Inhaling the dry salt will line the walls of your airways and help draw out inflammation and congestion. Some people may experience some coughing as lungs are clearing during the session. The anti-inflammatory effect can open up the airways and increase oxygen intake as well as cleanse the airways of dust, pollutants, smoke and other allergens. Respiratory conditions that can benefit include… Asthma, Breathlessness, Bronchitis, C.O.P.D, *Cystic Fibrosis, Cold and Flu (during non-contagious phase), Rhinitis,Sinus, Smokers cough. This natural treatment is also effective in relieving headaches, sore throat & ear infections.
*Although rigorous studies are lacking on salt rooms for Cystic Fibrosis, doctors from around the world have reported less shortness of breath, less coughing and decreased sinus pressure in cystic fibrosis patients who undergo halotherapy.
Exposing the skin to the dry salt particles can improve the general health and appearance of the skin as well as relieving a number of skin conditions. This includes Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Dry, red, itchy skin & Acne. It is important to expose the affected area of the skin to the salt air, so while our rooms are kept at a comfortable temperature to enable skin condition treatments, we also offer private room sessions for extended privacy.
Salt therapy is a medically proven and drug-free way to aid sports recovery and recovery after a heavy workout session. Cleansing the respiratory system maximizes oxygen intake which fights exercise-induced free radicals damage (link here) and promotes muscle recovery. Most importantly the improved function of the lungs increases oxygen intake and can improve lung capacity which also increases aerobic capacity. The antiviral and anti-bacterial properties of salt therapy also protect and strengthen the immune systems and the negative ion environment has a relaxing effect on the nervous system which accelerates recovery and promotes a good night’s sleep.
Sleep & Stress
Salt is a negative ion mineral which calms the nervous system and has a powerful effect on promoting a positive mood. Users comment on feeling instantly relaxed and refreshed with anxiety and stress melting away. Increased oxygen intake combined with reducing inflammation results in increased energy levels and a feeling of being refreshed. In addition, the anti-inflammatory effect of the salt opens up airways which promotes a better night’s sleep as well as helping to prevent snoring.
Salt has natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antihistamine properties so it is effective in detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system and relieving the symptoms of a wide range of conditions. In addition to this the salt particles create a powerful negative ion environment which can lift mood, strengthen the immune system and encourage a state of recovery and general wellness which is beneficial for everyone. It is important to understand that salt therapy is not an alternative therapy but a complementary one. It is designed to promote general wellness for healthy people and to provide relief from symptoms of certain respiratory and skin conditions in conjunction with existing medications.