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  • What is salt therapy ?
    Salt therapy, also called halotherapy, is a holistic method that has been enjoyed by Europeans for centures and is becoming more widely recognized in the U.S. as a natural and drug-free complementary treatment. To get the true benefits from salt therapy it's neccessary that the cave environment be built to the highest possible standards. And that's exactly what you get with Salt and Soles!
  • How does salt therapy work?
    You sit in the salt cave for 45 minutes and breathe in the fine salt particles. Halotherapy emulates the conditions inside a natural salt cave by infusing the air with tiny particles of pharmaceutical-grade salt. These particles are not only safe to breathe but also have been shown to alleviate symptoms of various ailments. The addition of pure Himalayan salt cyrstals on the walls and floor of the cave further enhances the experience and helps to create a calm and relaxing environment.
  • What does it help?
    Halotherapy is beneficial for: Bronchitis, Asthma, Allergies, Stress, Anxiety, Ear Infection, Cold/Flu, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Acne, Psoriasis, Dematitis, Eczema, Fatigue, Emphysema, Hay Fever, Fatigue, Insomnia, Migranes, Osteoporosis, COPD, Smoker's Cough, Snoring, Wheezing and more.
  • How many people are allowed in the salt cave?
    Our seating capacity for regular, public sessions is 8 people. If you are interested in booking a private event with more than 8 people, we can certainly accommodate it. Please give us a call or email us to reserve the cave ahead of time.
  • How long is a session?
    A standard session lasts 45 minutes. Longer sessions can be arranged by special appointment. We suggest arriving 10 minutes before the session begins to fill out our intake form and get settled.
  • Why is it so relaxing in the salt cave?
    Salt has the natural ability to balance out the positive charge in our bodies by binding excessive positive ions with the salt's negative ions. The neutralizing forces of salt can cancel out positive charged and harmful electromagnetic vibrations in our environment as well as in our body. Hence, dry salt therapy has de-stressing and relaxing effects; it is beneficial for calming the nervous system.
  • Who benefits?
    Halotherapy is beneficial to adults and children, even animals. Most clients who use halotherapy on a regular basis feel relief from an array of respiratory and skin conditions. However, one does not need to have a specific condition to use halotherapy. It enhances your general overall wellbeing and it is an excellent way to cleanse and detox the respiratory system as well as rejuvenating the whole body by increasing lung capacity and oxygen intake.
  • How many sessions do I need?
    It can vary depending on your individual health condition and how well your own body responds to salt therapies. Some clients notice a difference after just a few sessions. For general well-being, respiratory and skin hygiene, it is recommended to visit 1~2 times a week. For chronic respiratory and skin conditions, it is recommended to visit frequently and consistently 3 to 4 times a week for the first 4 to 6 weeks. We have packages and membership to accommodate your needs. For more specific guidelines, please check our Salt Cave page. ,
  • What should I wear in the salt cave?
    Please note that shoes are not permitted in the salt cave; we ask that you wear our handmade booties or bring clean socks. Additionally, we ask visitors to refrain from wearing excessive perfume or fragrances as a courtesy to other visitors who may have an allergy or sensitivity. Wearing comfortable clothing is recommended.
  • Can I bring electronic devises into the salt cave?
    Sorry, electronic devices are not allowed during sessions. Salt caves are full of negative ions, which have a 'clarity effect', reduce stress, headaches, lethargy, depression and increase energy. Electronics are positively charged which would defeat the purpose of the negative ions.
  • Are food or beverages allowed in the salt cave?
    No, food or beverages (including water) are not permitted in the cave in order to keep a clean and safe environment. If you have food or beverages with you, we ask that you leave them in the cubby area during your session.
  • What is your cancellation or late arrivals policy?
    Cancellation Our cancellation or reschedule policy is 48 hours for weekdays and 7 days for weekends and groups of 2 or more. If a booking is canceled with less than the notice, a 100% fee will apply. There will be an extra $15 for No Shows. Late Arrivals We ask all clients arrive 5~10 min prior to the appointment so it allows time to fill out intake forms and get settled. If you arrive late, your therapy will be shortened in order to comply with the studio policy. Our therapists are only permitted to work up to 5 minutes past your scheduled appointment time. The full amount for the service is still due.
  • Can I book a private session?
    Yes you can! The cave is available to rent for private therapy sessions, yoga classes, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, business meetings, children's gatherings and other uses. Drop us a line for further details and available times. There is 50% non refundable deposit to reserve our salt cave.
  • Do you still provide booties or blankets?
    Yes, we provide booties and blankets. However, you may want to bring your own clean and dust free blanket to the cave if you would prefer to use your own instead of the blankets we provide.
  • What about the concern that salt is bad for you?
    Consuming too much table salt is linked to high blood pressure. However, during salt therapy, you are breathing a dry salt aerosol, which only enters your respiratory system, not your digestive tract. The salt particles are so fine that even if you were to eat that amount, it would not pose a health risk.
  • What is the temperature inside the cave?
    It is between 70 to 72 degrees. For clients who find it cool, light blankets are available on request. If you prefer, you may bring your own clean and dust free blanket or throw.
  • Is there any risk of catching germs or an infection?
    There is risk in any evironment. However, salt is a natural anti-bacterial, and it kills almost all bacteria and viruses on contact, Our salt cave walls and floors are covered with Himalayan crystal salt which creates an almost sterile environment. In addition, our ventilation system works to filter used air out and clean fresh air in.
  • When should salt therapy be avoided?
    Halotherapy is recognized as safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure. Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, chronic kidney diseases, cardiac insufficiency and coronary diseases, cancer, uncontrolled hypertension, intoxication and active tuberculosis. Salt therapy is not recommended during chemotherapy as the detoxification process of dry salt therapy may react with the chemo. Anyone with serious health concerns need to seek proper medical advice and care.
  • Are there any side effects?
    Typically there are none. Few individuals might experience a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in cough due to an excess mucus buildup. This is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation or red patches for those with hypersensitive skin; however, they go away after a few sessions.
  • I am a smoker. Is the dry salt therapy suitable for me?
    Sure. However, we respectfully ask you to refrain from smoking up to two hours before you experience the session to receive the full benefit.
  • How was the cave constructed?
    With the perfect blend of art and science! The cave was designed by owners John and Connie in consulation with experts in the field to deliver the best possible results. The building was done by an amazing team of local artisans and craftspeople. The space was substantially renovated to accommodate the 15,000 lbs of pure Himalayan crystal salt used on the walls and floor. It took three labor intensive months to complete the cave the RIGHT WAY, but that's how we do it!
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