Halotherapy, or salt therapy, is truly taking wellness to the next level. It is a very popular spa option, and is similar to spending time at the beach and inhaling the salty air, including the feeling of relaxation.
In history, ancient healers considered the inhalation of salt to heal the respiratory system, and take care of other health issues. There are thousands of salt rooms all over the world that offer these great benefits.
The benefits themselves range greatly and depend on the person and the severity of the condition. Varying salt levels affect energy, cell activity, and blood sugar levels. Salt is also naturally a disinfectant, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. Salt comes in different forms- from empty processed salts to pure sea salt, which is the healthier choice. Himalayan sea salts contain eighty four different elements that are normally found in the body. Dry salt is much more potent than moistened air.
Negative ions found in salt improve our mood while enhancing our health. Inflammation is reduced, which improves asthma, bronchitis, allergies, and sinus congestion among others. After Halotherapy, patients are able to breathe easier. Detoxifying and calming effects of this therapy help to support the immune and nervous system while reducing headaches and increasing energy. The salt purifies the air and helps to increase lung capacity. These treatments are ideal during cold and flu season.
Another great benefit of salt therapy is improved skin conditions. Psoriasis, eczema, acne, and rashes are all helped with the assistance of salt therapy. Pure salts have moisturizing properties and they help to enhance the water balance and barrier function of the skin. Mineral salts rejuvenate and heal.
Salt therapy is very similar to meditation. You lay back and breathe deeply while listening to calming music. The cave itself is beautiful and relaxing, and the ambiance helps to promote a sense of a stress-free environment. The salt concentration used in salt therapy is about 10-15 times the concentration you would find at the beach. One 45 minute session in a salt cave is equivalent to three days at the beach.
There are over 200 salt rooms in the United States, but salt beds are also available for home use. If you are interested in adding a salt bed or cocoon to your home, contact the professionals at Saltbeds.com to assist you with your custom design! Going to the spa can get pricey, and enjoying time in your own home is just as beneficial.
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