The Salt Lounge | Salt Room, Salt Therapy, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Yoga, Salt Therapy – In Berks County, Wyomissing, Reading

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We are so excited to offer the first and only Halotherapy Salt Room in Berks County! You will find Salt Therapy, Massage, Yoga, Reflexology, Reiki, and Special Events at The Salt Lounge. 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.

Sessions

Relax, unplug, and breathe for a 45-minute salt session. The main room can accommodate up to 8 people and the Private Room can accommodate 2 adults and up to 3 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 chill 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.

- 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

Kids

Kids under 15-years old are welcome and just $10 with a paid adult! Kid sessions are in the Private Room where they can play directly in the salt. We have a toy box filled with toys and kid 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 private room.

Salty Yoga

Enjoy this 60-minute gentle yoga class while therapeutic salt is dispensed into the room. Classes will include deep breathing to maximize the benefits of the salt therapy. Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in, remove shoes and get comfortable.

Yoga every Tuesday at 7:00pm. Instructor Yuriko Beaman. Pre-registration is required. $35 investment. See pricing for yoga packages.

Salty Yoga is limited to 7 people.

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 for a $65 investment. Add-on a 45 minute salt session before or after your massage for only $20.

All of our Massage Services are by appointment only.

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. Sessions are 45 minutes and include salt therapy.

All of our Reflexology Services are by appointment only.

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, on a massage table 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 at all but sheer relaxation. Reiki sessions take place in one of our massage rooms. Investment $35 for 30 minutes.

Want to experience Reiki during a salt session? Salt Reiki sessions must be scheduled via phone or email and cannot be booked via online scheduling.

All of our Reiki Services are by appointment only.

Events!

What's makes events more fun? Having it in a Salt Room!
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Mindfulness Practice for Teens and Tweens

August 17 3:00-4:00pm

Mindfulness is a simple technique that emphasizes paying attention to the present moment in an accepting, nonjudgmental manner and can be a useful tool for decreasing anxiety and promoting happiness. As they experience the benefits of breathing in the therapeutic salty air, this workshop is intended to introduce tweens and teens to the experience of mindfulness and to learn mindfulness techniques that they can use as a lifelong tool to help manage emotions and create daily moments of peace for them as a way to navigate through stressful experiences.
Tania Hollos has a Master’s Degree in Education, a MA Teaching License, PA Teach Certification, and has been an educator for over 20 years. Tania focuses on social and emotional learning as part of increasing students’ academic successes. She has been teaching mindfulness techniques to children and teens for two years and believes students can become more engaged in experiencing and managing their emotions through mindfulness.
Parent is welcome to wait in our quiet lounge or drop off.
Investment $25 per child. Only 8 participants. Best for ages 9-16
Contact the Salt Lounge for savings on multiple children or groups.

Salty Pilates & Champagne

August 17 5:30-6:30

Let’s improve our balance & posture all while inhaling the salty therapeutic air inside our main salt room. Emily Wagner will lead this us through this fun 60-minute classical Pilates mat event. Champagne toast afterward. Start your weekend with Salty Pilates!

Sold Out!

Spark Joy Workshop

August 19th 3:00-4:30

Yuriko Beaman is a certified KonMari Organizing Consultant who is ready to help you spark joy in your life! In this class, we will learn about Marie Kondo’s Japanese art of decluttering and the KonMari tidying marathon all while we have a salt session together! During this class: *You will be able to tidy your home and change your relationship with the objects you own *Learn a space-saving genius folding technique that you can implement into your life right away! Jumpstart your tidying marathon so you never have to tidy again! Investment $30. Space is limited to 8. Pre-registration and payment required to reserve your spot!

Sacred Sound Immersion

August 23rd 5:30-6:30

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. 45-minute session.

Salty Group Acupuncture

September 9th 10:00-11:00

Krista J Essler, LAc, CFMP is bringing her skills back to The Salt Lounge! This time for group acupuncture. Participants will rest in zero gravity chairs while several needles are used to increase relaxation. Breathe in the salty air while relaxing while getting acupuncture! Each person will be provided headphones with guided meditations and music. Investment $50 per person. 8 participants. Session is 1 hour. Pre-registration is required.

Group session is at 10am

Krista Essler is the owner of Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine for Healthcare & Pain Management in Pottsville, PA. A Private Holistic Healthcare practice focusing on improving patient health and quality of life. She has a Masters of Chinese Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine.

 

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

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.

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.

Who benefits from halotherapy treatments?

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
  • Slows the aging process
  • Detoxifies

How safe is a 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.

Is Salt Therapy safe 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 play with toys, read books and interact with other children.

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

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.

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.

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.

What should I expect and 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.

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.

How long is a session

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

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.

Can I bring my child?

Yes! Kids love the salt room. If your child is under 10 they can play in the salt box in the private 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 10-15 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!

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.

What is the difference between the main room and the private room?

Our main room holds 8 zero gravity chairs. This room has a fully salted floor and an led star ceiling. This is an open session and we allow clients to book seats until the room is full. This is also a quiet space so clients in this space will be listening to headphones so not to disturb the other people in the room. The private room seats up to two adults or 1-2 adults with children under 10. This room is great if two people want to talk during their session. This room features comfortable lounge chairs and a starry mural ceiling. Packages and Memberships are available for the main room making it a more cost effective option.

Do you have a group rate?

Yes! You can book the main room for a private group session for $150 and this room holds up to 8 people. Groups must be booked by calling or emailing the salt lounge.

How do I book a session?

Online booking is available through Mindbody on our Booking Page. With the Mindbody app you can download here. You can also call, email or use facebook messenger.

Do I need a credit card to reserve my session?

You do not need to enter a credit card to reserve using online booking for appointments. We ask that in case of cancellation to please call or email within 24 hours. For events at the salt lounge, a pre-payment is required and refunds are only given if cancellation is within 24 hours.

What is the difference between Halotherapy and Speleotherapy?

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.

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.