Frequently asked questions
Infrared Sauna Benefits
- Anxiety, Stress & Depression
- Anti-Aging & Skin Purification
- Boost Immune System & Cell Health
- Blood Pressure & Circulation
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Joint & Muscle Pain Relief
- Lyme's Disease
- Lower Blood Pressure
- PSORIASIS & Other Skin Conditions
- Wight Loss & Increased Metabolism
- Wound Healing
Infrared Sauna Contradictions
With all medical and alternative medicine services, you may put yourself at risk using Infrared Saunas improperly. If you have any questions regarding your current medical condition and the use of a sauna please consult your medical doctor before use. Infrared Sauna Therapy is not a medical treatment, but it can be a complementary therapy to traditional medicines. Infrared Saunas creating a cure for or treating any disease is neither implied nor should be inferred. Infrared saunas are contraindicated for the following conditions or you should consult your medical doctor prior to use. In all situations, hydration is a requirement for sauna use, bottled water is provided. In the rare event that you experience pain and/or discomfort while in the sauna immediately discontinue use.
Seek permission from your doctor prior to use for the following conditions:
- Under 14 years old
- The Elderly
- Cardiovascular Conditions
- Chronic Conditions/Diseases Associated with Reduced Ability to Sweat or Perspire
- Taking Medications
- Implants - Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants
Infrared sauna use is contraindicated for people with following conditions:
- Alcohol & Drug Abuse
- Hemophilia/Prone to Bleeding
- Insensitivity to Heat
- Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse
- Recent Joint Injury - Acute joint injury should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
What is salt therapy and how does it help?
Salt therapy, aka Halotherapy, is 100% drug free, non-invasive, natural therapy. A halogenerator grinds salt into microscopic particles and disperses the salt aerosol into the room. Inhaling the salt infused air can help reduce inflammation and clear out mucus in your lungs providing relief from symptoms caused by allergies, asthma, sinus congestion, bronchitis, COPD and more! Salt therapy is also great for your skin, the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of salt help reduce redness and inflammation caused by eczema, acne, rashes and other skin conditions.
What do I wear in a salt room?
Comfortable clothing is recommended! You can bring a tank top and shorts to change into. Exposing skin in areas you would like to treat is recommended in order to receive maximum benefits from the salt! If you visited the sauna before your salt session you can keep the provided robe on during your salt session. Shoes are not allowed inside salt rooms, you can wear socks or go in barefoot. We provide booties for clients that wish to leave their shoes on.
What can I expect during a salt therapy session?
Our salt therapy rooms can hold 4-6 people at a time. We have zero gravity chairs and provide blankets in case you get chilly. The walls and floors are covered with salt, and we dim the lights once you are seated. All you need to do is relax and breathe while a halogenerator infuses salt into the air. The salt will put a light coating over everything in the room but it easily brushes off and doesn’t cause damage to clothing. You can bring in a book or magazine to read or just relax and take a nap! You may experience coughing, sneezing, runny nose or slight tightness in your chest, all are completely common. It’s a sign the salt is getting into your respiratory system and getting to work!
Can I bring my phone/tablet or food and drink in the salt room?
We strongly recommend leaving all electronics out of the room. Personal belongings can be locked up in provided lockers. We want you to use this time to relax and “unplug”! We are not responsible for any damage caused to items brought into the salt room.
Food & drink are not permitted in the salt rooms either.
Is salt therapy safe for children?
Yes, salt therapy is safe for children 3 months and up. Children tend to pick up more viruses and have a harder time fighting off pollutants. Salt therapy is completely drug free and non-invasive, children can play with provided toys, books, and puzzles while receiving salt therapy. It’s like playing with sand at the beach while helping alleviate symptoms of respiratory and skin conditions!
Plus children 12 and under are FREE with a paying adult!
How long are the sessions?
All salt therapy sessions are 45 min and start on the hour or the half hour. We ask that all new clients arrive a few minutes early to fill out paperwork. Sessions start promptly and once started we do not allow anyone to enter the room.
Infrared sauna sessions are 30 min and are first come first serve
What do I wear for infrared sauna session?
We provide towels and a lightweight robe for you to use. Or you can choose to go in fully undressed, you are in your own private room with a locked door.
What if I have high blood pressure or on a low sodium diet, can I still do salt therapy?
Yes! The salt is inhaled not ingested, so it’s entering your respiratory track and not your digestive track. The salt is ground into microscopic particles so the total amount you’re inhaling is very low. If you have concerns please consult your physician before undergoing salt therapy.
Is salt therapy safe?
Salt therapy is a natural, drug free wellness practice without negative side effects.
Salt therapy is intended to be used as a complimentary therapy to your prescribed treatments. Please do not stop taking any prescribed medications without consulting with your doctor. Undergoing salt therapy consistently has been shown to reduce the amount of medication needed, and help boost your immune system.
We do not recommend those with active tuberculosis, bleeding or open wounds, contagious diseases, fever, severe or unstable heart conditions, or any internal disease in acute stages to undergo salt therapy. If you have concerns please consult your physician.
Do I need an appointment or do you take walk-ins?
Appointments are highly recommend for all sessions. We will accept walk-ins if space is available but cannot make any guarantees. You can call us to schedule an appointment or book online.
How often should I come for a salt therapy session?
This will depend on your reason for undergoing salt therapy. Some have relief after the first visit, but for the best results multiple sessions are recommended….remember consistency is key! To start we recommend 3-5 sessions over the first two weeks, from there the amount of sessions are based on your individual needs. Those with chronic conditions are recommended to come more frequent than those that just want to relax and relieve stress. Monthly maintenance is recommended once your therapy sessions have been completed.
How clean are salt rooms, can I pick up someone else’s germs?
Salt is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal and kills just about all bacteria on contact. Our walls and floors are covered in salt. Clients that are actively sick or have a fever are not recommended to undergo salt therapy. Our ventilation system is designed to circulate the air after each season, pulling the air from the room and supplying new clean air. A UV-C light is also utilized after each season. This ultraviolet light destroys the molecular bonds that hold DNA together leaving it unable to function or reproduce.
What kind of salt is used, and why?
We only use pure grade sodium chloride (NaCl), also known as medical grade or pharmaceutical salt in our generators. Only NaCI dissolves 100% in water and doesn’t stay in the lungs, anything other than pure grade NaCl could negativiely impact the lungs as minerals and dirt won’t fully dissolve. While Dead Sea, Caribbean, and Himalayan salts are great for cooking and digesting they are not suitable for inhaling. All studies and research published is based solely on utilizing pure sodium chloride. This is the same salt hospitals use in saline solutions due to its purity.