Dry pure grade salt is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny micro-particles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry aerosol micro-particles of salt are then dispersed into the salt room during a session. As the person relaxes in the salt room the micro-particles are inhaled as well as land on the skin. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli as well as into the deeper layers of the skin.
Salt therapy has three main characteristics: Dry salt is super absorbent, it is anti-inflammatory and it is anti-bacterial. Because the microscopic salt particles get deep into the respiratory system as well as into the skin, the dry salt absorbs all the excess mucous, allergens and foreign elements in the respiratory system, opens constricted airways and kills the spreading of bacteria and viruses.
Salt therapy benefits people of all ages and is great for overall wellness, respiratory, and skin. Salt therapy has provided benefits for those with the following conditions:
Bronchial Infections Rhinitis
Chronic ENT illnesses Sinus Infections
Cystic Fibrosis Smoker’s Cough
Ear Infections Stress and Fatigue
In addition, given the nature of salt therapy, it also:
Can expand the airways for increased oxygen flow and capacity to enhance athletic performance
performance and endurance
Is great for actors, singers and others who constantly use their vocal chords
Enables better recovery time from physical activity and stress
Accelerates recovery from common colds and the flu
Is supportive for quitting smoking
Revitalizes jet lag
Slows the aging process
How safe is a salt therapy?
Salt Therapy is completely safe. It is a 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive wellness ritual with no side effects or potential health hazards. If an individual has any questions or concerns regarding any current medical or other condition, please consult with your healthcare professional.
Salt therapy is not only safe for children; it is a highly recommended natural treatment. There are no potentially harmful side effects. The treatment is suitable for children of any age (as young as 1-month-old). Children, in fact, respond to the therapy even more quickly than do adults. During a Salt Therapy Session, children play with toys, read books and interact with other children.
While Halotherapy is a relatively gentle treatment, people with severe conditions such as the following should consult their doctor prior to adding Halotherapy to their existing medical treatment:
Halotherapy is not recommended for individuals without a Doctors consent for the following conditions:
Existence or suspicion of cancer
Any kind of infectious disease
Acute respiratory disease
COPD with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
Coughing of blood/bleeding
Infections accompanied by fever
High blood pressure/hypertension in IIB stage
Any form or stage of tuberculosis
Chronic kidney disease
What about the concern that salt is bad for you?
Some people are concerned about the intake of salt because of issues relating to diet, high blood pressure, and hypertension. This type of salt intake is connected to the digestive tract. Dry salt therapy is different as it associated with the respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering your respiratory system is extremely low that it doesn’t present any risk to your health. It actually kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and expands airways.
Infrequently. Some people might experience a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in a cough due to an excess mucus buildup. This is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.
Our Salt therapy rooms are relaxation rooms that provide a very tranquil experience. The salt room are equipped with Chaise lounge chairs where can you sit back, relax and just breathe. During the session, you will be surrounded by a very fine aerosol of dry salt particles that are barely visible to the eye. The lights will dim and you can choose to listen to relaxing music,, meditate, or simply rest. We provide headphones and MP3 players that have guided meditations and a selection of relaxing music. Blankets and pillows help you stay cozy and comfortable during the session. The temperature and humidity in the rooms are controlled to provide an optimal experience. At the end of the session, you may have a slight taste of salt on your lips.
Like many wellness and health regimens, people respond differently. Many people will notice a positive effect in just in one session, however, a series of sessions is recommended for optimal results. Some people come 2-3 times a week for a 3-4 week ritual during allergy and cold seasons, some people come 2 times a week for 6-8 weeks for more chronic conditions. Those who come for general wellness, stress relief, and relaxation simply come as often as they like. For many conditions, after a series of sessions, symptoms subside and relief can last for several months before another session is needed. It can also be used as a preventative measure to strengthen the immune system against colds, cough, allergies, and sinusitis. You cannot overdose on salt therapy.
All of our sessions are 45 minutes long.
You will want to wear comfortable clothing (salt air is not harmful nor will it leave a noticeable residue). Please wear layers and dress for a cooler environment. You can wear shorts and t-shirts to expose your skin if necessary.
We insist on unplugging for your session so you can truly relax, plus salt is also corrosive to electronics. No cell phones or electronics are allowed in the salt room except for the mp3 players that we provide.
Yes! You can book the main room for a private group session for $100 and this room holds up to 4 people . Groups must be booked by calling or Balance on Buffalo
Speleotherapy is salt therapy, but the rooms where it happens just have salt on the walls and floors. It’s not pumped through the air with a halogenerator for halotherapy, like we do in the salt space. We offer Speleotherapy inside our Infrared Sauna (coming soon) and can be helpful for relaxation, but will not treat respiratory ailments and skin disorders as halotherapy with a true halogenerator. If you are visiting a clinic that advertises salt therapy, make sure you ask if a generator is used to distribute the salt particles throughout the air. The results you’ll get from the treatment depend on it.
While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on dry salt therapy (halotherapy) throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated the statements made throughout this material, content, website, etc. Dry salt therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Salt Space Availability
Monday : Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Noon - 7pm
Friday: Noon - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Noon - 2pm (Starting December 1)
Appointments are on the hour. Please arrive 15 minutes ahead as door is closed on the hour.
Please note: Electronics cannot be taken inside the Salt Space. We provide handphones and music/guided meditations. No Exceptions
$30 with a Massage Service
$125 Package of 5
Monthly Unlimited $159
(up to 5x a week 1x a day non-transferable)
Groups of Four Welcome: $100 per session