15 Things You Should Know About At-Home Salt Therapy

When was the last time you thought about your lung health? Considering the number of pollutants, allergens, and bacteria in the world, it’s imperative to take preventative steps to care for your respiratory health. At-home salt therapy is a natural, effective way to help you improve the health of your lungs, skin, and more.

Natural salt therapy dates back to medieval Europe when salt mines were found to provide multiple health benefits. In the last hundred years, salt rooms and salt caves have gained in popularity outside of Europe. In the US alone, the number of wellness businesses offering salt caves has grown from a few dozen to a few thousand since 2012.

What is Dry Salt Therapy?

Salt therapy is a touchless, drug-free, natural treatment that eases symptoms related to skin and respiratory conditions, among other health benefits. Also known as halotherapy, salt therapy works by replicating the conditions of natural salt caves. Remember, there is no halotherapy without a halogenerator. A halogenerator is needed to recreate the salt mine experience by crushing, grinding, and dispersing the pure grade sodium chloride (salt) that is inhaled into the respiratory system and absorbed by the skin.

So why is salt therapy being examined as a means of protecting and purifying the body? Take a look for yourself.

Benefits of Salt Therapy

#1 Relieves Symptoms of Respiratory Illnesses

Whether you constantly have to clear your throat due to excess mucus or you suffer from COPD, halotherapy may help. Studies have shown that individuals with chronic bronchial conditions can experience reduced inflammation after a few sessions in a salt cave.

#2 Improves Sleep Quality

Swollen airways and nasal passages can be difficult or painful to breathe through. There is much anecdotal evidence that consistent time spent in a salt therapy room or using a halogenerator for at-home salt therapy can help improve respiratory inflammation, making it easier to breathe freely, and by extension sleep.

#3 Heightens Focus

After just one session, users have reported a sharpness of focus and increased mental clarity lasting for a couple of days. If you find your mind drifting throughout the day, or have trouble concentrating on the task at hand, at-home salt therapy could help.

#4 Reduces Stress, Boosts Relaxation

There’s something about being in a warm, low-light room with soft music or the sounds of the ocean wafting in that eases even the most stressful among us. Take the time to unplug from technology, ease into relaxation, and let a salt room or SALT Booth® boost your serotonin levels for an uplifting effect.

#5 Strengthens Immunity

Salt therapy may give your body the boost it needs to maintain a healthy immune system. It helps to expel unwanted bacteria, as well as cleanse and detoxify your lungs. If you do get sick, halotherapy may minimize the duration of your illness and the severity of your symptoms.

#6 Improves Skin Conditions and Overall Complexion

Halotherapy may help balance the pH of the skin, helping to prevent the overgrowth of bacteria. If you have acne, psoriasis, or eczema, regular salt therapy treatments may help clean and hydrate your skin.

#7 Enhances Athletic Performance

Athletes experience a variety of respiratory conditions including airflow obstruction, exposure to airborne allergens, and other inhaled particles. Salt therapy may help relieve breathing difficulties by reducing airway inflammation and increasing lung capacity.

Halotherapy at Home

Spas, hotels, and resorts are beginning to see the value of salt therapy, and are increasingly adding this to their service offerings. But what if you want to experience halotherapy benefits at home? Here are a few reasons you may want to purchase a halogenerator for your home. 

#8 It’s Safe for Children

If you’re a parent of a child with a respiratory illness, you’ve no doubt looked for ways to alleviate your child’s suffering. Studies have shown that children with asthma saw a significant improvement in their bronchial spasms after a few salt therapy sessions.

#9 More Flexible than Spa Appointments

You may have a go-to spa for all your self-care needs that just started offering salt therapy treatments, which is great. Until you find that scheduling a session around your busy week is near impossible. Purchasing your own SALT FX® home halogenerator means you can use it at your convenience to experience the benefits of halotherapy at home.

#10 More Salt Therapy is Better

The best way to experience optimum results is to do salt therapy every day, or do several sessions a week. Even with discounts, the spa bill can get pretty high unless you have your own salt room or SALT FX® home halogenerator.

#11 It’s an Expense That’s Worth It in the Long Run

If you’re “time-poor,” being able to have salt therapy at home is probably a major selling point. While the initial cost can be a little high, users agree it really is a great value for the money. And over the long run, you’ll save a lot by not paying for recurring spa services.

#12 Experience Ultimate Privacy

If sitting in the privacy of your own home, sipping your favorite wine, and zoning out to your preferred music sounds like an ideal afternoon, having your own personal salt room or SALT FX® home halogenerator may be worth the investment. 

#13 Hydration and Salt Therapy Go Hand-in-Hand

If you were at a spa facility, they would encourage you to drink plenty of water prior to your session, as well as during and after. This is due to the dehydrating effects of salt. It’s important to remember this in your at-home salt therapy sessions and drink plenty of fluids during treatment.

#14 You Don’t Need to Worry About Germs

Salt is inherently antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial, which is good news for those of us who aren’t interested in the constant cleaning and upkeep required with other at-home spa services. Even if you were to lie down in the salt on the floor to detoxify during treatment, you don’t need to worry about germs or harmful bacteria.

#15 You Can’t Get Too Much Salt Therapy

There is no risk of “consuming” too much salt with halotherapy since the salt particles you inhale enter the respiratory system, not the digestive tract. Even extended amounts of time in an at-home salt therapy room or our SALT FX® home halogenerator, using pharmaceutical grade salt, will not have a detrimental effect on an otherwise healthy person.

It’s Time to Rethink How You Care for Your Lungs

Doing salt therapy in your home is a great way to consistently care for your lungs and overall health, without paying for individual sessions. The first step to experiencing the benefits of your own personal salt room is to buy a halotherapy machine (halogenerator). 

SALT Chamber is the industry leader in salt therapy products, equipment, and decor. If you’re interested in installing your own at-home salt therapy room, contact us today for a risk-free, custom quote.

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