Determining the optimal frequency for visiting salt rooms and their specific purposes can be guided by clinical studies.

How often should you visit a salt room for halotherapy?

It depends on the medical condition and symptoms you suffer from, and their severity.

Study on Children With Asthma

One study specifically focused on children with mild to moderate asthma. In this randomized crossover trial, 34 patients aged 6-14 underwent salt therapy by staying in a salt room for one hour, three times a week for 3 consecutive weeks.

The study observed a significant effect on raising the morning and evening peak expiratory flow (PEF) rate in the second week of treatment in both groups. However, there were no significant effects on PEF variabilities, cough, wheezing, dyspnea, or the frequency of rescue medication usage​​.

Other Respiratory Conditions

Halotherapy increases health related quality of life
Halotherapy increases health related quality of life
Another study on the effectiveness of salt therapy for various respiratory diseases noted that clinical trials have confirmed salt therapy to be an effective option for relieving symptoms and improving functional parameters in sinusitis, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, mild and moderate asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The study highlights the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of salt particles, along with their ability to facilitate mucociliary transport and reduce immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels. It also mentions the use of hypertonic saline for reducing airway inflammation in patients with bronchiolitis​​.

Studies on Halotherapy

Additionally, a comprehensive review of various methods of halotherapy revealed improvements in different pulmonary function measures, such as forced expiratory volume, forced vital capacity, and peak expiratory flow.

Improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQoL) were also noted. The review underscores that halotherapy has been found to have a positive effect on patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases, improving mucociliary elimination and lung function. However, it also points out the absence of official guidelines on the use of halotherapy in salt rooms or dry powder inhalers, suggesting a need for more structured research in the form of randomized clinical trials​​.


In summary, the existing clinical trials suggest that salt therapy can be beneficial for various respiratory conditions, particularly for improving lung function and respiratory health. The studies indicate a frequency of about three sessions per week, but the optimal duration and frequency may vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated.

As always, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment regimen.

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