In today’s world, many of us could benefit from salt rooms. Although research into the health benefits of salt therapy is relatively new, this alternative treatment dates back to the medieval era. It has been gaining in popularity throughout the USA and around the world in recent years.
So, what exactly is it?
What Is Salt Therapy?
Halotherapy (aka salt therapy) is an alternative holistic treatment that involves breathing salty air in order to improve our health as well as our mood.
Salt therapy mimics the atmospheric conditions of authentic European salt mines and helps relieve many symptoms of skin, respiratory, and lifestyle conditions.
What Is A Salt Room?
Also known as a salt cave when certain types of Himalayan salt decor are used, a salt room is where you relax and breathe air that has been filled with micron-sized salt particles. Treatment can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the room and your specific ailments.
What Are the Different Types of Salt Rooms?
Salt rooms are either active or passive.
- Active Salt Rooms use a device called a halogenerator, to which pure grade sodium chloride (salt) is added. The equipment breaks down the added salt into micron-sized particles, which then circulates throughout the room.
- Passive Salt Rooms more closely resemble salt caves since they do not have a machine that breaks salt down. Instead, these temperature and humidity-controlled rooms are filled with different types of salts, such as Himalayan salt, which are for decor purposes only.
Passive salt rooms typically have a lower salt concentration and are therefore used more for relaxation and meditation than for halotherapy.
Without a halogenerator, there is no halotherapy. A passive salt room can provide a great space for relaxation, meditation, and an increase in psycho-emotional well-being, but it will not help with respiratory or skin conditions.
When Do You Need A Salt Room?
Salt therapy offers many wellness benefits. A quick online search will reveal the variety of health benefits both men and women have experienced after treatment.
Even if you already know what can be gained from salt therapy, you may still be wondering – how do I know if I need a salt room?
The short answer is, you probably do.
If you suffer from any of the following ailments, it might be time to try salt therapy.
#1 If You Have A Skin Condition
Halotherapy has already been shown to reduce the symptoms of the following skin conditions:
If you feel like you’ve tried every product and treatment out there to treat your skin conditions, salt therapy may be able to help finally clear up your skin.
#2 If You Have A Respiratory Condition
Every day, you inhale particles you can’t see. Sometimes the air is clean, other times you’re breathing in pollen, toxins, pollution, or airborne diseases.
People suffering from any of these respiratory conditions can find relief in a salt room:
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Hay Fever
Salt therapy has also been shown on a smaller scale to reduce smoking-related symptoms, such as mucus production and coughing.
#3 If You Just Need A Relaxing Break
If your life moves at top speed on a daily basis, chances are you’ve experienced fatigue, stress or anxiety, or difficulty sleeping.
Even if your life isn’t hectic, salt rooms can help improve your life by:
- Reducing stress, anxiety, and fatigue
- Improving sleep cycles
- Helping fight a cold or flu
- Improving athletic performance
Whether you’re looking to relieve your respiratory or skin conditions, or you’re just looking for an hour or so to work on your mental health, a salt room may be just what you’re looking for.
Think you might need a salt room in your life?
We have salt treatments options available in nearly every budget.
You can add salt therapy to your home for personal use, start a salt therapy business, or add salt therapy to your existing business.
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