Salt TherapyIs Salt Therapy Safe?
SALT THERAPY SAFETY
What Conditions Should Not be Treated with Halotherapy?
Infections accompanied by fever, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD – 3rd stage, bleeding or spitting blood, alcohol or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory disease.
Are There Any Side Effects to Salt Therapy?
As the contaminants and excess mucous and fluid begins to clear in the lungs, some clients may experience increased coughing for a short time. Skin exposure may sometimes leave a slight rash or light itch for 3-5 days. These minor irritations are the only known side effects of salt therapy.
Is There an Age Limit?
There is no age limit for treatment at either end of the spectrum. Young children will be treated with a lower concentration of salt in the air.
Is There Research to Support Salt Therapy?
Salt therapy has been researched and written about extensively. Click here to see links to a number of clinical studies from medical researchers.
How Safe is Salt Therapy?
Salt therapy is 100-percent natural, drug-free, and safe. It is often combined with other medical treatments and prescriptions (often reducing the amount of medication prescribed in treatment), but it also acts as a stand-alone therapy for a variety of conditions.
Is it Harmful to Breathe in Too Much Salt?
While eating or ingesting too much salt can be bad for your body, breathing it in does not affect your heart, stomach or kidneys, as exposure during salt therapy is limited to your respiratory system. Even then, the concentration of pharmaceutical grade salt that you breathe in during salt therapy is very low (between .5 and 10 milligrams per cubic meter — less than a tea spoon). Because of salt’s natural anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, and its ability to clear passageways and break down mucous, it has only healing affects when taken into the body this way.
The only exception are these:
People who suffer from type IIB hypertension. Salt therapy is not recommended for those with this condition.
Kidney Disease – Since one’s kidneys may already be in a compromised state it is advisable to consult with a physician prior to scheduling an appointment. During your 45 minute session water is pulled from your system. It is recommended that one use the restroom prior to beginning their session and immediately following it. We also recommend increasing your water intake through out the day.
Chemotherapy- If someone is undergoing chemotherapy, salt treatment is not recommended. Chemotherapy treatments lower immunity to aid in the destruction of cancer cells, therefore it would be counter productive to this treatment to visit a salt room.
Hypothyroidism – the body generates less iodine than required. From our experience: it is recommended to use the salt therapy under a doctors care during which time they can monitor and reduce the amount of hormone they are prescribing for their patients.