The salt room experience
So my husband and I went to a salt room today for a 45-minute salt therapy session and wanted to share my experience with you. The name of the salt room location was “The Saltuary,” and the owner was a licensed massage therapist with a passion for halo therapy. What exactly is halo therapy you ask? Well, according to thesaltcavern.com, “halo therapy is a holistic method that reproduces the natural micro climate of a salt cave by dispersing saline aerosol in a high concentration in a room whose surfaces are covered with layers of salt.”
Upon arriving at the business, we noticed that the outside windows and entrance were tinted in order to shield the interior from view. As we opened the door to “The Saltuary,” we were pleasantly greeted by the owner and immediately began to bask in the relaxing atmosphere of calming scents and soothing music. Fortunately for us, we were first-timers to the salt room experience and were able to take advantage of the $25 cost for you and friend promotion. However, normally the cost is around $45 per person for a 45 minute session.
Appearance of the salt room
Next, we signed a disclaimer for our salt room session and were guided to a special, interior room designated for the salt therapy event. The walls of this room were painted a cool green color and there were 2 pictures of a beach setting on the walls. In addition, there were a total of six lounge chairs that reclined to almost a complete horizontal position. Not to mention, there were fleece blankets on each of the chairs in case the room got a bit chilly.
Naturally, there was one mid-size Himalayan salt lamp on a two-tier shelf that illuminated the room with its orangish-glow. Other than the lamp, the two-tier shelf also contained a wooden sign that stated the word, breathe and miniature-sized beach chairs. As expected, I began to daydream about myself being on a beach somewhere ready to relax and enjoy my surroundings.
The floor was made of tile and had a thin layer of white salt which felt ‘slippery’ under my feet. Basically, in our minds, we were at a beach, but without any direct sunlight. In addition, coming from the background, was relaxing music playing from embedded speakers in the ceiling. The music included sounds of ocean waves and spirited tunes which enhanced the already sedative ambiance.
The halo generator
Once the lights were dim and the door shut, we started hearing a humming noise (almost like a fan) coming from what looked like a small sink basin mounted on the wall. This machine is known as a halo generator and the owner informed us that the therapeutic salt gets scooped in and put through a mill-like process. In other words, the salt is broken down into a powder form and released into the air in a mist-like fashion.
Experiencing the benefits
At this point, our 45 minute salt therapy session had begun and initially, I was rather anxious about being confined to a dark room. However, within minutes, I felt extremely calm and my respirations were now slow and steady. Consequently, I found myself either mesmerized by the glow from the Himalayan salt lamp or with my eyes shut in a restful trance.
At one point, I could mildly taste the salt and felt a slight draft from the 71 degree temperature in the room. As one would expect, the room temperature needed to be kept cooler in order to block high levels of humidity. With this being said, the 45 minutes flew by, but when it was over, we definitely felt like our respiratory passages received a thorough cleansing from the experience. Not to mention, our sense of smell was more amplified and our skin felt a bit ‘tighter’ from the effects of the salt.
In conclusion, halo therapy (salt therapy) is a great way to unwind and relax from our busy lives. Furthermore, in my opinion, it’s most beneficial to people suffering from respiratory illnesses such as asthma and bronchitis, as well as chronic allergies since the salt dissipates any bacteria and pollutants imbedded in the lungs or sinuses bringing them to the surface for expulsion. Either way, here’s to living your best life ever and taking action to improve your situation and quality of life! Feel free to leave me a comment or any additional insight you may have on the salt room experience.
The Salt Cavern. (2018). Halotherapy. [online] Available at: http://www.thesaltcavern.com/halotherapy.html [Accessed 10 Jan. 2018].