Dry Salt Therapy Treatment Protocols - Although the FDA has yet to establish official protocols for dry salt therapy in the United States or Canada, some European countries have incorporated the following duration of treatment:
• Asthma (mild): 12-14 days
• Asthma (severe): 18-21 days
• Allergies: 12-20 days
• Colds: 12-20 days
• Acute bronchitis: 12-14 days
• Chronic simple bronchitis: 18-21 days
• Chronic obstructive bronchitis: 18-21 days
• Pneumonia after acute stage: 12-14 days
• Cystic fibrosis: 20-25 days
• Chronic sinusitis: 14-18 days
• Acute sinusitis: 3-5 days
• Hay fever: 12-14 days
• Smokers: 12-14 days
CHRONIC SUFFERERS: Chronic sufferers should try to complete sessions as consecutively as possible - daily is best, but at least 3 times a week are usually needed for challenging cases. Back-to-back sessions - two in a row - can be greatly beneficial for sinus and skin conditions, though are not always recommended for chronic lung conditions.
ALLERGIES: Some people go two to three times a week for three to four week-ritual during allergy and cold seasons, some people go twice a week for six to eight weeks for more chronic conditions.
GENERAL WELLNESS: Those who go for general wellness, stress relief, and relations simply go as often as they like.
Our cave is 150 sq ft and therefore requires only 25 minutes to get all the benefits of salt therapy for respiratory and skin issues. We would like to offer 45 minutes in the cave however in order for you to encounter the parasympathetic response. Sometimes called the rest and digest system, the parasympathetic system conserves energy as it slows the heart rate, increases intestinal and gland activity, and relaxes sphincter muscles in the gastrointestinal tract.
Leaving as much skin exposed is more beneficial as the salt will penetrate your skin. However, the cave is a bit chilly and so blankets are provided. Clothes must be worn in the cave however you are welcome to wear a t-shirt and shorts. The booth provides privacy so if you're looking to expose more skin, then the booth is your answer!
It is important to drink water after salt therapy as you will be dehydrated.
Side Effects/Contraindications: There have been a number of clinical studies and research on halotherapy, and, to date, there are no known contraindications other than what has been recommended based on the properties of sodium chloride, as well as in health code situations in public environments, people with any type of:
• Active tuberculosis
• Contagious conditions
• Late-stage lung cancer
• Acute issues & fever
• Open wounds & sores
• Cardiac insufficiency
More studies are needed to understand if there are any further contraindications, but we can confidently say that thousands of individuals have experienced salt therapy throughout the decades, and none have suggested the contraindications were present. We also encourage individuals to consult their local physician before beginning any regimen of dry salt therapy.
Salt Concerns - 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 is associated with the respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering your respiratory system is extremely low, so it doesn’t present any risk to your health. It can kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, and expands airways. There have been no reports stating that inhaling the amount of salt being utilized in a salt therapy session can provide any type of disruption or elevation of high blood pressure or hypertension.
For a deep tissue massage we recommend once a week for the first 6 weeks then one once every 2 weeks or once a month. For a relaxing massage, you can have one whenever you feel the need to have one.
Generally speaking, it's best to receive three to five Reiki treatments one to two weeks apart. Once you see yourself improving you can space out treatments to one month or six weeks apart. Receiving regular Reiki treatments is excellent self-care and helps you to maintain a holistic balance.
Your initial assessment begins with a thorough history taking and focused physical examination, in order to diagnose your chief complaint or the reason you came in. Treatment plans incorporate both an active (i.e., exercise) and passive (i.e., soft tissue treatments, acupuncture or joint manipulation) component, are individualized and evidence-based. You will also be educated as to what you can do to help with your condition and will be provided with advice for home or self-based care so that you can help yourself between sessions. If necessary, a request for permission to contact your family doctor to request information (i.e., imaging reports like XRAY or MRI findings) or to provide them with the details of the assessment will be made.
It is important to remember that treatment plan frequency and duration are dependent on what area is being treated as well as on the severity of symptoms. There is no "cookie-cutter" approach to treatment, as each person is different and thus, each treatment plan is tailored to an individual's specific needs. Initial visits are scheduled for 60 minutes and subsequent treatment visits are 30 minutes. A proactive approach to health and musculoskeletal fitness is a key component of every treatment plan and a variety of chiropractic and physical rehabilitation techniques are used to treat not only back and neck problems, but also other issues like headaches, as well as injuries to joints such as knee, shoulder (rotator cuff), ankle and foot problems.
Daily saunas generate the best effect over a period of time, however, 1-2 sessions per week may be more practical for most people and tends to produce great results. Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulphuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
First-time sauna users should limit their sessions to 15-20 minutes and stay between 110-120F (43-46C).
Normally, a sauna session is scheduled for 40 minutes.
Ideally, you should wear as little clothing as possible so that the light rays produced by the sauna can pass deep to the skin. You will be in a private room with a lock for privacy.
In all situations, hydration is a requirement for sauna use. Drinking water is recommended before and after sauna use.
If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect any of the following disorders, infrared sauna therapy may not be appropriate for you:
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