Salt Cave/ Halotherapy is Available Monday ~ Friday by Appointment
Himalayan salt rooms are as tranquil as they are therapeutic. During your 45-minute session, the soothing atmosphere will envelop you, while the salty air will administer its natural healing with each deep cleansing breath. Salt is naturally anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal and has been used for thousands of years therapeutically.
Halotherapy treatments help to treat all four major factors that cause respiratory symptoms: inflammation, bacterial infections, excessive mucus, spasm (bronchospasm), and hyperactivity. In most patients, after the course of Halotherapy, the clinical condition improves and symptoms disappear or significantly ease.
Halotherapy has been shown to:
Clear mucus from the airways thus removing airflow obstruction;
Enhance the mucociliary clearance mechanism in both asthmatic and healthy subjects;
Provide anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects;
Reduce bronchial hyper-responsiveness;
Improve lung function;
Help clear unwanted inhaled particles from the lungs;
Be a drug-free treatment for asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinusitis, etc.
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All ages Welcome!
Kids under 5 are free
45 minute session pricing
$45 ~ per Person
(Senior Citizens $33 per person)
$70 ~ 2 People
$100 ~ 3 People
*All participants Must be present to receive Family/Friend package pricing.
Call or text 507-473-0002 or Click on Salt Rock Above.
Our 1/2 hr sessions are available upon request for a price of $33. Great for lunch breaks!
Please arrive 5 minutes before your booked appointment
No special clothing required
Our Salt Cave is set up for 1 to 3 people to use every session.
Private sessions available upon request.
We recommend using the Salt Cave 2 to 3 times a week for one month to start.
Open to book for private parties, birthdays, girls night out, retreats and more.
Great for the whole family! Halotherapy is an exposure to kinetically activated dry salt where the micro sized particles are being inhaled while the large salt particles are spread on the top of the skin. Since dry salt is antibacterial and super absorbent it actively kills bacteria and reduces the inflammation in the respiratory system and widens the airways for better breathing. Clean and clear airways allow more efficient oxygen distribution and increases the elimination of the CO2 from the body. The result is having more vitality and energy while being relaxed and having an increased ability to focus on daily tasks. Studies in Europe and Russia have confirmed that Halotherapy is safe and helps children effectively manage existing respiratory conditions, support better breathing and build a stronger immune system. Regular Halotherapy, 2-3 times a week, can help prevent the common coughs and colds, runny nose and earaches. In addition, regular Halotherapy also calms the nervous system and helps children to focus better in school as well as sleep better at night. Dry salt is also a great natural anti-aging substance that can keep our skin looking clean, young and tight by stimulating the skin's micro circulation and balancing the skin's pH. Halotherapy, offers a unique opportunity to relax deeply, detox lungs and skin, and slow down the aging process...all at the same time! Also improves skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and itching. Provides endurance in all you do!
The most extensive research on halotherapy treatments has arguably been performed by Russia and the former Soviet Union along with Eastern European countries. The result is a listing of proposed time schedules for halotherapy treatments taken from the following sources:
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
Pavlov National Medical University, St. Petersburg – Doctors M.S. Pluzhnikov, A.N. Aleksandrov, I.M. Raznatovskiy, N.N. Tretyakova, K.N. Monach.
In Russia, doctors routinely prescribe halotherapy.
Suggested time schedule for halotherapy treatments:
Each session is 45 minutes long and they should be done as consecutively as possble with the minimum being 3 times a week for challenging chronic conditions. Back to back sessions - two in a row can be greatly beneficial for sinus and skin conditions but are not always recommended for chronic lung conditions.
Adenoiditis: 14-18 halotherapy sessions
Asthma – intermittent, mild: 12-14
Asthma – moderate, severe: 18-21
Bronchiectatic disease: 20-25
Bronchitis - acute: 12-14
Bronchitis - recurrent: 12-14
Bronchitis -Chronic Obstructive (COPD): 18-21
Bronchitis - Chronic simple: 18-21
Cystic fibrosis: 20-25
Environmental pollutants -After contact with industrial and household pollutants: 12-14
Hay fever: 12-14
Multi-chemical sensitivity syndrome: 12-14
Pharyngitis (chronic) and tonsillitis: 14-18
Pneumonia after acute stage 12-14
Respiratory infections: 5-7 or 2x/wk for prevention
Sick building syndrome: 12-14
Sinusitis - acute: 3-5
Sinusitis - chronic: 14-18
Skin pathology: 8-25
Vasomotor and allergic rhinitis, rhinosinusopathy 14-18
According to the experience gleaned from one of the oldest salt caves in the USA, St. Louis Salt Caves in Missouri, "about 40% of chronic sufferers experience a worsening of symptoms before getting better. This is common with therapies that promote actual healing instead of just masking symptoms."
While every session is beneficial, multiple sessions allow most people to experience a period of remission from their conditions.
Salt Therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment and diagnosis of any health condition. It is recommended that you seek medical advice relating to your health problems; do not neglect regular medical check-ups; do not change or top taking your medication and treatment without consulting the physician. Patients with high blood pressure need doctor’s consent. Pregnant women need doctor’s consent.
"Taking wellness to another level, halotherapy—a.k.a. salt therapy—remains a top spa trend. (Halo is Greek for salt.) Salt therapy is similar to spending time in the salty sea air, which offers many more benefits than just relaxation on the beach.
Ancient healers and philosophers recommended salt inhalation for the respiratory system and health problems. Dry salt therapy originates from speleotherapy (cave therapy) and the Wieliczka salt cave in Poland, where workers exhibited fewer respiratory illnesses. There are thousands of salt rooms in Europe and beyond.
The benefits of salt therapy are wide-ranging. Salt levels affect our cell activity, energy and blood sugar levels. A natural disinfectant, salt is antimicrobial, and antibacterial. Salt comes in empty processed forms or healthier pure sea salt (Himalayan and Dead Sea salt) that contain 84 elements and trace elements found in the human body. Dry salt air is more powerful than moist air.
The negatively charged ions in salt improve our health and mood. Inhaling particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Scientific studies show that people with asthma and other ailments breath easier after halotherapy.
The calming and detoxifying effects of halotherapy can support the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems. Additional benefits are reduced stress and headaches, increased energy, and better sleep patterns. Salt ions purify the air and may increase lung capacity and reduce physical ailments for adults, children and athletes. Treatments are recommended to help keep the body healthy during flu or allergy seasons.
Skin conditions can also be improved with halotherapy (psoriasis, rashes, eczema, acne). Table salt, sodium chloride, is dehydrating, but pure mineral salts have natural moisturizing properties and support the skin’s water balance and barrier function by attracting moisture to the skin. Minerals are necessary for cell function and detoxification, so mineral salts have strong rejuvenating properties.
Spa experts note that the concentration of particles in halotherapy is about 10 to 15 times the concentration found by the sea. A 45-minute session is equal to three days by the sea. “Kinetically activated dry salt particles are like an army of janitors helping to detox the respiratory system,” explains Ulle Pukk, founder of Salt Chamber Inc. In some facilities, a halogenator processes salt into microparticles dispersed in controled amounts.
"Breathing salty air is a refreshing ritual to add to your wellness routine. Experience natural detoxification and see for yourself if you breathe easier."