How does COVID-19 spread?

The following information is from the CDC website.

 

Since this virus has been discovered, there has been a lot of speculation on how it is spread. According to the CDC, the primary way is from person to person through close contact and respiratory droplets. Coronavirus can also be spread from individuals who do not know they have it or people who are asymptomatic. 

Another thing to note is that it is possible to get COVID-19 from a surface with the virus on it. It is important to regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items. It is also necessary to wash your hands throughout the day. When you are not able to do so, use hand sanitizer. 

 

Wearing a Mask: Today’s New Normal

The following information can be found on the CDC’s website.

 

In the midst of COVID-19, wearing a mask is becoming part of our new normal. According to the CDC, wearing a mask can help to slow the spread of the virus. It is important to remember that the virus is spread from person to person. Wearing a mask AND social distancing can help to keep you and others safe.

 

Cloth masks and face coverings are great if you are unable to find traditional masks. The purpose of the mask is to prevent the spread of respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes. The CDC recommends using a mask when maintaining social distancing is difficult. For example, masks should be worn in grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies and wherever else it is requested.

 

Masks should only be worn by children and adults that are over the age of 2 and do not have trouble breathing or they are physically incapable of removing the mask. You do not need to wear a mask in your personal vehicle unless you are a rideshare driver. 

 

Cloth masks and face coverings can be made from materials that you have at home. There are many tutorials on the web giving you step by step instructions on how to make them. You can use t-shirts, bandanas, and even old pillow cases. There are many styles and cuts so you can personalize your mask to your liking and fit.

 

 

Make sure your hands are clean before putting on your mask. Place the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin. It is important to have it fit snugly to the sides of your face and to be sure that your breathing is not restricted. 

 

Wearing a mask is an important and easy way to keep yourself and your community safe.

 

Stay Healthy,

-Brie

 

The Salt Nest Reopens!!!

It’s time to celebrate! The Salt Nest is reopening!! Our first day back will be Monday, May 18th, 2020. Listed below will be all of the changes and safety measures that we are taking to give you an enjoyable Halotherapy experience.

 

Sessions will run Monday-Saturday from 10 am-5 pm and Sunday from 11 am-4 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call to book your appointment. We DO NOT accept walk-ins.

 

  • Masks or face coverings will only be required for individuals without diagnosed respiratory conditions during check-in, check out, and when using lockers and other common areas. NOT in the salt rooms during sessions.
  • Socks are required
  • ONLY 3 people will be allowed in the Community Room(each person will be 6 feet apart)
  • Please call when you have arrived, we will let you in
  • We will check your temperature and sanitize your hands before entering the lobby.
  • No blankets. Please dress accordingly. The room temperature is always 70°F.
  • New clients will be provided with disposable headphones. ALL clients can bring their own headphones.

 

For information on pricing, memberships, and packages, please call us.

 

Salt Therapy and Skin Care

The following information is from the Salt Therapy Association.

Dry salt therapy is not just for the respiratory system. It is also amazing for the skin. The skin is an important and complex organ. It protects the body from bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. It gets rid of waste, regulates temperature, and prevents dehydration by controlling sweat levels.

According to the Salt Therapy Association, the micro-particles of salt have a beneficial effect on the integument system (skin protective layer) and hairs. This increases the activity of skin cell ion channels and activates electrophysiological activity that determines the skin’s protective properties. The salt provides pH normalization and induces reparative and regenerative processes in the dermis, increases skin rigidity, stimulates growth, and improves hair health. The dry salt impacts the skin microcirculation and assists cellular membrane activity used in dermatology and cosmetology and enhances their effectiveness.

The Salt Nest has a variety of skincare products from Mindful Minerals that can also help reduce inflammation and discomfort from various skin conditions.

The Rescue Me Balm is great for treating dry skin associated with eczema and psoriasis.

The Get Dirty Mud Mask helps to reduce redness from acne flare-ups.

We also carry Get Carded, which is a peptide serum that helps to reduce the signs of aging in the skin.

Regular and consistent dry salt therapy may help people with the following various skin conditions:

Psoriasis
Itching
Eczema
Swelling & Inflammation
Dermatitis
Dry & Flaky Skin
Acne
Rashes
Rosacea
Skin Aging

For skin conditions, high concentration and aggressive administration of dry salt and consistency of the sessions are the key elements for successful results.

Book your appointment today to start your Halotherapy treatments to discover your best skin!

Stay Healthy,
-Brie

Top 3 Vitamins for Immune Health

Keeping a healthy immune system is a key factor in longevity. According to the Clevland Clinic, here are the top 3 vitamins that help boost your immune system.

Vitamin C is one of the biggest immune system boosters of all. In fact, a lack of vitamin C can even make you more prone to getting sick. Foods rich in vitamin C include oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, strawberries, bell peppers, spinach, kale, and broccoli. Daily intake of vitamin C is essential for good health because your body doesn’t produce or store it.

Vitamin B6 is vital to supporting biochemical reactions in the immune system. Vitamin B6-rich foods include chicken and cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna. Vitamin B6 also is found in green vegetables and in chickpeas, which is the main ingredient in hummus.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight off infection. Foods rich in vitamin E include nuts, seeds, and spinach.

Remember that having a balanced diet can be more effective than taking supplements. Some supplements may have additives and chemicals that can interact badly with medication and other normal bodily functions.

Stay Healthy,
Brie

Coronavirus and Halotherapy

The following information was provided by the Salt Therapy Association. For more information, visit their website.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) affects the respiratory system. Halotherapy helps to relieve the symptoms and discomfort from a multitude of respiratory conditions. Halotherapy is antimicrobial, which means that it kills some microorganisms or stops their growth.

Halotherapy is done in an environment where 99.99% pure pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride is ground by a device called a halogenerator. These micron-sized particles are then distributed throughout the room as a dry aerosol. The salt helps to breakdown mucus and reduce inflammation in the body.

In between sessions, The Salt Nest cleans the rooms and the HVAC system purges the air so that each session has fresh new air.

Due to the newness of COVID-19, there are no current studies that show that Halotherapy will cure or prevent the virus. However, Halotherapy is a safe therapeutic treatment for some respiratory symptoms and conditions.

Upon our reopening, The Salt Nest will continue to provide a safe and clean environment to enjoy dry salt therapy.

Stay Healthy,
-Brie

COPD & Dry Salt Therapy

What is COPD?

According to Mayo Clinic, COPD is defined as a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms can include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production, and wheezing. It is typically caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke.

Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. These two conditions usually occur together and can vary in severity among individuals with COPD. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. It is characterized by daily cough and mucus (sputum) production. In comparison, Emphysema is a condition in which the alveoli at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) of the lungs are destroyed as a result of damaging exposure to cigarette smoke and other irritating gases and particulate matter.

Although COPD is a progressive disease that gets worse over time, COPD is treatable. With proper management, most people with COPD can achieve good symptom control and quality of life, as well as reduced risk of other associated conditions.

How can Dry Salt Therapy help?

 

Salt naturally thins out mucus making it easier for the body to get rid of it. This also reduces the frequency of coughs. Furthermore, salt also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, along with the ability to remove pathogens and reduce immune system oversensitivity. If you do suffer from COPD, talk to your doctor about the benefits of starting Dry Salt Therapy and visit us at The Salt Nest to start your sessions. Having as little as one session per week may start to show improvements in your breathing.

 

 

Stay Healthy,

-Brie