Salt Therapy

Eczema and salt therapy

For those suffering from eczema, salt therapy can be incredibly helpful in easing the uncomfortable symptoms and getting eczema under control. Salt therapy can be so effective in some cases by even completely preventing the eczema from reappearing when a regular salt therapy schedule is followed.

Due to the water loving (hydrophilic) properties of the microscopic dry Himalayan salt aerosol, it draws out the fluid from any eczema blisters and helps to heal any raw or flaking skin and minor cuts and scratches. Constant irritation and itching can be exceptionally dangerous for eczema suffers with damaged or raw skin due to the greater health risk of developing conditions such as eczema herpeticum or staph infections. Salt therapy can help reduce this itching and irritation associated with eczema as it stimulates the epidermis and dermis micro-circulation which assists the body to use and boost its own immune memory to fight off and resist any infections, rashes or skin irritants.


Salt therapy using Himalayan salt can also be beneficial due to its alkaline nature which can help in regulating PH levels. Acidic bodies or a high body PH can be a major factor in the development and triggers of eczema. Reactions can also be caused by coming into contact with high PH substances like chemicals or foods such as sugar, grains and peanuts or natural allergens. Himalayan salt is also rich in over 80 trace minerals, many of which eczema sufferers are depleted of.

We are often asked how many salt therapy treatments will be needed to cure or reduce eczema symptoms. Each case is different and depends on a variety of factors including diet, medication, age and severity of the condition. We get a variety of results at Salt Caves - some report instant relief after walking out of their first salt therapy and other patients usually see improvement after around three to five sessions in the salt cave. In some cases patients will need many more salt therapy sessions to get their eczema under control. Regular salt therapy sessions will assist all sufferers in keeping their eczema symptoms from recurring.

Make Sole salt solution for eczema

You may also like to read more about salt therapy using soleSole (pronounced so-lay) is a salt water solution ranging from one percent salt to up to twenty-six percent Himalayan salt. Download our fact sheet on making sole.

Sole salt solution - make your own solution at home 

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What can I expect during my salt therapy session?

Each salt therapy (also known as halotherapy or spelotherapy) session lasts 45 minutes. The walls of the salt therapy cave are constructed from blocks of Himalayan salt with a floor completely covered with white salt. Everyone entering the salt cave is required to wear shoe covers to keep the salt floor clean. No food or drink is allowed to be taken into the salt therapy cave. During your salt therapy session, you will be seated in a comfortable chair in the natural micro climate of the cave. A salt vaporiser pumps dry aerosol salt vapour into the therapy room.  As you inhale the salt, it travels through the sinuses and respiratory tract absorbing moisture, cleansing and clearing mucus and killing bacteria. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of salt, along with the many mineral elements of salt, make salt therapy a viable alternative to treat many health complaints.

Salt therapy is a safe, drug free therapy that helps asthmas, bronchitis, emphysema, allergies, sinus, hay fever and many skin conditions Each salt or halotherapy session is in the salt cave. Sit back in a reclining chair and breathe in the micro salt climate of the salt therapy cave
What can I expect during my salt therapy session?

Do I need to make an appointment at Salt Caves?

As sessions start on the hour every hour, it is not necessary to book in advance, however we do recommend booking as peak periods during the year can get busy.   Call  07 4659 9269 for Appointments or click here to make an online booking for salt therapy.
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After my session at Salt Caves I was breathing better, my lungs felt good and was left feeling revived! I can say that salt therapy is great for respiratory relief. ~ Lynn Young

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