Why Halotherapy or Dry Salt Therapy
Today, more and more people are suffering from respiratory issues. From pollution and smog to airborne diseases, pollens and toxins; never before has our society been faced with a growing epidemic of respiratory ailments. Salt therapy or halotherapy also enhances and impacts various skin conditions. Halotherapy has been researched over the past few decades and even centuries in history as proven to be a safe alternative and compliments other treatments to produce sustainable results. This article covers how salt room therapy can transform your life.
Most people are familiar with ‘wet’ salt therapy. Whether you’ve put salt in a bath, had a saline solution treatment, used a Nettie pot to clear your nasal passages, or gargled with salt water, wet salt has its benefits. Dry salt is different and the drier the salt the better. That is why Salt Room’s protocols include heating the salt prior to putting it into the salt chamber. Heat ensures that all moisture is evaporated so when it is crushed and ground into microparticles and inhaled, the salt particles can do their best job.
How Halotherapy works
Dry microparticles of salt are dispersed into the salt room during a typical session. 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.
Benefits of Halotherapy aka Salt Therapy
Halotherapy benefits adults and children alike, as well as athletes and animals. It is natural and safe and there are no side effects. A majority of people who visit salt rooms on a regular basis may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, common cold, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and more. Dry salt therapy is great for people who also have particular skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and recovering from cosmetic surgery.
However, 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.
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 seven times a week for a period of 14 to 21 days will help to manage the symptoms and provide relief over time.
Contraindications of Halotherapy
Although halotherapy is recognized as a safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care, it is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure! Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders, and active tuberculosis.
Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care. There are many clinical studies and research, along with testimonials from customers, as to the health benefits and efficacy of salt therapy. Many countries around the world have varying ways they govern and regulate their citizen’s health-related matters. In some countries, Halotherapy is covered by their Government’s Health Care system or insurance companies.