This time of year is known for scratchy throats and stuffy heads. So much so that it is even called "flu season" and most everyone expects to have some sort of sniffles during these cold months. Many turn to over the counter meds which usually do the trick but sometimes leave us feeling groggy or reaching for more a few hours later. What if there was something a little more natural that could produce longer relief? Did you know there actually is? Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) has been proven time and time again to rid people of cold and flu symptoms, sinus and ear infections, and allergies, sinuses, sore throat, etc. But how?
Halotherapy is a holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. Dry salt air is dispersed into our Salt Room through a unique process generated by our halogenerator. This treatment is a safe and effective way of using salt’s natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties to provide relief for many things including cold and flu symptoms, sinus and ear infections, allergies, sore throats and much more.
When you heat salt, it becomes super dry, and kinetically more active. It is then crushed into micro-sized particles and dispersed into the air in the comfort of our Salt Room. When micro-particles of dry salt is inhaled into the respiratory system, it does its job by absorbing and removing allergens, toxins and foreign substances in your lungs and throughout your respiratory tract. Salt also reduces any inflammation and opens airway passages making easier to breathe.
Cold and Flu Relief Fast...
Sessions with Halotherapy have an immediate remedial effect on the symptoms of colds and flu. Breathing becomes easier as inhaled salt aerosol naturally absorbs edema from swollen air passages and thins mucus secretions so that drainage is easier. Because the dry salt is dispersed in the air in microscopic particles, it is taken deep into the sinus cavities bringing the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action to the root of the problem.
Relief from the irritation of sticky mucus and debris, as well as the antispasmodic effect from calming negative particles, will reduce and quiet coughs. Not to mention, the deep cleaning of the sinus cavities and respiratory tract reduces the toxic load on the immune system.
Sinus and Ear Infection Relief.....
Halotherapy’s ability to reduce edema (swelling) in passages and cavities not immediately accessible to other means of treatment make it the perfect solution for dealing with ear and sinus infections.
In the case of ear infections, aerosolized particles are able to penetrate deep into the internal passages of the ear, reducing inflammation, edema, and bacteria in the Eustachian tubes. Relief of edema from swollen tissues widens passages, improving drainage, reducing infection in the pockets where bacteria often builds due to collected fluid.
Relief from sinus infections is also achieved through deep penetrating dry salt particles. The negative charge of dry aerosol particles causes them to be literally drawn into the essentially positively charged environment of inflamed and infected sinus cavities. Relief is achieved quickly as mucus become thinner and is able to drain properly, removing trapped pockets of debris and bacteria.
Microscopic salt particles also stimulate the immune system, increasing the body’s innate ability to resist further infection as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduce the current episode. This can significantly reduce the use of antibiotics. Halotherapy is perfectly safe and comfortable for children as well as adults, and can bring not only relief in the short term, but lasting resistance to recurrence of such infections.
Allergies, Scratchy Throats and More....
Halotherapy presents a unique treatment option for allergy sufferers that offers relief naturally and fast. Salt is a well known decongestant; it reduces inflammation widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucous. It also frees blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles leading to rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens. Improved drainage allows for reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes.
Also, salt’s ability to absorb edema from swollen mucosa linings in the sinuses and respiratory tract opens airways to bring about quick relief of symptoms. This will also give relief to sore and scratchy/itchy throats as the salt loosens mucus and bacteria on the cilia (tiny hairs in our throats).
Salt Therapy has many positive effects on our respiratory, skin and immune systems. It reduces bronchial inflammation, thins and removes mucous from the lungs, as well as improves lung capacity and functionality. This makes Salt Therapy great for all sicknesses we tend to get here in these beautiful mountains. Now is the time for Salt Therapy, especially if you have any of these issues or if you're interested in avoiding them! Give us a call to learn more about your specific symptoms and how Salt Therapy can help.