Coastal Massage & Wellness offers a relaxing, emotional recharging,
and truly beneficial wellness experience in the Salt Room
Halotherapy, also known as Dry Salt Therapy, is a holistic treatment used to alleviate various skin and lung conditions.
In the salt cave (room with salt covering the floors and walls) a halogenerator pumps a fine salt mist through the air, which is breathed in and opens the passageways of the lungs. The Coastal Massage and Wellness salt room is a small room with dim lighting, a few zero-gravity chairs and blankets, and salt–a lot of salt. The walls are covered in both rough salt rocks as well as pretty hand carved salt bricks and beneath your feet is a ground of pebble-like salt crystals
30 MINUTE SINGLE SESSION
1-4 People $25
Sessions start on the hour, every hour. Please book in advance via Call/Text 910-581-2900.
You may book your session online under 'Salt Room,' but
please contact us through text if booking for more than one person - 910-581-2900.
[Halo - Greek for Salt]
Halotherapy (Dark Salt Therapy) is a treatment more than 150 years old &may be traced all the way back to Hippocrates. He recommended salt inhalation as an effective treatment for respiratory issues.
As Jessie, the owner of Coastal Massage and Wellness, says, “25 minutes in the salt room is like a day at the beach, spending time in the salty sea breeze. You walk away feeling relaxed and refreshed.”
And, that is exactly what we hear from our clients, “wow, that was amazing, I wasn’t expecting to feel so relaxed.”
5 Reasons to add Salt Therapy to your Wellness Routine...
Promotes Skin, Beauty, and Anti-Aging
According to the Salt Therapy Association: “As we age, our skin is the first organ to show the impact of time and life. Dry salt therapy is an excellent solution to improve the overall quality and appearance of the skin. Regular Halotherapy can be the most important tool that aids the healthy aging process of the skin.”
Boosts Your Immune System
Halotherapy is a known method of cleaning and detoxing the lungs. Exposure to pollutants, bacteria, and allergens is unavoidable, but salt halotherapy helps counteract that negative exposure and leads to better lung function and thus better overall health.
When it comes to stress release, the benefits of salt therapy are two-fold: 1) the experience itself – sitting quietly in a comfortable reclining chair for 25 minutes gives you the opportunity to unplug from your day and relax, 2) when salt breaks down it creates a high concentration of negative ions in the room. These negative ions can calm and relax the nerves by normalizing breathing rate, decreasing blood pressure and relieving tension and stress.
These negative ions have a beneficial effect on sleep, too. By promoting abundant oxygen levels in the blood, negative ions help normalize brain function, resulting in relaxation, increased calm and better sleep.
Enables Deep Tissue Relaxation
The breakdown of the salt into negative ions helps increase oxygen levels in the blood and facilitates more efficient oxygen utilization. Additionally, by normalizing serotonin production in the brain, negative ions help to accelerate recovery from chronic fatigue as well as physical recovery from workouts/training sessions, and injury.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does Salt Therapy work?A device called a halogenerator grinds salt into microscopic particles and releases them into the air of the room. Once inhaled, these salt particles are claimed to absorb irritants, including allergens and toxins, from the respiratory system.
Can Salt Therapy be harmful?As the contaminants and excess mucus and fluid begins to clear in the lungs, some clients may experience increased coughing for a short time. Skin exposure may sometimes leave a slight rash or light itch for 3-5 days. These minor irritations are the only known side effects of salt therapy.
Is Salt Therapy good for your lungs?Salt Therapy can Help Ease COPD Symptoms. Some people have found salt therapy to be an effective option for relieving symptoms of lung disease, resulting in easier breathing. Different treatments have proven to be successful for different patients. Perhaps salt therapy is the right option for you.
How long should you sit in a salt room?Sessions usually last for about 30 to 45 minutes. A device called a halogenerator grinds salt into microscopic particles and releases them into the air of the room. Once inhaled, these salt particles are claimed to absorb irritants, including allergens and toxins, from the respiratory system.
What can I expect after Salt Therapy?Salt therapy may produce a slight skin irritation in some individuals that will disappear after a few sessions. Some people will experience a mild salt taste on their lips, similar to being by the ocean. Others may experience a mild throat tickle, which can be easily treated by sipping warm water after the session.
How do I prepare for Salt Therapy?No food or drinks are allowed in the salt therapy cave (including sippy cups in the children's salt therapy booth). Please empty your bladder and wash your hands and/or your child's hands prior to your session. Please wear clean socks (preferably white) in the therapy room. The socks help you walk on the salt.
Is Salt Therapy good for your skin?Salt therapy has been proven to be extremely beneficial for your skin. Salt therapy can improve your skin's hydration, roughness, and redness. This makes it a wonderful option for those suffering from eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, and more.
Who should not use a salt room?Those who are coughing up blood, or if you're at risk for it, should not use the salt room. Others who should avoid salt therapy include: those with pulmonary insufficiency, acute or severe disease of other organs (unless you have clearance from your physician) and children under 12 months.
Halotherapy is recognized as a 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, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care.