Salt has been used for years to enhance the taste of different foods, rinse the mouth area, preserve different meats, and to melt ice. Did you know it also offers respiratory and skin health benefits when the particles are inhaled?
Halotherapy (salt therapy), has been around since the eleventh century. People would travel from all over to take time and sit in the salt caves of Eastern Europe. Some would even stay overnight to breathe in earth’s natural remedy.
Today, it is a bit easier for those that want to take part in salt therapy to engage in it. Man-made salt beds and rooms are available in different spas (and sometimes even in homes) to help people lead happier, healthier lives. Nature and technology mesh together to help achieve the best results possible. In the medical industry, salt therapy isn’t universally accepted yet. But, in the holistic and alternative medical industries, it is a common treatment. If you have asthma, bronchitis, allergies, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, or skin conditions, this type of therapy could improve your health drastically. Better health and relaxation make for a more stress-free lifestyle in a busy world.
In its purest form, salt releases negative ions. When injured cells come in contact with the negative ions, they naturally absorb the mineral. This helps to release toxins from the body and increases the health of the cells within the body. Inhaling the pure salt provides antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial benefits. The body begins to get rid of the allergens and mucus naturally and respiratory passages clear.
Salt rooms and salt beds allow clients to become close to nature in a healing environment that is similar to a natural salt cave. There is little to no humidity in the rooms and beds, allowing for the dry salts to reach their full healing potential. Natural or LED lighting is used, and the walls and floors are covered with salt. The experience of using the rooms or beds is relaxing and beneficial to the body.
Salt therapy is a fantastic addition for spa owners looking to expand their businesses and expand their market. Adding salt beds or a man-made salt room will allow the business to reach a new level of customers, who will become repeat customers. Visit the Salt Chamber to learn more about how to set up one of these options in your facility and see your business grow!