FAQ

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Frequently asked questions

Where does the Himalayan Salt come from?


Himalayan salt is mostly mined at the Khewra Salt Mine in Khewra, Jhelum District,
Punjab, which is situated in the foothills of the Salt Range hill system in the Punjab
province of Pakistan. It is located about 310 km (190 mi) from the Himalayas, 260 km
(160 mi) from Lahore, and 298 km (185 mi) from Amritsar, India.

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Are there any side effects?


Salt therapy is 100% natural, safe, and a drug free treatment that has no known associated negative side effects. Some people may experience a mild skin irritation that will disappear after a few sessions. Some may notice a mild taste of salt on their lips, while others may experience a mild tickle in their throat, which can be easily treated by sipping warm water after the session.




What are health benefits associated with Himalayan Salt Therapy?


Breathing in Himalayan Salt is said to foster good sleep, alleviate symptoms of allergies and asthma, relieve hypertension and stress, and even cure hangovers. However, we make no official medical claims, we are just believers and rely on what we have learned, experienced and heard.*

  • A salt cave is an oasis of fresh air, far different from the heavily polluted environment in which we live. As an alternative treatment, salt therapy may additionally help those who suffer from:
  • Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, congestion, cystic fibrosis, relapsing pneumonia,
  • Migraines, poor concentration, depression, anxiety,
  • Insomnia, snoring (sleep apnea),
  • Ear, nose and throat infections,
  • Acne, psoriasis, eczema, glaucoma,
  • Frequent viral infection, weakened immune systems,
  • And counters the effects of smoking and pollution.
Salt Therapy is a natural, safe and beneficial method of treatment for every age group and it is clinically proven to:
  • Clear mucus from the airways thus removing airflow obstruction,
  • Enhance mucus clearance,
  • Balance airway-surface liquid,
  • Provide anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effects
  • Reduce bronchial hyper responsiveness,
  • Improve lung function,
  • Help clear unwanted inhaled particles from lungs.
The salt acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-microbial. As you breathe, it opens your airways, kills bacteria which boosts your immune system, and loosens trapped mucus for easier expulsion. This makes it a great natural treatment for asthma. The salt that is not inhaled lands on exposed, irritated skin, reducing redness and irritation making it a great natural remedy for eczema. It is important to keep in mind that salt therapy will not cure a condition, it simply helps ease symptoms and acts as a compliment to already established medical treatments




Do I need a reservation?


No, but it is highly recommended to schedule your desired time in order to ensure you are able to attend the session you want. Walk-in’s are welcome.




How many sessions do I need?


The number of salt therapy sessions required to see an improvement in a particular condition varies from person to person receiving salt therapy. This is because we are all unique - age, general health history, varying degrees of conditions (mild, moderate or severe). Some people use salt therapy as purely a preventative measure to avoid common colds and flu and other respiratory viruses. Other people like to use it as an effective treatment method for specific condition, like asthma. For this reason we cannot predict how many salt therapy sessions each person will need.




Can I bring water into The Salt & Serenity Grotto?


No fluids/beverages are allowed in our caves. We ask you not to take any food into the sessions with you as well.




Does this increase my sodium levels?


Salt therapy will not affect your sodium level. Breathing in salty air is not the same as ingesting salt.




If I am pregnant is it safe for me to be in the salt therapy room?


Yes. Salt therapy is 100% drug-free with no side effects. Salt therapy is suitable for babies and we offer free salt therapy for baby with any paying adult.




Is Salt Therapy painful?


No. Salt therapy is a completely natural and pain-free treatment. Sit back in our salt therapy room and relax, renew and refresh.




Is there clinical research to support Salt Therapy?


Yes, clinical research has been conducted to test and report on the effectiveness of Salt Therapy for the treatment of asthma, chronic bronchitis and a range of other respiratory conditions. It has been found to provide a positive benefit without any known negative side effects. Most of the research has been carried out in Europe, where salt therapy has become a popular and accepted form of alternative medicine.However, it is now widely accepted that salt therapy is an effective, drug free, and noninvasive method of treating a range of respiratory conditions. It is used in everything from IV solutions to nasal washes. The most thorough research has been conducted by Dr. Chervinskaya, the head of Clinical Research at the Respiratory Center in St. Petersburg, Russia who has published more than two hundred articles on the topic. More recently, the New England Journal of Medicine has published an article on the effectiveness of salt therapy in aiding people with cystic fibrosis.




Other people are coughing in the salt therapy room. Is this OK?


Yes! The Salt Cave is a very sterile environment and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal. As the salt is inhaled, it travels through the sinuses and respiratory tract absorbing moisture, cleansing, clearing mucus and killing bacteria. Salt has long been known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties as well as helping to loosen mucus build up and phlegm. Studies have shown that people with chronic upper respiratory conditions, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis and skin disorders can derive significant benefits from halotherapy.




What payments are accepted


When booking online we use Paypal. You can also pay with a credit card through Paypal if you don't have money in your account. If you call or stop in we accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover card, cash, check.




What is your cancellation policy?


The Salt Grotto requires a 24 hour cancellation notice. Guests who give a cancellation notice within less than 24 hours of appointment will be given a 25% refund. Guests who fail to keep a scheduled appointment will be charged the full reservation price with no refunds.





Grotto Location

111 S. Buckeye St.

Wooster, Ohio 44691

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Operating Hours

Tues: 2pm - 7pm

Wed: 10am - 6pm

Fri: 10am - 5pm
​​Saturday: 9am - 2pm

330.804.SALT (7258)

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