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Most people are familiar with ‘wet’ salt therapy. Whether you’ve put salt in a bath, had a saline solution treatment or used a Nettie pot to clear your nasal passages or gargled with salt water, wet salt has its benefits.

Dry salt is different. Dry salt therapy is based on using dry heated 99.99% pure sodium chloride in an environment that is completely void of moisture and humidity, the drier the salt the better! Heat ensures that all moisture is evaporated so when it is crushed and dispersed the salt micro-particles can do their best job.



There are three primary characteristics of pure sodium chloride (pharmaceutical salt), NaCl, known as salt: Salt is super absorbent (especially when it is completely dry), salt is anti-bacterial and salt is anti-inflammatory.

The 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.

As the salt travels in the salt room, these salt micro-particles of dry sodium chloride are inhaled into the respiratory system. 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. Dry salt helps to reduce inflammation and open airway passages. The micro-sized crystal structure of pure NaCl particles breaks loose and clears out all of the ‘bad stuff’. This is the basis for how dry salt therapy can impact people suffering from respiratory conditions like allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, COPD, sinus infections and more.

The properties of dry salt also absorb impurities and provide anti-bacterial properties that benefit the skin such as acne, psoriasis and eczema as well as regulates the skin’s micro-circulation. The smaller particles can reach beneath the skin’s surface and absorb moisture towards the skin. The larger salt particles land on the skin and absorb any bacterial and foreign substances. The dry salt accelerates cell rejuvenation and improves skin rigidity.


We cannot make any therapeutic claims on dry salt therapy because there has been no North American studies on its effectiveness. However, a large number of research conducted around the world have shown it to be a complimentary therapy for respiratory and skin conditions.

One does not need to have any conditions to enjoy dry salt therapy. As you enter the salt rooms, relaxation takes place on a variety of levels. The intentionally created stress-free environment, the warmly lit Himalayan salt wall provides and isolated experience that allows the body to relax and give you an overall state of well-being.


Reduces excessive mucus, strengthens immune system, fights pathogens to prevent spreading of viruses and build-up resistance.


Reduces inflammation in the lungs, improves respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies, opens airways for general easier breathing.


Stimulates skin’s reparative and regenerative process, normalizes pH levels, slows aging process


Relaxes the body, reduces headaches, alleviates stress, increases energy, improves mood, promotes a better night’s sleep.


Lung function is improved as salt widens and clears your respiratory system. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory sodium chloride particles have the ability to reach the deepest recesses of the respiratory system, translating to clearer air passages and fewer spasmodic attacks. Reduced inflammation and wider airways can decrease constricted breathing. Wheezing, coughing and dependence on inhalers can improve from continued sessions.

Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD, an inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow. The smallest microparticles of dry salt reach the lower respiratory system and work as a “bronchial toothbrush” for the airways. This thins bronchial secretions and speeds up the elimination of toxins in the respiratory system.


When your body comes into contact with allergens, your immune system can inflame your skin and sinus airways. Inflammation can be reduced by inhaling natural salt particles during a dry salt therapy session. Sinusitis can cause cavities surrounding your nasal passages to become swollen or inflamed. This interferes with drainage, causing mucus buildup and pockets of debris or bacteria to form. Salt therapy can provide relief of swollen passageways, improve drainage and promote a thinning of mucus secretions, allowing them to drain properly. Improved drainage can allow for reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes.


A viral infection of your nose, throat and upper respiratory tract is present with a common cold and flu. With salt therapy, your breathing becomes easier as the salt particles naturally absorb edema from swollen passages, thin mucus and make drainage easier. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can reach the root of the problem as they are inhaled into the deepest parts of our cavities.


Salt therapy can dramatically enhance sports performance by improving lung function and increasing lung capacity.  Doesn’t every athlete strive to get better every day?  One of the key factors in achieving that is to improve breathing patterns.  Many respiratory conditions that obstruct air flow such as allergies and asthma can have a negative impact on an athlete’s performance.  Improving lung function, increasing oxygen capacity and clearer airways is what enhances our body to run faster, increase stamina and increase energy levels.

Sitting in our salt room after a strenuous workout session helps ease potential muscle and tendon strain so your body recovers to its peak fitness levels in as little time as possible. The antiviral and antibacterial properties of salt therapy can help protect vulnerable immune systems, and act as both a preventative and recovery measure. Salt therapy can also improve sleep quality and has a relaxing effect on the nervous system, accelerating recovery.


As you enter a salt session, healing takes place on a variety of levels. The intentionally created stress-free environment provides an isolated experience that allows the body to engage positive ions, which calm and relax the internal nervous system as you inhale salt particles. Charged particles coat your skin, reducing hypersensitivity caused by everyday environmental stresses, encouraging regeneration. A balance can be achieved aiding in your overall wellness.


Exposure to natural salt properties can stimulate cell regrowth and regeneration through an increase in activity of the skins ion channels. Dry salt particles balance skin pH and reduce harmful bacteria and inflammation, often seen in dry red patches caused by dermatitis and eczema.


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.

Halotherapy is the process of breathing in micro-sized USP Sodium Chloride that are dispersed by the halogenerator, which has not been approved by Health Canada as a medical device for treatment of any disease or conditions or as an overall health benefit. Salt Therapy is not a medical treatment and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Many countries around the world have varying ways they govern and regulate their citizens’ health related matters. In some countries, Halotherapy is covered by their government’s health care system, or insurance companies. There are many clinical studies that were obtained in clinical settings but have not yet been evaluated by Health Canada. Any and all health information obtained or received from Saltastic or anything affiliated with said company is to be used for preliminary and experimental purposes only. Saltastic makes no claims or representations regarding this information. Salt sessions or products purchased from our company are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease or conditions; nor should it take the place of your treatment or medication prescribed to you by your doctor. For all your health concerns or inquiries, please consult a licensed healthcare practitioner first.