What is Salt therapy?
Dry salt therapy, or halo therapy, is a holistic, drug free, natural therapy using micro particles of salt to promote better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness and endurance and overall wellness.
The benefits of halotherapy first came to light in 1843. Polish doctor Feliks Boczkowski, worked with salt mine workers and noticed they had reduced respiratory problems and a lower probability of lung disease compared to other miners. During World War 2, a German physician called Karl Hermann Spannagel then made similar discoveries. He saw his patients’ health improved after hiding from the bombs in salt underground caves. In times that life expectancy was 56 – 60 years, miners lived 70- 80 years.
The active ingredient in halo therapy is salt, effectively micronized and dispersed. Studies conducted in Russia and Eastern Europe has indicated that inhaled micronized salt can reduce inflammation, open the airways and change the viscosity of mucus so that it more easily expectorated. Also, where salt therapy is used in a clinical environment, such as hospitals and clinics in Russia and Eastern Europe, practitioners there believe that effective halo therapy can strengthen the immune system so that individuals are not so reactive to respiratory allergens or so vulnerable to cold and flu viruses. While some salt room visitors can gain benefits from a single salt therapy session, most will achieve greater effects from a course of salt room therapy taken over a course of time.