A Velvet Touch
Based on an individual's condition and symptoms, this can vary, since like many wellness and health regimens, individuals respond differently. Many individuals will notice a positive effect in just in one session, however, a series of sessions is recommended for optimal results.
Some people go two to three times a week for a three to four-week ritual during allergy and cold seasons, some people go twice a week for six to eight weeks for more chronic conditions. Those who go for general wellness, stress relief, and relaxation simply go as
often as they like.
For best results, a series of treatments is recommended. The Salt Therapy Association additionally recommends using dry salt therapy as a continuous preventive measure to strengthen the immune system against colds, cough, allergies, and sinusitis. There are some
people who have salt therapy in their homes and do a daily ritual. You cannot overdose from salt therapy.
Dry Salt Therapy Treatment Protocols
Although the FDA has yet to establish official protocols for dry salt therapy in the United
States, some European countries have incorporated the following duration of treatment:
• Asthma (mild): 12-14 days
• Asthma (severe): 18-21 days
• Acute bronchitis: 12-14 days
• Recurrent bronchitis: 12-14 days
• Chronic simple bronchitis: 18-21 days
• Chronic obstructive bronchitis: 18-21 days
• Pneumonia after acute stage: 12-14 days
• Cystic fibrosis: 20-25 days
• Chronic sinusitis: 14-18 days
• Acute sinusitis: 3-5 days
• Hay fever: 12-14 days
• Smokers: 12-14 days
For best results, during a course of therapy, chronic sufferers should try to complete sessions as consecutively as possible - daily
is best, but at least 3 times a week are usually needed for challenging cases.
Back-to-back sessions - two in a row - can be greatly beneficial for sinus and skin conditions, though are not always
recommended for chronic lung conditions.
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Halotherapy Application
in Treatment and Rehabilitation of Respiratory Diseases, Methodical Recommendation
No. 95/111, Moscow 1995
Methodical recommendation was discussed and approved by the Scientific Board of
the Institute of Pulmonology of the Russian Federation.
Clinical-Research Respiratory Center, St. Petersburg – Doctors A.V. Chervinskaya, S.I.
Konovalov, O.V. Strashnova, N.G. Samsonova
Institute of Pulmonology of the Russian Federation, Moscow – Doctors A.G. Chchalin,
I.D. Apulcina, I.E. Furman, A.A. Bondarenko, M.V. Samsonova
Pavlov National Medical University, St. Petersburg – Doctors M.S. Pluzhnikov, A.N.
Aleksandrov, I.M. Raznatovskiy, N.N. Tretyakova, K.N. Monachov