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Benefits of Halotherapy

Respiratory system

  • Helps Asthma in both children and adults
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Halotherapy relaxes the muscles and supports the healing of the lungs for people who have stopped smoking.
  • Thins and clears mucous
  • Helps bronchitis
  • Helps with Allergies
  • Improves Sinuses issues
  • Widens airways
  • Enhance mucociliary activity
  • Balances airway surface liquid
  • Helps COPD
  • Improves lung capacity and lung function
  • Maintains respiratory health
  • Helps chronic bronchitis
  • Helps people who suffer from frequent colds

Skin

  • Decreases of itching
  • Helps the appearance of drying of small fissures and scratches
  • Reduces and clears edema on post-surgical scars
  • Makes skin more resistant to bacteria
  • Decreases swelling and inflammation
  • Normalizes pH balance of skin
  • Increases turgor (elasticity and hydration of skin)
  • Stimulates growth and helps repair/regenerate skin
  • Increases permeability of skin (helps your cosmetic products work better)
  • Decreases itching, heals fissures, cracks and scratches in the skin
  • Improves skin circulation which is helpful after cosmetic surgery and cellulite reduction treatments
  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Psoriasis in maintenance phase
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Sebaceous Hypersecretion (oiliness and dandruff)
  • Fungus
  • Post operative states (aesthetic surgery)
  • Acne
  • Cellulite

Allergies:

  • Seasonal, dust and mold allergies, hay fever, allergic skin reactions

Others:

  • Cystic fibrosis, stress, fatigue, insomnia, exhaustion, sinus headaches, weakness of the immune system, hypothyroidism, reduces headaches, increased energy, and better sleep patterns, helps ear infections helps immune, nervous and lymphatic system, helps mood

Support for Athletes:

  • Halotherapy can enhance sports performance by improving lung function and increasing lung capacity and stamina.

Relaxation and Wellbeing:

  • Reduces stress
  • Positive effect on cardiovascular system
  • Provides relaxation and rejuvenation

Prevention and Maintenance:

  • Halotherapy is by far the best method to maintain a healthy respiratory system and reducing the risk of colds/flu.
  • Halotherapy has sanitizing effect on bronchial tubes and lungs and provides health improvement for lungs, skin, and the immune system.

Side Effects:

  • Halotherapy can cause increased cough with better and productive discharge, a rather positive side effect.
  • Eye irritation has been reported in some individuals.

Halotherapy should be avoided for people afflicted with:

  • Acute stage of bronchi and lungs diseases
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases with symptoms of the third stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • Hypertension stage 2
  • All internal diseases with decompensation
  • Hyperthyroidism

If you suffer chronic diseases, please consult your Physician before Halotherapy.

About Our Salt Cave

Our Salt Cave contains 12 tons of highest grade salt on the walls and the floor. In addition, we use a halogenerator to crush pure 100% highest grade salt from Poland into micronized particles disperses 84 minerals through the air into the Salt Cave. The atmosphere of the salt cave is an escape from the contaminated environments of our daily lives, free of allergens, pathogens, and pollutants. Any microorganisms that make their way inside do not survive. Such a sterile atmosphere is ideal for healing, and sets the stage for therapeutic action of the salt particles and negative ions that are created when salt breaks down due to heat and moisture of airway linings.

Microscopic salt particles enter the airways and reach down deep to the cellular level. At this level, particles stimulate airway linings, improve mucous clearance and enable a better immune response to pathogens. People with chronic respiratory conditions have been shown to lack sodium chloride in their airway linings, and this treatment helps resolve this deficiency.

The effects of salt therapy on your sinuses, skin and lungs is vastly different from what you might experience when using nasal sprays or walking on the beach. That is, salt therapy not only alleviates symptoms, but also helps prevent against symptoms reoccurring. Thus, it helps ward off sickness and reduce dependence on medications.

The skin and respiratory system are closely related, and the airborne salt that works on airways also clears up a variety of dermatitis and infections of the skin. People with psoriasis and eczema may experience dramatic improvement in their skin condition.

Importance of lungs

Healthy lungs and a clean respiratory system are essential for vitality, energy and longevity. An average adult takes about 12-15 breaths per minute and little children about 20-30 breaths per minute. The main function of the lungs is to deliver oxygen to our red blood cells and get rid of the CO2 from the body. In addition, our respiratory tract acts as a very important defense mechanism by filtering the air from pollutants and foreign substances, it regulates the pH level of blood by managing the levels of CO2, and it also helps control blood pressure by converting the chemical in the blood called angiotensin I into angiotensin II.

Negative Ions

Salt molecules are comprised of a positive sodium ion and a negative chloride ion bound together. These molecules break down into their ions when exposed to heat and moisture.  While you breathe in the salty air of the Salt Cave salt molecules enter the moist airways of the lungs and break down.  Studies suggest that negative ions stimulate the respiratory and integumentary (skin) systems. Moreover, it’s believed that these systems are physiologically closely related.

It’s likely you’re already familiar with negative ions. The blissful feeling experienced while basking under a waterfall and the electric sensation in the air after a thunderstorm are caused by the presence of negative ions.  While negative ions are abundant in nature, the stale air atmosphere that builds up inside our houses and office spaces is lacking of negative ions, and may contribute to depressed mood and energy level.

Salt therapy provides the best results when routinely administered.  Respiratory and skin illness sufferers are encouraged to sign up for an unlimited package so that they may visit the facility on a regular basis and experience the full benefits of salt therapy.

Studies also suggest the following benefits of negative ions:

Reduce:

  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Lethargy
  • Depression

Improves:

  • Energy
  • Metabolism
  • Mental Alertness
  • Mood Balance
  • Sleep Patterns

Save Cave Process

  1. Book in, simply schedule online, call in or stop by as we accept walk ins. Salt Cave sessions start at the top of the hour every hour.
  2. Arrive to Quantum Float & Salt Cave, if it is your first time in the Salt Cave please come in 20 minutes before to sign our waiver and for your tour, all following Salt Cave sessions please arrive 15 minutes before.
  3. Use the washroom if you need as you will be in the Salt Cave for 45 minutes.
  4. Enter the Salt Cave, we will provide you a warm blanket.
  5. Lay back on our zero gravity chair and enjoy a peaceful quiet moment.
  6. Please drink lots of water after a Salt Cave session.

How many sessions are recommended?

Issue # of Sessions
Asthma 14-18
Acute Bronchitis 12-14
Recurrent Bronchitis 12-14
Chronic Obstructive Bronchitis 18-21
Pneumonia After Acute Stage 12-14
Bronchiectatic Disease 20-25
Cystic Fibrosis 20-25
Chronic Pharyngitis (Respiratory Tract Infection) 14-18
Adenoiditis  (Inflammation of The Adenoids Caused by Infection) 14-18
Chronic Sinusitis 14-18
Tonsillitis 12-14
Multi-Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome also known as Environmental Illness 12-14
Smokers 12-14
Skin Pathology 8-25
Healing of Post Surgery Scars 12-18
Allergies (Seasonal, Hay Fever, Dust) 12-14
Atopic Dermatitis, Neurodermatitis 12-18
Psoriasis 12-18
After Contact with Industrial and Household Pollutants 12-14
Vasomotor and Allergic Rhinitis, Rhinosinusopathy 14-18
Respiratory Infections, Influenza 5-7 or 2/week for prevention

SOURCES:

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Halotherapy Application in Treatment and Rehabilitation of Respiratory Diseases, Methodical Recommendation No. 95/111, Moscow 1995

Methodical recommendation was discussed and approved by the Scientific Board of the Institute of Pulmonology of the Russian Federation.

Clinical-Research Respiratory Center, St. Petersburg – Doctors A.V. Chervinskaya, S.I. Konovalov, O.V. Strashnova, N.G. Samsonova

Institute of Pulmonology of the Russian Federation, Moscow – Doctors A.G. Chchalin, I.D. Apulcina, I.E. Furman, A.A. Bondarenko, M.V. Samsonova

Salt Cave Guidelines

  • Salt cave session requires prior appointment, if you are late we will do our very best to book you in the next available session.
  • Please arrive 20 minutes early on your first visit to fill out a form and for a brief orientation. Session starts at the top of the hour and last 45 minutes. All subsequent visits please arrive 15 minutes early.
  • To maintain a cave atmosphere the temperature in our salt cave is between 14 -16 Celsius.  We do provide blankets but we recommend clients also wear comfortable warm clothes.
  • Please not use any perfumes, lotions, or any kinds of fragrances when you attend a session.
  • Quantum Float & Salt Cave is an electric free zone, please kindly turn your devices on silent and leave in your locker.
  • Foot covers are provided, and must be worn at Quantum Float & Salt Cave. Please keep these and bring them to your next session.
  • No food, chewing gum, or drinks including water allowed during the session
  • Please do not throw salt or touch the walls.
  • Salt Therapy is not recommended for smokers who have just had a cigarette within 2 hours of treatment
  • In order to maintain a peaceful spa environment, we ask that you please do not speak with friends or others as most people will either fall asleep or get into a deep meditative state.
  • It is very important to drink water after treatment.
  • Please do not leave the cave during the session unless it is an emergency; or if for some reason you feel uncomfortable during the session, quietly leave the cave to not disturbing others.
  • We require 24 hour let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to make it to a scheduled session

History of Salt Caves

Halotherapy, originated more than 150 years ago, in natural salt caves and mines. In fact, this type of salt therapy can be traced back to the Grecian age, when Hippocrates recommended salt inhalation as an effective treatment for respiratory issues!

Its Polish roots began in 1843, when Polish physician Felix Boczkowski studied the men working in salt mines at Wielickza. Boczkowski learned that these salt mine workers had fewer respiratory problems than others, tracing the phenomenon back to the inhalation of salt dust. Because of this, a halotherapy therapeutic spa was developed in Poland.

In 1958 Professor Mieczyslaw Skulimowski became the officinal physician of the Wieliczka Salt Mine and started regular treatment of patients in the salt chambers.

In 1964 Poland’s Ministry of Health recognized this uniquely created program for pulmonary rehabilitation and the world’s first underground health resort of its kind was established in Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland expands known as The Kinga Allergy Treatment Spa.