In January 2018, our pediatric center became the newest location for The Salt Room ® in Central Florida. Salt therapy is performed in this special spa-like room with salt-coated walls and floor, called a halochamber. Pharmaceutical-grade salt is pulverized into microscopic particles and pushed into the room by a halogenerator. This is why it is also called halotherapy.
Therapy involves lounging in this cozy room and passively breathing in the particles while listening to soothing music, reading or just relaxing in a zero-gravity chair. Toys are provided so children can play with the salt in the room, much like sand at the beach.
Is Salt Therapy Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Yes! HEPA air filters in the room capture and remove up to 99.97 percent of airborne particles, including viral particles (viruses like COVID-19), while activated carbon filters remove volatile organic compounds. A UV light kills 98.8 percent of bacteria and viruses on surfaces.