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Salt Cave in Pembroke Pines

Where’s the salt??

The air in some salt rooms is super salty. That’s a good, right?

We’re glad you asked, because, NO, it’s not a good sign.

Why not? The equipment that micronizes and disperses salt here in this salt room generates such small particles that they are invisible to the human eye. You can see them en masse, when the dry salt aerosol periodically puffs into the salt room from the dry salt aerosol dispersion pipe, but those thousands of micronized salt particles are quickly dispersed so that they reach you – your nose and skin – in the right condition. This salt room is also equipped with special ventilation that supports dispersion of dry salt aerosol throughout the interior of the room before it slowly exits out. Don’t worry, this little bit of ventilation is good. It supports the next billows of micronized salt that enter the room, and supports dispersion so that the micronized salt reaches everyone, including you, no matter where you happen to sit in the room. Seeing a lot of salt in the air can be a sign that the room is not properly ventilated.

Hmmm, I’m not sure about that.

Rest assured, you are getting effective salt therapy from a Halomed halogenerator. Halomed is the pioneer in research and development of salt therapy equipment. The equipment in this salt room was developed by a physician (Alina Chervinskaya, M.D., Ph.D., and her engineerLentrepreneur husband, Nicholai Penskikh). Their goal was to bring the benefits of salt therapy in Eastern Europe’s salt cave spas to convenient, above ground facilities. Not everyone can take off a few weeks and go to Poland (though it might be fun!). Halomed’s founders took years of research to successfully replicate the natural microclimates of therapeutic salt caves. Along the way they discovered how important it is to micronize salt into such fine particles and to evenly disperse them in a salt room for people to reap the benefits of salt therapy. In Russia and Eastern Europe, salt rooms are attached to regular clinics, hospitals and even child care centers. Halomed’s founders weren’t developing salt therapy for the WOW factor, their goal was your wellness and respiratory hygiene.

So how small are these no=see=‘em salt particles?

Okay, a regular granule of table salt is like a mini-cube.

Generally, the length of one side of a granule will measure one-third of a millimeter. On average, a granule of salt that goes into a Halomed halogenerator comes out of that machine as more than 100

particles! Maybe more; we’re being

conservative here. That’s how small they are, which is why you don’t see a lot of salt in the air. These tiny particles are more easily inhaled and more likely to settle deeply into the lungs and sinuses, where they quickly dissolve and do their job. Effective halotherapy occurs in salt rooms that faithfully replicate natural salt caves, and does not involve blasting the air with copious amounts of salt. In fact, too much salt can provoke cough. It is salt delivered in moderate amounts, as it is in natural salt caves, over several sessions that generally yields the most benefits.

What else? One thing you will see inside this salt room is an optoelectronic sensor, which detects the concentration of salt in the air, and signals the halogenerator to produce salt aerosol, or to remain idle, so that the concentration of salt aerosol matches the setting entered at the beginning of the session.

The level of salt in the air of this salt room is carefully controlled so that what you get is effective and comfortable. Only Halomed equipment has sensor.

Sure, Halomed could make halogenerators that disperse more visible salt (larger particles, which are less effective at providing relief), or salt room owners can amp up the concentration to unnecessary and possibly irritating levels so that you can see lots of salt. But that’s not the point. Your relief from respiratory and certain skin conditions, and your relaxation, is the point of effective halotherapy.

Doctors, Yelena and David Pakula

Vita Salt Cave

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