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Free 15 Minute Salt Therapy Session

Natural Therapy to Help You Relax and Breathe Better (New clients only)

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We are so excited to offer the first and only Halotherapy Salt Room in Berks County! You will find at our wellness center; Salt Therapy, Massage, Yoga, Reflexology, Reiki, and Special Events. We also carry Salt Lamps, Himalayan Salt Bath Products, Sole jars and more. Our mission is for you to relax and breathe while at The Salt Lounge!

What is Salt Therapy?

Salt Therapy, or Halotherapy, is a widely used natural remedy that goes back several centuries. The healing atmosphere of salt caves was acknowledged as far back as medieval times, with monks taking the sick down into salt caves to allow them to breathe air saturated with salt particles. For more than 20 years dry salt aerosol, administered in specially-designed salt (halo) chambers, has been used to treat upper and lower respiratory conditions such as cold and flu, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, COPD, sinus infection, sinusitis, hay fever, and emphysema. In addition, the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of dry sodium chloride aerosol have been shown to help with the treatment of ear infections and conditions of the skin such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Salt therapy is a great addition to your wellness and self care program.

Sessions

Relax, unplug, and breathe for a session in one of our two salt rooms. The large room can accommodate up to 6 people and the small salt room can accommodate 2 people. Wear comfortable clothing so you can fully relax for your session. Shoes come off and socks are optional. We have socks to borrow if you prefer them. Lockers are available for belongings and shoes. Spa music plays in the room however if you prefer your own headphones you are welcome to bring them. If reading is more your speed- we can provide a book light. Once in your chair, you can recline, get under a blanket and get comfy for your session! The lights will dim, the air will fill with salt and you’ll breathe it in until the end of your session. You just may fall asleep you’ll be so relaxed! See our pricing list for package options. Learn More

- Relax & Breathe -

Benefits

  • Chronic Stress and Fatigue
  • Asthma, COPD and Smoker’s Cough
  • Allergies
  • Dermatitis: Psoriasis and Eczema
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Coughs, Colds and Flu
  • Sinus and Ear Infections
  • Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Become A Monthly Lounger

Lounge

$20 a Month

  • 1 Salt Therapy Session per month
  • Lock in your rate of $20 per session for additional sessions
  • Unused sessions roll over
  • Bring a guest to your session for $20
  • 10% off all retail and services
  • *NEW* LOUNGE FOR 2 PEOPLE $35 PER MONTH
    • Share your session with another person for only $15 more

Breathe

$75 a month

  • 5 Salt Therapy Sessions per month
  • Lock in your rate of $20 per session for additional sessions
  • Unused sessions roll over
  • Bring One Guest FREE to your session per month and additional guests $20
  • 10% off all retail and services
  • *NEW* BREATHE FOR 2 PEOPLE $125 PER MONTH
    • Share your 5 sessions with another person for only $50 more

Transform

$145 a month

  • 12 Salt Therapy Sessions per month
  • Lock in your rate of $20 per session for additional sessions
  • Unused sessions roll over
  • Bring One Guest FREE to your session per month and additional guests $20
  • 10% off all retail and services
  • *NEW* TRANSFORM FOR 2 PEOPLE $240 PER MONTH
    • Share your 12 sessions with another person for only $95 more

*Memberships are monthly auto-draft. Cancel anytime. Unused sessions must be used while membership is active and they expire upon cancellation. The Salt Lounge has a 24 hour appointment cancellation policy. Sessions cancelled within 24 hours or no shows FOR ANY REASON will loose a session credit or in the event there are no credits on file- the credit card on file will be billed a $20 fee regardless of membership tier.

Massage

The ultimate in your self-care routine! Treat yourself to a relaxing massage with one of our experienced massage therapists. Try our signature heated salt stone massage which delivers healing energy and nutrients to the body nourishing body and mind. See our price list for the full menu.

Add-on a 15 or 45-minute salt session before or after your massage for only $20. Learn More

Salty Services

Upgrade your salt therapy with one of our services! Choose from

  • Reflexology
  • Chair Massage
  • Guided Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Reiki

Call us for group pricing. We can accommodate groups up to 6.

Events!

What's makes events more fun? Having it in a Salt Room!
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Private Group events can be booked- call for pricing and scheduling.

We don't have any events scheduled right now.
Please check back soon!

Missy Herbine

Just spent 45 minutes in pure bliss at The Salt Lounge! You relax in a room while micronized Himalayan sea salt particles are pumped into the air. It totally cleared out our lungs and we feel so relaxed! The decor is adorable and the owner Rachel is so helpful and welcoming! They also have an inviting refreshment room where you can relax with coffee/tea/water before heading back to reality! I highly recommend this place!

Cece Wagner

I went to The Salt Lounge this morning for my first session and it was amazing. I highly recommend anyone with allergies or congestion to try a salt session. My sinus pressure started to release within the first few minutes and my congestion in my throat began to break up so I could cough it out. Along with all those wonderful reasons it was the most relaxing 45 minutes I have ever felt. Whether you have sinus issues or not if you can carve out 1 hour please try a salt session and just relax. Another bonus - if you like the beach you will be in heaven for at least an hour. Thank you Rachel, I will be returning in the very near future.

Angela Shakespeare Troupe

I Highly recommend The Salt Lounge, we just completed a Mother’s Day Session. Upon entering we were greeted by the friendly staff and owner then promptly given directions. They provided lockers for your personal items along with iPods and blankets to make your session as relaxing as possible. The session was extremely beneficial and I could notice an immediate difference in my sinuses and breathing. The sessions are affordable and well worth a visit to this professional and friendly local business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will THERE BE ANY OTHER PEOPLE IN THE SALT ROOM WITH ME?

We do not do have community sessions at The Salt Lounge. All of our sessions are private, and will be just for you or your own private group.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

All Services require a 24 hour notice to cancel a service at the salt lounge. A fee of 50% of the service is charged for late cancelled and 100% of the service is charged in the event of a no-show. These fees allow us to compensate our staff for their time reserved just for you. You would be a hero to us and to other clients who may be on a waitlist if you provided us adequate notice should you need to cancel. For Salt Therapy Members or Package Holders- all late cancels within 24 hours result in the loss of a session.

All Group Bookings with services over $250- our cancellation policy increases to a 48 hour notice to cancel. This will be explained and agreed to at booking.

There are not exceptions to the cancellation policy.

DISCLAIMER

While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on dry salt therapy (halotherapy) throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated the statements made throughout this material, content, website, etc. Dry salt therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

DO I NEED A CREDIT CARD TO RESERVE MY APPOINTMENT?

You do need a credit card to reserve your appointment. Your card will not be charged however it will be kept on file. We ask that in case of cancellation to please call or email within 24 hours. If a late cancel does occur you will be charged 50% of the service cost and for no-shows 100%.  A gift card can be used to reserve your appointment only by calling us with the gift card number- our online booking will not accept your gift card. Please call.

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Online booking is available by clicking the Book Now below. You can view our schedule online up to 30 minutes prior for last minute appointments without logging in. If your looking for a 90 minute massage and don’t see one available- give us a call we can sometimes accommodate additional times not seen online.

All group bookings with 3 or more people require booking over the phone. Please give a call. Group bookings with over $250 in services require a 50% deposit at booking.

Give us a call at 610-646-1733 during business hours and we are happy to help find a day/time for you.

A credit card is required to reserve all appointments both online and via phone.

 

 

WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

The Salt Lounge accepts cash, all credit cards, apple pay, android pay. Checkouts made online are secure and are in USD currency. We do not accept insurance but are happy to provide you with a receipt should you need it to submit toward your HSA.

We also accept credit cards for TIPS and make it easy at checkout to leave your therapist a tip directly to them using a credit card.

HOW LONG IS A SESSION?

Our standard salt therapy sessions are 45 minutes long. We also offer express sessions that are 15 minutes long.

IS THE SALT ROOM HOT OR COLD?

The salt rooms are kept at 68-70 degree temperature.  As you relax the body temperature naturally lowers. We do provide blankets however if you run cool, wear warmer clothes.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE IN THE SALT ROOM?

Our Salt therapy rooms are relaxation rooms that provide a very tranquil experience. Both salt rooms are equipped with relaxation chairs that you sit back, relax and just breathe. During the session, you will be surrounded by a very fine aerosol of dry salt particles that are barely visible to the eye. The lights will dim and you can choose to listen to relaxing music, read a book or magazine (reading lights are available), meditate, or simply rest. Blankets and pillows help you stay cozy and comfortable during the session. The temperature and humidity in the rooms are controlled to provide an optimal experience. At the end of the session, you may have a slight taste on your lips.

HOW MANY SESSIONS DOES IT TAKE?

Like many wellness and health regimens, people respond differently. Many people will notice a positive effect in just in one session, however, a series of sessions is recommended for optimal results. Some people come 2-3 times a week for a 3-4 week ritual during allergy and cold seasons, some people come 2 times a week for 6-8 weeks for more chronic conditions. Those who come for general wellness, stress relief, and relaxation simply come as often as they like. For many conditions, after a series of sessions, symptoms subside and relief can last for several months before another session is needed. It can also be used as a preventative measure to strengthen the immune system against colds, cough, allergies, and sinusitis. You cannot overdose on salt therapy.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN THE SALT ROOM?

You will want to wear comfortable clothing (salt air is not harmful nor will it leave a noticeable residue). You can wear shorts and t-shirts to expose your skin if necessary. Socks are recommended to keep feet warm and socks are available to borrow however many clients prefer to have bare feet. Blankets are provided in the salt rooms.

DO YOU HAVE A GROUP RATE?

Yes! We book private groups in the salt room for up to 6 people. You an add-on Chair Massage, Reflexology, Yoga, Meditation. Call us for pricing and to book your group- 610-646-1733. We cannot book groups using online booking.

IS THERE RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE THAT SALT THERAPY WORKS?

Salt therapy has been researched and studied throughout the world and more studies are starting to be done here in the United States. Please go here for more details.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Infrequently. Some people might experience a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in a cough due to an excess mucus buildup. This is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPELEOTHERAPY AND HALOTHERAPY?

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 Lounge. Speleotherapy can be helpful for relaxation, but will not treat respiratory ailments and skin disorders 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.

WHY DOES SALT THERAPY WORK?

Salt therapy has three main characteristics: Dry salt is super absorbent, it is anti-inflammatory and it is anti-bacterial. Because the microscopic salt particles get deep into the respiratory system as well as into the skin, the dry salt absorbs all the excess mucous, allergens and foreign elements in the respiratory system, opens constricted airways and kills the spreading of bacteria and viruses.

HOW SAFE IS SALT THERAPY?

Salt Therapy is completely safe. It is a 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive wellness ritual with no side effects or potential health hazards. If an individual has any questions or concerns regarding any current medical or other condition, please consult with your healthcare professional.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SALT THERAPY?

Salt therapy benefits people of all ages and is great for overall wellness, respiratory, and skin. Salt therapy has provided benefits for those with the following conditions:

  • Allergies Emphysema
  • Asthma Psoriasis
  • Bronchitis Pneumonia
  • Bronchial Infections Rhinitis
  • Chronic ENT illnesses Sinus Infections
  • Cold/Flu Sinusitis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Smoker’s Cough
  • Dermatitis Snoring
  • Ear Infections Stress and Fatigue
  • Eczema Wheezing

In addition, given the nature of salt therapy, it also:

  • Can expand the airways for increased oxygen flow and capacity to enhance athletic performance
  • performance and endurance
  • Is great for actors, singers and others who constantly use their vocal chords
  • Enables better recovery time from physical activity and stress
  • Accelerates recovery from common colds and the flu
  • Is supportive for quitting smoking
  • Revitalizes jet lag
  • Detoxifies

HOW DOES SALT THERAPY WORK?

Dry pure grade sodium chloride is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny micro-particles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry aerosol micro-particles of salt are then dispersed into the salt room during a session. As the person relaxes in the salt room the micro-particles are inhaled as well as land on the skin. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli as well as into the deeper layers of the skin.

WHAT ABOUT THE CONCERN THAT SALT IS BAD FOR YOU?

Some people are concerned about the intake of salt because of issues relating to diet, high blood pressure, and hypertension. This type of salt intake is connected to the digestive tract. Dry salt therapy is different as it associated with the respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering your respiratory system is extremely low that it doesn’t present any risk to your health. It actually kills bacteria, reduces inflammation and expands airways.

IN WHICH CASES SHOULD SALT THERAPY BE AVOIDED?

Halotherapy is not recommended for individuals with the following conditions:

  • Currently undergoing treatment for cancer
  • Any kind of infectious disease
  • Acute respiratory disease
  • COPD with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
  • Coughing of blood/bleeding
  • Infections accompanied by fever
  • High blood pressure/hypertension in IIB stage
  • Any form or stage of tuberculosis
  • Chronic kidney disease

CAN I BRING MY CHILD?

Quiet children over 10 years of age are welcome. At this time we do not have toddler & baby sessions available. It is important to us to maintain a quiet atmosphere for our other clients in the building. Please do not being small children to your appointment.

CAN I USE MY CELL PHONE OR TABLET DURING A SESSION?

We recommend unplugging for your session so you can truly relax. Salt is also corrosive to electronics so while we don’t ban them from the salt rooms- taking them in is at your own risk. Please keep phones on silent at all times.

WHO CAN PRACTICE REIKI?

Everyone has the ability to practice Reiki. There are 3 Levels all are taught by Reiki Masters.

Level I – introduction to Reiki, students learn the history & basic hand positions. Upon completion, student is able do self Reiki 

Level II – further explores Reiki as a healing modality. At completion, the student can practice Reiki on others

Level III- Students become Reiki Masters and are able to practice as well as teach

DOES THE PRACTITIONER TAKE IN NEGATIVE ENERGY DURING REIKI?

No. The practitioner is a channel that allows the energy to flow into the client.  As the chakras become unblocked, the negative energy is released by the client. Many clients describe that feeling as a sudden lightness.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE REIKI?

The frequency of sessions depend on the individual. I recommend scheduling a second session 2 to 3 weeks after the initial session. During the second visit we can discuss how they are feeling & choose a plan that will work best for them.

I’M NOT FLEXIBLE, CAN I TAKE SALTY YOGA?

Yes! Salty yoga is great for beginners. You will develop flexibility over time with consistent practice.

ARE YOUR MASSAGES A FULL 60 & 90 MINUTES?

Other centers often schedule 50 and 80 minutes for a massage so they have 10 minutes in-between clients. At the Salt Lounge we want you to relax for the full hour or hour and a half and we leave plenty of time in-between clients so your not rushed in and out and also give the therapist time to talk through any issues or recommendations. However, clients that are running late will have to have their service cut short so we can stay on time for our next guest.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR REFLEXOLOGY?

Wear comfortable clothes. There are blankets provided in the room. Your shoes and socks will come off for this service. Lockers are provided.

WHAT DO I WEAR FOR REIKI?

Reiki is performed on clients fully clothed. Dress comfortably.

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