Salt Therapy at Home | What is it and how can you get started?
Adding salt therapy to your home can provide numerous benefits for your respiratory and skin health. At-home halotherapy can also promote relaxation and reduce stress levels.
With a variety of options available, it is easy to make salt therapy a habit. You can easily incorporate it into your daily routine from the comfort of your own home.
What is Salt Therapy?
Salt therapy (aka halotherapy) is a holistic approach to respiratory wellness, skincare, and mental health. The concept is based on the benefits experienced in the microclimate of a natural salt cave.
With the aid of a halogenerator, pharmaceutical-grade sodium chloride (salt) is ground into micron-sized particles. Those particles are then dispersed into the air in a salt room.
Sometimes called a “halotherapy machine,” a halogenerator is a special type of equipment that provides safe and effective salt therapy.
Halogenerators are the difference between meditating in a quiet, climate-controlled room and receiving salt therapy.
The inhaled salt particles are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which helps clear airways and remove toxins from the body. Salt particles that land on the skin penetrate the deeper layers, providing hydration and relief from skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
Why Add Salt Therapy to Your Home?
You don’t have to be a millionaire or billionaire to add salt therapy to your home. Here are some smart, practical reasons to think about adding a halotherapy machine to your home :
- Salt therapy can help with everything from respiratory issues to skincare concerns. Everyone in your family can benefit from dry salt therapy.
- Conflicting family schedules can make finding time for an appointment at a dry salt therapy facility difficult. Having dry salt therapy available at your home eliminates that problem. At the same time, it gives everyone in your family more opportunities to use and benefit from salt therapy.
- Being at home will allow you to avoid contact with public spaces if you have an increased sensitivity to germs. This has become even more important in the last few years!
- Treat yourself in privacy and comfort; especially when halotherapy is used for the treatment of skin diseases.
- By choosing the furniture, light, sound systems, and decorations, you’re in charge. You can create and design your own personal, positive environment for halotherapy at home.
- Your salt room will not only be a place for treatment, but a space for relaxation, entertainment, games, playtime, and fun.
- If you work from home, a salt room can aid in producing a pleasant workspace. It can also give you the opportunity to enjoy a calming break in a relaxing atmosphere.
How to Get Salt Therapy At Home
Your Options for Adding Salt to Your Life
Many people drive great distances and spend time seeking halotherapy. That’s not too surprising, considering the great results they have received. And if you are using salt therapy to aid in your respiratory treatment, frequent use is what brings the best results.
It might make more sense — from a cost AND convenience standpoint — to bring salt therapy into your home.
In addition, there are some conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, where it is best for people to be isolated for their salt therapy sessions.
Only a small amount of space available, but still want to experience the benefits of salt therapy at home? A SALT Booth® is the small space answer. A SALT Booth® is a highly designed, self-contained unit. It will easily complement or blend with your existing home decor.
This option requires only four square feet of space. Crucially, it makes salt therapy accessible no matter your budget or space restrictions.
Don’t have the space in your home for a SALT Booth®? You can use a SALT FX® home halogenerator and create your own space. We believe it’s the best home salt therapy machine.
A bathroom, small room, or other areas of your home can be used for salt treatments. Then, your home halogenerator can be stored away until your next treatment. The home halogenerator can also be paired with a Pop-Up SALT Booth® and used at home or while traveling.
In some cases, you already have an area or feature of your home (like a sauna) that will be perfect for adding salt. In this case, you would simply purchase a halogenerator designed to serve the square footage of your space. Then, install it in the room itself. If you have a sauna, remember this: You should do salt therapy and then sauna, not salt and sauna together. To learn more about salt therapy and sauna, click here.
But if you want to create a true destination — for meditation, relaxation, rest, or play — a salt room (or salt cave!) is a way to add luxury and character to your home while also getting the health benefits of salt.
To build this room for salt therapy at home, you’ll choose the type of salt walls you want. You might select a focus wall (one full wall), half walls or full walls surrounding the room, or a mix thereof. You’ll determine the theme or decor you want to use. Additionally, you need to decide how big you want this space to be.
Salt Room Building Considerations
If you are building or converting an existing room in your house into a salt room, there are a few things to consider. Ensuring your salt room’s safety, longevity, and efficacy is critical. You should consult with a salt room consultant or a general contractor with experience building salt rooms.
Depending on the materials you choose for the walls and floor, additional construction needs may present themselves. For example, the foundation may need to be reinforced beneath your salt room. Additionally, your project may require permits. Construction will need to adhere to local building codes.
The microclimate in a salt room must be well maintained, which means proper ventilation and humidity are important. You may need to update your HVAC system to support a salt room properly. Bring in a professional to ensure building codes are met regarding HVAC needs for at-home salt therapy.
Your salt room will require electricity to power the halogenerator, lighting, and climate control system. You may also opt to include in-floor heating, a dehumidifier, an audio system, or some combination of those additional features.
What Else is Needed for At Home Salt Therapy?
Aside from the space, halogenerator, and any preferred decor, there’s only one element left to consider. All you really need to complete your at-home salt therapy set-up is the salt. The simplicity of at-home halotherapy makes it that much easier to access.
Will any salt work for halotherapy? No. Only 99% pure-grade sodium chloride should be used in a halogenerator.
HaloSalt™ meets all the requirements of US Pharmacopeia and the Food Chemical Codex standards. Himalayan salt, although great for decor and ambiance, should not be used in a halogenerator to provide salt therapy.
How Many Salt Therapy Sessions Are Necessary?
Salt therapy offers the greatest results when practiced regularly since the benefits are cumulative.
How frequently you should use halotherapy depends on your answers to the following questions:
- Are you using salt therapy as a preventative measure?
- Are there specific condition(s) you want to address? How severe are your symptoms?
- Do you want to incorporate salt therapy into your wellness routine?
People with chronic health issues may require more sessions per week than healthier individuals looking to boost their health and wellness.
Everyone reacts to salt therapy differently, so how you feel following each session will help you determine whether you should increase or decrease your salt therapy sessions each week.
Because salt therapy is a safe treatment when used as directed, you can make those adjustments without having to worry. You can simply find the routine that works best for you and then follow it.
Are There Any Risks Associated with At Home Salt Therapy?
Halotherapy is a safe and holistic approach to addressing common respiratory and skin conditions. Whether at home or in a wellness facility, salt therapy is free of harmful side effects when used as directed.
Following sessions, you may experience a runny nose or excess mucus. This is normal. It’s the outward sign of your body responding to the therapy and clearing toxins and blockages from your airway. Occasionally, you may notice you need to clear your throat as well.
Salt therapy is also safe for children as young as one month. No side effects have been reported for children. Children have been known to respond better to salt therapy sessions than adults.
Getting Started With Salt Therapy At Home
Your Salt Specialist can help you choose between a SALT Booth®, a salt room, or the SALT FX® home halogenerator. It all depends on your lifestyle, space, budget, and needs.
Contact us today to talk to one of our Salty Specialists and receive our 32-page price guide magazine.
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