Frequently Asked Questions
Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy is a holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. Dry salt air is dispersed into an enclosed environment (room, bed, booth, cabin) through a unique process generated by a halogenerator. This type of treatment is a safe and effective way of using salt’s natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties to provide relief for respiratory and skin conditions.
When you heat salt, it becomes super dry, and kinetically more active. This heated and dry pure sodium chloride is then crushed into micro-sized particles and dispersed into the air in an enclosed environment. When micro-particles of dry salt is inhaled into the respiratory system, it does its job by absorbing and removing allergens, toxins and foreign substances in your lungs and throughout your respiratory tract. Salt also reduces any inflammation and opens airway passages making it easier to breathe.
Pure “dry” sodium chloride is heated and ground up in a machine called a halogenerator. The micro-sized crushed salt particles are then dispersed into the air in an enclosed environment (Salt Room, Halo-IR Booth). These particles of fine salt penetrate deep within the respiratory system and work to remove mucus build up and eliminate bacteria and toxins. This unique process helps open and expand the constricted airways allowing individuals to breathe easier and more clearly. Dry Salt Therapy also provides amazing skin rejuvenating benefits when the epidermis is exposed during treatment.
Dry Salt Therapy has many positive effects on our respiratory, skin and immune systems. It reduces bronchial inflammation, thins and removes mucus from the lungs, as well as improves lung capacity and functionality. It also reduces skin inflammation, improves cellular rejuvenation and decreases itching and irritated skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dry Salt Therapy has also been very successful in reducing stress as well as enhancing our cardiovascular system.
In addition, those who suffer from the following conditions can greatly benefit from the halotherapy.
Chronic ENT illnesses
Stress and Fatigue
As Halotherapy is known as a safe and natural treatment, clients who have any serious health conditions or women who are pregnant should always seek proper medical advice from a doctor first. Halotherapy is not recommended for people who have the following conditions.
- Infections associated with a fever
- Contagious diseases
- Cardiac disease patients
- Acute respiratory disease
- Severe hypertension
- Chronic obstructive lung diseases
Normally there are no side effects. Some people might experience a scratchy throat or a tickle in their sinuses. Others who might be slightly more sensitive could experience a minor skin irritation, which tends to go away after a session or two. For those who experience a slight cough, this is a sign that the salt therapy is effectively working. The body is loosening and releasing all the mucous buildup.
99.99% pure sodium chloride (Pharmaceutical grade salt). It contains no fillers or caking agents. It does come from a natural source but it is naturally processed to remove all of its impure elements. It’s the same salt that hospitals use and is the same type of salt all the research has been conducted on. We do not recommend Himalayan or sea salt as it is not stripped of all the impurities. There could be dirt, clay or some type of debris that could be harmful to the lungs. It’s very healthy for the digestive system but not for the respiratory system.
Halotherapy offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are cumulative so consistency and frequency are the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly if visiting salt rooms at least 3-4 times a week. Those who are looking to incorporate Salt Therapy into their regular wellness routine would benefit from a weekly session. Halotherapy is safe to use on a daily basis if desired.
45 minutes for a Halotherapy session in our Halo-Lounges.
25 minutes for a Halotherapy combined with a 45 minute Infrared Sauna Therapy session in our Halo-IR booth. Total session time for this is 45 minutes. The salt gets put into the booth during the first 25 minutes of the 45 minutes infrared sauna session.
Many patients who have asthma, allergies and other bronchial issues have seen some amazing results in a short period of time. Breathing became easier, more energy was experienced and people just had an overall better quality of life. While we don’t make any medical claims about Dry Salt Therapy, patients’ respiratory issues and lung functions have vastly improved after receiving treatments. In addition, those who have severe skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or acne have also had incredible improvements in the health of their skin.
You will be in a private booth. It’s a place where one can sit back and experience the salt treatment in a very peaceful and non-stressful setting. People can read, listen to music or nap if they want to.
Yes, most research has been done in Europe where the treatment originated.
Infrared Sauna Therapy
Infrared Sauna Therapy is a resource used to safely detoxify the body from the chemicals, metals and other impurities found in our air, food and water. It also stimulates your immune, lymphatic and cardiovascular systems. This creates improved heart health, increased circulation, lower blood pressure and many more health benefits.
The infrared heat waves penetrate deep into the body. They send vibrations to the fat cells, thus releasing the toxins stored in them. Infrared waves raise the body temperature from the inside and activate the sweat glands, which eliminates the toxins through the skin in sweat.
detoxification · reduces stress · increases flexibility · promotes cell repair · boost immune system · increase stamina & recovery · boost metabolism · weight loss · reduce pain · reduce depression · increased circulation · lowers blood pressure · improved heart & vascular health
If you are under the care of a doctor for any medical condition or reason you should consult your doctor before use.
Infrared Sauna Therapy contraindications are below. If you have any of the following conditions you need written approval from your doctor before use. We accept approval in the form of a signed note on a prescription pad, a signed letter on the physicians letterhead or an email with the sent from email address being from the physicians office.
- Cardiovascular Conditions
- Prescription Medications
- Alcohol & Drug Use
- Elderly – the ability to maintain core body temperatures decreases with age.
- Children – their core body temperature raises much faster than adults. The sauna needs to operate at a lower temperature for no more than 15 minutes
- Conditions with impaired sweating
- Hemophiliacs – individuals prone to bleeding
- Fever & Insensitivity to Heat
- Joint Injury – Recent joint injury should not be heated for 48 hours. Joint that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
- Pacemakers / Defibrillators – The magnets used to assemble saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers.
- Consult a Doctor if you have any concerns that you do not see on this list.
See the FAQ titled “When should you avoid Infrared Sauna Therapy”.
Also, be sure you drink plenty of water before, during and after your treatment. Listen to your body. If you start to feel faint, claustrophobic or uncomfortable cut the session short. Sometimes the body takes a few sessions to acclimate to the treatment.
1-3 times a week depending on your goals. It is safe to use daily. The more you use it the greater the benefits.
After 3 Sessions: You’ll leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Your body is beginning to acclimate to the infrared sauna sessions, and you’ve experienced a small portion of the overall health benefits. Don’t stop here!
4-8 Sessions: You’ve started to unlock the powerful detoxification process. Your body is now starting to eliminate surface level toxins more efficiently through perspiration. You’re burning more calories and raising your core temperature more quickly.
9-16 Sessions: Your body is fully acclimated to the sauna sessions and the real magic has begun. Complete cellular detoxification is underway, eliminating harmful, heavy metals, aches, pains and stiffness. Circulation has increased, your overall stress levels are down, your skin is glowing and renewed, and you are in a state of complete relaxation.
17+ Sessions: You’ve committed to a lifestyle change and a new you. You can see and feel the results. You are increasingly stress free, sleeping better, and detoxifying at a deep cellular level. You are healing naturally from within and burning substantial calories in every session. You are on your way to living a happier, healthier life!
Treatments are scheduled with the ability for clients to have 45 minutes per session.
Get Salty & Lit also has the ability to combine Infrared Sauna Therapy treatments with Halotherapy (salt therapy) treatments in one 45 minute session.
- Drink at least 8 oz of water prior to using a sauna.
- Bring a filled reusable water bottle to each session to stay hydrated during your treatment.
- Wear a swimsuit of something similar. You will sweat.
- Please be free of any fragrant lotions, perfumes and colognes prior to coming in.
You will be in our private infrared booth in a calm and peaceful room. There is spa music playing in the booth. It’s a place where you can sit back and experience the treatment in a very peaceful and non-stressful setting. People can read, meditate, do a crossword/ sudoku puzzle or nap if they want to.
The infrared heat will be coming from the panels all around you and penetrating in to your body. As your body heats up you will sweat and with the sweat toxins will be released from the body. You simply relax and keep hydrated.
Our booths fit 1-2 adults comfortably. They also have a full glass door front and glass panels on the front sides.
We have not have any troubles with people who do not like small areas getting claustrophobic. The doors do not lock on the booths. They close with a magnet similar to a shower door; therefore, they are very easy to get out of if you find yourself not feeling well.
Float therapy involves floating in a large bath tub with body temperature water about 12-15”“ deep. The water contains about 900 lbs. of Epsom salt. The high concentration of salt allows a person to release all muscles and float in the water effortlessly. Ideally the environment in the room removes all modern distractions including sound and light. This is sometimes referred to as sensory deprivation and allows your body and mind to release tension and deeply relax. It is an alternative therapy to help stress, anxiety, reduce pain and much more.
Everyone’s body is different and will therefore ultimately obtains results unique to itself and in it’s own time frame. However, here is a general overview of the benefits that people have found from using float therapy.
The combination of sensory depravation and the affects of the magnesium in the Epsom salts, many people have found the following benefits from consistent float therapy treatments.
- Reduces anxiety
- Decreased stress
- Supports relaxation
- Sensory deprivation
- PTSD treatment
- Helps the mental game with athletes
- Reduces inflammation
- Can relieve migraines
- Can create creativity
- Deep relaxation
- Decreased pain
- Fibromyalgia relief
- Muscle recovery for athletes
- Speeds up rehab and recovery
- Endorphin production increases
- Improved sleep
- Lowers heart rate
- Reduces high blood pressure
- Decreases production of cortisol
- Improved circulation
- Reduces high blood sugar
Yes! Minors under the age of 14 must have a parent or guardian remain in the float room (not the float pool) for the duration of the minor’s float session. Minors age 14 -15 must have a parent or guardian on the Get Salty & Lit premises for the duration of the minor’s float session.
Float Therapy contraindications are below. If you have any of the following conditions, or concerns that are not on this list, we highly recommend consulting your doctor before use.
- I agree to NOT float if I am experiencing any of the following:
- Incontinence issues
- Active use of alcohol or illegal drugs
- Cuts, wounds, dermatitis, active infections
- Uncontrolled heart arrhythmia
- Very low blood sugar or “brittle” diabetes
- Uncontrolled seizures
- Kidney failure
- Active suicidal ideation or severe depression
- Recent tattoos
- Recent hair color/treatment if color still bleeds in water or on towels. Red dye applied at home is especially problematic and may require rescheduling.
- Allergy or sensitivity to Epsom salt
- Motion sickness or seasickness
- Inability to enter or exit the float tank alone
- Perforated ear drum or other ear problem
- Pregnant women should consult their doctor before floating & 36 weeks or more of pregnancy are NOT allowed to float.
Refrain from drinking coffee or other caffeinated product. Caffeine stimulates the systems and might leave you jittery when the purpose of this treatment is to relax.
Try not to drink too much water before your session. You do not want to disrupt your session with the urge to use the restroom. Do drink plenty of water afterwards.
Have something light to eat.
Refrain from shaving. Nicks and cuts can be painful in the salty water. We do provide A+D ointment to apply to these areas if necessary to prevent the sting of the cut in the water.
We are a scent free facility – please do NOT use scented products.
Like most natural healthcare, the more you come and the closer the treatments are, the faster you will see the benefits. If you are looking for basic general wellness once a month is great. If you are looking to treat, help control or possibly elevate an issue, more sessions closer together are typically needed. What are your goals/lifestyle/issues?
See the guide below for treatment frequency recommendations.
Once a month
- reset senses
- stress relief
- self-care routine
- low active lifestyle
- fast paced schedule
Twice a Month
- Reduce Inflammation
- Boost Immune System
- Regular Migraines and Headaches
- Boost in Energy
- Has an Active Lifestyle
- Chronic Pain
- Depression and Anxiety
- Big Test Coming Up
- Sleep Struggles
- Prepare for Competition
- Mental, Emotional and Physical Healing
- Fast Results
- Injury Recovery
No. You can come out anytime.
Yes. You would need to use the same products that you would in a swimming pool during this time.
No. You need to wait two weeks after dying your hair to float. Water should come out clear when running it through your hair. We also can NOT guarantee that the salty water will not strip some of the color out of it.
We will supply ear plugs, makeup remover towelette, a hair tie, q-tips, A+D ointment for scrapes, towels, soap and conditioner.
You are responsible for bringing anything else you would need or want including brush/comb, something to put contact lenses in.
- If you are more than 5 minutes late to your appointment we will need to deduct time from your session.
- Clients who have 3 or more appointments missed or canceled within 24 hours of their scheduled appointment (late canceled) within a rolling 6 month period will be charged for their missed or late canceled visit.
No. If you need assistance, you will need to bring someone with you.
We recommend using them and we do provide a pair. This helps prevent things like swimmers ear and helps to keep sound out.
Floating might give you a similar feel. However, you have control over the lights and sound. You can also get out to the treatment at anytime.