Speleotherapy vs. Salt Therapy

 You may know what salt therapy or halotherapy is by now, but have you also heard of speleotherapy? There are some very key differences between the two, so let’s explore what they are so that you can make the best determination of what’s right for your body.

The Basics of Speleotherapy

Speleotherapy is salt therapy, but the rooms where it happens just have salt on the walls and floors. It’s not pumped through the air with a halogenerator for halotherapy, like we do at the Salt Suite. Speleotherapy is more utilized for relaxation because the rooms do have a negative ion charge from the salt, but they aren’t going to treat respiratory ailments and skin disorders, as well as, halotherapy with a true halogenerator. If you are visiting a clinic that advertises salt therapy, make sure you ask if a generator is used to distribute the salt particles throughout the air. The results you’ll get from the treatment depend on it.

The Salt Suite is Traditional Halotherapy

When you breathe in the true salty air of our Salt Suite rooms, you’ll take in the salt particles down through your sinuses and respiratory system hydrating your tissues in the process, which is going to clean them out. Think of the process as purification with salt particles. When you have chronic bronchitis or stuffy nasal passageways, you’ll have less mucus as it gets broken up and the salt itself helps to kill off bacteria, which in turn should reduce the inflammation of your airways. That’s why it’s helpful for those with allergies or asthma.

It’s also that antibacterial nature of the salt that may help the surface of your skin if you have various skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

Speleotherapy and the Salt Suite Aren’t The Same

That’s why if you want a true salt therapy that makes a huge difference when you breathe in the salty air, try halotherapy with the Salt Suite. Speleotherapy is like minor salt therapy or salt therapy “light.” Halotherapy with our generator is going to give you the best chance to experience real salt therapy. If you still have questions about their differences, our friendly staff at any of our Salt Suite locations in South Florida are more than ready to answer questions you might have about this time-tested therapy that can truly make a huge difference in your quality of life with regular sessions.

“During a typical adult session, customers put their feet up in a comfortable leather chair rest or read and breathe in a dry salt aerosol. The microparticles are blown into the air by halo generators. In our separate children’s room kids play in a big sandbox except with salt on the walls and floor and play while breathing in the dry salt air.”