asthma, allergies, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, detox, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, smokers cough, psoriasis, eczema
Prevention and Rehabilitation
SUSTAINABLE, EFFECTIVE RESPIRATORY WELLNESS SINCE 2010
Summer Hours: Mon 9-7, Wed 9-7, Friday 9-7, and Sat 9-4, but call anytime. (Additional hours may be available per request.)
DEVELOPED BY MEDICAL DOCTORS
HOLISTIC RESPIRATORY AND SINUS WELLNESS
Call 314-647-2410 for an appointment
PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A SESSION WHEN A FEVER IS PRESENT
OR DURING THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF A COLD
2739 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood, MO 63143
Individual sessions are $35 but can be as little as $12.50 when multiple sessions are purchased. See more details about pricing and hours in the 'About Us' section.
Take Note - Shorten recovery times and prevent secondary respiratory infections with consecutive sessions. Buy 3 sessions for only $60 (should be used within about 7 days, $75 for children 12 and under).
NEW - Private Room rates - See 'About Us' section.
NEW: Our 2nd Salt Therapy room, the smaller Salt Cabin, is now available and offers more affordable private sessions for one or two individuals, or for families with a baby or toddler.
ate Private sessions in this room are $7.50 / $10 over the public room rates for one / two individuals, respectively. The rate with a child, however, is the same.
In summer of '13 we had a very productive visit to St. Petersburg, Russia, the birthplace of modern Salt Room Therapy, and even met with the physician most responsible for its development, Alina Chervinskaya, MD. More details are available on the 'News and Updates' page.
L.G. Sokolov Memorial Hospital, St. Petersburg, Russia
While Salt Room Therapy is a MUST for anyone with chronic lung/sinus conditions, it is also widely used by athletes, singers and many others who depend on outstanding respiratory function.
NEW Please visit the following link for a comprehensive look at the emergence of Salt Therapy in the USA, from the Feb/Mar 2013 issue of Living Without magazine:
NEW If you would like an MD's explanation about Salt Therapy, read from one who understands it well, Dr. Alina Chervinskaya:
To clear up a misconception about Salt Therapy, the Salt Room is not hot like a sauna nor excessively humid. The tempurature is between 72-74 F and the humidity between 45-55%. Any clothing can be worn, though loose fitting is best when possible. You may want to bring additional layers if you tend to get cool at normal room temperatures.
NUMEROUS CLINICAL STUDIES SINCE 1995 SUPPORT HOW SALT THERAPY NATURALLY RESTORES RESPIRATORY HEALTH
A 45-MINUTE SALT THERAPY SESSION PROVIDES THE HEALTHFUL BENEFITS OF FOUR DAYS SPENT BY THE SEASIDE, AND THEN SOME!
In addition to overall Wellness, SALT THERAPY IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR:
Bronchitis* Cystic Fibrosis*
Anxiety Better sleep
Frequent ear infections
Fatigue and depression
And many more
*Clinically tested in Russia (2001) to be 81.4%-92.3% effective at providing long-term relief. Pending FDA approval in the USA.
ATHLETES - Outperform the competition when your lungs become able to absorb more oxygen...naturally.
How Salt Therapy Restores Respiratory Health
Welcome to the Midwest's First Salt Therapy Center
You may not have heard of Halotherapy yet, but throughout the world it is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to find relief from an array of health problems naturally, effectively and inexpensively. ‘Halos’ means salt in Greek, thus the name Halotherapy. Salt has had plenty of bad press lately, and rightly so. Conventional salt that we use daily has been responsible for numerous health problems. But in salt therapy, very small amounts of high quality salt, in the form of a completely natural dry mist, penetrate the deepest portions the lungs and the skin, where the greatest benefit is produced. We also take advantage of the negatively charged ions released by salt in our salt room that contains thousands of pounds of Dead Sea salt, known for its incredible healing powers, and also mineral rich Himalayan salt.
Our salt room was constructed using the same technology of Halotherapy chambers that have been spreading across Europe and throughout the world for years, and only recently to the United States. Actually, salt has been used for thousands of years to effectively treat a long list of common ailments, but most notably asthma and psoriasis.
Back in the mid-1800s, it was discovered that people who worked in the salt mines of Poland had a remarkably low rate of respiratory illnesses. Soon within one of these salt mines a clinic was placed, which is still in operation today. In order to simulate the therapeutic effects within salt mines, artificial caves were constructed on the surface in mainly Eastern European countries, where people would visit routinely to breathe the air which was saturated with beneficial salt particles and negatively charged ions.
Recently engineers created a device called a Halo-generator, which not only simulates the conditions in salt mines, but accelerates the effect. A dry salt mist fills the air with particles ranging in size from .5 to 10 microns, which have been clinically proven to deliver the most optimal results.
For Adults and Children
Halotherapy is beneficial to people of all ages, and actually children often experience the greatest results. Separate sessions are offered for adults, who typically prefer a peaceful, relaxing and undisturbed atmosphere, and for children, where play and chatter is encouraged in the unique setting.
News: Feb 2012 Report from Washington University says antibiotics are ineffective for most sinus infections:
Medical Explanation From Wikipedia.org
(translated from the Russian)
Halotherapy is applied widely both in resort and medical facilities of Eastern Europe and Russia. Tiny inhaled salt particles prevent the spread of microflora in the airways and prevent inflammatory processes. Adaptation to the specific micro-climate of the salt room is followed by activation of the sympatho-adrenal system, and strengthening of hormone production by endocrine organs. The quantity of phagocytic macrophages and T-lymphocytes increase; immunoglobulin A, G and E decrease; and the activity of lysosomes in the blood's serum increases. For patients with bronchial asthma, halotherapy provides a longer period of remission and transitions the patient to a lower degree of severity, which in turn creates the possibility of transitioning to smaller doses and more sparing forms of basic medicinal therapy.
-A.V. Chervinskaya, MD (2005)
Salt Pipes and Salt Inhalers
We are occasionally asked about these. Before we opened our Salt Room, our daughter with asthma and allergies regularly used a Salitair Salt Inhaler, hoping for some results. But unfortunately we noticed nothing. Some people might report a slight positive effect from using these, but the quantity of salt, and particularly those particles of the optimum size for penetrating deep into the lungs, are just not present. Nor are the negative ions. Salt pipes and inhalers were developed due to the enormous success of salt caves and salt rooms, but they can by no means come close to the effect of real salt therapy, produced either by a huge quantity of salt (tons) and/or by the use of a high quality Halogenerator. None of the models we've looked at seem any more promising, including Solay Therapeutics or Solay Wellness inhalers / Cisca Salt Pipe / Himalayan Salt Crystal Inhaler or Higher Nature Saltpipe.
* More and more doctors in the St. Louis area are seeing their patients improve dramatically after Salt Room Therapy, and approve of its use.
Please note: This website contains additional pages such as Services, About Us (Hours, Prices) Courses of Therapy, Contact Us, and Testimonials
The links are located on the upper right-hand side of this and every page.
Other St. Louis Holistic Resources
Community Acupuncture of St. Louis, 2006 S 39th St, St. Louis, MO 63110 314-772-4325 http://acustl.com/
Jaime Sanchez, ND, 7700 Clayton Rd, #319, Richmond Heights, MO 63117, 503-810-6708
Wellbody Clinic, 2716 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143, 314-644-5844
Dr. Dana Alter, 134 Enchanted Parkway, Ste. 104, Manchester, MO 63021 (636) 227-8888
Dr. John M. Bott, 84 N. Gore, Webster Groves, MO 63119 (314) 962-1116
Dr. Rebecca Gould, 734 De Mun Ave, St. Louis, MO 63105 (314) 727-2120
Dr. Joann Grein, 2122 Bellevue Ave, St Louis, MO 63143 (314) 647-5585
Dr. Jackie Reed, 2601 Sutton Blvd, Maplewood, MO 63143 314-781-9400
Phyllis Thorpe, 7717 Jerome Ave. St. Louis, MO (314) 644-0014
Holistic / Homeopathic / Naturopathic Practitioners
Dr. Christian Wessling, 7979 Big Bend Blvd St. Louis, MO 63119 (314) 961-6631
Dr. Christine Salter, 1034 S. Brentwood Blvd. Suite 505, St. Louis, MO 63117 (314) 361-0111
Dr. Jamila Owens-Todd, 8748 Big Bend Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63119 (314) 677-4041
Dr. Simon Yu, 10908 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 (314) 432-7802
Dr. Julie Good, Chesterfield, MO 63017 (636) 368-7137
Dr. Alethea Eller, 510 Baxter Rd., Suite 8, Chesterfield, MO 63017 (636) 207-6600
Dr. Ron Farotto, 5820 South Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63111 (314) 351-4273
Dr. Rosa Kincaid, 3016 Locust St., Ste. 104 St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 531-0008
Lucy Tyksinski, LMT, 471 S. Clay, Kirkwood, MO 63122, 314-550-8657
Music That Heals
Harpist Terri Langerak www.harpsinger.net
Rev. Maureen Amen, www.maureenamen.com
Carole Ewald, CH, West County, St. Louis 63021 (636) 394-1120
Holistic Fitness, 7501 Murdoch Ave, Shrewsbury MO 63119 (314) 647-3999
Cheryl’s Herbs, 7159 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO (314) 645-2165
Healing Arts Center, 2601 S. Big Bend, St. Louis, MO 63143 (314) 647-8080
Center for Mind, Body and Spirit, 7649 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130 (314) 725-6767
Living Insights Center, 6361 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO (314) 721-4455
Soul-Esteem Center, 105A Progress Pkwy, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314) 275-7685
Solar Yoga Center of St. Louis, 6002 Pershing Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112 (314) 726-5133
The information provided by this website is for general informational purposes only. St. Louis Salt Room recommends that all medical conditions be treated by a physician competent in treating that particular condition. We take no responsibility for customers choosing to treat themselves. All products and services, including written information, brochures and flyers, as well as information provided by telephone verbally or by any other means of communication, are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For all your health concerns, please consult an appropriately licensed healthcare practitioner.
But considering the state of our current exceptionally limited health care system, please carefullly research every medication, therapy and procedure before you make a decision.
St. Louis Magizine article, Jan 8, 2015:
Medical News, Inc. report, Sept. 4, 2014:
See the St. Louis Salt Room on Show Me St. Louis:
...on the Channel 5 evening news:
...on the front page of the Post Dispatch Health section (12-23-10):
...on Tim's Travels, Channel 2:
...on St. Louis Bosnian News:
Ljekovitost Morske Soli
...and on Facebook:
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Salt Therapy is recommended for those who suffer from:
It is also recommended for:
UPDATE - There are NO CONTRAINDICATIONS for Salt Therapy.
Though please do not make an appointment when you have:
(former contraindications listed here were out-of-date, as over 20 years of experience has shown that Salt Therapy is completely safe.)
Should you tell your doctor about Salt Therapy? Please do! But keep in mind that only a small fraction of St. Louis-area doctors are qualified to give an educated response. I suggest investigating www.chervinskaya.com to hear from an MD who is most familiar with Salt Room Therapy.
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Some flexible spending insurance plans cover treatments. You should contact your insurance company to see if it is familiar with Halotherapy.
For information about the positive effect of negative ions, see this webmd link: