FAQ

1. How does it work?

Halotherapy uses a generator that  grinds heated  pure grade sodium chloride into very tiny micro-particles.  A fine aerosol mist is dispersed into the salt cave during your 45 minute session. Dry salt is super absorbent. Because the microscopic salt particles get deep into the respiratory system as well as into the skin, the dry salt reduces inflammation, absorbs all excess mucous, allergens and foreign elements in the respiratory system, opens constricted airways and kills the spreading of bacteria and viruses. The walls and floor of the cave are covered in pink Himalayan salt. When back lit and heated, they release negative ions which are beneficial to your health. Negative ions are found in natural environments such as near the ocean, waterfalls and deep in the forest. Negative ions give you a sense of well, help relieve stress, tension and reduce depression.

2. What do I wear for a session?

Wear comfortable clothing. You will lay back on an anti gravity lounger or if you prefer, laying on a yoga blanket on the salt floor. Shoes are removed. Bring clean socks or we have disposable foot coverings for you.

3. Is it safe pregnant women?

Salt therapy and pregnancy is a safe and beneficial combination! Naturally Relieving stress, tension, respiratory and skin conditions while simply relaxing in our salt therapy cave.

4. Is it safe for children?

It is a 100% natural, drug-free non-invasive wellness treatment. There are no potentially harmful side effects, and suitable for children of any age as young as 1 month old. children respond to the therapy even more quickly than do adults. during a salt therapy, session children play with toys, read books and interact with other children, check special day times for children and families on schedule page.

5. What about germs?

Salt naturally absorbs bacteria. The walls and floor are covered in salt which creates an almost sterile environment. In addition, our ventilation system works throughout the entire session to circulate the air in the room, exhausting used air out and clean fresh air in. there is no recycling of air back into the salt cave. Chairs, toys etc are wiped down frequently.

6. Are there side effects?

Infrequent side effects such as mild tickle in the throat or an increase in a cough due to an excess mucus buildup which is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.

7. How often should I do salt therapy, or how many sessions will I need?

Like many wellness and health regiments, people respond differently. many people will notice a positive effect just in one session. some people come 2-3 times a week for a 3-4 week ritual during allergy and cold seasons, some people come 2 times a week for 6-8 weeks for more chronic conditions. Those who come for general wellness, stress relief, and relaxation simply come as often as they like.

8. What time should I arrive for my appointment?

Please come 10 minutes before your appointment for check-in. Sessions start on the hour. Please do not book an appointment during any contagious illnesses accompanied by a fever, tuberculosis, or under alcohol drug intoxication.

9. What is the cancellation policy?

Please inform us 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment via our website schedule page or call us at 812.339.2805.

10. Are food and drinks allowed during the session?

No food or drinks allowed.

11. What do I do during a salt therapy session?  

The lights will dim and you sit or lay  back in a zero gravity chair or lay on a yoga blanket on the salt floor.   Relax and breath.   Meditative music plays to soothe your sole and mind.   You may meditate, look up at fiber optic soft twinkle lights or fall asleep. Children get to play with toys, puzzles or read books with the lights on. this is a community space with up to 6 people at a time.

12. Are walk In’s welcome?

Walk in’s are welcome but not guaranteed a spot, book a session here.  Or call 812-339-2805.  Or email us at bloomingtonsaltcave@gmail.com
IF YOU BOOKED THE WHOLE CAVE, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN MUSIC,  JUST ASK!  IF YOU HAVE A BIRHTDAY, ANNIVERSARY OR SPECIAL CELEBRATION, LET US KNOW.  WE WILL MAKE YOUR SALT CAVE CELEBRATION  MORE PERSONAL TO YOUR GROUP.