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What is Salt Therapy?
Dry Salt Therapy is a safe and effective way of using salt’s natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and highly absorbent properties to provide relief for chronic respiratory disease and skin conditions. From the beginning of time, the beneficial properties of salt have been well studied and well documented. Europeans regularly turned to salt therapy for healing and to promote a sense of well being and rejuvenation.
In 1843, a Polish physician studied and documented the positive effects of salt cave miroclimates on salt miners. Salt caves and mines are used throughout Europe, including Russia, Ukraine, Austria, Poland and many more countries. In 2001, the first salt therapy clinic came to North America. Since then, the treatment has grown in popularity, and now there are as many as 250 salt caves or halotherapy clinics nationwide.
Come experience this old-world healing remedy known as halotherapy. Step into one of our salt therapy rooms where pink Himalayan salt crystals line the walls and pure pharmaceutical grade salt particles are dispersed into the air. Settle into one of our comfortable lounge chairs, close your eyes, and let the salt air fill your lungs. As you inhale and exhale, your body takes in tiny crystals that spread throughout your lungs, helping relieve physical ailments. The salt absorbs moisture, clears out bacteria, and provides an anti-inflammatory effect. Himalayan salt contains 84 natural minerals, which help strengthen the body and contribute to overall wellness. Our halogenerator produces the ideal therapeutic environment to treat specific ailments and conditions by nebulizing pharmaceutical grade microscopic powder-like salt particles into the air.
BENEFITS OF SALT THERAPY
The benefits of salt therapy are wide-ranging. Salt levels affect our cell activity, energy and blood sugar levels. A natural disinfectant, salt is antimicrobial, and antibacterial. Salt comes in empty processed forms or healthier pure sea salt (Himalayan and Dead Sea salt) that contain 84 elements and trace elements found in the human body. Dry salt air is more powerful than moist air.
The negatively charged ions in salt improve our health and mood. Inhaling particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Scientific studies show that people with asthma and other ailments breath easier after halotherapy.
The calming and detoxifying effects of halotherapy can support the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems. Additional benefits are reduced stress and headaches, increased energy, and better sleep patterns. Salt ions purify the air and may increase lung capacity and reduce physical ailments for adults, children and athletes. Treatments are recommended to help keep the body healthy during flu or allergy seasons.
Skin conditions can also be improved with halotherapy (psoriasis, rashes, eczema, acne). Table salt, sodium chloride, is dehydrating, but pure mineral salts have natural moisturizing properties and support the skin’s water balance and barrier function by attracting moisture to the skin. Minerals are necessary for cell function and detoxification, so mineral salts have strong rejuvenating properties.
WHO CAN BENEFIT
FROM SALT THERAPY?
Anyone can reap the benefits of salt therapy, but it is especially beneficial for those wanting to:
Improve general health & quality of life
Decrease asthma or respiratory allergies
Improve immune, nervous and lymphatic system
Enhance sport performance
Alleviate sneezing, coughing and shortness of breath
Improve lung function for children, adults and athletes
Decrease levels of anxiety and stress
Provide help for a more restful sleep
Improve skin conditions
Reduce inflammation in the lungs
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Pharmaceutical grade salt is ground into microscopic particles by a state of the art halogenerator and then dispersed into the chamber. The salt is then inhaled to reduce inflammation, widen the airways, accelerate mucus transport, soak up and eliminate toxins and allergens and strengthen the immune system. Dry Salt cleanses and purifies, thereby increasing the overall oxygen exchange in the body. It removes the buildup of foreign elements from the respiratory tract that lead to and exacerbate various respiratory conditions. The non-inhaled particles landing on the skin help to balance the pH and induce the regeneration processes in the derma, increasing rigidity and stimulating cell growth and micro-circulation. Additionally, Dry Salt Therapy improves hair health.
IS IT SAFE?
Since dry salt is 100% natural and drug free, there are no negative side effects. After a session guests may experience a slight cough as a result of the salt loosening up the congestion in the lungs.