FAQs

Salt Cave - Halotherapy

Do we need to book a reservation?

We recommend calling ahead of time to reserve your sessions. While the salt cave sessions are held each hour, with 10 available openings, we may have an event or private session happening that may interfere with the ability for a walk-in to participate in a session.

               

If you are looking to book a private session, we ask that you book in advance, and have a list of all participants. There is additional paperwork for private sessions, and we ask that one person be responsible for the private session fee.

Call 518-785-SALT (7258) to Reserve Your Session Now.

When should we arrive for our Halotherapy (salt cave) appointment?

We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow yourself time to complete any necessary paperwork, remove shoes, make payment, and use the restrooms, if needed. Each session starts promptly on the hour, and late arrivals will not be permitted due to the meditative nature of the service.

What should we wear into the Salt Cave?

Dress comfortably! It can be slightly cool in the cave area, and blankets will be provided. We ask that you enter the Salt Cave barefoot or wearing white socks. If you’d prefer to not enter barefoot, and do not have white socks, we can provide disposable booties to wear during your session.

     ***     Please note: Food, drink, and cellphone/electronics will not be permitted into the cave.     ***

Are there lockers to keep our belongings?

We do not have lockers. There are cubbies in the reception area, but they are open. If there is anything you are uncomfortable leaving in the cubbies, please lock your items in your vehicle before your session begins. The Salt Den is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

     ***     Please note: Food, drink, and cellphone/electronics will not be permitted into the cave.     ***

 

Will we be in the salt cave alone?

All sessions are open to up to 10 people. There will likely be others in the cave with you, and we cannot guarantee that you will be alone.

If you would prefer to book a private session for a larger party, please call 518-785-7258 to speak with the receptionist.

 

Can we talk during the session?

Due to the meditative nature of the service, and the likelihood of multiple parties participating, we encourage that attendees refrain from talking during the session, unless the session is booked as a private session. If you would prefer to book a private session for a larger party, please call 518-785-7258 to speak with the receptionist.

Can children participate in a salt cave session?

Yes! We allow children over 1 year old to participate in a salt cave session. Please call in advance to book a children’s session for children 12 years and under.

Can I read in the salt cave?

The salt cave is very dimly lit and may not be conducive to reading. We encourage that participants use this time to breathe deeply, meditate, and focus on relaxation during the session. In fact, it is not uncommon for participants to fall asleep!

 

Can I listen to music during my session?

We do not allow any electronics or cell phones into the cave for a variety of reasons, and therefore you will not be able to bring your own music into the session. During the session you will hear soothing ocean sounds and background music designed to encourage relaxation and meditation.

Infrared Sauna

Do we need to book a reservation?

Yes, we recommend calling ahead of time to reserve your session. We will need approximately ONE HOUR to ensure that the sauna is heated for your session.

               

Call 518-785-SALT (7258) to reserve your Session Now.

 

When should we arrive for our Infrared Sauna appointment?

We ask that you arrive at 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow yourself time to complete any necessary paperwork, make payment, and use the restrooms and/or change clothing, if needed

 

Does the sauna use near or far infrared light?

Our sauna is a full spectrum infrared, which uses near, mid, and far infrared heaters.

 

What should I wear?

Bring something you are comfortable sweating in (i.e. bathing suit, gym clothes). You may undress to your comfort level, although a bottom is required.

 

You should prepare your skin for you session prior to arrival. For optimal results, your skin should be free of deodorant, make up, oils, fragrances, and lotions.

 

Do I need to bring my own towels?

No. We will provide you with towels to sit on and dry off with. We also have robes available.

 

Are there showers on site?

No. We do not have showers. We suggest bringing a change of clothing for your sauna service.

 

Do I need to bring water?

While we do provide water on site, we encourage bringing a large container of water for your sauna service. Please hydrate before during and after your session.

 

Can I watch television or listen to music during my session?

While there is a television in the room, it does not have cable access. Our television is used to provide calming visuals during your session to encourage relaxation.

We do not play music during this service. You may listen to music at a very low volume, as to not disturb any other services that may be happening at the same time. If you’d like to play your own music during your session, we encourage bringing a set of ear buds.

 

Can I read during my sauna session?

Yes! We will provide a selection of magazines, but feel free to bring your own preferred reading material!

 

Can I do yoga in the sauna?

Yes! If this is something you’d like to practice, let us know and we will remove the bench to allow more space!

 

How many persons does your sauna seat?

Our sauna will comfortably fit three adults. Please remember, space is limited. Pricing varies per headcount and duration of session.

 

Is the sauna handicap accessible?

Yes! There is a wheelchair accessible ramp leading into our sauna, and our sauna benches can be removed to lend more space, if necessary.

 

How long is my sauna session?

You can choose between a 20-minute session and a 45-minute session. An extra 5 minutes is given to each client to undress, use the rest room, if needed, and settle in! If this is your first infrared sauna session, we encourage starting with 20 minutes. Pricing varies per headcount and duration of session.

 

How hot is the sauna?

Our sauna has a maximum temperature of 158. It will be set to a comfortable temperature for your session and you will have the ability to adjust the temperature on the sauna’s control panel.

 

Do you offer packages for multiple sessions?

Yes! Ask your receptionist at the time of your visit for package pricing!

 

Can children use the sauna?

No clients under the age of 18 years permitted to enter the sauna, unless accompanied by a supervising adult.

 

Can I use the sauna if I am pregnant?

No. Pregnant women are not permitted to use our sauna. However, our Halotherapy salt cave sessions are safe during pregnancy, and we also offer both pre and postnatal massage. If you would like to reserve one of those services, please call 518-785-7258 to speak with a receptionist.

 

 

Can I eat before my sauna session?

For optimal results, it is recommended that you refrain from eating 1-2 hours prior to your sauna session.

 

If I am on prescription medications or have had any recent medical procedures, is it safe to enter the sauna?

If you are currently taking medications that can affect your heart rate or interrupt your body’s natural ability to sweat, such as beta blockers, diuretics or barbiturates, please contact your physician before reserving your sauna appointment.

 

If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect any of the following disorders/conditions, please contact your physician prior to use of infrared sauna as it may not be appropriate for you: Adrenal suppression and systematic lupus erythematosus or multiple sclerosis, recent (acute, within 48 hours) joint injury, chronically hot and swollen joints, enclosed infections (either dental, in-joints or any other tissue, breastfeeding, metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implant due to the reflection of infrared rays by these articles, hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation, which can potentiate the risk to bleed.

Red LIght Therapy

Do I need to book a reservation?

Yes, we recommend calling ahead of time to reserve your session. Call 518-785-SALT (7258) to reserve your session.

 

When should I arrive for my red light appointment?

We ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow yourself time to complete any necessary paperwork, make payment, and use the restrooms, if needed.

 

What should I wear?

You may undress to your comfort level, although a bottom is required. This service provides primarily skin-related benefits, so the more skin exposed the better.

 

The red light therapy bed is very bright. We will provide you with the necessary eye-wear during your session. We also sell eye protection, if you’d like to keep a personal set.

 

Is this service in a private room?

Yes. You will be in a private room with a locking door, during your session. We have only one red light therapy bed on site.

 

How long is my session?

Red light therapy sessions are 20 minutes long.

 

Does the red light therapy bed become hot?

The therapy bed does warm slightly during the session, but it is not hot.

 

Can I listen to music during my session?

You may listen to music at a very low volume, as to not disturb any other services that may be happening at the same time. If you’d like to play your own music during your session, we encourage bringing a set of ear buds.

 

Will I tan during my session?

No, you will not tan. While the bed may look like a tanning bed, it is just the outer shell. The red light therapy bed has NO ultraviolet rays, and therefore will not encourage the skin to tan. In fact, red light therapy can help to reverse sun damage! The red light therapy bed uses special proprietary lamps to produce ultra high levels of red light at 633nm.

 

How frequently should I receive red light therapy?

With red light therapy, there is no risk of overexposure! For optimal results, it is recommended that you receive red light therapy 2-3x per week for 4-6 weeks, and continue 1-2x per week, or as needed.

 

Do you offer packages for multiple sessions?

Yes! Ask your receptionist at the time of your visit for package pricing!

 

Does the bed close around me during my session?

You may close the top portion of the red light therapy bed to your comfort level. It is not required that the lid be closed to receive the benefits of the red light. If you are uncomfortable having the top portion lowered, you may leave it open during your session. This service is located in a private room.

Is it safe to receive red light therapy while pregnant?

There is little information regarding safety of exposure of an unborn child to red light therapy, and therefore it is NOT recommended for women to receive red light therapy during pregnancy.

 

However, red light therapy can be used post-partum to treat depression, speed healing, and reduce inflammation, and minimize the appearance of fine lines, scars, varicose veins, stretchmarks, and cellulite.

 

If you are looking for treatment that is safe during pregnancy, you may participate in a relaxing halotherapy session in our Himalayan salt cave! We also offer pre and post-natal massage! Please call 518-785-SALT (7258) to speak with a receptionist.

654 Watervliet Shaker Rd.

Latham, NY  12110

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