Salt Therapy for children - nothing artificial

Salt Therapy aka Halotherapy is a 100% natural, drug- free, powerful treatment in a controlled air medium that simulates the natural salt cave microclimate to treat respiratory and skin conditions. This is no health fad – from the ancient Greeks to modern-day doctors, medical experts have championed its amazing effects. Why not try The Salt Caves natural method of healing before starting your children on long-term medication, where the hormone content of many drugs can cause serious and dangerous side-effects?

The Salt Cave - the best clinic you can find for your child

The Salt Cave is a chain of clinics providing the best and most effective Salt Therapy treatment with the most advanced medical device.

At our clinic, we pay special attention to children. Childrens' and adults' needs are very different during Salt Therapy. While adults prefer a quiet environment with soothing music to relax, read or sleep, children are happy to watch cartoons and play with toys. Thus we offer separate Salt Rooms for Children. Each Child’s Salt Room has a TV, plenty of toys and a travel cot. Children are free to play and do not even realise that they are having a treatment. At The Salt Cave supervision is always free; which means you can go into the Child’s Salt Room with your little one, anytime he/she has a session.


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Salt Therapy has helped over 10,000 children in the last eight years. According to a survey 9 out of 10 parents would recommend this therapy to others. Read some of their success stories to understand how it helped them – and how it can help your child as well.

I had only one treatment but overnight my air passages were absolutely clear despite the feather pillows! And the next day I felt more energised. 

Sue D

I must admit I was rather sceptical about how much sitting in a room full of salt would help. 12 sessions later and I have to admit I have been rather surprised. I am amazed at how much it has aided me in my running... Prior to the treatment, I lived on Piriton for my hayfever, I have not had a pill for the last couple of weeks and have not suffered at all!

James V

The course of treatments at the Salt Cave resulted in a big reduction in Asthma and Eczema related symptoms for me. Also, it is a very relaxing environment. The Salt Cave is well run and staff were friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to recommend this to other people.

Rajiv S

How does it work?

Salt has the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Mucolytic effects: loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
  • Removes pathogen agents (airborne pollen)
  • Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)

While playing and watching movies in our Salt Room your child will inhale the dry, salt-enriched air deep down into their lungs, where the healing benefits do their greatest healing. The salt loosens the mucus, which begins to clear quickly, and inflammation is reduced, which makes more room in their airways for them to breathe. Symptoms subside, sometimes for up to 12 months.

Choose your child’s condition to read the success stories: Asthma, Ear infection, Cystic Fibrosis, Cold and cough, Eczema, Chest infection - pneumonia and broncholitis

Kids are more at risk

In many cases of poor health children are considered as if they were small adults. This is not appropriate. There are several reasons why young children may be more at risk of respiratory illnesses.

Childrens’ lungs, immune system and brain are immature at birth and continue to rapidly develop until approximately age 6, and the cell layer lining the inside of the respiratory tract is particularly permeable during this period. Compared to adults, children also have a larger lung surface area in relation to their body weight, and breathe 50% more air per kilogram of body weight. When a child is exercising at maximum levels, such as during a soccer game or other sports event, they may take in 20 percent to 50 percent more air - and more air pollution - than an adult in comparable activity.

Additionally, children tend to spend more time outdoors and are often outdoors during periods when air pollution is at its highest and they are closer to the ground where generally the air is even more polluted. The process of early growth and development is important for the health of the child, and therefore may also be a critical time when exposure to air pollution can have a lasting effect on future health. Why not help them avoid serious respiratory illnesses with the power of the best Salt Therapy? Don’t risk their health.

Salt therapy can significantly help to:
  • Reduce your Child's need for inhalers and antibiotics
  • Make your Child's breathing easier after just a few sessions
  • Improve your Child's lung function
  • Reduce the number of hospital admissions and prolong remission times
  • Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
  • Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
  • Increase your Child's resistance to respiratory tract diseases
  • Strengthen your Child's immune system
  • Improve sleep patterns
  • Improve your Child's general health and quality of life
    The treatment's efficacy is estimated at 75-98%
Why is dry aerosol salt therapy more effective than other forms of therapy?

Amongst dry aerosol technology there are also other types of salt therapy claiming to be just as effective. This is not true.

There are two ways salt therapy is commonly sold: the first is by placing large amounts of salt or salt bricks in a room. The reason this treatment method is not effective is not enough salt can evaporate into the room with the right particle sizes for the different conditions being treated. You would have to spend hours in a room like this to feel any effect and the hundreds of other clients coming in and out would use up the salt air very quickly.

The second method is wet salt therapy. Within this technique a saline solution is evaporated into the air and breathed in by clients. Although this is more effective than the first method the wet salt only reaches the upper airways and sticks to the nose and mouth, not reaching the throat or the deepest part of the lungs and sinuses. This reduces the salt’s phlegm dissolving properties because it doesn’t get to the places where the salt’s effect would be most needed. This is why spending a few days on the beach is less effective than an hour in a dry aerosol salt room.

With our dry salt aerosol technology not only is the salt concentration of the air in the salt room ideal for all clients, but the particle sizes are also calculated to make the therapy as beneficial as possible to everyone whether they are suffering from a skin condition or a disease that affects the deepest part of the lungs.

The therapies history

The ancient Greeks knew a thing or two and one of them was salt’s positive effect on the airways. The tale then jumps to 1843, when a Polish doctor documented how salt mine workers didn’t seem to suffer from the same respiratory problems as the general population. Salt Therapy generated in a controlled environment began in 1989 in Russia. The first Salt Cave opened in 2008 in the UK.

The Salt Cave brings the story into modern day

After becoming passionate about the efficacy of Salt Therapy, founder Denes Gal began a journey of consultation with scientists and doctors to develop Breeze Tronic Pro, the most sophisticated technology for replicating a salt cave. Strategic sensors are just one of the ways the salt levels in the atmosphere are continually monitored in our treatment rooms. Breeze Tronic Pro is far superior to cheaper options, which are ineffective and potentially harmful.

Clinical research and studies

Clinical trials have shown that children react very quickly, effectively and intensively to natural healing methods. The effectiveness of Salt Therapy is directly observable and highly recommended for all paediatric respiratory and skin conditions. Studies have shown that 85- 95% of children became symptom-free after only a few therapy sessions. This effect is long-term. Parents noted that after 10-12 months there was still a significant improvement in their symptoms and regular medication had been reduced by 65-75%. The treatment definitely improved the children’s quality of life.

Please note that Salt Therapy is recommended from the age of 6 months.

Click here for the list of studies.