What is Salt Therapy/Halotherpy?
“Halos” literally means “salt” in Greek. Halotherapy, better known as salt therapy, is the therapeutic use of natural salt in a simulated microclimate, like a salt room or halochamber, which simulates the effects of actual salt mines. Developed as a drug-free and natural therapy by scientists and researchers, salt therapy brings a once inaccessible, natural, healing element from the earth to the doorsteps of our community. Salt therapy is specifically used to help relive and support clients with respiratory and skin ailments but, provides so much more.
How Salt Therapy Works?
Our salt room utilizes state of the art technology to reproduce the atmosphere of a salt cave with a monitored microclimate. During a salt session, dry salt aerosol micro-participles are dispersed into the salt room by our Halogenerator. The salt aerosol is then inhaled and penetrates deep into the lungs, nasal cavities, sinuses and bronchial tubes with normal breathing. Salt is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and mucolytic by nature. It reacts with the mucous present in the respiratory system and helps to loosen and move out. This environment is also very beneficial to exposed skin. The non-inhaled salt particles fall onto the skin and with its anti-inflammatory proprieties it can help improve circulation to the skins surface.
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History & Background
Modern dry salt therapy has its origins from the salt mines and caves in Europe and Russia. As the workers were mining the salt (through chiseling, grinding and hammering at the salt), micro-sized salt particles were being disbursed into the air.