In respect and recognition of the contributions our veterans have made to the United States of America, and in honor of all who have served, SALT Chamber would like to say “Thank You” to all veterans on this Friday, November 11, 2022 – Veteran’s Day.
We are honored to have two members of the Marine Reserves on our technical and sales staff, respectively.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “veterans may suffer from PTSD, as well as respiratory problems due to exposure to respiratory hazards such as infectious agents and other environmental exposures.”
Recent information suggests that US military personnel that have been deployed around the world are at a greater risk for developing disabling chronic lung diseases including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchiectasis, and constrictive bronchiolitis.
Factors that have contributed to lung problems and respiratory disease include:
- Desert dust
- Chemicals from paint fumes
- Diesel exhaust
- Other airborne exposures
Frequent and prolonged exposure to harmful air pollution and smoke from open-air burn pits that are used to destroy chemicals, metals, and combustion products can lead to:
- Airway irritation
- Lung damage
- Respiratory tract infections
SALT Chamber is proud to have introduced salt therapy to a number of veterans and military families, as well as Brothers in Arms Worldwide, who use our Original SALT Booth®, which is Made in the USA, to provide a complementary therapy for those suffering from PTSD.
Salt therapy (halotherapy) is a natural, holistic, drug-free, and touchless modality that can aid in:
- Cleansing the respiratory system
- Improving lung function
- Boosting the immune system
- Enhancing mental wellness and reducing stress
Salt Therapy for Veterans Respiratory Health and Wellness
Evidence and research about halotherapy and the impact it has on people with certain respiratory conditions, has found that inhaled dry salt particles have bactericide, mucokinetic, hydrophilic, and anti-inflammatory properties, which may benefit in reducing inflammation of the entire respiratory tract and widening the airway passages.
Dry salt particles are also known to accelerate the transportation of mucus, and the elimination of residual tar and foreign allergens. A clean respiratory system may result in higher oxygen intake, increased energy, and an improved immune system.
Halotherapy is a method to help cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the entire body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake. Healthy lungs and a clean respiratory system are essential for a veteran’s vitality, energy, and longevity.
For general respiratory hygiene, a veteran who undergoes regular salt therapy sessions may experience enhanced lung capacity and a boosted immune system.
Salt Therapy for Veteran’s Mental Health and Wellness
One of the reasons there is a veteran mental health crisis is that veterans are overwhelmingly diagnosed with mood and anxiety disorders due to trauma.
If a veteran could take a break, even a 10-minute break, to unplug and be fully present and engaged in the moment, aware of their thoughts and feelings without distraction or judgment, that may enhance their mental well-being. Paying attention and being intentional with how one breathes is also essential to maintaining and improving one’s mood while reducing stress and anxiety.
Experiencing salt therapy in a salt room or SALT Booth® is a great way to take a break and unplug in a relaxing and safe environment. The additional benefits of breathing in the micronized dry salt particles, which are anti-inflammatory, enhance the respiratory system by opening the airway passages to allow more oxygen intake. Research shows that oxygen intake helps one relax and boosts energy levels.
We encourage all veterans to “get salted” at a local facility or bring salt therapy home with our SALT FX® home halogenerator, which is the most convenient and affordable way to breathe easier. We even offer a $250 military discount with your GovX ID. Click here to learn more.
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