What Is Halotherapy?
Halotherapy is also known as dry salt therapy. The term ‘halo’ is derived from the Greek word for salt. Eastern Europeans have been using salt caves for its benefits dating back to the 1200’s.
A Polish physician noticed that salt miners weren’t suffering from lung diseases like the rest of the population. He set up the first dedicated cave about 150 years ago and it is still in use today.
How Many Halotherapy Treatments Do I Need?
Depending on your need for the salt therapy, more than one session may be recommended. Most people feel a difference after just one session. Some need a more aggressive approach of 12 to 15 sessions.
For long term results, a series of treatments over eight weeks is recommended. After each session symptoms should noticeably improve.
Why Himalayan Salt?
Pink Himalayan salt contains about 84 trace minerals such as potassium, magnesium, copper, bromine, sodium, and calcium. It helps to relax muscles, prevent low blood pressure, and prevent dehydration. This specific salt is known to be the most nutrient-dense.
Adding these salts to the room adds negatively charged ions and can improve mood and health. The ions purify the air and assist organs and skin to heal, properly function and detoxify.
Halotherapy is good for the lungs.
- Cystic fibrosis
- Smoker’s cough
Halotherapy is the only detox known for the lungs. Detoxing the lungs allows you to rid your body of pollutants, bacteria, and allergens. The salt has bactericide and anti-inflammation properties to help restore natural balance.
Halotherapy is good for the skin.
- Dry Skin
- Itchy Skin
The ions and natural properties of the salt provides pH normalization and help to repair damaged skin. The salt itself acts like a sponge to assist in ridding your body of toxins, allowing the skin to start regenerating.
Halotherapy is good for overall wellness.
- Energy Boost
- Mental Alertness
- Better Sleep
- Snoring Reduction
- Strengthened Immune System
Halotherapy is good for seasonal allergies.
- Rhinitis/ Hay Fever
- Ear Infection
- Sinus Infections
The salt itself acts like a sponge to assist in ridding your body of toxins allowing the skin and lungs to start regenerating.
When to Avoid
There are medical situations that should avoid salt therapy. They include:
- Cardiac insufficiency
- High blood pressure diseases/ hypertension in IIB stage
- Diagnosed Lung diseases and respiratory diseases
- Bleeding or spitting of blood
- Tuberculosis or history of it
- Infections accompanied by fever