wellness routine but who don’t suffer from specific health conditions. You should be able to determine the frequency and number of sessions you require based on your health and the relief you feel.
Going to a commercial salt therapy room can take up a lot of time and money. Investing in halotherapy at home can be a great solution.
Experience the Flexibility of At Home Halotherapy
No matter what space you’re working with, SALT Chamber can help design and create the perfect environment for your at-home halotherapy experience. 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.
Halotherapy at home is within your reach. Don’t delay. If you need help choosing the best halotherapy machine for your at-home halotherapy room, contact us today to receive our 32-page Price Guide Magazine.