Family Wellness Center
How Often Do you Need Salt Therapy?
Regular and Consistent Salt Therapy is most beneficial to ease respiratory symptoms!
Every experience is different and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. Generally speaking, to maximize the healing process we typically recommend a course of 12-15 treatments over a period of 8 weeks. You may feel some improvement after one session, but a series of treatments is best for longer-term results. After a series of treatments your breathing will become easier and symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath will improve noticeably. People also come for treatments as a preventative measure. Salt therapy is most prevalent in Russia and Eastern Europe, where doctors have routinely prescribed it for over a decade. While every session is beneficial, multiple sessions allow most people to experience a period of remission from their conditions.
Below is a list of conditions and the suggested number of consecutive sessions, as used in Russian clinics and health spas. These numbers should not be treated as prescribed medical standards, but rather as suggested guidelines for treatment based on research (see citation below). Visitors to City Salt Spa should be attentive to their own unique needs/conditions and make decisions about treatment based on the way their bodies respond.
All treatment times are over a 8 week period unless otherwise noted
Asthma – intermittent, mild 12-14 Treatments
Asthma – moderate, severe 18-21
Acute bronchitis 12-14
Recurrent bronchitis 12-14
Chronic obstructive bronchitis 18-21
Pneumonia after acute stage 12-14
Bronchiectatic disease 20-25
Cystic fibrosis 20-25
Respiratory infections, influenza 5-7 or 2x/wk for prevention
Vasomotor and allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusopathy 14-18
Chronic pharyngitis and tonsillitis 14-18
Chronic sinusitis 14-18
Acute sinusitis 3-5
Hay fever 12-14
Multi-chemical sensitivity syndrome 12-14
After contact with industrial and household pollutants 12-14
Skin pathology 8-25
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Halotherapy Application in Treatment and Rehabilitation of Respiratory Diseases, Methodical Recommendation No. 95/111, Moscow 1995
Methodical recommendation was discussed and approved by the Scientific Board of the Institute of Pulmonology of the Russian Federation.
Clinical-Research Respiratory Center, St. Petersburg – Doctors A.V. Chervinskaya, S.I. Konovalov, O.V. Strashnova, N.G. Samsonova
Institute of Pulmonology of the Russian Federation, Moscow – Doctors A.G. Chchalin, I.D. Apulcina, I.E. Furman, A.A. Bondarenko, M.V. Samsonova
Children's Salt Therapy:
Children are more prone to breathing problems because their respiratory system is not fully developed before the age of 9. Large particles of pollution can reach their lungs because their bodies have difficulty filtering them out. The narrowness of nasal passageways in children and their higher risk of picking up viruses contributes to these frequent episodes. As our environment has become increasingly polluted, there has been an uptick in respiratory problems for both adults and children. Asthma accounts for more hospitalizations in children than any other chronic illness. 16.5 % of children in Franklin County of Ohio have asthma. This is significantly higher than other areas in the United States. The good news is that children respond quickly to salt room treatments, which are 100% drug free and non-invasive. Whether your child is suffering from allergies, an ear infection, frequent colds, or asthma, salt therapy helps reduce inflammation, open clogged passageways, loosen up mucous, and kill germs and bacteria. In addition, it will boost your child's immune system. Children don't even realize that they are receiving a therapeutic treatment as they are passively inhaling micro-salt particles as they play in a "sandbox" play area setting. Sessions will be offered individually as well as scheduled "play dates" or "mommy and me" group sessions.
Adult Salt Therapy:
The adult salt room is a quiet, relaxing room providing Halotherapy to adults. This room will seat up to 6 adults comfortably for a 45 minute session. This space is also used for Salty Yoga and Meditation Classes offered through a Yoga instructor. This room is available to be rented out to groups looking for a unique meeting space (book clubs, bible study groups, mom's day out, senior citizen groups, etc). If you have a group of people coming in together, make the experience truly unique by adding on a chair massage to be split between the group!
Private Salt Therapy/Massage:
Angela Sharp, LMT https://www.facebook.com/storm.als
Enjoy the completely unique experience of a Massage or Reiki Session in the Private Salt Therapy Room while Dry Salt Particles are being blown into the room.
Also, The privacy of the room will allow clients who are coming in for the skin benefits of Halotherapy opportunity to experience the full benefits of the aerosoled salt because they can expose more skin for treatment.
Many people swear by yoga and its benefits but are hard-pressed to explain exactly what they are. A new body of scientific research is backing their claims and unearthing the actual mental, physical, and biological effects of yoga therapy. Halotherapy, a healing therapy that was practiced in ancient Europe, is also now growing in popularity in the United States. Halotherapy, also called salt therapy, is said to have many health benefits, as well. Combine the benefits of salt therapy and yoga and you have a win-win situation
The Benefits of Yoga
Some of the many benefits of yoga include:
• Increased blood flow
• Improved cardiovascular conditioning
• Lower blood pressure
• Increased happiness
• Better immune function
• Lower blood sugar
• Increased focus
• Improved balance
• Improved REM sleep
• Pain relief
The benefits of breathing in salt therapy include:
• Improved lung capacity
• Reduced respiratory allergies
• Detoxification of your bodily systems
• Helps reduce germs
• Decreases severity of skin conditions including eczema,
• Decreases severity of chronic respiratory illnesses including
asthma, emphysema, bronchitis
• Reduces chest congestion, cough, sore throat sinusitis
• Decreases depression
• Improves sleep
Yoga encourages deep breathing and the deeper you breathe the micro-particle salt into your lungs the more beneficial the healing effects. The calming effects of both salt therapy and yoga combined with the health benefits of both allow you to experience a holistic relaxation therapy
Reiki with Katie www.ReikiwithKatie.com
Katie is a Reiki Master-Teacher providing Reiki services in our beautiful private Salt Therapy Room.
Reiki (pronounced “ray key”) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki promotes the body’s natural healing abilities. It is based on the idea that "life force energy" flows through us causing us to be alive. If one's life force energy is low, we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of feeling rejuvenation, vitality, and wellbeing.
Each Reiki session begins with a brief chat and setting the intention for your session.
While you wear comfy clothing on a massage table, Katie will begin with a light touch (about the weight of a nickel) starting at your head. You may experience warmth from my hands, or even a little tingling. Some find it so relaxing they fall asleep, which is totally fine.
As you relax, one of the first things Katie notices is how the energy is flowing through your body. If any chakras are blocked, if one side flows faster than the other and so on. If there is an area needing attention, Katie will then place her hands there, again with a light touch.
You may experience warm or cold sensations, belly gurgling (mine often does during a session) or light muscle twitching. All these sensations are common. After the session, many people have expressed feeling extremely relaxed, refreshed, and a lot of "Wow...I really needed that!" Katie is always eager to hear your experience if you'd like to share. Katie then will share what she experienced and any areas of particular notice.
City Salt Spa
Open: M-Thur 10 am-7 pm, Fri 11 AM-6 PM, Sat 11-4 pm Closed Sunday
Call 614-873-0072 218 W Main St Plain City, Oh 43064