Health professionals warn us that too much salt can be bad for the health, but those who had researched the benefits of salt therapy are encouraging people to surround themselves with it- by engaging in natural salt therapy sessions.
Salt therapy, or Halotherapy, uses salt vapors to treat respiratory conditions, skin ailments, and stress levels. The therapy is given in a controlled environment, such as a salt booth or a salt room. In both forms of therapy, Himalayan salts are ground up with a halogenerator, and then dispersed into the air. This creates an environment that is similar to the natural salt European salt caves that have been used to treat various conditions for hundreds of years.
The treatment does have a lot of health benefits. It helps to clear mucus from the lungs and helps to treat the symptoms of colds and asthma, among others. Skin conditions are also treated, as the pure salts help to moisturize and detoxify the skin.
In a typical salt room session, the client sits in a room filled with over 15,000 pounds of salt. The salt lines the floors, walls, and ceilings. Normally, there is ambient lighting flowing throughout, which makes the room aesthetically pleasing and relaxing. The lighting is dim, and faint music can be heard in the background. Salt rock and salt tiles are also utilized for decorative and healing purposes. The halogenerator crushes down the salt crystals, and they are then inhaled into the deepest part of the lungs, allowing for the best treatment available. Sessions usually last for about 45 minutes and cost $30-$50 per visit, depending on location.
As with any form of therapy, you will achieve better results if you take part in multiple sessions. There isn’t one amount of sessions that will work for everyone, as everyone’s condition is unique. For respiratory conditions, the average is between 12-15 sessions within a months’ time for desired results. For skin conditions, 15-20 sessions within 30 days are the norm. This won’t be the same for every client, and it is best that you try it out and do what works best for you. There is no right or wrong way to engage in salt therapy, and there are no known negative effects from the salt therapy treatment.
Incorporating salt therapy into your monthly routine, or incorporating salt therapy into your wellness center, will be beneficial for years to come!