Are you tired of constantly blowing your nose during allergy season or reaching for the nasal spray every time you come down with a sinus infection? When it comes to maintaining your overall wellness and overcoming respiratory challenges, look no further than Halotherapy.
With the success and popularity of Neti pots, which use salt water to cleanse the nasal passages, many people are looking into other benefits of salt. Halotherapy sessions offer longer-lasting benefits compared to Neti pots because they let you breathe the salt vapor deep into your respiratory system.
Halotherapy, also known as Dry Salt Therapy, Salt Therapy, and Salt Rooms/Caves, is a treatment that involves inhaling salt in an aerosol form. While this therapy is just gaining popularity into the mainstream health market in the US, its practice dates back to the 11th century when people would visit Eastern Europe’s natural salt caves to treat their ailments and respiratory issues.
In the 1840’s, Dr. Boczkowski, a Polish doctor who treated miners, studied Salt Therapy. Dr. Boczkowski treated both coal and salt miners and noticed some astounding differences. He noted that coal miners had developed multiple respiratory problems, whereas their salt mining counterparts emerged from the salt mines with pristine lungs and no health concerns. If you’re interested in booking a Halotherapy session, the good news is that you don’t have to take a trip to Eastern Europe. With the invention of Halogenerators, Halotherapy can be brought to any community.
Salt Therapy or Halotherapy has many benefits and can help with a variety of health concerns. Whether you are experiencing trouble with respiratory problems, skin conditions, or simply need to relax, you’ll benefit from the microclimate of a salt room. Be sure to schedule a Halotherapy session if you’re experiencing one or more of the following conditions:
• Sleep apnea
• Ear infections
• Sinus infections
• Skin inflammation
• Common cold and flu
Based on Dr. Boczkowski’s findings regarding the salt miners, we can say that Halotherapy is a great healing option that compliments standard practices, for many health conditions. Because salt is a pure mineral, it possesses anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties. These properties combined make Halotherapy sessions highly effective as well as relaxing.
Another important aspect of Halotherapy to note is the release of negative ions. As we all know thanks to our high school science classes, ions are atoms or molecules that produce an electrical charge. In our hyped-up modern world, we have too many positive ions and a very small amount of negative ions. Modern conveniences such as air-conditioning, forced-air heating, chemicals, remove negative ions from the air and replace them with an abundance of positive ones. Salt crystals create negative ions naturally. This release of negative ions is what makes Halotherapy rooms so effective. During a session, you’re exposed to a high concentration of negative ions that you won’t find anywhere else, other than a naturally occurring salt cave.
When it comes to treating your health concerns, be sure to add Halotherapy to your repertoire of methods. With Halotherapy, you’ll enjoy its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties. During a session, you’ll also be given some much-needed relaxation time that we could all use.