FAQ

FAQ

Can anyone attend Salt Therapy?

Anyone with or without respiratory or skin conditions can attend a salt room session, we actually encourage people who don’t have a specific condition to regularly attend the salt rooms, purely because of the relaxing benefits or the rooms.

However, some people with acute conditions may be restricted from visiting a salt room including but not limited to people with:

  • Fever with influenza or acute respiratory virus
  • Active lung tuberculosis
  • 3rdstage Emphysema
  • Chronic Heart Failure and Fluid around the heart
  • Kidney failure with the inability to tolerate salt
  • Lung cancer
  • Individuals who cough blood or have an abscess on the lung
  • Pregnancy in the case of fluid retention
  • Edema/Oedema (a build-up of fluid within the body &/or organs)

If you are unsure if you should attend a salt session we recommend you see your medical professional prior to coming to see us or give us a call and we will be able to provide you with some additional information.

It is important to understand that salt therapy is a complementary treatment for respiratory and skin conditions.

Can babies and children use the salt rooms?

At Halo Salt Rooms we welcome children 6 months and over. We have created a kid’s room stocked with bean bags, toys, games and TV. Your precious young ones will receive the benefits of salt therapy while playing.

Mothers can hold and comfort their babies in the specially designed kid’s room or there are cosy places for babies to nest while benefiting from salt therapy.

How do I book?

Here at Halo Salt Rooms we want to make your experience as seamless as possible. There are 4 easy ways to book:

  • Call in and see us
  • Through the booking page on our website
  • Call us on 06 280 4220
  • Download the Halo Salt Room app through Mind body
How do I pay for my session?

We have 2 payment options, you can set up a direct debit payment through our reception and make regular payments either weekly, fortnightly or monthly (please note processing fee applies). Or you are able to pay directly at reception before or after your session. We accept cash/eftpos/credit card

How early should I arrive before my Salt Therapy session?

If it is your first time using it and you haven’t already requested a free consultation session with one of our friendly staff, then we recommend you arrive at least 15mins before your session, so you can complete the appropriate paperwork.

If you are now hooked and been before, feel free to ensure you arrive 5mins before. Unfortunately, due to the way salt therapy works, we won’t be able to let people in after the session as started.

How long is a salt room session?

Sessions in the adult salt room and private room are 45mins and the kids room 30mins. We do encourage people to stay for the full allocated time, as moving in and out of the room can affect the level of salt in the atmosphere.

How often should I use a salt room?

To get the best results from salt therapy, we recommended you attend on a regular basis until congestion has cleared and your condition is manageable, this will vary from person to person. One of our Salt Therapists will recommend the best Management Plan for your conditions during your initial complimentary plan consultation

Seeing benefits from salt therapy requires consistency – after all one trip to the gym doesn’t guarantee a six pack!

I have asthma but don’t always need my inhaler, should I bring it with me anyway?

Yes! Even if you have minor asthma we do recommend that you bring along your inhaler with you for every session. Unfortunately, if you don’t have your inhaler you will not be able to participate in the session.

What can I take into the salt room?

We recommend that you leave as much as you can outside in the lockers provided. However, you are able to take in a water bottle, book/magazine or something to read. We do encourage that you do not take in any electronic devices, as these may be affected by the salt particles in the room.

What do I wear in a salt room?

Salt rooms are a dry, sterile environment, which means you don’t need to worry about getting wet or dirty. This means you can wear your normal day clothes. We do recommend that you wear a hair net and shoe covers, however these are not mandatory. If you decide not to wear shoe covers, you will need to remove your shoes for the session. Lockers are available to store your personal items.

What is the difference between salt therapy and sea air?

The salt in sea air is moist rather than the dry salt air used in salt therapy. When you breathe in dry salt aerosol in a salt room, the minute particles line your airways and draw out the fluid from the airways penetrating deep into the lungs to clean and break up congestion which is then coughed up or naturally removed from the body.

What should I do prior to my Salt Rooms session?

There isn’t anything particularly that you should do prior to turning up for your Salt session, however we do recommend you have drunk adequate water, as it can make you feel a little dehydrated after the session.