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Salt Room Therapy in Utah County

Halotherapy, Active Dry Salt Therapy, or Dry Salt Therapy

Salt room therapy is used in integrative medicine as part of a holistic approach to wellness. A popular type of respiratory and skin disease therapy in Europe, salt room therapy is now available in the U.S., though not as widespread. Our Salt Room is unique in that it incorporates color changing wa

How Salt Therapy Works

Every day you’re exposed to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens and other irritants. Salt Therapy helps to cleanse these from your lungs, reducing inflammation and detoxing your systems to improve skin elasticity and health, and invigorate your body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake.

Our salt room is equipped with a halogenerator, a device that grinds sodium chloride into an aerosol and pumps it into the room at the correct concentration levels and humidity for optimal results.

The Benefits of Salt Therapy

Salt therapy is a drug-free treatment used for expanding lung function and improving skin health. Salt therapy can also be combined with other modalities to assist in, and accelerate holistic health.

Aside from respiratory and skin conditions, salt therapy has been used effectively to treat:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Fatigue


Salt Therapy for Respiratory Health

When you inhale salt aerosol, it acts like a sponge to pick up foreign substances, scrubbing the respiratory tract clean. It also accelerates the transportation of mucus and removal of foreign allergens.

Salt therapy has been used to successfully treat: 

  • Asthma

  • Allergies

  • Colds

  • Sinusitis

  • Bronchitis

  • COPD

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Ear infections


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Salt Therapy for Skin Care

Our skin protects us against bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. It also excretes toxins and helps to regulate body temperature. This means our skin is working hard for us day-in and day-out. When salt aerosol falls on the skin it has the ability to normalize pH, induce regeneration in the derma, and increase skin rigidity and elasticity.

As we age, our skin begins to change, and salt therapy can help improve the overall health and appearance of skin. It’s also been proven to be an effective treatment of various skin diseases, including:

  • Psoriasis and eczema

  • Itchy, dry, and flaky skin

  • Swelling and inflammation

  • Dermatitis

  • Acne

  • Rashes

  • Rosacea

  • Skin aging

The Benefits of Color Therapy 

At the Center for Deep Healing, we combine salt therapy with color therapy—and you have full control of the color you'll enjoy during your visit. Color theory is the idea that the colors we're surrounded with can have a profound impact on mental and physical health.

Colors are made up of reflected lights, wavelengths that vibrate when they hit our retinas. Our brains interpret these wavelengths, and that perception of color produces a physical and sensory experience. Color therapy uses specific colors to create electrical impulses in our brains that stimulate hormonal and biochemical processes that either calm or stimulate us.

For example, it's believed that:

  • Purple enhances creativity and spirituality.

  • Blues and greens are calming.

  • Purples and blues are anti-inflammatory.

  • Greens help to purify and cleanse.

  • Yellow stimulates the lymphatic system.

  • Red is invigorating and inspires energy.

While still in the experimental phase, Cornell Medical Center is experimenting with color therapy and the viability of using it to treat lung cancer.

The Origins of Salt Therapy

Salt therapy was discovered in Poland in 1843 after physician, Feliks Boczkowski realized that his salt mine workers didn’t experience the same kinds of respiratory issues that were common among other miners—despite harsh working conditions and lack of sufficient food. In addition, these salt mine workers rarely caught colds or the other respiratory diseases that were common among the rest of the population. 

Mining is a dangerous and rugged job, but salt mine workers even looked younger than other miners, their skin healthy and vibrant.

This prompted Boczkowski to begin research, which led to an understanding of the healing properties of salt, and the opening of the first salt cave health resort. The effects of the treatment were significant enough that salt rooms and salt caves began to appear across Russia, Europe, Canada, Australia, and finally the United States.

Today there are several types of salt therapy, but they’re not all equal. Active dry salt therapy, the kind of salt therapy offered at the Center for Deep Healing, has proven most effective with respiratory health and many skin diseases because of the salt aerosol and low levels of humidity in the room.

Schedule a Salt Therapy Session 

​Book your appointment in the salt room, and combine it with acupuncture or massage to get a truly holistic healing session. 

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