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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Can children come into the Salt Cave?

Yes children are most welcome at Salt Caves. We have a designated area with toys for the children to play with during their salt therapy session. Children respond to the salt therapy / halotherapy very effectively.  Infants are also most welcome. 

We have carefully structured our price list to make salt / halotherapy for all members of your family.  Infants up to 2 years are free of charge.  We also offer discounted session packs sold in lots of 5 and 10 sessions.  You may also like to give the gift of salt therapy to others.  Purchase Salt Therapy Gift Vouchers at our therapy room or call us on (07) 4659 9269 - we'll be happy to help you over the telephone with any purchases.
Can children come into the Salt Cave?

Is halotherapy and speleotherapy the same thing?

There is a slight difference between halotherapy (Greek for Salt), and speleotherapy (Greek for Cave), although the purpose of both therapies is the same.

The main difference is that Speleotherapy is a naturally formed salt cave found deep in the salt mines in its most purist form, whereas halotherapy is a man-made cave which has been specially constructed above ground using natural salt bricks, salt rocks and salt granulate.
Is halotherapy and speleotherapy the same thing?


After my first session I could feel the mucous lifting from my chest and sinuses. I am very impressed after my session and I am expecting great results after my second visit. Salt therapy is the best thing I've ever experienced to move mucous after 44 years of having chronic asthma. ~ Jacqui Weir

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