What Is Halotherapy and How Can It Help?


Have you heard of the term “halotherapy” and wondered what it is? You’re not alone! Let’s explore what this therapeutic treatment is, and how it can support your health and wellness goals!

In the 19th century, a doctor in Poland discovered something interesting about his patients who worked in the salt mines. Unlike men who worked in other kinds of mines, they had no respiratory issues. In fact, most were in excellent health. 

What made the difference, the doctor concluded, was the salt. 

Clinical studies have shown inhaling salty air can reduce inflammation, fight infection, clear blockages, and ease discomfort in the respiratory system. 

Where your health is concerned, the crystallized mineral we know as salt is something of a superhero, a powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that can help right many wrongs, including 

  • excessive mucus; 
  • sinus infection; 
  • digestive issues; 
  • depression; 
  • skin conditions; and 
  • immune system oversensitivity.  

Aerosolized salt also has proved an effective remedy for asthma, stress, depression, and eczema. And the best news? No longer do you have to go to a salt cave to get it.  

That’s because today there’s salt halotherapy, which can be as close as your own home if you have a halotherapy sauna or other confined space outfitted with a salt-therapy generator from Wellness Shop. 

halotherapy - salt therapy device

Halotherapy: Good for the lungs and skin 

We sell two salt-therapy generators for halotherapy at home: 

Both of these boxlike devices are easily installed. And, once installed, a salt-therapy generator—sometimes called a halo-generator—aerosolizes the salt you put in it and circulates it through the air for you to breathe.  

Powered by a rechargeable battery, the Microsalt SaltProX is effective in saunas and rooms as big as 500 cubic feet with humidity of 40 percent or less. And it’s portable; you can stand it up instead of hanging it on the wall. 

The Jacuzzi® HaloOne is equipped with saline-based technology that sprays throughout a sauna cabin a saline mist that reaches deep into the lungs.  

Besides entering the lungs, salt particles from a halo-generator also are absorbed by the skin, there to help with conditions such as eczema, which causes the skin to become red, itchy, and inflamed. 

Integrating Halotherapy into Your Wellness Routine

Integrating halotherapy into your wellness routine is simple and convenient. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your halotherapy sessions at home:

Creating the Perfect Halotherapy Space at Home

Setting up your halotherapy space in a quiet, comfortable area of your home can enhance your overall experience. Here are some inspiring ideas to help you create the ultimate relaxation environment:

Choose a Quiet Area:

  • Select a space away from high-traffic areas to minimize noise and distractions.
  • Consider a spare room, a section of your basement, or even a large bathroom.

Optimize Lighting:

  • Use soft, warm lighting to create a calming ambiance.
  • Incorporate dimmable lights to adjust the brightness to your preference.
  • Consider adding Himalayan salt lamps for both their aesthetic and potential health benefits.

Add Soothing Music:

  • Play gentle, relaxing music or nature sounds to enhance the tranquil atmosphere.
  • Use a Bluetooth speaker or a sound system with a timer to automatically turn off after your session.

Incorporate Comfortable Seating:

  • Choose a comfortable chair or recliner where you can sit back and relax during your halotherapy session.
  • Add cushions and blankets to make the space cozy and inviting.

Enhance with Aromatherapy:

  • Use essential oil diffusers to incorporate calming scents like lavender, chamomile, or eucalyptus.
  • Combine the benefits of aromatherapy with halotherapy for a multi-sensory experience.

Personalize Your Space:

  • Decorate with calming colours such as blues, greens, and neutrals to promote relaxation.
  • Add personal touches like artwork, plants, or photographs to make the space uniquely yours.

Ensure Proper Ventilation:

  • Make sure the space is well-ventilated to keep the air fresh and comfortable during your sessions.

By thoughtfully setting up your halotherapy space with these calming elements, you can create a sanctuary in your home that not only enhances your halotherapy experience but also promotes overall well-being.

holotherapy with the haloone salt therapy device from canada wellness and wellness shop

Integrating Halotherapy with Other Wellness Practices

For a comprehensive wellness routine, consider combining halotherapy with other treatments such as aromatherapy, meditation, or yoga.

This holistic approach can amplify the positive effects on your mind and body, providing a more well-rounded health experience. Here are some ways to enhance your halotherapy sessions:


  • Guided Meditation: Listen to guided meditation recordings during your halotherapy session to deepen relaxation and focus on breathing.
  • Mindfulness Practices: Practice mindfulness by focusing on your breath and the sensations of the salt particles entering your lungs and skin.


  • Breathwork (Pranayama): Incorporate breathing exercises that can help open up your airways and improve lung capacity while benefiting from the salt particles in the air.
  • Gentle Yoga Poses: Perform gentle yoga poses that promote relaxation and improve circulation.

Sound Therapy:

  • Healing Frequencies: Play music with healing frequencies or binaural beats to enhance relaxation and mental clarity.

Infrared Saunas:

  • Combine Sessions: If you have an infrared sauna, consider combining it with halotherapy. The heat from the sauna can help open your pores and enhance the absorption of salt particles through your skin.

Massage Therapy:

  • Self-Massage: Use self-massage techniques with natural oils to soothe muscles and enhance circulation, boosting the overall therapeutic benefits.
  • Professional Massage: Schedule professional massages to complement your halotherapy routine, focusing on relaxation and muscle recovery.

By integrating these complementary therapies into your halotherapy routine, you can create a holistic wellness experience that addresses both physical and mental health.

This multi-faceted approach not only enhances the benefits of halotherapy but also promotes a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

Create a Consistent Schedule

To experience the full benefits of halotherapy, consistency is key. Aim for regular sessions, whether daily or several times a week, to maintain and improve your health and wellness.

By making halotherapy a regular part of your routine, you can maximize its positive effects on your respiratory health, skin conditions, and overall well-being.

Establish a schedule that fits your lifestyle and stick to it, ensuring you give your body the continuous exposure to the therapeutic salt particles it needs to achieve the best results.

Whether it’s a quick daily session or longer, more relaxed treatments a few times a week, consistency is key to unlocking the full potential of halotherapy.

Let the Us Help : Shop The HaloOne Today! 

Halotherapy is a holistic treatment deep-rooted in ancient healing practices dating back to the 12th century, when people spent time in salt caves for their healing powers. Because it is both natural and effective, it has long been a popular spa treatment.  

And now, thanks to the halotherapy generator, it’s making its way into the average home. 

If you’re thinking of outfitting your sauna or a room in your house for halotherapy, call one of Wellness Shop’s seven locations, complete the questions form on our website, or chat online with one of our experts.  

We’ll help you find the right salt-therapy generator for you and the right place for it in your sauna or home. 


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