While an ancient salt cave may be the preferred place to experience the healing effects of Salt Room Therapy, you don’t have to journey quite so far from home to try it out for yourself. Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is an all-natural treatment at Stella Luna Counseling & Wellness that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave by emitting micro salt particles into the air.
Halotherapy is offered as an alternative treatment for common respiratory ailments such as asthma and cystic fibrosis. While Halotherapy cannot be considered a replacement for pharmaceuticals, it is rapidly gaining popularity for its uncanny ability to enhance the body’s natural healing process.
What is Salt Room Therapy?
Halotherapy, originally known in Eastern Europe as Speleotherapy, quickly made a name for itself with its therapeutic benefits for respiratory diseases. Speleotherapy has evolved into modern-Halotherapy to provide natural symptom relief for a variety of respiratory and skin conditions, and has continued to expand and gain recognition throughout the world with documented research boasting consistently positive results.
There are two types of salt therapy:
- “Active” Rooms featuring machines that break salt apart and circulate the particles through the air, allowing them to be breathed in and exposed to the skin (also known as Halotherapy)
- “Passive Rooms” filled with a variety of salts in large quantities such as Dead Sea, Himalayan salt and more (these are typically used in meditative settings)
What are the Benefits of Salt Room Therapy?
A recent article from the Cleveland Clinic states those who attend Salt Room Therapy often speak about an array of benefits after trying it for themselves. Here are the most common benefits of Salt Room Therapy from first-hand testimonials according to the Cleveland Clinic:
- Improved Breathing
- Fighting Infection
- Healthier Skin
- Stress Reduction
Various sites claim that salt therapy helps with breathing conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, respiratory allergies and even smoker’s cough. Clinical studies from around the world have shown successful symptom relief as well, from improving breathing issues to skin conditions like eczema, acne, dermatitis and more.
Salt Room Therapy at Stella Luna
At Stella Luna, our Halotherapy offer a unique, healing experience for all who are looking for an alternative to traditional treatments. Each session lasts 45 minutes and offers a chance for you to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself and the healing effects of the salt room. Rest your eyes or read your favorite book with some light, tranquil music as the salt room works on whatever might be ailing you.
Jennifer is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), psychotherapist and coach, creating a non-judgmental space for her clients to feel comfortable exploring their inner-most fears, challenges, and desires. As the founder and clinical director of Stella Luna, she holds space for you to explore the meaningful connections between past and current experiences, limiting beliefs, and current behaviors that are holding you back from being the most authentic version of yourself you’ve ever experienced. Learn more about Jennifer and her work at Stella Luna.