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Common Misconceptions About Salt Therapy

Salt therapy, or halotherapy, has been gaining popularity for its numerous health benefits, but like many alternative treatments, it comes with its share of misconceptions. Here, we debunk some of the most common myths about salt therapy.

Myth 1: Salt Therapy is Just a Fad

Many people believe that salt therapy is just a trendy wellness fad. In reality, halotherapy has been around for centuries. Its roots trace back to Eastern Europe, where people noticed the health benefits of spending time in natural salt caves. Read more about this rich history by clicking the link!

Myth 2: Salt Therapy is Only for Respiratory Issues

While salt therapy is well-known for aiding respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies, it’s not limited to these benefits. Salt therapy can also improve skin conditions, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation and overall well-being.

Myth 3: It’s the Same as Inhaling Table Salt

Salt therapy involves inhaling microscopic salt particles that are much different from the table salt you use in your food. The therapeutic salt used in halotherapy is pure, natural, and free from additives,(pharmaceutical grade 99.99% NaCl) making it safe and beneficial for inhalation.

Myth 4: Salt Therapy is Unsafe

Some worry that inhaling salt can be harmful. However, the salt particles used in halotherapy are incredibly fine and in a controlled environment. They are not only safe but also beneficial for respiratory health by clearing mucus and reducing inflammation. Think about visiting a beach town, how the salty air aids in breathing easy, glowing skin, and reduced inflammation overall -- this is essentially the same salty air benefit that you can get in the comfort of Austin, Texas!

Myth 5: Results Are Immediate

While some people may feel immediate relief after a salt therapy session, for many, it takes several sessions to notice significant improvements. Consistency is key, and regular sessions can yield long-term health benefits. When you're aiming to kick a cold, relieve stubborn mucus buildup from allerhgies or sinus infection, a week unlimited pass might be your best bet! Priced at $111 plus tax.

Myth 6: It’s Only for Adults

Salt therapy is safe for people of all ages, including children. Many families find it helpful for young ones suffering from respiratory issues like asthma or frequent colds. Book a kids session today! Bring additional adults or kids and pay their discounted rate at the session!

Myth 7: The Room is Hot

Contrary to what some might think, our salt therapy sanctuary is kept at a crisp 70 degrees to maintain the integrity of the Himalayan pink salt walls and ensure guests don't break a sweat. We also provide blankets for your comfort, making the salt room an ideal place for a midday siesta or nap.

Salt therapy offers a natural, non-invasive way to enhance health and well-being. By debunking these misconceptions, we hope more people will explore and benefit from this ancient practice.


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Austin Salt Room

512-764-9309 (call or text)

open thursday-monday 10a-6p | book online

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