Active vs. Passive Salt Caves

Active vs. Passive Salt Caves

Although an Active Salt Cave and a Passive Salt cave can be highly decorated with Salt Lamps and Himalayan Salt – it is specific characterisitcs within the Cave which determine how much therapeutic properities exist.
 
Active Salt Cave
 

Active Salt Caves produce active Halotherapy by having 4 main characterisitcs within the room that make the room of therapeutic properities. These properities include;
  1. A separate microclimate – this means that the Salt Cave within your facility is a different temperature in comparison to the rest of your facility and it is a closed environment.
  2. It is also important that your facility have a Halogenerator. When having a Halogenerator, Pharma-grade Sodium Choloride (NaCl) is able to be grinded up into micro-sized particles which is constantly being released into the room allowing the salt aerosol to be inhaled into the deepest part of your respiratory system.
  3. To be considered an active salt cave it is critical to control the humidity and temperature. This can be achieved through having a
    separate air control system for your cave and water cascades.
  4. Lastly, Active Salt Caves are known to have a HEPA/UV Air Flirtration System installed to ensure a proper ventilation process.

 
Passive Salt Cave
 

It is critical to note that, many source state that most decorated rooms with various types of salt decor are usually considered Passive Rooms, this is not true –
there are many highly decorated rooms that we would consider Active Salt Caves. The main difference between an Active Salt Cave and a Passive Salt Cave is that a
Passive Salt Cave’s do not contain any or some of the therapeutic properities discussed above. Therefore, they usually consist of no Halogenerator, no separate microclimate, no ventilation process and/or no methods to control humidity and the temperature; they are simply lightly or heavily decorated rooms filled with salt.Even though the exposure to salt alone can generate negative ions, there is not enough salt particles being released into the air and not enough therapeutic properities to consider these types of salt caves as truly therapeutic. However,the exposure to negative ions is great for generating positive vibes. This is beneficial for individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety