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Su​nset Beach Breath 

Room & Spa

At Healing Oasis of ​West Ashley

772 Saint Andrews Blvd

Charleston, SC 29407

Common Questions and Salt Room Etiquette

What Can I Expect?

Your salt therapy session lasts for 45 minutes. Most people like to close their eyes, and some will fall asleep or meditate. Some people will experience a mild salt taste on their lips, similar to being by the ocean.  Most people will experience increased mucous production. This will present itself in the form of a runny nose or a productive cough after the session. This is the body’s natural mechanism for elimination of toxins, pollens, and viruses. If you have ever smoked in the past, you may experience a period of cough and mucous production as your body naturally clears the lungs of residual toxins. Most asthmatics will also experience an initial period of increased mucous production and cough as the body decreases inflammation, opens airways, and expels the stagnant mucous.

1.   When should salt treatment be avoided?

Treatment should be avoided during the acute phase of any illness, including the following: infections accompanied by fever, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD in the third stage, bleeding, spitting of blood, alcohol or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory diseases.

2.   What do I wear in the Salt Room?

If you are coming for the breathing benefits or just to relax then you can wear whatever you like or wear some comfy clothes, Everyone is fully clothed in the room. If you are coming in for skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, It is recommend that you wear shorts and a tank top so that your skin exposed.

3.   Am I alone in the Salt Therapy Room?

There can be from 1 to 4 people in the  Salt Therapy Room per session. Due to COVID-19 the salt room seating is currently limited to two persons, unless it is a family or friend grouping.

4.   Do you need to stop taking medications if receiving salt therapy?

Since salt therapy is all-natural, it does not have any interactive effects with medications, consult your physician if in doubt.

5.   Is there a risk of catching an infection from others in the salt therapy rooms?

Salt is naturally anti-bacterial and it kills almost all bacteria on contact. In addition, our filtered ventilation system is constantly working to circulate the air in the salt room, drawing used air out and clean,  air in.

6.   How many treatments will I need?

Every experience is different, and it depends on the type and severity of your condition. Based on the research, we would recommend a course of 12-15 treatments, preferably within 4-8 weeks. You may feel some improvement after a single session, but a series of treatments is required to achieve long-term results. For mild conditions, 6-8 treatments may be enough. 

Continued treatments act as a preventative measure to avoid the common cold, other respiratory viruses,  as well as boosting your auto immune system.

Number of treatments based on Eastern European published 

clinical reports and Russian Ministry of Health

All treatment times are over a 8 week period unless otherwise noted

Asthma – intermittent, mild 12-14 Treatments

Asthma – moderate, severe 18-21

Acute bronchitis 12-14

Recurrent bronchitis 12-14

Chronic obstructive bronchitis 18-21

Pneumonia after acute stage 12-14

Bronchiectatic disease 20-25

Cystic fibrosis 20-25

Respiratory infections, influenza 5-7 or 2x/wk for prevention

Chronic pharyngitis and tonsillitis 14-18

Chronic sinusitis 14-18

Acute sinusitis 3-5

Multi-chemical sensitivity syndrome 12-14

Smokers 12-14

​Skin pathology 8-25