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WHAT IS SALT THERAPY?

Salt Therapy (or Halotherapy) is where dry salt is ground into micro-sized particles and dissipated into the air where people can breathe it in or it can land on their skin.

 

Dry salt is extremely absorbent and is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial in nature. Once inhaled, the salt causes your mucus to thin and liquefy, making it easier for you to blow it out, along with any pathogens, debris and pollutants.

Dry salt microparticles stimulate your lung’s cilia (the “hairs” in your lungs that keep airways clear of mucus and dirt, so that we can breathe easier). Salt acts like a toothbrush cleaning out even more mucus, debris and pathogens.

 

With skin, dry salt acts to absorb impurities, regulate the pH level and promote your skin’s “good bacteria”. It helps the skin’s protective abilities, reducing inflammation and encouraging natural exfoliation and regeneration.

 

Salt therapy was first discovered in Poland in 1843. They found that workers in salt mines rarely suffered respiratory issues. Salt “caves” today are common in spas in Europe. The halogenator was invented in 1976 and today, it replicates the conditions of salt mines.

MEDICAL BENEFITS:

Halotherapy benefits adults and children alike, as well as athletes and animals. It is natural and safe and there are no known side effects.

 

Many people who undergo halotherapy as a complementary treatment on a regular basis may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as:

  • Allergies 

  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Bronchial Infections

  • Cold and Flu

  • COPD

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Emphysema

 

Dry salt therapy is also extremely beneficial to your skin in treating:

  • Acne

  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

In addition, dry salt therapy has been shown to reduce:

  • Anxiety

  • Fatigue 

  • Stress

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ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

The best thing about dry salt therapy, however, is that despite the fact that it can be used to help treat the respiratory issues and skin conditions listed above, it can be used by anyone to enhance their overall respiratory hygiene and combat the poor quality of today's indoor and outdoor air.

  • Pneumonia

  • Rhinitis

  • Sinus Infections

  • Sinusitis

  • Smoker’s Cough

  • Snoring + Sleep Apnea

  • Wheezing

  • Dermatitis

  • Rosacea

  • Itching

  • Swelling + Inflammation

  • Dry + Flaky Skin

  • Rashes

  • Skin Aging

Source: Salt Therapy Association (www.SaltTherapyAssociation.org

SIDE EFFECTS + CONTRAINDICATIONS:

There have been a number of clinical studies and research on halotherapy, and, to date, there are no known contraindications otherwise than what has been recommended based on the properties of sodium chloride, which pertains to anyone who has:

  • Active tuberculosis

  • Contagious conditions

  • Late stage lung cancer

  • Acute issues + fever

  • Open wounds + sores

  • Cardiac insufficiency

Some people are concerned about the intake of salt because of issues relating to diet, high blood pressure, and hypertension. This type of salt intake is connected to the digestive tract.

Dry salt therapy is different as it is associated with the respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering your respiratory system is extremely low, so it doesn’t present any risk to your health. It kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and expands airways.

There have been no reports stating that inhaling the amount of salt being utilized in a salt therapy session can provide any type of disruption or elevation of high blood pressure or hypertension.

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