Is salt therapy safe for children?
Dry salt therapy is completely safe, it is a 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive wellness ritual with no side effects or potential health hazards. The treatment is suitable for children of any age, from as young as one month old. Children generally respond quicker to treatment than adults. During a salt therapy session, children can play with toys, read books and interact with other children. Mind Body and Salt run child friendly sessions on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11am.
How often should I undertake salt therapy?
Based on your conditions and symptoms, this can vary. For best results, we recommend a series of sessions. Some people prefer to use dry salt therapy as a continuous preventative measure.
What type of salt is used?
Only 99.99% pure grade sodium chloride (salt) is used in our halogenerator. This salt comes from the Southern Ocean and goes through a process eliminating and removing all debris and contaminants. This is pharmaceutical grade salt and very different from Himalayan and table salt.
What about the concern that salt is bad for you?
Some people are concerned about the intake of salt because of issues such as high blood pressure or hypertension. This type of salt intake is connected to the digestive tract. Dry salt therapy, however is associated with the respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering your respiratory system is extremely low so it doesn’t represent any risk to your health. Salt is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and aids in the relief of mucus production.
Are there any side effects of salt therapy?
There are no reported harmful side effects of dry salt therapy. Salt Therapy is completely natural using pharmaceutical grade 99.9% pure sodium chloride (Salt). A slight cough or runny nose is possible, and some people might experience a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in coughing due to excess mucus buildup, but this is just an indication that the salt therapy is working to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways.
Infection control in our Salt Room
Some people experience coughing in the salt room, this should not be alarming to others as the salty atmosphere in the Salt Room is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. A full air exchange is also completed between sessions in our Salt Room for added infection control.
Health Considerations: While Salt Therapy is considered very safe for most people, it is recommended those with infectious diseases or active infections, fevers, open wounds, active cancer or severe hypertension should consult with their healthcare provider prior to commencing Salt Therapy. Even though Salt Therapy may lesson a wide variety of symptoms, people taking medication should not change or stop their prescribed treatment without consulting with their healthcare provider.