What is Halotherapy?
Halotherapy, also known as dry salt therapy, is a natural and drug-free alternative treatment that offers potential improvements for respiratory issues and skin conditions.
The primary process involves using a halo generator, which crushes and grinds 99.99% pure-grade sodium chloride (salt) into extremely small microparticles. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the salt therapy room, salt cave, halotherapy sauna, or SALT Booth® during a typical session.
During a salt therapy session, individuals breathe in these microparticles, which deeply penetrate the respiratory system, including the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli, addressing various respiratory concerns.
Simultaneously, the body absorbs the non-inhaled salt particles to combat skin conditions. This combination of respiratory and cutaneous benefits makes salt therapy beneficial for both lung function and skin health. Moreover, the serene and tranquil environment of salt room therapy can aid in reducing stress levels.
While many people are familiar with “wet” salt therapy, such as using salt in baths, saline solution treatments, nasal irrigation with a Nettie pot, or gargling with salt water, dry salt room therapy offers distinct advantages. The drier the salt, the more effective it becomes.
To optimize the benefits of dry salt therapy, SALT Chamber’s protocols involve heating the salt before introducing it into the salt chamber. This heating process ensures complete evaporation of any moisture. Consequently, when the salt is crushed, ground into microparticles, and inhaled, the particles can perform their best and provide the desired therapeutic effects.
How Does Halotherapy Work?
To create dry pharmaceutical-grade salt for halotherapy, the salt undergoes a process of heating, grinding, and crushing. This transforms it into minuscule microparticles using a halo generator called a halotherapy generator. Subsequently, these dry aerosol microparticles of salt are dispersed into the salt room during a typical session.
During the salt therapy session, individuals can relax in the salt room and inhale the microparticles. These particles have the ability to deeply penetrate the respiratory system, reaching the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. Furthermore, the non-inhaled salt particles settle on the skin while in the salt room, providing additional benefits.
The Benefits of Salt Room Therapy
Halotherapy benefits individuals of all ages, including adults, children, athletes, and even animals. It is a natural and safe treatment with no known side effects.
Regular visits to salt rooms can provide relief for various respiratory conditions, including but not limited to the following:
- Common cold
- Cystic fibrosis
In addition, dry salt therapy is particularly beneficial for individuals with skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis. It can also aid in the recovery process after cosmetic surgery.
However, even individuals without specific conditions can benefit from dry salt therapy. Halotherapy promotes overall general wellness by eliminating toxins from the respiratory system. Our daily lives expose us to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens, and other harmful factors. Halotherapy is a cleansing and detoxifying method for the lungs, invigorating the entire body by enhancing lung capacity and oxygen intake.
If you want to incorporate salt therapy into your respiratory hygiene routine, visiting a local salt therapy facility once or twice a week can improve lung capacity, boost the immune system, reduce stress, and promote better sleep.
More frequent and consistent sessions may be necessary for chronic and acute respiratory conditions to experience the maximum benefits. We encourage you to make salt therapy a regular part of your health and wellness routine to reap its advantages.
Halotherapy is widely recognized as a safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative healthcare. However, it is important to note that halotherapy is not a medical treatment and does not provide a cure for any specific condition. There are certain circumstances in which halotherapy may not be suitable. It is not recommended for individuals with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, certain types of lung cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders, and active tuberculosis. It is always advised for individuals to consult with their local physician to determine if salt therapy is a suitable treatment option for their specific condition. Pregnant women should also consult with their doctor before undergoing halotherapy. Individuals with serious health concerns should seek proper medical advice and care before starting any new potential treatment. While numerous clinical studies, research, and customer testimonials demonstrate salt therapy’s health benefits and efficacy, it is important to approach any wellness practice with caution and personalized medical guidance.