The Salt Lounge
Salt Room, Salt Therapy, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Yoga, Salt Therapy – In Berks County, Wyomissing, Reading
Natural Therapy to Help You Relax and Breathe Better (New clients only)
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.
Relax, unplug, and breathe for a 45-minute salt session. The large room can accommodate up to 6 people and the small salt room can accommodate 2. 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. Headphones and MP3 players are provided so you can listen to some relaxing music or guided meditations. If you prefer your own headphones your 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!
Dry Salt Therapy is a natural and holistic treatment for adults and children that has been known to aid in detoxifying the respiratory system, healing skin conditions, promoting better breathing, sounder sleep and overall wellness. It can help to alleviate symptoms of:
45 Minute Single Session – $35
*Memberships are monthly auto-draft. Cancel anytime. Unused sessions must be used while membership is active and they expire upon cancellation.
We require 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. There are not exceptions to the cancellation policy.
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.
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%. For all special events at the Salt Lounge, pre-payment is required and refunds are only given if cancellation is within 24 hours.
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. For group books for more than 2 people or if your looking for a 90 minute massage and don’t see one available- give us a call
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.
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.
Our standard salt therapy sessions are 45 minutes long. We also offer express sessions that are 15 minutes long.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
In addition, given the nature of salt therapy, it also:
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.
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.
Halotherapy is not recommended for individuals with the following conditions:
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.
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.