Halotherapy also known as dry salt therapy is the perfect way to escape the world and take a few minutes for ultimate self-care. In our beautiful salt rooms, you will be surrounded by an environment inspired by tranquility, relaxation and rejuvenation to help you unwind.
There are three primary characteristics of pure sodium chloride, NaCl, known as salt
Salt is anti-bacterial
Salt is super absorbent
Salt is anti-inflammatory
Dry salt is placed into a halogenerator that precisely grinds the salt into specific micro-sized particles. During your session, the salt aerosol is dispersed into the air while you simply breathe and relax.
The salt generators used here at Saltastic are one of the most technologically advanced halogenerators in the industry, we place quality and your health and safety as a top priority.
As the salt travels in the salt room, these salt particles are inhaled into the respiratory system. Dry salt naturally stars absorbing allergens, toxins and foreign substances into the lungs and throughout your respiratory tract. Because everything in our respiratory system is moist, any pathogen that comes in contact with the salt becomes neutralized and absorbed, salt is also water soluble so your body can now dispose of the pathogens through your waste system. This is why we encourage clients to drink some extra water after their session. The properties of dry salt also absorb impurities and provide antibacterial properties that benefit the skin. The smaller particles can reach beneath the skin’s surface and absorb moisture towards the skin.
European scientific research has found that inhaled dry salt particles have bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic, and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. According to research by the Salt Therapy Association dry salt has also been found to accelerate the transportation of mucus, the elimination of residual tar and foreign allergens. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased engird, and an improved immune system.
Everything about your salt session is subtle and calming, in fact many people fall asleep during their session. There are protocols for different ailments so it’s also important that you make sure you have a consultation with our certified halotherapist before your first session.
Our salt therapy sessions are 45 minutes and begin on the hour throughout the day (See our hours and schedule). We ask guests to arrive at least 15 minutes prior for their 1st session to check in, receive a tour of the facility, change clothes if desired, lock up their belongings and get comfortable. After the first visit, we request guests to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the sessions so that when the session begins, lights can be dimmed and a calm, peaceful space for all guests can be ensured.
The temperature in our salt rooms is kept cool (69-72 degrees) and humidity levels around 40% to help mimic the micro-climate of a salt cave. We provide guests with pillows and invite them to bring a freshly washed blanket for those who would like additional warmth. Salt is circulated throughout the room and if a light is shined during the session, it appears similar to dust floating through the air. The salt particles settle on clothing so wearing light-coloured clothing is recommended to avoid salt showing on darker clothing.
Our adult salt room accommodates 4 people every hour. The room is equipped with 4 zero-gravity chairs. By distributing your weight evenly, zero-gravity allows your muscles to enter a state of relaxation. Guests are encouraged to leave electronics in our secure lockers and enjoy the time being unplugged.
This Salt Room experience is perfect for guests who wish to expose areas of the body with inflammation or skin issues in privacy (In bathing suit attire). Our Private Salt rooms feature suspended hammocks from the ceiling, these hammocks can easily be removed if the guest requires to lay down directly on the salt.
This Salt room offers the full benefits of Halotherapy along with our alternative therapies; Reiki, Reflexology, Relaxation Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Hand & Foot Detox. Combining halotherapy with one of our other alternative therapies promotes overall health and wellness! This room is perfect for the guests or couples who wants to enjoy multiple experiences during their stay at Saltastic.
We provide music, toys, puzzles, arts and crafts we hope our little guests benefit from unplugging from technology and encourage an electronic-free zone. We do however have a TV in the room for little ones that need the distraction. Children must be supervised at all times and use their indoor voices. Our family salt room is designed for kids under 10 years of age. Family room rate is for one family.
Start taking time for yourself and call to schedule an appointment. Before your session, please fill out the waiver (the link is at the bottom of your appointment confirmation email), also please make sure to wear comfortable clothing – preferably light colors, as the salt can show more on darker colored clothes. Please wear provided slippers while in the salt room. As a courtesy to other clients who are scent sensitive, please refrain from wearing scents (perfume, smoke, etc.) during your visit.
Our team will guide you on your path to wellness by asking a few questions so please arrive 15 minutes early. We will provide a detail explanation about salt therapy and answer any questions you may have about our salt rooms. We provide lockers to secure your belongings and water for before and after your salt session. If you tend to be cold, please bring a freshly washed blankets, the room temperature is 69 degrees.
Lay back in our zero-gravity chairs, get comfortable, and relax as you receive the benefits of salt therapy. We have recreated the micro-climate of a salt cave with a dry cool climate. The salt room has salt on the floor and walls. During your session you can read, nap, meditate, or use your own personal e-book. Phones are not permitted into the salt room as they have a built-in fan and will be damaged by the salt. – A salt therapy session is 45 minutes in duration.
You have your own space 6 feet apart, but others may cough or fall asleep. We are all here for healing, and be assured, no bacteria can survive or transmit to you in this super-salty environment. You may feel a slight tickle in your throat – that’s the salt doing its job. Salt therapy can have a naturally relaxing effect on your body, so expect to unwind and decompress. If you would like to be alone while salting, please reserve the private room upon booking.
Many experience the draining of their sinuses right away or hours later. You may feel lighter and renewed – as if you’ve floated into a euphoric state of relaxation. You can also expect to experience a good night’s rest after a session. You may feel some relief after one session but for the best results we recommend a series of sessions, remember that consistency is key!
Salt has been used for its healing and therapeutic qualities for thousands of years from a variety of geographic regions and cultures. In modern times, Halotherapy, has been observed and researched with recorded studies that go as far back as the early 1800s from physicians and scientists throughout Europe and the Far East. In the past few decades, more recent and current clinical studies have been published showing the efficacy of dry salt therapy and its application to various conditions.
Most of the current research and clinical studies are based in the countries where dry salt therapy has been a health and wellness modality for the past few decades such as Russia, Hungary, Poland, Finland, Israel, Italy and other geographic locations. These studies have been conducted by licensed medical professionals, clinical researchers, and have been published in various medical journals and publications such as the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Some of the current research and published articles focus on how dry salt therapy impacts bronchitis, chronic obstructive lung diseases (COPD), asthmatics, dermatology, and other conditions. The Salt Therapy Association is also leading the way with supporting additional medical and clinical studies in the United States and abroad to further the research, development and efficacy of dry salt therapy/Halotherapy.
Dry salt therapy (Halotherapy) is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using dry salt therapy. Anyone with serious health concerns need to seek proper medical advice and care.