Halotherapy is a dry salt therapy. It is the use of salt vapor to treat respiratory ailments, skin irritations and combat mental lethargy. It is a natural alternative therapy that involves breathing in salty air. The treatment is intended to recreate the atmosphere of salt caves with dry, cool conditions and a high concentration of micronized salt in the air.
Halotherapy or Dry Salt Therapy was discovered in Eastern Europe in the 1800's when doctors realized that salt miners rarely suffered from the typical respiratory and skin conditions of the general public.
Halotherapy requires the breathing of micro-particles of dry pharmaceutical grade salt created by a Halogenerator so the salt can penetrate deeply into the system and unleash the natural anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of salt. It is not simply sitting in a room full of salt! Halotherapy is not breathing in Himalayan salt as this gets its color from the impurities that it has absorbed like iron that you don't want to breathe.
Pharmaceutical grade salt is ground into microscopic particles by a state of the art halogenerator and then dispersed into the air. The salt is then inhaled to reduce inflammation, widen the airways, accelerate mucus transport, soak up and eliminate toxins and allergens and strengthen the immune system. Dry salt cleanses and purifies, thereby increasing the overall oxygen exchange in the body. It removes the buildup of foreign elements from the respiratory tract that lead to various respiratory conditions. The non-inhaled particles landing on the skin help to balance the pH and induce the reparative and regenerative processes in the derma, increasing rigidity and stimulating cell growth and micro circulation.
Salt is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and can help with excessive mucus, pathogen agents, digestive issues, depression, skin conditions, and immune system oversensitivity. Microsalt is especially effective when used for respiratory and skin conditions.
In the respiratory system, the salt helps stimulate the body's process of cleansing the system to eliminate foreign particles such as pollutants and allergens to restore proper respiratory functions.
For the skin, salt therapy helps regulate pH levels and enhances the reparative and regenerative properties. It can also boost the production of collagen fibers for rejuvenation and lymph cells for an immune system boost. It kills bacteria on our skin.
Halotherapy also helps improve mental health and boosts moods. Salt contains negatively charged ions that leave you feeling invigorated, positive, and stress free. Negative ions are also known to reduce serotonin levels. Serotonin levels are typically associated with happiness and calmness, but excess of serotonin in the system can cause agitation and insomnia. Salt therapy can help normalize serotonin levels, thereby leveling out mood and improving sleep.
Everyone who breathes!
But seriously, if you suffer from any of the following, you need to try halotherapy!