Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments will I need?
The ideal number of treatments can vary greatly among individuals depending on that individuals reasoning for seeking treatment as well as the way one’s body responds to the treatment. Many individuals may experience relief after one visit but it is recommended to undergo a series of treatments for maximum benefit. Salt Therapy is most effective when administered at a minimum of twice a week for 6-8 weeks.
Is Salt Therapy safe for children?
Salt Therapy is absolutely safe for children. Salt Therapy is non-invasive and completely drug free. Children often respond to salt therapy faster than adults. We allow children as young as one year old to enter the salt rooms.
Will I pick up someone else’s germs in the salt room?
Salt has antibacterial properties. The walls, ceiling and floor are covered in salt which creates a nearly sterile environment. Although we cannot guarantee that one will not pick up any germs, the microclimate in each salt room is actually more sterile than a modern day surgical room. In addition, following each session all the air is exhausted out of the room and fresh air is pumped in. Also, all chairs, surfaces and toys are frequently wiped down.
Should I stop using my medication during Salt Therapy?
No, it is not recommended to substitute salt therapy for your prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor. Salt Therapy should be viewed as a supplemental treatment and may lead to less dependence upon medication.
Are there any side effects?
Very rarely, some individuals with extremely sensitive skin may experience slight skin irritation. Some may also experience a slight tingling in their throat which can be alleviated by gargling or drinking some water following your session. If an individual experiences some mild coughing following the treatment, that is just the body’s way of eliminating the excess mucus.
What should I wear to Salt Therapy?
You may wear whatever you want to the sessions. The salt will not harm your clothes in any way. If you are coming for skin conditions, we recommend you wear clothing that will expose as much of the affected area as possible.
Isn’t too much salt bad for you?
The salt introduced into your body during salt therapy is not bad for you because the salt is entering into your respiratory system and not your digestive tract. Due to the size and concentration of the salt particles you are breathing in, even if you were to consume the salt it would pose no risk to your health.
Are your salt rooms 100% safe?
Absolutely. Salt Therapy is an all natural, drug free treatment option. Furthermore, many salt rooms adhere loose salt crystals to the walls with a substance that some believe is toxic. At Ariasalt we use pure Himalayan salt tiles for our walls and ceilings so that we do not have to use any harmful substances to bind the salt to the surfaces.
Can I bring electronics (cell phone, mp3 player, etc.) into the room?
We do not recommend bringing any electronics into the salt rooms due to the possibility of the small particles of salt damaging your electronic device. You may at your own risk bring your electronic device as long as they do not disturb anyone else in the salt room. If you do bring in an electronic device we recommend you keep it in your pocket at all times. AriaSalt is not liable for any damage to personal belongings.
Can I eat or drink in the salt room?
No, there is no food or drink permitted inside the salt room but we do offer complimentary water after you have finished your session.
What health conditions does salt therapy help?
- Smoker’s Cough
- Sinus Infections
- Ear Infections
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Sleeping Problems
Please refer to our health conditions page for a more detailed breakdown of how salt therapy can be beneficial for you.
Is there anywhere safe to store my belongings during my session?
Yes. Keyed lockers are available during each session if needed.