We’re big believers in Salt Therapy at Modrn Sanctuary. Our Salt Cave is one of our most popular treatments. During a salt therapy session, also known as halotherapy, dry saline aerosol is dispersed into the room from a halogenerator. In addition to the many benefits of breathing these microparticles, the walls of the room are lined with bricks of mineral salt, and the floors are covered in ground Himalayan salt. At Modrn Sanctuary our Himalayan Salt Room is an oasis of salt therapy.

The salt air, covered walls, and floor, creates an atmosphere that is rich in negative ions– much like the seashore. This has a profound effect on stress reduction and counteracts the positive ions that we absorb through TV and computer screens, cell phones, and other technology.

The salt microparticles in the air are highly absorbent and can travel into the deepest recesses of the lungs. Once there, the salt is able to draw out toxins and other impurities from the lungs. The lungs can also expel mucus more thoroughly and efficiently and benefit from a widening of the airways.

Salt therapy allows salt to enter your respiratory system– not your stomach, heart, or kidneys. Compared to the daily recommendation of 6 grams, the concentration of salt that your body absorbs is only .5-10 mg per cubic meter.

Salt Therapy Benefits

Studies show that the following conditions are greatly improved with on-going salt therapy sessions:

  • Asthma

  • Allergies

  • Chronic ENT illnesses (ear-nose-throat)

  • Bronchitis

  • Frequent ear infections

  • Frequent colds

  • Allergies to industrial and household pollutants

  • Hay fever

  • Smoker’s cough

  • COPD

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Pharyngitis  

  • Sinusitis

  • Rhinitis

  • Tonsillitis

  • Snoring

  • Sleep Apnea

Salt Therapy Side Effects

You may find yourself coughing more after a session. This is because the salt that has penetrated your lungs has loosened up the mucus in your chest so that you can expel it more easily. Your body will be in the process of eliminating any impurities that were drawn out of your respiratory system. Also, it is not uncommon to feel a bit dizzy in the session as the concentration of salt in the air increases. This is perfectly normal.