Think about how you feel at the end of the day when you leave the office. If you’re like most Americans that work in an office environment, you’re probably feeling taxed. Your eyes are strained from looking at your computer screen, your body is stiff from sitting at your desk, and you could probably use some fresh air. Now think about how you feel when you go to the beach. If you’ve ever been to the ocean, you’ll be able to recall the salty air, the profound sense of relaxation and rejuvenation you felt while walking through the sand. If you spent several days there on vacation you probably noticed a difference in your skin and breathing.
Now imagine feeling all of those wonderful things without having to pack everything up, slap on layers of sunscreen, and haul it to the nearest (or furthest) beach. Thanks to the growing trend of halotherapy, you can feel the same amount of relaxation as well as the physical benefits while sitting in a salt room.
Halotherapy is the act of inhaling high-quality Himalayan salt. It was a practice performed by ancient healers and it’s making a comeback in the 21st century. In fact, there are thousands of salt rooms across Europe and now America is catching on.
Salt therapy is designed to help with respiratory problems, skin conditions such as psoriasis, and asthma.
If you want to get scientific about it, salt levels impact our cell activity, blood sugar, and energy levels. This accounts for why you feel at peace on the beach – assuming the kids aren’t being too noisy. Salt is a natural disinfectant, is antimicrobial, and antibacterial. The purer Himalayan and Dead Sea forms contain 84 elements as well as trace elements that can be found in the human body. And while it seems like being around the moisture at the beach would be just as effective, dry salt air is actually more effective than moist salt air.
When you step into a salt room, you’ll begin to feel the benefits instantly and you’ll be comforted by the salt underneath your feet. Simultaneously, the salt air will be pumped into the room, allowing your lungs and nasal passages the opportunity to clear. As you can probably guess, many people turn to salt therapy when suffering from allergies, COPD, sinus infections, or routine congestion. Because salt has clearing powers, your lungs will clear up after a good session.
Salt therapy also helps with chronic skin conditions. If you’re not one to go tanning in response to your psoriasis or eczema, try sitting in a salt room. The dry salt air will help clear your dry, patchy skin and rejuvenate it.
In addition to the physical benefits of halotherapy, you’ll also discover that it will improve your mood. Any time you’ve had a stressful day, feel sluggish, or just need a chance to escape the technological noise, visit a salt room. You’ll discover that the negatively charged ions will improve your mood and health. The glowing walls of the salt room will also help calm you and give you that peaceful easy feeling that can be achieved by a day at the beach.
Are you interested in scheduling a session? Contact Total Rejuvenation today or sign up on our website. We’d be happy to help you feel relaxed, comforted, and rejuvenated!