Since opening last April these are the most frequently asked questions at Breathe Salt and Sauna.
Can I catch other peoples’ germs or viruses in the Salt Rooms?
Salt is naturally antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. It kills almost all bacteria on contact. At Breathe Salt & Sauna, we have pure Himalayan salt brick walls and crushed salt on the floor, in addition to the 99.9% pure pharmaceutical-grade salt that is blown into the air. The microclimate of our salt room is said to be two times cleaner than a sterile surgery roomin a hospital. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to catch an infection because there is no bacteria. We also clean the surfaces of our chairs, tables, toys, books, et cetera, with dōTERRA’s OnGuard Sanitizing Spray.
How long is a Salt Session?
Our Adult Meditation Room and Family Room Sessions are 45 minutes. Our Salt Booth Sessions are just 15 minutes. The smaller booth room size allows for the same amount of salt to be inhaled in an express session, offering the same benefits of the larger room.
How should I dress?
In the Salt Room, you can wear your regular street clothes. Keep in mind that dark clothes will show the salt particles, but they can be easily brushed off after your session. We supply blankets that you can use to cover up. Allowing the salt to reach your skin will only benefit you. We encourage you to go barefoot in the Salt Room and to expose areas of skin that may need healing.
How often do I need a salt treatment?
Based on your condition and symptoms, this can vary. For best results, we recommend a series of treatments. Some individuals also prefer to use dry salt therapy as a continuous preventative measure and for optimal health. To accommodate everyone’s needs, we offer different options: Single sessions, 3- and 6-session passes and unlimited memberships.
What can I expect from a Salt Therapy Session?
We recommend that during your session you take 5 to 10 deep breaths to bring the salt deep into your respiratory system. During your session, the dry salt acts like a toothbrush that clears your respiratory system and it removes the buildup of foreign elements that cause respiratory ailments. You may start coughing or sneezing, or your nose may start to run. These are all normal things that can happen as that “toothbrush” is working.
What about the concern that salt is bad for you?
Some people are concerned about the intake of salt because of issues relating to diet, high blood pressure and hypertension. This type of salt intake is connected to the digestive tract. Dry Salt Therapy affects the respiratory system in a different way. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles that enter your respiratory system is extremely low, so it doesn’t present any risk whatsoever to your health. It kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and expands airways.
What type of salt is used?
Only 99.9% pure-grade sodium chloride (salt) is used in our halogenerators, which are the machines that crush and grind the salt into microscopic particles and disperse them into the Salt Rooms at Breathe.