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What is the SALT ROOM and to whom it is intended …

The salt room is a room where the walls and ceiling are salt-coated, that is white salt room or it is made out of himalayan salt brick. 10 cm of salt is scattered on the floor. Usually in the salt room there is also furniture that offers rest such as loungers, chairs, beds, etc.. Just the atmosphere that the salt room environment offers is soothing and relaxing. It would be a mistake to expect halotherapy in a salt room just by staying in it, without the main essence, that is, the aerosol of salt produced by the halogenerator. Furniture is usually intended for rest. Comfortable chairs or loungers put many people to sleep.

When building a salt room, it is important to consider all electrical connections and ventilation. Salt is usually applied to the walls by hand. The salt room is made within 5 days, depending on your wishes and requirements. It is important that all salt plaster is made with no binders, which could irritate respiratory system and eyes.

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Halotherapy in salt room (aka salt cave or himalayan salt cave) is an upgrade of speleotherapy (underground climate therapy in salt or non-salt caves with an appropriate climate). Clinical and non-clinical studies have revealed, that halotherapy has beneficial effect on respiratory system and skin. The first beginnings of therapies in the salt atmosphere began in Europe and later in Pakistan in salt mines.
Practice has shown that with regular visits to halotherapy in the salt room, people with respiratory problems are less likely to get sick and at the same time there is less need for medication. Kindergarten children get sick more often. With regular visits to halotherapy in the salt room, many children began to break records of attendance in kindergarten.

Adults say that visiting halotherapy in the salt room has made their lives easier, their recovery faster and their breathing easier.
According to clinical research, halotherapy in the salt room is recommended for children from 6 months of age and adults.

Halotherapy and beneficial effect

Halotherapy is performed with a device called a halogenerator, whose task is to blow an aerosol of salt into the salt room.
Based on Eastern European published clinical reports halotherapy in salt room (salt therapy) is suitable for asthma, chronic obstructive bronchitis, allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusopathy, chronic non-obstructive bronhcitis, chronic recurrent brocnhitis, smokers, acute upper airway viral infection, bronchiectatic disease, mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis), chornic fhinitis, chronic rhinitis, chornic pharyngitis, tonsilitis (adenoiditis), chronic sinusitis, acute sinusitis, atopic dermatitis, neuro-dermatitis, psoriasis, purulent skin infections, healing of post-surgery scars, multi chemical sensitivity syndrome, sick building syndrome, persons haveing contact with industrial and household pollutants.

Halotherapy in salt room is suitable for children and adults. In most clinical studies, for children therapy lasted for at least 30 minutes and for adults 60 minutes. They were carried out every day, but often people do not have time to make day-to-day visits. Experience has shown that for the beneficial effects of halotherapy, a minimum of 3 visits per week are recommended (every other day) and it must be done continuously in one cylce of 10+ therapies. Cycles are recommended to repeat 2 or 3 times a year. Today, salt caves are used as spa resorts in Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. Halotherapy is an upgrade of speleotherapy; we can control and maintain right temperature, humidity and aerosol concentration. Because of benefits for respiratory system and skin, halotherapy started spreading all over the world.

According to studies that were made, halotherapy in salt room increases the number of phagocytes in the respiratory tract and increases their activity (fagotsity is the ability to attract and absorb dangerous particles – viruses, bacteria, dead cells); increased macrophage activity (type of white blood cells with phagocyt effect); acts as a physiological osmolar stimulus, improves the rheological properties of bronchial mucus and helps in the movement of the epithelium; it reduces edema in the bronchial walls by draining the fluid into the bronchial cups, which helps to stagnate; has a positive effect on the immune and metabolic immune process (elevation of SIgA and lactoferrin to pharyngeal and bronchial flushing); increases the electrophysiological cellular activity of the epithelium of the mucous membrane; increases colonization resistance of cell epithelium with respect to opportunistic microflora; it helps to restore the biocenosis of the respiratory tract.

In skin diseases, halotherapy in salt room has a cleansing effect and restores biocenosis of the skin surface, improves microcirculation, has bacteriostatic and anti-inflammatory effects. The effect of micro-crystals in salt aerosol causes normalization and induction of the reparative-regenerative process in the dermis, increase turgor of the skin, stimulate growth and improves health.
Considering all of the above, it is concluded that halotherapy in salt room generated with halogenerator in the salt room has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system, the immune and cardiovascular system, the skin, the vegetative nervous system and the psychoemotional sphere.

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Halotherapy in salt room or inhalation of hypertonic solution?

Let us first look at the difference in therapies; halotherapy is a therapy with a device called a halogenerator, which generates a dry aerosol of salt, which is blown into the salt room and enters directly into the body by breathing. It is 100% fine aerosol of salt in a very small sizes. Inhalation with a hypertonic solution is performed with an inhaler into which a hypertonic solution is inserted, the steam or wet aerosol particles of which are introduced into the body through the face mask by inhalation. Saline is a sterile solution with 0.9% salt in purified water. When there is a higher concentration of dissolved solutes in a solution, it is said that the observed solution is hypertonic compared to the saline.

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We often come across the question of the intake of salt in the body during halotherapy in the salt room. Medicine recommends reducing the intake of salt in the body through food. But how much is taken in by breathing in salt room?

Comparative study has been made between halotherapy in salt room and inhalation of hypertonic solution in 1 minute:

– when inhaling 2% hypertonic inhaler solution with a strength of 1mL / min, 20 mg of hydrochloride enters the respiratory tract (measured as dry matter), with 5% solution the value reaches 50 mg
– Halotherapy at an aerosol concentration of 5 mg / m3 only 0.05 – 0.10 mg of dry aerosol enters the respiratory tract.

Description & Content

SALT room is an imitation of a natural salt cave, whose healing microclimate is achieved by blowing dry saturated air rich in the finest stone salt particles. This is done using a halogenerator; if you stay in salt room without halogenerator working, it is not halotherapy. Because of aerosol of salt air quality improves, as crystals of salt produce negative ions that can be found in nature only at sea, by waterfalls or in salt caves.

In order to build a salt room that is conceived as an imitation of a natural salt cave, an average of 2.5 to 4 tons of natural stone salt is required. All of room space is covered with salt plaster; ceiling and walls are covered with salt plaster, on the floor is scattered salt. There are also accompanying contents that together form a pleasant space, such as ambient light, video & audio equipment, toys for children, comfortable interior elements for relaxation and other optional content that besides the primary health function allows its users to have a very relaxing experience.

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It is very important to maintain high hygiene of salt room which is achieved through the regular disinfection and with adequate ventilation and a reasonable distance between the ordered customers. In the meantime, during the halotherapies in salt room, it is necessary to ventilate the salt room well, sweep the salt from the furniture, disinfect the surfaces of furniture and toys with suitable disinfectants, and usually grab a salt with a wooden rake.. Halotherapy in salt room can be performed for groups or individually.

For halotherapy in salt room only pure salt without additives and hardeners is used and salt particles must be in certain sizes. The concentration of the dry salt aerosol that is blown into the salt room is adjusted according to the client’s health condition, lung capacity and age. The best result is obtained when the parameters of humidity and temperature are controlled in the salt room.

Halotherapy in the salt room does not affect the action of other drugs, so you can use it at the same time as taking prescribed medications or alternative methods and herbs.

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Indications and contraindications

Halotherapy in the salt room is not suitable for everyone. During halotherapy, the lymph is activated, the lungs work harder, blood circulation is accelerated, more oxygen reaches the brain, the mucous membrane can be activated, the respiratory immune system is activated.

Halotherapy in SALT ROOM is recommended for *asthma, *chronic obstructive bronchitis (not in last stage), *allergic rhinitis, *rhinosinusopathy, *chronic non-obstructive bronhcitis, *chronic recurrent brocnhitis, *smokers, *acute upper airway viral infection, *bronchiectatic disease, *mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis not in last stage), *chornic fhinitis, *chronic rhinitis, *chornic pharyngitis, *tonsilitis (adenoiditis), *chronic sinusitis, *acute sinusitis, *atopic dermatitis, *neuro-dermatitis, *psoriasis, *purulent skin infections, *healing of post-surgery scars, *multi chemical sensitivity syndrome, *sick building syndrome, *persons haveing contact with industrial and household pollutants.

Halotherapy in SALT ROOM it is not recommended for * Severe hypertension * Relapsing and massive bleeding of any kind * Blood diseases in acute stage * Acute stage of respiratory diseases * Severe chronic respiratory failure * Active tuberculosis * Mental disorders and all kinds of drug addiction * Malignant diseases * Intoxication * Cachexia * Pregnancy (insufficient studies) * Internal diseases in decompensation * Spitting blood * Cardiac insufficiency *fiver

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In case of suspicion whether halotherapy in salt room with dry aerosol of salt suits for you, it is necessary to consult your doctor.

In case of suspicion whether halotherapy in salt room with dry aerosol of salt suits for you, it is necessary to consult your doctor.

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Varios methods claim to be halotherapy

Not every method advertised as halotherapy is actually halotherapy.

Over the years, we have encountered various products and services that use salt in their work and at the same time are advertised as halotherapy. These are ways to use salt when breathing it with your own air through various devices or using various nebulizers. This methods are not halotherapy. The emphasis in halotherapy is the use of pure salt, which the device converts into an aerosol that is so tiny that it reaches all corners of the lungs when you inhale it.


The materials on this website are provided for general information only. Aerosol from halogenerator accumulates on floors, walls, and ceilings and in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems of premises where halognerators are used. When wet, salt is corrosive to unprotected metals and is electrically conductive. Our products are not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, in humans or animals.  

Frequently asked questions

Are salt rooms for everyone?

The short answer is yes, anyone can use the salt rooms. But please keep in mind that not everything can be treated with salt (such as injuries etc.) and please make sure that you don’t have any acute infections or conditions (such as a fever) before entering the salt room.

How to prepare for a salt room?

Before entering the salt room, you will be asked to remove your shoes to prevent contamination and enter barefoot so keep that in mind. It is also recommended that you leave any electronic devices outside the room, however many salt rooms do provide books and magazines. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after your salt therapy as it may dehydrate you.

What are the benefits of a salt room?

Salt rooms rely on the beneficial properties of halotherapy or salt therapy. While in the room, the salt is inhaled through your lungs or absorbed through the skin, which helps with combating viruses, bacteria, pollutants etc.. Salt therapy is known to be incredibly efficient for treating respiratory conditions as well as generally improving your immune system.