- Savanna McDavid
It Does All of That? 5 Reasons to Use the Power of Salt Therapy.
Updated: Dec 30, 2019
Halotherapy has been around since the father of medicine, Hippocrates, discovered that salt had healing powers. Today, Halotherapy is a scientifically proven drug-free treatment that is primarily for respiratory health, fitness improvement and stress reduction. It also works great for skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Using modern technology, a machine called a halogenerator crushes pure pharmaceutical grade salt into micro-sized particles that are then breathed deeply into a person's respiratory system. Salt is anti-inflammatory, super-absorbent and anti-microbial so it helps alleviate asthma, seasonal allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, smoker's cough, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis and coughs. There are so many people with these conditions in our area and with the continued growth of air pollution the numbers will expectedly grow.
Halotherapy presents a unique treatment option for allergy suffers. With relief that is natural and fast, salt is a well known decongestant reducing inflammation and widening the airway passages. It restores the normal transport of mucous secretion and free blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles leading to rapid elimination of tar and foreign allergens.
Salt's ability to absorb edema from swollen mucosa linings in the sinus and respiratory tract opens airways to bring quick relief. Additionally, improved drainage allows for reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes.
Asthma. COPD and Smoker's Cough
Amazingly, Halotherapy consistently demonstrates a dramatic positive effect on symptoms of asthma and obstructive bronchial conditions caused by inflammation and harmful debris in the respiratory system. Naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory salt particles are carried into the deepest parts of the bronchial system due to the unique aerosol system and the microscopic size of the particles.
This causes better lung function,fewer spasmodic attacks and clearer air passages with less use of drugs to control symptoms. Even chronic deep "smoker's cough" caused by tobacco use shows marked improvement with continued treatment.
Coughs, Cold and Flu
Salt room sessions with a Halogenerator have immediate remedial effects on the symptoms of colds and flu. Breathing becomes easier as inhale salt naturally absorbs edema from swollen air passages and thins mucus secretions so that drainage is easier. The dispersal of microscopic salt particles used allows the salt aerosol to be taken deep into these cavities, bringing the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action to the root of the problem.
Relief from irritation of sticky mucous and debris as well as the antispasmodic effect produce calming negative particles calms and quiets coughs. The deep cleaning of sinus cavities and respiratory tract by the salat particles reduces toxins in the immune system.
Halotherapy has proven to be an invaluable resource for sufferers of Cystic Fibrosis. The action of inhaled salt particles thins unnaturally thick and sticky mucous, clearing accumulated recreations and unclogging passages in the bronchi.
Naturally combatting this problem, Halotherapy can reduce the person's reliance on antibiotics to control infections. Studies have shown sustained improvement in lung function, major reduction in number of lung flare-ups, reduced needs for antibiotics and fewer days off of work or school.
Sinus and Ear Infections
The fact that Halotherapy can reduce edema in passages and cavities not immediately accessible to other means of treatment make it perfect for dealing with ear and sinus infections. Halotherapy is perfectly safe and comfortable for children and adults and is effective in the short term and in the long term, reducing recurrence of such infections.
In the case of ear infections, salt particles are able to penetrate deep into the internal passages of the ear, reducing inflammation and bacteria in the Eustachian tubes. Relief from sinus infections is also achieved through deep penetrating dry salt particles. The negative charge of the salt cause them to be literally drawn into the positively charged environment of inflamed and infected sinus cavities. Relief is achieved quickly as mucus recreations become thinner and are able to drain better, removing trapped pockets of debris and bacteria.
Along with treating simple allergies and skin conditions, Halotherapy is a natural healer for many health issues. Most of these we have discussed are very common in our area. Quick relief can be found by simply visiting our Salt Room. Better results are achieved when Halotherapy is practiced frequently, which is why we offer such great packages. However, many times, immediate relief can be felt from one session.