salt room client 1 In today’s world, many people are experiencing respiratory issues as well as other conditions caused by pollution, smog, airborne diseases, pollens and other toxins in the air. Come take a break from all of that and relax in the Private Salt Room at A to Zen.

You’ll lie back on a comfortable, heated massage table, surrounded by gorgeous Himalayan salt tiles, and breathe in the salt-infused air. You may choose to read, meditate or nap while listening to soft, soothing music in your own private salt chamber. You can also choose to enhance the experience by adding the use of our Infrared Jade Mat or Body Wrap during your session – or even getting a massage – for an additional fee.

Why Salt Therapy?

Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a natural, drug-free and holistic therapy for respiratory diseases and skin conditions. It provides effective relief, and can be used as a complementary therapy with your prescribed medication or on its own.

Salt Therapy can dramatically enhance sports and singing performances and improves lung function by increasing lung capacity and stamina. It is beneficial for all ages especially those with respiratory and skin ailments without side effects, and helps to build your immune system.

While medications are useful for chronic diseases, there are some side effects associated with repeated or long term use. Continuous drug therapy is associated with the possible development of allergic or toxic reactions, development of antibiotic resistance, imbalance of intestinal bacteria, and overgrowth of yeast. Steroids used for breathing and skin problems can also affect growth in children, lower bone density, contribute to cataracts, glaucoma and bruising.

Salt Therapy may also play an important role in the prevention and treatment of common colds. The best time to treat a cold is at its onset. Having a treatment at the first sign of cold symptoms helps eliminate or reduce mucus and inflammation of the respiratory system.  This helps stop the cold without medications and reduces prescription drug use. This is especially important for children and adults with asthma since the common cold is a trigger for asthma.

salt fb 1What is Salt Therapy?
Salt Therapy evolved from Speleotherapy, which originated in Europe. It involves spending 2-3 hours underground in a salt cave daily for 2-3 weeks. Countries including Austria, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Poland, and Ukraine have been using Speleotherapy clinics for over 100 years. The Salt Therapy room at A to Zen mimics the salt cave environment but only requires 30 minutes to achieve therapeutic results due to the concentration of salt particles in the air.

Who Benefits from Salt Therapy?
Halotherapy benefits adults and children. It is natural and safe and there are no side effects.  Salt Therapy  does not claim to be a medical treatment, nor a substitution for medicine – and does not offer a cure to any specific ailments. However, a majority of people who visit salt rooms on a regular basis find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, the common cold, bronchitis, sinusitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, ear infections, smoker’s cough and more. Dry salt therapy is also great for people who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and more.

For general respiratory health, visiting the Salt Room at A to Zen will improve your lung capacity, boost your body’s own healing abilities and immune system while helping you relax and improve your sleep at night.

Since salt therapy is beneficial for overall general wellness by removing the toxicity from the respiratory system, you do not need to have any specific conditions to enjoy it. This type of treatment is an excellent way to cleanse and detox the lungs and invigorate the whole body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake.

salt lampIs there anyone who should not use Salt Therapy?

Salt Therapy is not recommended for people who are intoxicated, use an oxygen tank or those who suffer from contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, Stage 3 COPD, cancer, severe or uncontrolled hypertension, acute kidney disease, cardiac insufficiency, severe heart conditions, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before using Salt Therapy.

To keep the Salt Room environment enjoyable for all patrons, we do not allow smokers to utilize this service at this time. Unfortunately, the habit of smoking will quickly negate the positive effects of using the salt room. We don’t want to charge anyone for a service that will not be of any true benefit!

However, once you have chosen to quit smoking for good, and have not smoked for at least 2-3 weeks, we’d love for you to get started with Salt Room Sessions. (Note: If you need help quitting smoking, ask us about Acupuncture a few sessions.)

Is Salt Therapy OK for kids?

We are happy to offer Salt Therapy Services to pre-teens starting at age 12, with parental consent.  Children, in fact, respond to Salt Therapy even more quickly than do adults. If your child has been on medications for awhile, but the treatment outcome is not satisfactory, it is worth trying Salt Therapy.  Note: At this time, Salt Therapy Services are not available at A to Zen for younger children as it would be disruptive to our spa environment.


Private Salt Therapy Pricing

All sessions are 30 minutes in duration 

Single Session – $40 (1st Time Session – $25)

Package of 5 Sessions – Regular price $150 (Pricing for Kids Age 14-17/Adults over 65 – $125) (Good for 12 months from purchase)
Package of 10 Sessions – $250 – Age 14-17/Over 65 – $225 (Good for 12 months from purchase)

Package of 20 Sessions – $399 – Age 14-17/Over 65 – $349 (Good for 12 months from purchase)

Wellness Programs and Weekly/Monthly Packages

 1 Month Unlimited – $249 – Kids 14-17/ Over 65 – $229
Includes up to one (1) 30 minute session daily for the month – No contract required. Unused sessions do not carry over.) Only 5 available per month

10 Sessions per Month Package                                        $180/month (up to 10 sessions/month)
7/7 Sessions in 7 days                                                $105/person (expires 7 days after purchase)

Unused sessions do not carry over.


Due to an Executive Order by the Governor of NC related COVID-19, A to Zen has been closed since late March. Though it is currently uncertain if the Order will be lifted or extended, it is certain we WILL reopen. However, we will not do so until we can properly protect our staff, clients and community. When we are ready to re-open, we will post that information here and send out an announcement to our clients. 


In the meantime, we are taking steps to make A to Zen as safe as possible. This includes purchasing air purifiers for all treatment rooms to continuously clean the air of viruses, bacteria & mold; updating sanitation and disinfection protocols for all areas of the spa; and getting our entire team certified in Spa Sanitation, among other things. 


Please stay connected with us as we share wellness, relaxation and stress management tips as well as ideas of self care, inspiration and mindful activities for adults and kids through our Facebook Community at Visit our Specials & Events Page for more ideas on how to relax , stay positive and provide support for our team during this off time.


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