Welcome to Touch of Europe Day Spa and our New SALT CAVE
HALOTHERAPY – A Natural Drug-Free Remedy for Easing Symptoms of Asthma, Sinusitis, Hay Fever and other Respiratory Illnesses
Since ancient times, people have believed in the physical and mental healing powers of natural and holistic relaxation. Eastern Europeans have long thought that spending time in naturally occurring salt caves such as Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland could relieve allergies, asthma, eczema, hypertension, and stress.
Considering the growing interest of our customers in the newest health trends, organic and holistic living, and natural healing as well as a very low level of iodine found in the air in the Midwest, the owner of Touch of Europe Day Spa – Evana Radlowski decided to bring the sea microclimate, well being, an amazing oasis of peace and relaxation, and well-kept European secret right to you, here in Michigan.
Health Conditions Benefiting from Salt Therapy:
Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinus and Ear Infections, Frequent Colds, Allergies, Cystic Fibrosis, Stress, Migraines, ADHD, Thyroid Problems, Snoring, Sleeping Disorders, Arthritis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, as Wellness and Anti-Aging Treatment.
Halotherapy Price Menu:
- Single 45 min. session $ 45.00
- Package of 5 sessions $175.00
- Package of 10 sessions $250.00
- Private (VIP) room available for party of 1 – 6 $180.00
- Child Session/Packages (under 16 years old)
- Single 45 min session $35.00
- Package of 5 sessions $125.00
- Package of 10 sessions $200.00
- By appointment only.
Limited hours for children under 12 years old. Please call for schedule.
Salt Therapy Helps to Increase Oxygenation to the Cell Membrane and Promotes Alkaline Environment within the Body.
Salt therapy is a drug-free and completely natural treatment with no side effects. It takes place in a dry and sterile environment that recreates a natural microclimate identical to ancient salt caves and salt mines. It is beneficial in asthma, allergies, respiratory and skin disorders, infections, and many more conditions including stress, ADHD and sleep apnea. Due to the antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties of salt, Halotherapy can be used as a preventive therapy.
Salt therapy is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive and safe respiratory treatment, where dry salt aerosol that has a small particle size and a negative electrical charge, is passively inhaled in a specially constructed salt room. The dry salt aerosol is gently blown into the salt room. The walls and the floor of the salt room are covered with crystal salt.
The salt room provides a negative ion environment (like the seashore), which besides its amazing health benefits, contributes to a feeling of well-being, and promotes stress reduction. The particles of salt are inhaled and travel into the deepest parts of the lungs and sinuses. The inhalation of the salt particles helps to open constricted airways, reduce inflammation, and increase the clearance of mucous.
We live in a very polluted and pollen filled environment. As a result, an increasing number of us suffer from asthma, sinusitis, and allergies.
Respiratory tract hygiene can be achieved using Salt Therapy. Halotherapy helps in cleaning pollens, viruses, pollutants, and toxins out of the lungs, sinuses, and nasal passageways thus preventing illness, decreasing allergies, irritation, and inflammation in the respiratory tract. Salt therapy helps in reducing stress, anxiety, and regulates sleep patterns. It can be used as a complementary treatment to prescribed medications with the approval of your doctor or as a sole preventive treatment.
Touch of Europe Day Spa Salt Cave is built with the use of natural Sea Salt, without preservatives and artificial colorants. Our salt is obtained through the process of seawater evaporation. It owes its healing attributes to high levels of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, selenium, iodine, brome, zinc, and sulfur compounds, beneficial for health and beauty.
We live in a very polluted and pollen filled environment. As a result, an increasing number of us suffer from asthma, sinusitis, and allergies. We clean our skin, hair, and brush our teeth but there are very few means available to clean out our lungs and respiratory tract. Respiratory tract hygiene can be achieved using Salt Therapy.
Halotherapy helps in cleaning pollens, viruses, pollutants, and toxins out of the lungs, sinuses, and nasal passageways thus preventing illness, decreasing allergies, irritation, and inflammation in the respiratory tract.
Salt therapy helps in reducing stress, anxiety, and regulates sleep patterns. It can be used as a complementary treatment to prescribed medications with the approval of your doctor or as a sole preventive treatment. When Halotherapy is used as a complementary treatment, it may increase the effectiveness of prescribed medications and even decrease their needed amount. It has been proven effective in multiple clinical trials in easing asthma, sinusitis, and bronchitis.
Why Dry Salt Therapy (halotherapy)
Today, more and more people are suffering from respiratory issues. From pollution and smog to airborne diseases, pollens and toxins, never before has our society been faced with a growing epidemic of respiratory ailments. Salt Therapy also enhances and impacts various skin conditions.
Salt Therapy has been researched over the past few decades and even centuries in history as proven to be a safe alternative and compliments other treatments to produce sustainable results.
Most people are familiar with ‘wet’ salt therapy. Whether you’ve put salt in a bath or have had a saline solution treatment or have used a Nettie pot to clear your nasal passages or gargled with salt water, wet salt has its benefits.
Dry salt is different and the drier the salt the better because when all the moisture is evaporated the salt particles can do their best job.
The Salt Room
Touch of Europe Spa is proud to announce that we are using the best, newest, and the highest technology and quality in salt generating system available on the market. This is the first model that guarantees constant and even salt distribution that is capable of producing particles as small as 0.3 microns in consistent quantity. The unit is designed to provide continuous flow of live, activated salt throughout the desired operating time. The salt cave prefigures a dry, sterile and hermetic space. The large amount of dry rock salt creates a special microclimate, which is identical to the underground salt caves.
The walls and floor of the salt cave are covered with many layers and different sizes of crystal salt. This salt is dry and clean. To ensure the purest quality, we use unprocessed, natural crystal salt untreated or touched by the human processing technology. The salt aerosol consists of salt particles in sizes of 1-5 mkm and invisible to human eyes, being able to penetrate deep into the lung. The particles carry kinetic energy, which is succeeding immediately after crushing the salt crystals in the special grinder.
Power of SALT
As a rule of thumb, you need about 3 grams of salt (per day)
(Pure, and unprocessed) – less than a half a teaspoon – for every 10 glasses of water
*** It is important to supply your body with water!!!!
Pure crystal salt including sea salt (pure, unprocessed) and Himalayan salt contains 84 mineral elements that the body needs. On the other hand, the ordinary table salt has been stripped of its companion elements and contains bleaching agents and/or additive elements such as aluminum silicate to keep it powdery and porous. Aluminum is a very toxic element in our nervous system and it is linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
*** Those in heart failure – or kidney failure needing dialysis – MUST consult their doctors before changing their salt intake.
Pure Crystal Salt (unprocessed) hydrates the cells, it contains vital life energy, and charges bodily fluids with spare electrons. All these spare electrons make the salt a powerful antioxidant.
Free radicals are considered to be the single most significant cause of premature aging and degenerative diseases including cancer. A free radical is a molecule that is missing one or more electrons needed to be in a state of balance. Since seeking balance is intrinsic to everything in nature, free radicals steal electrons from every source they can. By losing electrons, cell membranes literally become rancid and dysfunctional, and accumulated damage shows up as premature aging, as well as virtually every disease known to medicine especially cancer.
Antioxidants are nature’s way to minimize this ongoing damage. They can give spare electrons to free radicals, thus neutralizing them without damage to the cell membranes. There are many antioxidants that are very health enhancing, however, they work only in some areas of the body. Vitamin C and E, for example, provide fine anti-oxidant protection in the blood vessels and in the extra cellular fluids; however, they do little inside the cell.
Crystalline salt, however works everywhere in the body. Once it is introduced into the system, a profound regeneration of the cell membranes becomes possible.
It is the type of salt in the body’s water content that actually turns it into either a “living liquid” or health hazard. Refined table salt and salt in processed foods dehydrates our body, when crystal pure unprocessed salt provides the minerals and trace elements that are needed in human blood in very similar proportions to what’s required for optimum blood plasma.
Salt Room Rules
Arrive 10-15 minutes earlier to fill out some paperwork and prepare for the treatment. We will not disturb session after it starts, so please arrive on time.
Wear comfortable, clean clothing. The salt room is very sterile and some customers are highly allergic to perfumes, lotions, hair sprays, and/or pet hair. Please wear clean and unscented clothing. White socks are recommended for the treatment. If you have very sensitive feet wear two pairs for more cushion. You will step over large pebbles of salt, which may feel like walking on the small rocks. No shoes, outer coats, or purses are allowed inside the salt room. We have room to store your shoes and coats, but we do not provide lockers and therefore are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please leave your valuables in your car. No cell phones and/or electronics please. Most people sleep or meditate during session. We use music light therapy for additional relaxation. The lights are low so you cannot read during the session.
No food, chewing gum, or drinks (including water) allowed during the session!
Long hair has to be tied up in a ponytail or you will be asked to wear a protective head cover.
Please make sure you use the restroom before the treatment so you do not disturb other customers leaving the room during session.
It is very important to have some water before and after treatment. You may also ask our front deck for hot tea with lemon and honey which helps to move the mucus out of your throat quicker.
Please do not touch walls or any decorations. There are cameras installed inside the salt room for your safety.
Do not come for a treatment during any active stage of any contagious disease.
If you are a smoker please make sure your wear fresh clothes and use mint wash, etc right before the treatment so you do not disturb other customers with the odor of nicotine.
If you require handicap excess, please arrange that during your appointment scheduling.
We do not offer sessions for small children during normal spa business hours. Those will be arranged at very specific children session hours. Please call for details. We do not allowed bottles at the salt room. We group children according to age groups so specify the age at the appointment time. Guardian of a child under age of 12 receives 50% discount on hers/his treatment. We do not allowed kids under 12 years old alone inside the salt room. All minors under 18 years of age will be required a signature of a parent or legal guardian before using salt therapy. We allowed maximum of 3 children under the age of 12 per one caretaker inside the room.
We allowed maximum of 6 adults at the time. For small children sessions (under 6 years old) we may increase that number to 9.
We do not allowed cameras and/or picture taking inside the room.
What conditions may be improved by Salt Therapy?
The aerosol emerging from the salt generator in combination with the cave microclimate provides a curative environment for various health conditions.
Extremely fine salt destroys the bacteria and fungi on mucosa at the same time strengthening the immune system related to mucosa. Therefore, children who have been treated in a salt room have stronger health and they get sick less frequently. Sometimes you start coughing more after being in a salt room. This does not mean that your condition has worsened. Quite the contrary – it is a sign of recovery.
Salt aerosol is also good for your nervous system and relieves stress as it contains several negative ions. Besides, salt therapy helps to get rid of various dermal problems, as salt destroys bacteria on your skin and therefore the treatment helps in improving skin condition such as psoriasis and eczema.
The salt aerosol plays an important role in the treatment of chronic respiratory diseases, working well with or without medical treatment and without any known side effects. Very well known and appreciated in most of middle-eastern European countries, this therapy is even covered by the public health care system.
salt-room-osteorporosisBased on clinical studies, the inhaled saline has bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic,anti inflammatory properties, reducing inflammation in the whole respiratory tract, absorbing edema from the mucosa lining the airway passages leading to widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucus and unclog blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles leading to rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens, all of these in a natural process. Edema of the nasal mucosa and the oropharynx and soft palate, causing nasal obstruction and snoring is diminished, leading to widening of the airway passage in the nose and the tubes of the sinuses and improving the sinuses drainage and reducing snoring. In the auditory tube, edema of the Eustachian tube causing ear infection is also diminished, leading to widening of the airway passages, better drainage and better aeration behind the tympanic membrane.
Following are the common respiratory illnesses that are greatly improved by salt therapy: asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, chronic ear infections, respiratory allergies, hay fever, chronic cough, sore throat, nasal congestion or runny nose, ear infections, frequent viral infections, snoring and sleep apnea, recovery after acute pneumonia, minor thyroid problems, chronic rhinitis and tonsillitis. In addition to helping with respiratory illnesses, Halotherapy can also help many common skin diseases including: eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and acne. Salt therapy also promotes stress reduction, which can lower blood pressure, and help with insomnia. It can help prevent respiratory viruses, including the common cold and flu. Children and adults who experience chronic or multiple colds throughout the year due to day cares, schools, or poor ventilation in the work environment can benefit greatly from Salt Therapy. The inhalation of the microscopic salt particles can also promote general well-being and is a great antiaging remedy.
Salt Therapy Treatment
How many treatments will I need?
Every experience is different, and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. Based on the research, we would recommend a course of 10-12 treatments, preferably within 4-8 weeks. You may feel some improvement after a single session, but a series of treatments is required to achieve long-term results. For mild conditions, 6-8 treatments may be enough. Each session should be repeated every other day for several days, depending on the patient’s needs and the condition. It is recommended to repeat the series of treatment 2-3 times in a year. Some people use treatments as a preventative measure to avoid the common cold and other respiratory viruses.
What to expect during the treatment?
Every breath of salty air you take, every precious microelement of salt you inhale in the salt cave is an irreplaceable, natural cure for many health conditions. Sit back, relax, and experience the incredible health benefits of the salt therapy.
Touch of Europe Day Spa Salt Room, provides luxurious accommodations, comfortable seating, peaceful environment and a relaxed atmosphere. We offer 45 minutes long sessions. Please arrive few minutes before your treatment to sign in. There is not specific attire that is required in the salt room. We recommend loose fitted and comfortable clothing and the socks are required to enter the salt room. You will be asked to wear disposable foot and head covers that will be provided. The therapy involves sitting in the salt room in an adjustable and comfortable lounge chair. The room temperature and humidity is maintained at a comfortable level. Most people like to close their eyes, and some will fall asleep or meditate. There is no talking (including cell phones and/or texting) allowed during our adult sessions. There are no electronic devices (including cell phones) allowed inside the salt room. A change in lighting will alert you at the end of the session that the treatment is over. Our room accommodates up to 6 people. For exclusive privacy, there is an option for booking a VIP private session at extra charge. Light therapy and calming music are added to help the patient relax.
Inside the salt cave, visitors can experience the following conditions: humidity of 40-50%, temperature of 70-75 F, the aerosol concentration of 0,5-15 mg/m3.
What to expect after the treatment?
Salt Therapy may produce a slight skin irritation in some individuals that will disappear after a few sessions. Some people will experience a mild salt taste on their lips, similar to being by the ocean. Others may experience a mild throat tickle, which can be easily treated by sipping warm water after the session. Most people will experience increased mucous production. This will present itself in the form of a runny nose or a productive cough after the session. This is the body’s natural mechanism for elimination of toxins, pollens, and viruses. If you have ever smoked in the past, you may experience a period of cough and mucous production as your body naturally clears the lungs of residual toxins. Most asthmatics will also experience an initial period of increased mucous production and cough as the body decreases inflammation, opens airways, and expels the stagnant mucous.
When should the treatment be avoided?
Treatment should be avoided during the acute (active) phase of any illness, including the following: infections accompanied by fever, acute tuberculosis, acute inflammatory diseases, contagious conditions, cardiac insufficiency and severe heart disorders, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in the third stage, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory diseases.
*** To ensure your safety and the safety of our clients, we may refuse your treatment if there shall be an evidence of any active phase and/or contiguous disease!!!
Side Effects and Counter Indications
Halotherapy has few and rare side effects. Certain patients may experience a dry throat and increased coughing in the beginning. This is an absolutely natural part of the cleaning process of the respiratory system, during which the pollutants accumulated through a long time and now ripped up by salt, are expelled from even the deepest regions of the lungs. The side effects cease with the removal of pollution and pathogens. Skin irritation and increased dermal sensitivity may also occur. In such a case, decrease the frequency of therapy sessions.
Specific Health Conditions
Why it works for Lung and Respiratory
The inhaled salt has bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic and anti-inflammatory properties, which results in reduced inflammation in the entire respiratory tract, widening of the airway passages, accelerated transport of mucus, elimination of residual tar and foreign allergens, and an improved immune system. Dry salt is super absorbent and acts like a sponge attracting foreign substance along it’s path through the respiratory tract. The dry salt particles act like a toothbrush and cleans through the respiratory system removing build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions.
Dry salt therapy benefits people with various respiratory conditions such as: Allergies, Pneumonia, Asthma, Rhinitis, Bronchitis, Bronchial Infections, Sinusitis, Cold and Flu, Smoker’s Cough, COPD, Snoring, Cystic Fibrosis, Stress & Fatigue, Emphysema, Wheezing
Asthma is a respiratory disease from which one suffers attacks of suffocation. The sterile, pure air of the salt cave, along with the ability of the aerosolized micro particles of salt to penetrate into the bronchi and kill bacteria and viruses, has proven to be beneficial for asthma. Based on clinical studies the inhaled salty air has bactericide and anti-inflammatory properties. Halotherapy helps to reduce inflammation in the whole respiratory tract, absorbing edema from the mucosa lining the airway passages leading to widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucus and unclog blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles leading to rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens, all of these in a natural process.
*** Do not stop taking any medication without first consulting with your doctor. We recommend that you consult your physician before beginning the treatment and always have all of your medication when undergoing Halotherapy.
Salt is vital for clearing the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma, emphysema and cystic fibrosis sufferers.
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Often a common cold can be followed by bronchitis, which can take up to several weeks to cure. Chronic bronchitis is especially found among smokers. It is important to drink lots of water with bronchitis to loosen up the phlegm, making it easier to be expelled. Halothearapy can significantly support and accelerate the recovery process by improving the functioning of your lungs, clearing the accumulated mucus, reducing the inflammation, killing bacteria, and making it easier to breath. As your respiratory tract widens and clears, the cough shall subside. For those who suffer from cold, salt therapy helps to open up the nasal airways and reduce sneezing as well.
Sinus Infections, Sinusitis
Sinusitis is an infection or inflammation of the sinuses. Sinus infection takes place when mucus accumulates in the sinuses. Sinusitis can also be caused by allergens present in the environment. Some of the symptoms associated with sinusitis are headache, stuffy nose and thick nasal secretions, breathing difficulty, fatigue, cough, and decreased sense of smell and/or sore throat. Salt therapy can ease your sinusitis symptoms by opening the blockages in the sinus tract and lead to widening of the airway passage in the nose and the tubes of the sinuses facilitating sinus drainage. Salt therapy also reduces infection by killing bacteria and helps to boost up your immune system.
Affected patients often experience multiple symptoms including some respiratory problems such as: breathing difficulties, excess mucus production, frequent chest infections, coughing, and/or shortness of breath. The salty air in the Salt Cave has bactericide and anti-inflammatory properties. Salt therapy may also bring relief to a carrier of cystic fibrosis by opening up the respiratory tract, reducing cough, clearing accumulated mucus, and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles.
Emphysema (Early stages only)
Emphysema is a disease affecting the lungs. It is considered a part of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. In pulmonary emphysema patients, the tissues of the lungs are destroyed gradually leading to failure of the lungs. One of the primary causes of emphysema is cigarette smoking. It can also be caused by enzyme deficiency and exposure to pollution. Halotherapy may bring relief to emphysema symptoms in its first stages by improving the function of the lungs. The salt particles help to widen the airway passage, reduce inflammation and blockages, and therefore, transport of mucus is smoother, making breathing much easier. Salt therapy also helps to clear respiratory tract from allergens like pollen and tobacco smoke. It reduces infection in the lungs by destroying bacteria and germs.
Allergy is a reaction of a person’s immune system to some substances – allergens that provoke an exaggerated reaction from your body. Allergens may be in the form of pollens, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, food, insect stings or even medicines. Symptoms are displayed when your eyes, nose, lungs or skin are exposed to allergens. Some of the symptoms include: itchiness, runny nose, sneezing, rashes, or swelling. Inhaled allergens can lead to an asthmatic attack as a result of narrowing of airways and an increase in the amount of mucus in the lungs. Halotherapy may provide relief by widening the airways of the respiratory tract. The micro particles of salt reach into every area in the lungs and destroy bacteria. This helps to reduce the inflammation of the respiratory tract and clear the blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles. The airway passage of the nose widens causing sinuses to drain, bringing relief.
Stress, Nervousness, Poor Concentration, Sleeping Disorders, ADHD
Salt has the natural ability to balance the positive charge by binding the excessive positive ions with its negative ions. Therefore, the neutralizing forces of salt can cancel out negative and harmful electromagnetic vibrations in our environment, as well as in our body. Hence, salt therapy has de-stressing, relaxing effects; it is beneficial for calming the nervous system.
Salt is vital for sleep regulation.
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Salt is essential for preserving the serotonin and melatonin levels in the brain. When water and salt perform their natural antioxidant duties and clear the toxic waste from the body, essential amino acids will not be sacrificed as chemical antioxidants.
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Salt Therapy can also reduce snoring and activate better sleep by opening the blockages and clearing the airway passages, improving sinus drainage, and therefore reducing snoring.
Aerosolized salt particles may help in widening of the airway passages, promoting better drainage and better aeration behind the tympanic membrane.
Halotherapy helps to re-balance your body. It is only when the body is in balance that it is ready to neutralize disease. You will find it very helpful for joint pain.
Salt is essential for the prevention of muscle cramps and arthritis.
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Salt is absolutely vital to making the structure of bones firm.
Twenty-seven percent of the body’s salt is in the bones. Osteoporosis results when the body needs more salt and takes it from the body. Bones are twenty-two percent water. Is it not obvious what happens to the bones when we’re deficient in salt or water or both?
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Osteoporosis, in a major way, is the result of salt and water shortage in the body.
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Salt is vital for preventing varicose veins and spider veins on the legs and thighs.
– Dr.Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Dry salt therapy benefits people with various skin conditions: Psoriasis, Itching, Eczema, Swelling & Inflammation, Dermatitis, Dry & Flaky Skin, Acne, Rashes, Rosacea, Skin Aging. The micro-particles of salt have a beneficial influence to the integument system (skin protective layer) and hairs providing healing and cosmetic effects. This increases activity of skin cell ion channels and activates electrophysiological activity that determines the skin’s protective properties. The salt provides Ph normalization and induces reparative and regenerative processes in derma, increases skin rigidity, stimulates growth and improves hair health. The dry salt impacts the skin microcirculation and assists cellular membrane activity used in dermatology and cosmetology and enhances their effectiveness.
Unhealthy Skin, Acne, Eczema
Salt particles have favorable effects on the blood microcirculation of the skin increasing oxygenation and detoxification process. Salt also possess anti-inflammatory properties, strengthens the immune system, and kills bacteria and fungi. As the treatment progresses the itching sensation on the skin shall lessen and minor cracks diminish.
The accelerated growth of the topical layer of skin forms red spots, which are usually covered with a thick layer of white flakes. The fact that Psoriasis is considered a genetically inherited disease, does not rule out the possibility for a complete healing. An alkaline-forming diet (rich in vegetables), in combination with Halotherapy can improve the condition! Taking salt baths with Himalayan crystal salt has also been proven highly beneficial.
Overall Wellness and Anti-Aging
By inhaling the salt particles the negative ions, which are viewed as a good energy, speed up the delivery of oxygen throughout the body, increasing performance of our cells, while providing energized, uplifting feeling.
Salt is vital for extracting excess acidity from inside the cells, particularly the brain cells. If you don’t want Alzheimer’s disease, don’t go salt-free…
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Ions are atoms or molecules that take on an electrical charge. In today’s modern and technological world we have too many positive ions and not enough negative ions. Air conditioning, forced-air heat, chemicals and even winds, rob the air of negative ions and put too many positive ions into the air. Heated salt crystals naturally create negative particles; so salt caves can have high concentrations of negative particles. Over 40 years of research shows that treatment of negative ions can dramatically increase energy, mental alertness, reduce stress and provide an enhanced overall sense of well-being.
Given how dry salt therapy works, it also: Can expand the airways for increased oxygen flow and capacity to enhance athletic performance and endurance, enable better recovery time from physical activity and stress, accelerate recovery from common colds and the flu, revitalize jet lag, Slow the aging process, detoxification, rehabilitation.
Cancer Prevention – Without sufficient salt in the body, the body will become more and more acidic.
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
“EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO HAS CANCER HAS PH THAT IS TOO ACIDIC”
DR. OTTO WARBURG WON THE NOBEL PRIZE IN 1931 for providing that CANCER can’t survive in an alkaline, oxygen rich environment but thrives in an acidic, low oxygen environment.
Salt, in my opinion, is vital for the prevention and treatment of cancer. Cancer cells are killed by oxygen; they are anaerobic ‘organisms’… dehydration – shortage of water and salt – suppresses the immune system and its disease-fighting cells’ activity…
– Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Halotherapy for Children
Children under age of 12 have to be accompanied by an adult. Children sessions (under 12 years old) are offered during specific hours only.
Please refer to our schedule. Minors over 12 years old have to have a release form signed by their parent(s) in person.
Small children will be allowed to play on the floor with the salt and toys. In order for halotherapy treatments to be effective and for patients to obtain optimum results, it is recommended to sign up for a 10 – 12 session course.
It is found to be beneficial that patients obtain treatment twice a week with a 48-hour break between sessions to see best results.
History and Research
Saline therapy, a form of treatment for respiratory diseases has been used in Eastern Europe including Poland and Russia for over a century. In 1843, a Polish doctor, F. Boczkowski was the first to discover that the environment inside salt mines had a therapeutic effect on respiratory diseases. Over the years, many salt mines were used, as medical resorts for patients with lung diseases and eventually, Halotherapy became a conventional, effective, and drug free method of treatment for respiratory illness in most of European countries.
Halotherapy has been well researched in Russia, Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe. Most of the research has been conducted by Dr. A. V. Chervinskaya, the head of Clinical Research Respiratory Center in St. Petersburg Russia. She works in the field of pulmonology and rehabilitation medicine and has published more than two hundred articles on this topic. Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine published an article on the efficacy of saline salt therapy in cystic fibrosis. They found that long-term saline salt treatment had a positive impact on lung function and reduced pulmonary exacerbations. In addition, they found no negative side effects associated with the therapy. Please go to our research page for more information.
***Never stop or reduce dosage of your medication without consulting with your doctor first!