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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 45-minute salt session. The main room can accommodate up to 8 people and the family salt room can accommodate 2 adults and up to 2 children under 10. 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! 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 for 12 months
  • Lock in your rate of $20 per session for additional sessions
  • Unused sessions roll over
  • 10% off all retail and services

Breathe

$75 a month

  • 5 Salt Therapy Sessions per month for 12 months
  • Lock in your rate of $15 per session for additional sessions
  • Unused sessions roll over
  • 10% off all retail and services

Transform

$125 a month

  • Unlimited Salt Sessions per month (up to 1x per day) for 12 months
  • 10% off all retail and services
  • Bring additional Guests for $20 per session

All memberships are auto-draft for 12 months. Members can cancel after 12 months and all unused sessions must be used within 30 days of cancellation. The early cancellation of a membership will result in an invoice for the remaining months due. A member's sessions cannot be transferred or shared with other guests. Members may freeze their membership up to 2 months during the year. Members can upgrade memberships at any time.

Kids

Kids under 15-years old are welcome in our family room!  We have a toy box filled with toys and child chairs. Sessions are 45 minutes and your kids will love playing in the salt while they receive all the health benefits of salt therapy! Kiddos under 10 must be booked in the family room.

Massage

The ultimate in your self-care routine! Treat yourself to a relaxing massage with one of our experienced massage therapists. We offer a 60-minute traditional relaxation massage or 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.

All of our Massage Services are by appointment only.

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

Reflexology

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet which corresponds to organs in the body and is an effective way to alleviate stress. Our reflexologist works on your feet while you are getting your salt therapy treatment in our private salt room. Book a session for yourself or duo session for yourself and a loved one. Reflexology sessions are by appointment only, are 45 minutes, and include salt therapy. Learn More

Reiki

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.

Clients are fully clothed and the practitioner will place hands above the body. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing but sheer relaxation. Reiki sessions can take place in one of our massage rooms or upgrade to Salty Reiki our private salt room. All of our Reiki Services are by appointment only. Learn More

Salty Yoga

Private Yoga instruction is a great option for those who want to get individualized instruction based on your ability and goals. Yuriko Beaman will tailor 60 minutes of yoga for you in our private Salt Room. Yoga mats and props are provided. Each Yoga session will include deep breathing to maximize your time and health benefits of the Salt Room.

Book a session for 1 or a session for 2. Call us to inquire about larger private groups. Learn More

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.

Guided Meditation for Relaxation

Feb 6, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Need to deeply relax? Join this Salt Session and Yuriko Beaman will provide guided meditation to help you focus and relax while you breathe in the Salty Air in our Himalayan salt room. This session is suitable for everyone- even if you have never meditated. The salt air will help with your breathing and Yuriko will gently guide your mind and breath through this relaxing practice. Partipants will be seated in chairs.

45 Minutes. $35 investment or Register using a Salt Therapy package or Gift Card by calling us at 610-743-4613.

Meditation & Mandala Coloring

Feb 9, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the salt room meditating and coloring! Nicole Renninger will be guiding this salty session with some meditation followed by coloring mandalas.

Class includes your own adult coloring book to take home to finish your artwork!

Registration in advance is necessary. Limited seating.

Investment $35 or Salt Therapy Package accepted. Please call to register using a package or giftcard.

Sacred Sound Immersion

Feb 11, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Our most popular event! Join us for this special Sacred Sound Immersion Sound Bath experience in the salt room. You’ll deeply relax on a zero gravity chair while breathing in the salt aerosol being blown into the air as the sound washes over you. Kate and Mark from Nurture your Nature will play multiple Crystal & Tibetan bowls, chimes, and gongs. You will leave feeling mentally and physically rested and in a zen-like state.

Limited to 8 participants; you won’t want to miss this unique event. $50 investment per person.

Please call the Salt Lounge to register using a gift card.

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

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.

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.

WHY ARE YOUR MASSAGES 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.

Feel like staying for a cup of tea after your massage? Feel free to stay awhile in our quiet lounge.

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.

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.

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.

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%. For all special events at the Salt Lounge, pre-payment is required and refunds are only given if cancellation is within 24 hours.

HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Oh so many ways! Here are our top 3 preferred ways:

Online booking is available by clicking Book Now. 

Give us a call at 610-743-4613

Message us using Facebook messenger 

 

DO YOU HAVE A GROUP RATE?

Yes! You can rent the main room for a 45 minute private group session for $150 and this room holds up to 8 people. Groups must be booked by calling or emailing the salt lounge. Payment in advance is necessary to rent the room. This rate is for the private group salt session only- it is not for the entire building. You can view our Private Group Rental Agreement here. 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE MAIN ROOM AND THE FAMILY ROOM?

Our main salt room holds 8 zero gravity chairs. There are open group sessions run throughout the day. This is also a silent space so clients in this space will be listening to headphones so not to disturb the other people in the room. The family room seats up to two adults or 1-2 adults with children under 10. This room is great if two people want to talk quietly during their session. This room features 2 comfortable lounge chairs and a starry mural ceiling. Packages and Memberships are available for the main room only making it a the more cost effective option.

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 and if a call is necessary please step out of the salt room to avoid disturbing other guests.

CAN I BRING MY CHILD?

Yes! Kids love the salt room. If your child is under 10 they can play on the salt floor in the family room. We have toys available for them and they can bring their own toys or books to help keep them entertained during the session. Children ages 10-17 qualify for kids pricing and can take sessions in the main room if they are able to be still and quiet for the 45-minute session. We have found children in this age range do well listening to the guided meditations and enjoy it!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

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.

HOW LONG IS A SESSION?

All of our sessions are 45 minutes long, including sessions with Children.

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 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. We provide headphones and MP3 players that have guided meditations and a selection of relaxing music. 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.

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 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:

  • Existence or suspicion of 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

IS SALT THERAPY FOR CHILDREN?

Salt therapy is not only safe for children; it is a highly recommended natural treatment. There are no potentially harmful side effects. The treatment is suitable for children of any age (as young as 1-month-old). Children, in fact, respond to the therapy even more quickly than do adults. During a Salt Therapy Session, children can play with toys, or read books.

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

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 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.

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