Breathing Conditions

BREATHING, SKIN & IMMUNE SYSTEM

The theory behind dry salt therapy and its ability to improve respiratory problems is that the salt helps to decrease inflammation and open up airway passages while helping to get rid of allergens and toxins from the respiratory system.
Many people who make halotherapy a part of their “wellness routine” may find relief from several respiratory health conditions including:Many people who make halotherapy a part of their “wellness routine” may find relief from several respiratory health conditions including:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Ear infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Smokers cough

Asthma

Asthma

Asthma is one kind of lung disease in which the person experiences breathing problems, and coughing due to an inadequate supply of air to the lungs. It has been known to be a long term or a chronic disease. As we already know, it is an ailment of the airways contained in the lungs. In Asthma, these airways become blocked due to inflammation and the pathways are narrowed. Generally, the individual suffering from this disease has great difficulty in breathing due to obstructed airways. During an attack, he might complain of chest tightness accompanied by bouts of persistent coughing. The person experiences shortness of breath, and sometimes, the breathing process becomes noisy producing a whistling sound. This noisy breathing is also called as wheezing. The attacks occur more frequently in the nights or early mornings.

How Salt Therapy can help Asthma

Salt Therapy is a natural, gentle, non-invasive, drug-free therapy that offers to support the relief of asthma symptoms. By sitting in our specially designed salt room your respiratory system will be exposed to microscopic dry aerosol particles of salt that are inhaled into the lungs. Salt has natural anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help relieve inflammation and congestion in the airways. As the dry salt is breathed in, it passes through the airways breaking up or loosening congestion and relieving the inflammation in the airways that causes the irritation and narrowing of the airways.The salt allows you to breathe easier and helps the body to expel congestion and mucus.

Salt Therapy works well as a preventative treatment as we are constantly breathing in pollutants and allergens which can irritate lungs with asthma. When our lungs are weakened, it can have a significant effect on our health. The smallest cold can result in weeks of sickness. Breathing in salt as part of your ongoing maintenance can help the body to heal faster and remove irritants fast. Salt Therapy is not a cure, it is a support for your lungs to help open and relieve inflammation and congestion throughout your airways.

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection among infants. It can cause coughing, wheezing, and a hard time breathing. While most cases can be treated at home, it’s also the leading reason infants are admitted to a hospital. Adults can get it, too, but it’s very rare and usually related to other infections or injuries.
It happens when small breathing tubes in the lungs called bronchioles to become infected. This causes the tubes to clog up with mucus so there’s not enough room for air to get in and out of the lungs. It usually affects children younger than 2 years old in winter and early spring.

How Salt Therapy can help Bronchiolitis

Salt Therapy is a natural non-invasive, drug-free therapy that offers relief for bronchitis sufferers. The inhalation of dry microscopic particles of salt that are breathed in whilst sitting and relaxing in our specially designed salt room assist the respiratory system to reduce inflammation, open the airways and clear excess congestion and mucus. The naturally found anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties of salt help to relieve inflammation in the airways and loosen mucus. The natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help remove any pollutants or allergens that we are constantly breathing in from our environment, which can cause irritation in the lungs and a persistent cough.

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body.
Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery. But in people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas.
Although cystic fibrosis requires daily care, people with the condition are usually able to attend school and work, and often have a better quality of life than people with cystic fibrosis had in previous decades. Improvements in screening and treatments mean people with cystic fibrosis now may live into their mid- to late 30s, on average, and some are living into their 40s and 50s.

How Salt Therapy can help Cystic Fibrosis

Salt Therapy is a natural non-invasive, drug-free therapy that offers the relief for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers. The inhalation of dry microscopic particles of salt that are breathed in whilst sitting and relaxing in our specially designed salt room assist the respiratory system to reduce inflammation, open the airways and clear excess congestion and mucus. The naturally found anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties of salt help to relieve inflammation in the airways and loosen mucus. The natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help remove any pollutants or allergens that we are constantly breathing in from our environment, which can cause irritation in the lungs and a persistent cough.
Salt Therapy is a natural non-invasive, drug-free therapy that offers the relief for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers. The inhalation of dry microscopic particles of salt that are breathed in whilst sitting and relaxing in our specially designed salt room assist the respiratory system to reduce inflammation, open the airways and clear excess congestion and mucus. The naturally found anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties of salt help to relieve inflammation in the airways and loosen mucus. The natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help remove any pollutants or allergens that we are constantly breathing in from our environment, which can cause irritation in the lungs and a persistent cough.

Emphysema

Emphysema

Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath due to over-inflation of the alveoli (air sacs in the lung). In people with emphysema, the lung tissue involved in the exchange of gases (oxygen and carbon dioxide) is impaired or destroyed. Emphysema is included in a group of diseases called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD (pulmonary refers to the lungs). Emphysema is called an obstructive lung disease because airflow on exhalation is slowed or stopped because over-inflated alveoli do not exchange gases when a person breaths due to little or no movement of gases out of the alveoli.It happens when small breathing tubes in the lungs called bronchioles to become infected. This causes the tubes to clog up with mucus so there’s not enough room for air to get in and out of the lungs. It usually affects children younger than 2 years old in winter and early spring.

How Salt Therapy can help Emphysema

Salt Therapy is a natural non-invasive, drug-free therapy that offers relief for emphysema sufferers. The inhalation of dry microscopic particles of salt that are breathed in whilst sitting and relaxing in our specially designed salt room assist the respiratory system to reduce inflammation, open the airways and clear excess congestion and mucus. The naturally found anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties of salt help to relieve inflammation in the airways and loosen mucus. The natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help remove any pollutants or allergens that we are constantly breathing in from our environment, which can cause irritation in the lungs and a persistent cough.
Salt Therapy works well as a preventative treatment as we are constantly breathing in pollutants and allergens which can irritate the lungs with emphysema. When our lungs are weakened, it can have a significant effect on our health. The smallest cold can result in weeks of sickness. Breathing in salt as part of your ongoing maintenance can help the body to heal faster and remove irritants fast. Salt Therapy is not a cure; it is a support for your lungs to help open and relieve inflammation and congestion throughout your airways.

COPD

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease aka COPD is a lung disease that results from obstructions in the airways of the lungs that lead to breathing problems. Although COPD is a progressive disease, early diagnosis and treatment may slow its progression. COPD may be complicated by chronic bronchitis or emphysema; some patients develop both problems that lead to additional breathing problems. Some clinicians consider chronic bronchitis and emphysema as simply further manifestations of COPD.It happens when small breathing tubes in the lungs called bronchioles to become infected. This causes the tubes to clog up with mucus so there’s not enough room for air to get in and out of the lungs. It usually affects children younger than 2 years old in winter and early spring.

How Salt Therapy can help COPD

Salt Therapy is a natural non-invasive, drug-free therapy that offers relief for COPD sufferers. The inhalation of dry microscopic particles of salt that are breathed in whilst sitting and relaxing in our specially designed salt room assist the respiratory system to reduce inflammation, open the airways and clear excess congestion and mucus. The naturally found anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties of salt help to relieve inflammation in the airways and loosen mucus. The natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties help remove any pollutants or allergens that we are constantly breathing in from our environment, which can cause irritation in the lungs and a persistent cough.
Salt Therapy works well as a preventative treatment as we are constantly breathing in pollutants and allergens which can irritate the lungs with COPD. When our lungs are weakened, it can have a significant effect on our health. The smallest cold can result in weeks of sickness. Breathing in salt as part of your ongoing maintenance can help the body to heal faster and remove irritants fast. Salt Therapy is not a cure; it is a support for your lungs to help open and relieve inflammation and congestion throughout your airways.

Cold and Flu

Cold and Flu

The common cold, including chest cold and head cold, and seasonal flu are caused by viruses. Use over-thecounter cold medications to relieve symptoms including sore throat, runny nose, congestion, and cough. Flu symptoms are similar, but include fever, headache and muscle soreness.

How Salt Therapy can help Cold and Flu

Salt Therapy is a natural gentle, non invasive, drug free therapy that offers support to the relief of cold & flu
symptoms. By sitting in our specially designed salt room, your respiratory system will be exposed to microscopic
dry aerosol particles of salt that are inhaled into the lungs. Salt has natural anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help relieve inflammation and congestion in the airways. As the dry salt
is breathed in, it passes through the airways breaking up or loosening excess congestion. The salt allows you to
breathe easier and helps the body to expel congestion and mucus.
The earlier you come in, the better. When you first feel a cold coming on it can at times clear the cold fast without
little symptoms. However, if the cold has already developed, we can support the body to expel the excess
congestion and speed up the duration. For those with lingering coughs or stuffy noses still after a cold has gone,
Salt Therapy can clear the residue and clear any lasting effects you may still be feeling.

Hay fever

Hay fever

Hay fever is an allergic disorder characterized by an exaggerated immune response to pollen grains and other
substances. Also known as allergic rhinitis, there are two types: seasonal, which occurs only during the time of year
in which certain plants pollinate, and perennial, which occurs all year round. (A related problem, nonallergic
rhinitis, shares symptoms with hay fever but is not typically caused by proteins like hay
fever and allergies are.)Typically, if you suffer from hay fever in the spring, you're probably allergic to tree pollens.
Grass and pollens may be causing your allergic reaction during the summer

How Salt Therapy can help Hay fever & Allergies

Salt Therapy is a natural gentle, non invasive, drug free therapy that offers support to the relief of hay fever &
allergy symptoms. By sitting in our specially designed salt room, your respiratory system will be exposed to
microscopic dry aerosol particles of salt that are inhaled through the nasal passages and down into the airways of
the lungs. Salt has natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce symptoms and relieve
inflammation and congestion in the airways. As the dry salt is breathed in, it passes through the airways, breaking
up or loosening congestion, helping the body to expel any excess mucus and offering relief naturally from itchy
eyes and nose, stuffy head and general symptoms that you can have with hay fever.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be mild or so severe that you have to go to the hospital. It happens if
an infection causes the air sacs of the lungs (doctors call these “alveoli”) to fill up with fluid or pus. That can make
it hard for you to breathe in enough oxygen to reach your bloodstream. Anyone can get this lung infection. But
infants younger than age 2 and people over age 65 have the highest odds. That’s because their immune systems
might not be strong enough to fight it.

How Salt Therapy can help Pneumonia

Salt Therapy is a natural gentle, non invasive, drug free therapy that offers support to the relief of pneumonia
symptoms. By sitting in our specially designed salt room, your respiratory system will be exposed to microscopic
dry aerosol particles of salt that are inhaled into the lungs. Salt has natural anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which help relieve inflammation and congestion in the airways. As the dry salt
is breathed in, it passes through the airways, breaking up or loosening excess congestion. The salt allows you to
breathe easier and helps the body to expel congestion and mucus.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are
hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your
nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain. There are several types of sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  •  Sub acute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  •  Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  •  Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

How Salt Therapy can help Sinusitis

Salt Therapy is a natural gentle, non invasive, drug free therapy that offers support to the relief of sinus symptoms.
By sitting in our specially designed salt room, your respiratory system will be exposed to microscopic dry aerosol
particles of salt that are inhaled into the nasal and sinus area. Salt has natural anti-histamine and antiinflammatory properties that reduce symptoms and relieve inflammation and congestion in the sinus area. As the
dry salt is breathed in, it passes through the nasal airways breaking up or loosening congestion, helping the body
to expel any excess mucus or dry up the sniffle and post nasal drip that can be present with some sinus issues.
Salt Therapy works well as a preventative treatment as we are constantly breathing in pollutants and allergens
which can irritate the sinus. Breathing in salt as part of your ongoing maintenance can help the body to heal faster
and remove irritants fast. Salt Therapy is not a cure; it is a support for your lungs to help open and relieve
inflammation and congestion throughout your airways.

Snoring

Snoring

Snoring is a common condition that can affect anyone, although it occurs more frequently in men and people
who are overweight. Snoring has a tendency to worsen with age. Occasional snoring is usually not very serious and
is mostly a nuisance for your bed partner. However, if you are a habitual snorer, you not only disrupt
the sleep patterns of those close to you, but you also impair your own sleep quality.

How Salt Therapy can help Snoring

Salt Therapy is a natural non-invasive, drug free therapy that offers support to snorers. By sitting in our specially
designed salt room, your respiratory system will be exposed to microscopic dry aerosol particles of salt that are
inhaled into the lungs. Salt Therapy is deeply relaxing and if you have been low on sleep it will help to rest your
body. Salt has natural anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which help
relieve inflammation and congestion in the airways. As the dry salt is breathed in, it passes through the back of the
throat where the relaxed muscles cause the narrowing of the airways and vibration that results in snoring. Over a
period of time the salt will help to strengthen this area and help the airway to open. This will result in a better
night sleep.

Skin Conditions

How Salt therapy improves the look of the skin

Your skin is the very “outer layer” of who you are. Not only is your skin exposed to outside forces every single day,
e.g. environmental pollutants, chemicals, toxins, it is also the most vital organ for eliminating toxins. We do this by
sweating. Most people don’t realise that their skin is the largest organ of their body and yet it’s one of the most
mistreated, so you need to take care of it as best you can.
Some of us are lucky and have little or no skin irritations and never really think about what we put on our skin. For
those who suffer from eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or persistent rashes, constant itchy skin can be extremely
painful, red, sore and frustrating, along with the embarrassment of having this skin condition.
The wonderful naturally found healing properties of salt can help. Salt’s natural anti-histamine and antiinflammatory properties help reduce the inflammation and redness in the skin. Salt Therapy doesn’t sting like
saltwater can, especially if you have open wounds; it’s very soft and gentle as the salt is dry and very fine, like a
power. Salt also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so this helps remove bacteria and fungus that can go
onto causing rash and irritations. It will also keep your skin nice and soft.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a no contagious, chronic skin disease that produces plaques of thickened, scaly skin. The dry flakes
of silvery-white skin scales result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. Psoriasis is fundamentally an
immune system problem. The proliferation of skin cells is triggered by inflammatory chemicals produced by
specialized white blood cells called T-cells. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp. The
spectrum of this autoimmune disease ranges from mild with limited involvement of small areas of skin to severe
psoriasis with large, thick plaques to red inflamed skin affecting the entire body surface. Psoriasis is considered an
incurable, long-term (chronic) inflammatory skin condition. It has a variable course, periodically improving and
worsening. It is not unusual for psoriasis to spontaneously clear for years and stay in remission. Many people note
a worsening of their symptoms in the colder winter months.

How Salt Therapy can help Psoriasis

Salt Therapy is a non invasive, gentle topical treatment that can reduce the inflammation and redness of skin. By
exposing your skin during a Salt Therapy treatment, the microscopic dry aerosol particles of salt will land on the
skin and can result in improvements in the skin’s protective properties and superficial bacteria flora (the good
bacteria on our skin). The natural anti-histamine, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties found in salt help
balance the pH levels and induce regenerative processes in the skin.
Not only is exposing your skin to the salt helping but also the inhalation of salt as it is relieving congestion and
inflammation in the respiratory system. This increases the level of oxygen in the circulation system, which helps
the skin’s subcutaneous layer.

Sports Performance / Recovery treatment with Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy can dramatically enhance sports performance by improving lung function and increasing lung capacity
and stamina.
At The Salt Spot, we understand that when you’re an athlete every advantage counts. The primary goal of every
athlete is to achieve their maximum potential. One of the most important factors in attaining this is improving your
breathing pattern.

The aim of Salt Therapy is to normalise the breathing pattern. When the body is working within its physiologically
normal parameters it can work at an increased level of performance. Stamina and endurance are maximised.
Athletes find that once they have corrected their breathing pattern, they can achieve better performance with less
breath. This means athletes have more air in reserve and hence perform at an optimal level. When you want to
win, you have to get that edge.
There are several known respiratory conditions that affect athletes. These include air flow obstruction, which leads
to a reduction in performance; increased bronchial responsiveness; exposure to airborne allergens and other
unwanted inhaled particles; and respiratory illnesses and conditions such as asthma, allergies and airway
inflammation. Salt Therapy is a completely natural, drug-free solution to these issues.
Not only does it help increase lung capacity, it also aids in speeding up recovery between training sessions. The
salt room is very relaxing and your body will deep rest whilst in there.
Salt Therapy is the latest trend in professional sports training. National teams in Eastern Europe regularly integrate
Salt Therapy into their training regime. Teams spend a week at time training in huge underground salt caves, such
as the one in Poland, Romania and Ukraine which boasts a speleotherapy unit with an underground sport-field and
basketball court/ football pitch.