The salt booth is similar to that awesome air you get when on the beach by a sea or ocean. By the end of your vacation, your nails and skin always look amazing! Now you can have similar benefits right here in Eau Claire! Enjoy frequency music, meditate, read, nap or simply relax for 10 minutes, making it easy to fit into your day.
According to the Salt Therapy Association (STA), dry salt therapy was first discovered in Europe in the late 1830’s when Dr. Feliks Boczkowski, started investigating why salt miners seemed to be in excellent respiratory health with great looking skin in an industry known for adverse health effects. He realized the mining process was releasing tiny salt particles into the air that were subsequently inhaled and the remaining fell on the skin of the miners. This led to the development of the first salt cave in Wieliczka, Poland and was called Speleotherapy (salt cave therapy). This was first officially recognized as a legitimate form of therapy in 1843 and by 1976, Russian scientist had built the first Halogenerator leading to what we know today as above ground Halotherapy in salt rooms or booths.
The Luminary offers a private salt booth which delivers the same effectiveness in 10 minutes that 45 minutes in a standard salt room would be. Making it simple to fit some “me time” into your busy life!
Only pharmaceutical grade salt (NaCl) is used ensuring that only pure NaCl is inhaled, with no additives, caking agents or Iodine. This salt is put through a grinder, called a Halogenerator, creating smooth and tiny 1-2 micron sized particles which is smaller than a hair follicle! Those tiny salt particles are then aerosolized into the salt booth, which are then inhaled during your Halo session. The remaining salt particles fall onto your skin assisting with skin concerns.
Includes frequency-infused music.
Halotherapy or Speleotherapy is a scientifically proven treatment for skin and respiratory conditions especially cystic fibrosis by aiding is drying up infected abscess in the lungs. The naturally occurring anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and super absorbent properties of salt are what helps make it so effective. The salt acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances absorbing excess moisture in the respiratory system, clearing and opening airways and sinuses sometimes resulting in coughing, which is expected.
Halotherapy has demonstrated to be beneficial in seasonal allergy relief, asthma, bronchitis, COPD, Colds and congestion to name a few. Salt’s natural properties also help to calm the skin and reduce inflammation thereby helping with acne, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
Bring clothes you don’t mind getting salty because they for sure will be salted. Try to avoid wearing any perfumes or scents to allow for a clean session for you as well as the next person. If you haven’t completed your paperwork, make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Check to see if you have any cuts or abrasions on exposed skin. In most cases, this won’t be an issue, but there is a possibility of the aerosolized salt causing minor discomfort. You can apply A&D ointment to create a barrier.
It is not recommended to bring any electronics or jewelry and other valuable items into the booth as the salt may cause damage but there is an audio hook up outside the booth connected to the inside speakers.
After you check-in, you’ll be taken to the salt booth room, where any of your questions will be answered and a brief intro to the booth will be provided. If you do need to exit the booth before the session has ended be sure to close the door so all the salty goodness stays inside of the booth.
You may taste the salt slightly on your lips or tip of your tongue. Some may experience a slight cough, tickle in your throat or runny nose during or after your session. This is normal and should subside after a bit.
You can choose to have the inside light on or off or to listen to frequency infused music or meditations. After that all you need to do is relax, inhale and exhale, then repeat.
When the time is over you simply stand up and exit the booth, give yourself a little shake, check out at the front desk and leave feeling refreshed and revitalized!
Pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride (NaCl) so there are no additives, caking agents or Iodine.
Normal, comfortable clothing is perfect. Whatever allows you to breathe easily, if you want to keep most of your clothes on and are more concerned about your skin, be sure to wear clothing that leaves the areas of concern open to the air. The salt cannot help what it cannot reach.
All you need to do is give yourself and your hair a little shake, check the backside of your shirt and you are ready to go!
Typically salt rooms are in a group setting and takes about 45 minutes for a treatment. The salt booth at The Luminary was specifically designed to do that same 45min treatment in 10min and in a private setting so anybody can make time for this service!
Depends on what the concern is, if it is an acute issue you will need a series of sessions. If the focus is on maintenance/prevention, then once or twice a month may be enough. Once you start, you will see how your body responds and what you may need.
A back to back session is when you do two single sessions together (20 minutes). This has been shown to help with sinus and skin concerns but doesn’t benefit those with chronic lung conditions.
Yes. According to the Salt Therapy Association and published research, halotherapy is considered safe for children with reports that children as young as 6 months of age are safe. While it may be deemed safe, we always recommend to consult with your physician prior to use should you have any questions.
There have not been any known adverse health effects from using halotherapy while pregnant. However, The Luminary always recommends you to discuss your questions and concerns regarding halotherapy with your physician prior to use.
Studies have not found any adverse reactions at this time. Should you have any concerns or questions The Luminary recommends that you consult with your physician prior to experiencing halotherapy.
Some are curious about salt and it’s known effect on diet, blood pressure and fluid retention. It seems that when you inhale such a small amount of micron-sized salt particles into the respiratory tract, it does not act the same as when you ingest salt as it relates to the effects on blood pressure and fluid retention. You may taste some salt on the tip of your tongue or lips but the amount you may ingest is minimal.