Salt therapy has become one of the most sought-after spa services in recent years. From reducing sinus symptoms to stress, the holistic, relaxing treatment provides a number of benefits for people from all walks of life. To learn more about the trendy treatment, here’s a convenient guide.

FAQ About Salt Therapy

What is salt therapy?

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This holistic, noninvasive treatment involves relaxing in a room that mimics the unique microclimate of a salt cave. The room’s walls contain layers upon layers of dry saline aerosol, which creates an antibacterial environment with numerous health benefits. Over a century ago, scientists discovered that miners who were repeatedly exposed to natural salt mines experienced diminished respiratory illness symptoms.

What are the benefits?

Salt therapy aids in a number of lung- and sinus-related conditions, including allergies, sinus and ear infections, influenza, breathing difficulties, asthma, sleep apnea, smoker’s cough, bronchitis, and rhinitis. Proponents of the treatment also say it boosts the immune system and provides detoxifying benefits.

How does the process work?

Salt functions as a natural antibacterial substance that purifies the lungs and sinuses. To maximize these benefits, during the treatment, a mechanism called a halogenerator crushes grains of rock salt into tiny pieces and distributes them across the walls. The walls are also already coated in mineral salt, which further promotes a negative ion environment. These tiny particles can travel deep into the lungs, thereby promoting breathing efficiency and healing.  

Is it safe?

As a noninvasive treatment, everyone from children to pregnant women and the elderly can safely benefit from salt therapy. Some individuals who have a lot of accumulated mucus in the head, throat, or nose may experience coughing for a period after the spa service as the body drains the fluid. Otherwise, there are no known negative side effects.

To try the coveted spa service for yourself, contact New Providence, NJ’s premier destination. Skin Deep Salon and Spa provides a warm, relaxing salt room that can help you feel your best. The luxurious destination also offers rejuvenating scalp treatments and massage therapy. To learn more about the salt therapy spa service, visit their website or call today at (908) 508-1800.