For effective salt therapy, choosing the right nebulizer is crucial. Nebulizers (from Latin nebula “fog”) generate an aerosol spray consisting of microparticles of solution that are inhaled.

Today two basic types of nebulizers are widely used: ultrasonic nebulizers and compressor nebulizers.

During salt therapy, a nebulizer allows tiny particles of salt in pure form, without any impurities, to enter into the entire respiratory tract (nose, bronchi, lungs). The aerosol dispersion produced by most nebulizers ranges from 0.5 to 10 microns. Particles 8–10 microns in diameter settle in the mouth and trachea; particles 5–8 microns in diameter settle in the trachea and upper airways; 3–5 microns – in the lower respiratory tract; 1–3 microns – in the bronchioles; and 0.5–2 microns – in the alveoli. Particles smaller than 5 microns are known as the respirable fraction and have the greatest healing effect.

Ultrasonic nebulizers spray solution by means of a high-frequency (ultrasonic) vibrating membrane. They are compact and run quietly. Over 90% of the aerosol spray is deposited in the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, and the average size of the aerosol particles is 4–5 microns. Thanks to this, salt particles together with their trace elements in a high-concentration aerosol form reach the small bronchi and bronchioles.

Ultrasonic nebulizers are preferred in cases when the preparation is meant to act on the small bronchi, and the medication takes the form of salt solution.

Compressor nebulizers create an aerosol spray by blowing a powerful stream of air through a narrow opening into a chamber holding the medicinal solution. Although relatively inexpensive, compressor nebulizers are bulky and very noisy.

ULTRASALT® ultrasonic nebulizers ensure a high-quality salt aerosol, and thus provide effect salt therapy.

Choosing a nebulizer

During salt therapy, microparticles of salt are delivered into the airways by means of a nebulizer. This treatment is meant for people with respiratory tract illnesses (rhinitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and others) The surface of the bronchial tree is very large, and many medications are actively absorbed through it.

The choice of an inhaler depends on the goals you wish to achieve through salt therapy and your budget.


We offer you a choice of two types of nebulizers in the ULTRASALT® line: the professional ULTRASALT® PRO and the home version ULTRASALTy®. These nebulizers differ in their output, as well as in the dispersion of the aerosol they create. ULTRASALT® PRO nebulizers are certified as medical devices in Germany and therefore can be used in clinics for treating a variety of diseases. They can disperse not only salt solutions but also medicinal solutions, and they can be equipped with nozzles for individual inhalation. This does not mean, however, that ULTRASALT® PRO devices are only for medical centers. These nebulizers are also popular in spas, in salt rooms, as well as in home saunas, steam baths, and infrared saunas.

ULTRASALTy® nebulizers do not have such high output and particle dispersion, but they are highly recommended for use in small infrared saunas and in the home for salt therapy sessions for preventing colds and illnesses of the upper respiratory tract.