Salt Therapy or Halotherapy refers to various treatments that make use of salt benefits for adults and children alike, as well as athletes.
What is a Salt Chamber?
Halotherapy (dry salt therapy) is where 99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride (salt) is heated and then ground and crushed into very tiny microparticles. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the salt chamber during a typical session, for you to inhale into your lungs.
Salt Chambers have been shown to offer many benefits during a 20-40min session. It has been shown to help treat asthma, chronic bronchitis, wheezing, allergies, depression, and anxiety. Those with skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne have seen benefits as well.
What happens during a salt room session?
Dry Salt Therapy acts to cleanse the respiratory system and the skin, which helps to relieve congestion, inflammation, and skin conditions. Sessions are noninvasive. As the person relaxes in the salt room, the microparticles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. While inside the salt room, the non-inhaled salt particles fall onto the skin and are absorbed. (Cell phones, electronics, and jewelry are usually not permitted since salt can be corrosive.)
For general respiratory hygiene, once or twice a week visiting your local salt therapy facility will enhance the lung capacity, boost the immune system, reduce stress, and aid better sleep. More chronic and acute respiratory conditions require increased frequency and consistency of the sessions. Experiencing salt therapy three to six times a week for a period of 14 to 21 days will help to manage the symptoms and provide relief over time.
One does not need to have any conditions since dry salt therapy is very beneficial for overall general wellness by removing the toxicity from the respiratory system. People are exposed on a daily basis to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens and other irritating and harmful factors. Halotherapy is an excellent way to cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the whole body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake.
10 Reasons To Use Halotherapy
- Relief from variety of respiratory conditions
- Reduce allergy and asthma symptoms
- Ease coughing
- Increase energy levels
- Treating acne, psoriasis, and eczema
- Better sleep
- Improve mood and concentration
- Treat seasonal affective disorder
- Chronic bronchitis
- Sinus infections, Cystic Fibrosis, Emphysema