Benefits of Halotherapy
What Are The Benefits Of Halotherapy?
Many people already know the benefits of consuming pink Himalayan salt, but have you ever heard of the benefits of Halotherapy? There are many ways you can reap the benefits of halotherapy, in a spa-like setting. What exactly is salt therapy? Salt therapy can be practiced in many different forms, that can be basically sorted into two different categories: wet and dry therapy. For example, wet salt therapy includes practices such as a neti pot, gargling salt mixtures, different types of salt scrubs, soaking in a saltwater bath, and internal salt water flushes. Whereas dry salt therapy is a form of therapy that takes place in an environment that contains little to no moisture. These
man-made environments are commonly called “Salt Caves” or may be referred to as “Salt Therapy Rooms” in a spa setting.
Dry Salt Therapy
Dry salt therapy is commonly referred to as halotherapy. Halotherapy takes place in man-made salt caves, created by a halogenerator that dispenses aerosolized particles of salt into the cave’s atmosphere. In this man-made cave, the patient would sit and inhale the particles of salt and also absorb them into their skin. Patients who have participated in halotherapy sessions reported seeing results immediately.
Other forms of dry salt therapy include salt inhalers. But, the most commonly used form of at-home dry salt therapy is a salt lamp. A salt inhaler -also called a salt pipe- is a small pipe, usually made out of ceramic. You fill the small device with pink Himalayan salt crystals, put your mouth to the other end and slowly inhale a deep breath through your mouth. This is commonly used for a variety of respiratory issues. A salt lamp is simply a block of Himalayan salt hollowed out for a light bulb to be placed to give off light and heat. With salt being hygroscopic (attracts water) it attracts and traps all water molecules in the air, which can lead to the reduction of mold, bacteria, and other common allergens in the air you breathe.
Salt therapy has been proven to be very beneficial for your health, with no known side effects. For example, salt is an anti-inflammatory, which means it’s able to decrease inflammation in irritated airways, and clear up and blockage caused by mucus buildup due to illness or allergens. Salt therapy has been reported to help patients who suffer from diseases such as but not limited to asthma, allergies, cold symptoms, ear infections, and even helped
heavy smokers. Salt therapy has also been proven to help many different skin conditions such as acne, aging, psoriasis, and swollen/inflamed skin conditions. Skin conditions are alleviated by the salt particles being absorbed through the pores in the skin, opposed to being inhaled.
Both types of salt therapy have been thought to be very beneficial for a plethora of health issues. Salt therapy is considered to be safe for people of all ages, including children (as long as they’re over the age of 12 months.) Consult your doctor to see if any type of salt therapy would be a good addition to your health care regimen.