What is Halotherapy?
Salt Therapy, also called Halotherapy, is a therapeutic and 100% natural, drug-free, non-invasive treatment. Salt therapy is a method of inhaling pure, dry, micronized salt air particles. These particles reach the deepest area of the lungs absorbing bacteria and pollutants and providing an anti-inflammatory and cleansing effect. This process supports and strengthens the body’s immune system by eliminating toxins and allergens that are trapped within the mucus lining of the respiratory system.
How does Salt Therapy Work?
Dry pharmaceutical grade salt is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny microparticles in a machine called a halogenerator. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the S.A.L.T. Chamber during a typical session. As the person relaxes in the S.A.L.T. Chamber, the microparticles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. Bacteria and pollutants are dissolved as salt enters the lungs and respiratory system by eliminating mucous and opening constricted airways.
How Safe is Salt Therapy?
Salt Therapy is completely safe. It is a 100% drug-free, non-invasive, comfortable treatment with no side effects or potential health hazards. The only people who should avoid being in a salt chamber are those with severe chronic respiratory issues and those with open wounds and sores. It is advisable that people going into a salt chamber remove all personal jewelry, glasses and other belongings since salt can be corrosive to exposed metal.
Is Salt Therapy Safe for Children?
Salt therapy is not only safe for children; it is a highly recommended natural treatment. There are no potentially harmful side effects. The treatment is suitable for children of any age (as young as 1-month-old). Interestingly, children respond to the therapy more quickly than do adults.
When Should Salt Therapy be Avoided?
Halotherapy is recognized as a safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure! Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders, and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care.
What about Concerns that Salt is Bad for You?
Some people are concerned about the intake of salt because of issues relating to diet, high blood pressure, and hypertension. This type of salt intake is connected to the digestive tract. Dry salt therapy is different since it associated with the respiratory system. When inhaled, the amount of micro salt particles entering the respiratory system is extremely low, so it doesn’t present any risk to your health. It actually kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and expands airways.
Are there any Side Effects?
Infrequently. Some people might experience a mild tickle in the throat or an increase in coughing due to an excess mucus buildup. This is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.
Benefits of Salt Therapy
Salt therapy has provided benefits for those with the following conditions:
• Allergies • Cold/Flu
• Emphysema • Sinusitis
• Asthma • Cystic Fibrosis
• Psoriasis • Smoker’s Cough
• Bronchitis • Dermatitis
• Pneumonia • Snoring
• Bronchial Infections • Ear Infections
• Rhinitis • Stress and Fatigue
• Chronic ENT illnesses • Eczema
• Sinus Infections • Wheezing
While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on Dry Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated these statements. Dry Salt Therapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.