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Find Allergy Relief After A Halotherapy Session With The Salt Sanctuary

Last updated May 03, 2022 by Mariah Hebbeln

If you are suffering from seasonal allergies or frequent asthma, it could be time to look into the holistic healing of halotherapy at Salt Sanctuary. A former mortgage banker, founder Christina Baylis found a new chapter in life by bringing the first halotherapy and salt room to the Treasure Valley. 


While allergies and asthma might be a more prominent issue in the spring months, many Idahoans still suffer from their symptoms well into the summertime. Baylis, an expert in halotherapy, has found many of her guests have experienced almost instant relief after one hour in the salt room.    


What is Halotherapy

Those who endure frequent lung conditions and skin irritation have successfully eased symptoms with Halotherapy. Simply, halotherapy is when a dry salt aerosol is added to the air of a treatment room and inhaled into the lungs. Once inhaled, the salty air mixture encourages the body to heal itself naturally. It's like giving your lungs and skin a saline solution, giving your body a gentle scrub, removing bacteria, antigens, and other irritants.  


At the Salt Sanctuary, you can receive halotherapy in two ways. Guests can book a private room or the salt room, equipped with specialty air control systems to expose them to the salty air. Each room has a beautiful decoration of paintings, dim lights, calming music, and unique Himalayan salt-lit walls. Another fun feature of the salt room is the Himalayan salt grain floor, cozy Adirondack chairs, and the ability to bask in the room's healing powers with a group of friends or loved ones. 


How Halotherapy Reduces Asthma and Allergies

Since the most significant positive change can be found in lung conditions when being treated by halotherapy, it's no surprise that people with asthma and allergies see results. 


Both asthma and seasonal allergies are predominantly lung issues, and patients are dealing with persistent coughs, sneezing, runny noses, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath. During a session, as you bring the salty air into your respiratory system, it thins out mucus, decreases the severity of bronchial inflammation and hyperresponsiveness, and rids your body of pathogenic microorganisms.


Studies have shown patients' ability to breathe, live with less intense asthma attacks, better respiratory function and comfort, and in some cases, the ability to live medication free. Some guests of the Salt Sanctuary have felt relief after one visit; you should plan on setting up a routine of regular appointments to get the best results.  


This therapy isn't just for those who are suffering from lung conditions. Many professional or lifelong athletes find great comfort and improved performance after making the Salt Sanctuary a part of their healing routine. A one-hour session can provide great mental rest; just read our Blog below to find out how!

A Moment of Rest at Salt Sanctuary


Other Benefits to Halotherapy

There are other services available at the Salt Sanctuary. Each service is held in one of their three salt-infused rooms and provides a unique path to holistic healing. 


Services at Salt Sanctuary:

  • Guided Meditation

  • Holistic Asthma Treatment

  • Holistic Remedies for Bronchitis

  • Massage Therapy

  • Natural Stress Remedies

  • Sound Therapy / Sound Baths


Book Your Appointment Now

Located on State St. near Pierce Park, the Salt Sanctuary is an accessible location to get to from anywhere in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, and beyond. Browse their website below to find open bookings for halotherapy, massages, meditations, etc. 

We'll see you there!

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