FAQs Continued

WILL MY CHILD GET BORED IN THE SALT ROOM?

Our Salt Room is like a huge sandbox, except the floor is covered with salt instead of sand. You may bring any of your own toys that you would bring to the beach like a pail and shovel, we just ask that they be cleaned and sanitized in order to maintain the sterility of the salt room.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE TREATMENT SESSION?

Salt room therapy requires no special clothing; the salt will not damage your clothes or leave any noticeable residue. You may wear anything that you are comfortable with, as you will remain entirely clothed for the session. The only item that you remove is your shoes before entering and we provide you with surgical shoe coverings to cover your feet. You may wear socks or be barefoot under the shoe covering. For children, we request that they come to sessions in clothing that is clean and free of dirt or mud, and clean socks, as the coverings we provide may be too large to stay on their feet as they play in the salt room. We also request that little girls with long hair wear it in a pony tail or bun to minimize the amount of hair on the salt room floor.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SALT THERAPY COMPARED TO PRESCRIBED WESTERN MEDICINE

Salt therapy is a risk free, naturl treatment method. While modern pharmaceuticals provide effective relief from chronic diseases, there are often serious side effects associated with repeated or prolonged use. Continuous drug therapyis associated with the possible development of allergic or toxic reactions, development of antibiotic tolerant species of microorganisms, spreading of dysbiosis and long term immune system destruction. Salt therapy, on the other hand, provides effective long-term relief without any side effects and can be used as your primary treatment, or as a complementary treatment to your prescribed medication.

WHY IS IT SO RELAXING INSIDE A SALT ROOM?

Salt has the natural ability to balance out the positive charge in our bodies by binding the excessive positive ions with the salt's negative ions. The neutralizing forces of salt cancel out positive charged and harmful electromagnectic vibrations inour environmrnt (electro-smog), as well as in our body. Hence, salt therapy has de-stressing and relaxing effects

WHAT KIND OF SALT DO YOU USE?

Salt Chalet of Bellmore uses salt from the world-renowned Dead Sea in Israel, one of the world's saltiest bodies of water where animals cannot flourish (hence the name). People from around the world have been visiting the Dead Sea for a variety of health benefits as far back as during the time of the ancient Egyptians. Dead Sea salt has a uniquely high concentration of minerals, particularly magnesium and bromide, which relieve allergic reactions by cleansing and detoxifying. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends Dead Sea salt as an effective treatment for psoriasis, as studies have shown that the magnesium in the salt is instrumental in improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation. The mineral concentration in the salt is highly effective in treating skin and respiratory ailments, and has the added benefits of inducing relaxation and calm.

THEY SAY SALT IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH. WHY IS IT GOOD TO BREATHE?

Over consumption of salt is linked to high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, during salt therapy you are breathing the dry aerosol into your respiratory system, not ingesting it into your digestion tract. Furthermore, the amount of salt you are breathing in is so minimal that even if you were to eat that quantity, it would not pose a health risk.