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Salt Therapy for Athletic Performance

Salt Therapy for Athletic Performance

According to new research and clinical evidence, halotherapy has been shown to improve the flow rate of oxygen to the muscles and increase aerobic capacity, improve heart strength, and lower resting blood pressure.

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Salt Cave vs. Salt Room: What’s the Difference?

Salt Cave vs. Salt Room: What’s the Difference?

Both serve essentially the same purpose (which is halotherapy), and offer an atmosphere of dry salt aerosol for its therapeutic benefits. However, there are cosmetic differences that depend mainly on the space, or size of the room.

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The Salt Room Spa

The Salt Room Spa

The salt room spa is a unique, highly sophisticated spa designed to emulate realistic European salt mines, focused on natural salt healing , salt wellness, or salt therapy, also known as halotherapy.

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Clinical Trials Proving the Efficacy of Salt Therapy

Clinical Trials Proving the Efficacy of Salt Therapy

A comprehensive list of clinical trials, citations and biomedical literature on Salt Therapy/Halotherapy. Published under pubmed.org under The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. To be clear, salt therapy is an age-old natural practice, with profound health benefits to humans and animals alike.

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Adding a Salt Cave to Your Salon or Spa

Adding a Salt Cave to Your Salon or Spa

Whether you operate a salon or spa, you can easily expand your business to include Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy. Massage Therapy, Reiki, Yoga, Reflexology, skin and nail care — these are just some of the practices that can be combined with halotherapy, by offering the service within a Himalayan salt cave.

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Salt Therapy for Pets

Salt Therapy for Pets

Halotherapy for pets is a natural, homeopathic way to promote respiratory health, healthier skin and fur, improvement in mange, reduced itchiness, reduced inflammation, and better overall wellness.

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Salt Therapy for Smokers

Salt Therapy for Smokers

The good news: Yes. Salt therapy may offer relief for smokers, if you’re a smoker and if you experience any of the following symptoms: smokers cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, mucus build-up, tightness in the chest, getting tired relatively quickly

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Salt Therapy and Anti-Aging

Salt Therapy and Anti-Aging

In this article we will take a look at the effects of salt therapy, and evidence on how it promotes healing, regeneration, and restoration of vitality within the cells of the body.

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The Truth About Himalayan Salt Lamps

The Truth About Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan Salt Lamps — do they work? Here, we will explore the speculation, the empirical evidence, and also the clinical evidence currently available about the benefits of Himalayan salt lamps.

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Taking a Salt Bath: The Proper Way

Taking a Salt Bath: The Proper Way

Wet salt therapy has been shown to improve various skin conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, inflammation, itchiness. It has also been shown to improve vitality within skin cells, promoting cell regeneration — providing anti-aging benefits.

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Halogenerator Salt

Halogenerator Salt

For halotherapy, your halogenerator requires pure sodium chloride crystals without any impurities, or added anti-caking agents. This can be either pharmaceutical grade, or USP grade sodium chloride.

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Himalayan Salt Sauna

Himalayan Salt Sauna

Regardless of what type of sauna you have, it can be easily “upgraded” to a salt sauna, by the addition of pure Himalayan salt boulders and bricks throughout the room — including the walls, the ceiling, and the bench.

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Winter Road Salt

Winter Road Salt

Generally, an application of road salt will “run off” into streams or rivers, and incoming fresh water or rain will wash away any residue. However, the persistent application of road salt every season, year after year, can cause a build up of sodium and chloride in the environment which can become harmful in various ways.

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The Salt Wall

The Salt Wall

Made with authentic Himalayan salt bricks and tiles, a salt wall is commonly found in spas and saunas where a full salt-room build is not feasible, and is a great alternative at a fraction of the cost.

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The Salt Cave Water Cascade

The Salt Cave Water Cascade

As the salt brine streams over the rock salts, a salt mist is released into the atmosphere, adding to the salt aerosol, further enhancing the therapeutic benefit of your salt cave.

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What’s the Deal with Salt?

What’s the Deal with Salt?

In this article we will clarify some common questions like what it is, how much we need, and how much is too much. We will also clarify some common misconceptions.

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Salt Therapy and Detox

Salt Therapy and Detox

Salt therapy detoxes our respiratory systems, nasal passages, sinuses, our skin, and various organs via microscopic medical-grade salt particles, and is administered simply by breathing — through our lungs.

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Is Breathing Salt Air Good for You?

Is Breathing Salt Air Good for You?

The question arises as more and more people frequent the beach, and afterwards report positive results like feeling rejuvenated, and being better able to breathe. Many others report remarkable improvements in the condition of their skin.

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Do Salt Caves Really Work?

Do Salt Caves Really Work?

There's a lot of speculation around salt caves lately. Salt caves are a relatively new concept in North America, and they've taken the spa therapy world by storm. So it's no wonder that people are asking the question: "Do salt caves really work?" What is a Salt Cave?...

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Salt Therapy at Home

Salt Therapy at Home

In this article we will discuss the various types of salt therapy, and how you can implement these practices from the comfort of your own home.

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Salt Therapy for Immune Function

Salt Therapy for Immune Function

Can Salt Therapy Improve our Immune Function? Recently we've written several articles that show how salt therapy (aka Halotherapy) can profoundly benefit various health conditions, including respiratory diseases and skin conditions -- and we've provided the clinical...

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Wet/Dry Salt Therapy Treatment Methods

Wet/Dry Salt Therapy Treatment Methods

With the recent advent of viral outbreaks and the current global corona virus pandemic, boosting your immune system is something we should all consider. Especially considering that diseases like the flu, pneumonia, SARS, or Covid-19 seem to affect people with pre-existing conditions, or weakened immune response.

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Salt Room Benefits

Salt Room Benefits

The detoxifying effects of a salt room can help with breathing, reduce symptoms of various respiratory illnesses and skin conditions, reduce inflammation, strengthen the immune system, and even reduce the signs of aging.

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Salt Therapy for Eczema and Psoriasis

Salt Therapy for Eczema and Psoriasis

If you suffer from dry skin conditions such as Eczema or Psoriasis, you may want to give dry salt therapy a try. Dry Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, has been gaining momentum all over the world as a remedy for various physical ailments with remarkable success.

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Different Types of Salt

Different Types of Salt

In this article we look at the different types of salt available from around the world, their uses and benefits. Each one differs in taste, texture, mineral and sodium content, and carry their own healing properties.

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Emphysema and Salt Therapy

Emphysema and Salt Therapy

Emphysema is one type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) where alveoli within the lungs are damaged, severely limiting the ability to breathe. It is called an obstructive lung disease, because airflow is slowed down or stopped upon exhalation, as it becomes trapped within the damaged alveoli. The damaged lung tissue also affects blood flow within the smaller blood vessels (the capillaries) of the lungs, further limiting the exchange of oxygen into the bloodstream.

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Chronic Bronchitis and Salt Therapy

Chronic Bronchitis and Salt Therapy

Chronic Bronchitis is one type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) where the bronchial tubes become inflamed and produce excessive mucus, restricting air flow and the ability to breathe freely. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and feeling excessively tired.

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Cystic Fibrosis and Salt Therapy

Cystic Fibrosis and Salt Therapy

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the respiratory system, digestive system and other organs in the body. Most of us are familiar with the aspect of this disease that affects breathing — by the secretion of excess mucus in the lungs.

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Halogenerators and Salt Rooms

Halogenerators and Salt Rooms

Simply put, a halogenerator is a device that converts sodium chloride crystals (food grade salt) into dry salt aerosol and disperses it into a salt room chamber where clients can relax while they take in the natural benefits…

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COPD and Salt Therapy

COPD and Salt Therapy

COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and is a general term describing various chronic lung conditions that impact your ability to breathe. The main two types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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Salt Cave Maintenance

Salt Cave Maintenance

Everything you wanted to know about Salt Cave Maintenance. Many people who are getting started with the salt therapy business ask this question: What does it take to maintain a salt cave?

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Asthma and Salt Therapy

Asthma and Salt Therapy

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs, where the airways get inflamed and congested with mucus buildup, causing wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

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Salt Cave Business – Start Up Costs

Salt Cave Business – Start Up Costs

Low operating costs and higher rates of return make salt cave additions an attractive option to add to any health spa or business. If you’re considering getting into the very lucrative salt therapy business, one of the first things to ponder is the start up costs involved.

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Allergies & Salt Therapy

Allergies & Salt Therapy

If you suffer from allergies, the kind that triggers inflammation in your sinuses, runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing, sniffling, and headaches — there is a natural remedy that can help alleviate your symptoms — and you don’t need a prescription. It’s called Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy…

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Top 8 Tips for Building a Salt Room

Top 8 Tips for Building a Salt Room

If you own or operate a spa or therapy business, adding a salt room to your space is a great way to expand your services, increase your customer base and generate more revenue. Salt therapy, known as halotherapy, is one of the fastest growing trends in the health and wellness sector worldwide. Adding a salt room to your space will allow you to offer your clients halotherapy sessions.

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How to Build a Salt Cave

How to Build a Salt Cave

Cave How to build a salt cave or salt room. If you are interested in building a salt cave or a salt room, this page will give you the basic information you need to get started, from concept, planning, build options, additional components, pricing and…

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Can Salt Therapy Be Harmful?

Can Salt Therapy Be Harmful?

The truth about salt therapy (also known as halotherapy). Exposing the myths, and finding the truth about whether salt therapy is harmful to human health.

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Tips for Adding Beauty and Function to Your Salt Cave

Tips for Adding Beauty and Function to Your Salt Cave

Waterfalls, salt benches, skylights and more can add value to your salt cave and offer your guests a truly unique experience The functional, practical aspects of salt caves are well known—whether it’s stress reduction, lung capacity improvement, or help with airway...

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Alternative Uses for Your Salt Cave or Salt Room

Alternative Uses for Your Salt Cave or Salt Room

Introducing massage, meditation, yoga and sound healing in your salt cave can appeal to your busy clientele. Between working, raising families, social obligations and running a household, life can be stressful. Time is at a minimum and we are all tasked to make the...

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How halotherapy can help you this cold and flu season

How halotherapy can help you this cold and flu season

Spending time in a salt room can help alleviate symptoms like congestion and sore throat  It’s that time of year again: the dreaded cold and flu season. Both the cold and the flu, which originate from different viruses, become more prevalent when...

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Halotherapy and pregnancy: Everything you wanted to know

Halotherapy and pregnancy: Everything you wanted to know

Salt therapy is safe during pregnancy and provides benefits to both mother and baby    A friend of mine recently announced her pregnancy and lamented about all the things she had to give up. Alcohol, sushi and soft cheeses were immediate no-nos. She also had...

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Halotherapy: An Athlete’s Best Friend

Halotherapy: An Athlete’s Best Friend

We’ve heard about some of the extreme lengths athletes will go to to edge out their competition. Famously, 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber when training. This helps to aid his recovery and to adapt to altitude. He’s also been...

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How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Salt Cave Business

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Salt Cave Business

Marketing your business and understanding how to reach your ideal client base is an essential part of any growing venture. Marketing can be a fickle exercise. Sometimes, even the most well-intentioned campaigns can become a lesson in what not to do. Just ask Burger...

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How To Build A Salt Cave Business Plan

How To Build A Salt Cave Business Plan

Creating your business plan should include several integral components to help you maximize the impact of your strategy. So, what goes into the plan and how will it help you raise money for your halotherapy business? Our last blog discussed the important questions you...

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New Website Launched

New Website Launched

We are very excited to have finally launched our new website! Please take a moment to browse all of the new information and products we have available in our Online Store. You will be able to find everything you need to know about about our services on the Our Story...

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