ABOUT SALT THERAPY
Welcome to the Himalayan Salt Room at Verbena Holistic Center! Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, offers a gentle and non-invasive approach to healing and stress relief. Salt Therapy has ancient roots, and salt has been providing mankind with a powerful source of healing and rejuvenation for thousands of years.
Here are a few fun facts about the history of Salt Therapy…
Many centuries ago, European monks made the chance discovery that treating respiratory ailments in natural salt caverns, led to a faster recovery time for their patients.
In the 1840’s it was found that men working in natural Salt Mines in Poland had above average health.
During World War II, Salt Mines were used as bomb shelters in Germany – and asthmatics that spent time in the Mines reported that their symptoms were greatly reduced!
The first man-made Salt Room opened in Europe in the 1960’s, and Salt Rooms have been constantly evolving and growing in popularity since that time. Over the last 50 years Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, has spread throughout Europe, and has recently gained popularity in North America.
Today, we are so proud to offer one of the first Halotherapy Rooms in Central Connecticut. Come experience the healing effects of Salt Therapy right here in Southington, in our beautiful Himalayan Salt Room.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A SESSION
Sit back, relax, and let the Salt work its magic! Our Salt Room is a luxurious and tranquil space, adorned with glowing Himalayan Salt Panels. Upon arriving, you’ll be invited to relax and lie back in a comfortable recliner chair. Feel free to sip on a cup of tea, read a book, or simply close your eyes and unwind. Soft and relaxing music will play throughout your Session and the lights are dimly lit to encourage a peaceful and tranquil ambiance.
As you settle into the space, we’ll prepare for your Session by drying a portion of special, pharmaceutical-grade salt. The drying process is designed to evaporate all moisture and maximize the salt’s bactericide, and anti-inflammatory properties – making your session as effective as possible. The Salt is then poured into our state-of-the-art Halogenerator System, which will grind and gently disperse the salt particles into the air.
You will hear a mild sound throughout the Session – which indicates that the Halogenerator System is working effectively to maintain a therapeutic level of salt throughout the room.
The Session will last for 35 Minutes. There is nothing required of you but to relax and take deep breaths as the room is softly enveloped with Salt air.
Salt is a natural anti-inflammatory, and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. It is also rich in minerals – such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron. As the salt settles throughout the session it will be absorbed by the skin and has been shown to restore trace minerals (similar to bathing in Epsom salt or swimming in the ocean). It is also believed to detoxify the body, heal the respiratory system, and reduce inflammation - all while melting away stress and improving your skin tone.
SALT ROOM ETIQUETTE / THINGS TO KNOW
Please arrive a few minutes early for your Session and check in at the Front Desk with our Receptionist. This will give you some extra time to fill out paperwork, relax, and find your favorite chair in the Salt Room before your Session begins.
Halotherapy is a very gentle and non-invasive treatment, however it is not recommended in the following cases: tuberculosis, fever, contagious conditions, severe heart disorders, high blood pressure, cancer, advanced pregnancy, or acute state of respiratory attack. If you feel unsure as to whether Halotherapy will be safe for you, it is always a good idea to discuss it with your Primary Care Doctor before visiting. Please note that Halotherapy is not intended to treat or cure any medical condition, and is not a substitute for any conventional medication or medical treatment.
We do our very best to begin each session right on time. Once the Salt Session has started, we also make an effort not to open the door to the space, as this would disrupt the balance of Salt in the air – depleting its therapeutic benefits. Therefore, we cannot allow anyone to enter the room late, so please be sure to arrive for your Session a few minutes early! We also recommend using the bathroom before your Salt Session begins so that you can fully relax throughout and enjoy the experience.
MAINTAIN A QUIET ATMOSPHERE:
Friends who Salt together stay together! It’s okay to chat with your group throughout the Session, but please be respectful and conscientious of clients who are receiving Massages and Spa Services in other rooms. We ask that you maintain a quiet and tranquil environment within the Salt Room and in lobby area, and use your inside voices throughout the Session ;)
TURN YOUR CELL PHONE OFF:
We encourage you to disconnect, relax, and turn your Cell Phone off before entering the Salt Room. We also ask that you help us maintain a tranquil atmosphere by avoiding making phone calls throughout your Session.
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME:
Please make yourself as comfortable and relaxed as possible in the Salt Room! You are welcome to bring along a book or magazine to read throughout your session. We also have a selection of magazines available for you to borrow. We have water and / or tea available in the café – please feel free to pour yourself a glass before your Session begins!
You will be lying in a recliner chair throughout your Session, and we recommend wearing loose fitting, non-restrictive clothing – helping you to feel as relaxed and comfy as possible. Your clothes might get a little salty, but not to worry! It will not ruin the fabric, and can easily be brushed off at the end of the Session. J
Pre-registration is required for all Salt Sessions. Request an appointment online or call 860 426 3787. We can accommodate up to 4 people at a time. See below for prices.
Salt Sessions are 35 minutes in length. Sessions are non-refundable. 48 Hour Cancellation Policy applies (spa credit only, if cancelled within 48 hours. No credits are available after 48 hours).
Salt Room sessions are $35 per person and can accommodate up to four guests at a time.
BENEFITS OF SALT THERAPY
Salt Therapy (also known as Halotherapy) has been shown to provide a gentle, holistic, and natural approach to rejuvenating your body, and eliminating unwanted toxins. Regular Halotherapy Sessions are believed to detoxify the respiratory system, heal skin conditions, promote better breathing, improve quality of sleep, and increase overall wellness. In addition, many believe that Salt Therapy is a natural way to ward off allergies. Salt Therapy has been suggested to aid in reducing symptoms of / preventing the following:
• Ear Infections
• Sleep Apnea
SALT ROOM SCHEDULE
Our Salt Room Sessions are 35 minutes in length and run on the following days and times:
Mondays at 10:15am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm
Wednesdays at 10:15am, 1:00pm, and 6:00pm
Thursdays at 6pm
Saturdays at 10:15am, or 12:45pm
Don’t see a Session that works for you? Just ask! We can sometimes accommodate alternate times and days, depending on staffing
See below for pricing and booking!