FAQs


General Questions

Salt Therapy (Speleotherapy or Halotherapy) is a completely natural, non-invasive and drug free treatment where dry salt aerosol is passively inhaled in a specially constructed Salt Room or Speleochamber.

This therapy involves breathing in microscopic salt particles which has a positive effect on respiratory and skin aliments. The dry sodium chloride aerosol in the Salt Room eliminates airborne particles from the airways and helps the body purge itself of toxins. Salt Therapy is a safe complimentary therapy and has no side effects.
There are no microbes or allergens in the Salt Room. This allows the body’s immune system to rest during treatment. The salt particles convert positive ions into negative ions, vital in strengthening the body’s immune system.

Salt Therapy is based on the principle of prolonged exposure to the microclimate found in natural salt mines or salt caves. Salt Rooms Australia uses patented state of the art technology to reproduce the atmosphere of a salt cave with a monitored therapeutic microclimate. Air in our Salt Rooms is ionized and saturated with a natural substance – a low concentration of curative highly dispersed aerosol of dry saline (salt).

The microclimate in our Salt Rooms is formed naturally, through convective diffusion from the salt walls combined with controlled temperature and humidity. This creates a hypo-bacterial and allergen-free air environment.

Inhalation of salt aerosol is clinically proven to cleanse the respiratory system of the human body and to speed up elimination of toxins. A salt aerosol rich in negative ions is proven to have bactericidal effects, cleansing microbial flora of the respiratory tract, slowing down bacterial growth and increasing resistance to respiratory tract diseases. This effect is used to treat asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, as well as frequent respiratory tract diseases in children and adults.
Airborne salt particles have a beneficial effect on skin and are known for their high cosmetic value due to the high mineral content. Salt aerosol is a well known decongestant. It reduces inflammation and has antimicrobial affects.

The term Speleotherapy comes from the Greek word Speleon, meaning cave. Speleotherapy is the use of a subterranean salt cave environment for therapeutic purposes, especially in the treatment of chronic airway diseases.

Since natural salt caves and salt mines are not conveniently accessible for most people, the conditions of the salt caves were recreated by using Halotherapy (halos in Greek means salt). Dry sodium chloride aerosol containing particles of 1-5um in size is produced by a special nebulizer and released into the Salt Room.
Here at Salt Rooms Australia we offer a combination of both Speleotherapy and Halotherapy to maximise treatment benefit to you.

Salt Therapy can benefit people of any age with respiratory and skin ailments, as well as those in good health who want to strengthen their immunity and enjoy a relaxing treatment with proven positive effects on wellbeing.

For a full list of conditions that Salt Therapy can benefit, please go to our Salt Therapy page.

Salt therapy is extremely beneficial for people with restricted mobility, e.g. people in the wheelchairs, because lack of movement and physical activity often leads to accumulation of mucus in the lungs. We have wheelchair-friendly access to the facilities and both the impaired person and their carer can enjoy a therapeutic, relaxing session. Salt has dehumidifying properties (you will no doubt notice slight tingling and dryness in the throat during the session) and naturally assists your body in removing accumulated excess fluid in the airways.

Adults: 45 minutes per session
Children: 20-45 minutes per session
Infants: 15-20 minutes per session.
There is a 15 minute gap between each session in order to filter and purify the room.

Wear comfortable clothing. The salt air will not harm your clothing, nor leave a noticeable residue. Protective outerwear is available if you prefer.

Salt Rooms Australia are designed for tranquillity as much as therapy. Our salt therapy rooms are a retreat from the world. Lie back, relax and breathe. Read, meditate, listen to music, sleep, draw or, if you so desire, work on your laptop. Health is only one of the reasons you’ll return.
If you’re with your child in the children’s therapy rooms, then it’s playtime. Children will love the toys, games and books. Instead of building sand castles, build salt castles. The children’s therapy room is a playground that little ones will love to explore.

Salt Therapy is a relaxing, peaceful and rejuvenating experience. While sitting in the room you are surrounded by the fine salt particles and negative ions created in the air. Sometimes people detect a subtle and pleasant salt taste on their lips.

48 hours between each session is recommended.

Each individual has a different requirement. One of our specialist will consult you on the best plan that is suitable for your condition. The plan will usually consists of an intensive treatment followed by an ongoing maintenance and wellbeing plan.

No, Salt Therapy is a complimentary therapy and should only be used as an adjunct to medical advice.



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