Mateis Salt Cave
Our Salt Room contains 20 tons of highest grade salt on the walls and the floor.
Our Salt Room contains 20 tons of highest grade salt on the walls and the floor. The atmosphere of the salt room is an escape from the contaminated environments of our daily lives, free of allergens, pathogens, and pollutants. Any microorganisms that make their way inside do not survive. Such a sterile atmosphere is ideal for healing, and sets the stage for therapeutic action of the salt particles and negative ions that are created when salt breaks down due to heat and moisture of airway linings.
Microscopic salt particles enter the airways and reach down deep to the cellular level. At this level, particles stimulate airway linings, improve mucous clearance and enable a better immune response to pathogens. People with chronic respiratory conditions have been shown to lack sodium chloride in their airway linings, and this treatment helps resolve this deficiency.
The effects of salt therapy on your sinuses, skin and lungs is vastly different from what you might experience when using nasal sprays or walking on the beach. That is, salt therapy not only alleviates symptoms, but also helps prevent against symptoms reoccurring. Thus, it helps ward off sickness and reduce dependence on medications.
Healthy lungs and a clean respiratory system are essential for vitality, energy and longevity. An average adult takes about 12-15 breaths per minute and little children about 20-30 breaths per minute. The main function of the lungs is to deliver oxygen to our red blood cells and get rid of the CO2 from the body. In addition, our respiratory tract acts as a very important defense mechanism by filtering the air from pollutants and foreign substances, it regulates the pH level of blood by managing the levels of CO2, and it also helps control blood pressure by converting the chemical in the blood called angiotensin I into angiotensin II.
The Salt Room and Importance of healthy lungs
Salt molecules are comprised of a positive sodium ion and a negative chloride ion bound together. These molecules break down into their ions when exposed to heat and moisture.While you breathe in the salty air of the Salt Room salt molecules enter the moist airways of the lungs and break down. Studies suggest that negative ions stimulate the respiratory and integumentary (skin) systems. Moreover, it’s believed that these systems are physiologically closely related.
It’s likely you’re already familiar with negative ions. The blissful feeling experienced while basking under a waterfall and the electric sensation in the air after a thunderstorm are caused by the presence of negative ions.While negative ions are abundant in nature, the stale air atmosphere that builds up inside our houses and office spaces is lacking of negative ions, and may contribute to depressed mood and energy level.
Salt therapy provides the best results when routinely administered. Respiratory and skin illness sufferers are encouraged to sign up for an unlimited package so that they may visit the facility on a regular basis and experience the full benefits of salt therapy.