Salt Therapy

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.

Salt Therapy - Matei's Salt Cave Blanchardstown
What is Salt Therapy - Matei's Salt Cave Blanchardstown

How does it Work?

Because salt is a natural disinfectant with preserving and antibacterial properties, it has been used in medical practices for hundreds of years.

While relaxing in one of our salt rooms, customers inhale the dry, salt-enriched air deep down into the lungs, where the healing benefits do their greatest healing. The salt widens the airways and loosens the mucus, which begins to clear quickly, and inflammation is reduced, which makes more room in the airways for you to breathe. Symptoms subside, sometimes for up to 12 months. The non-inhaled particles landing on the skin help to balance pH and induce the reparative and regenerative processes in the skin, increasing rigidity and stimulating cell growth and microcirculation.

Salt has the following properties:

    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Mucolytic effects: loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
    • Removes pathogen agents (airborne pollen)
    • Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)

Salt Therapy Can Significantly Help To:

    • Reduce the need for inhalers and antibiotics
    • Make your breathing easier after just a few sessions
    • Improve lung function
    • Reduce the number of hospital admissions
    • Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
    • Clear mucus and sticky phlegm from the lungs
    • Increase the resistance to respiratory tract diseases
    • Strengthen your immune system
    • Prolong remission times
    • Improve general health and quality of life
    • The treatment’s efficacy is estimated at 75-98% depending on conditions
    • Enhance sport performance for professionals
Salt Therapy Benefits - Matei's Salt Cave Blanchardstown
Salt Therapy Conditions Relief

Salt Therapy provides relief for the following conditions:

    • Asthma
    • Broncolitis
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Emphysema
    • COPD
    • Cold and Flu
    • Hay Fever & Allergies
    • Pneumonia
    • Sinusitis
    • Seasonal rhinitis
    • Ear infection
    • Snoring
    • Skin
    • Psoriasis