Salt Therapy Overview
1) Improve and Respiratory and Skin issues.
Salt therapy, also called halotherapy or speleotherapy, has been popping up in more and more holistic wellness offerings.
Halotherapy first took hold in Medieval Europe when monasteries were in charge of hospitals and clinics, explains Rebecca Johnston,Colorado Springs, Colorado. “The monks would recommend salt caves for therapeutic reasons. Respiratory and skin issues were reportedly improved by that environment,” she says. Similarly, Polish salt cave miners in the 1800s didn’t appear to experience the lung problems that coal miners did; they even seemed resistant to respiratory illnesses, including the flu and tuberculosis, continues Johnston. “So doctors began using the salt caves as therapy for all sorts of ailments,” she says.
2) Anticeptic Quality reduces Allergies
In general, halotherapy refers to micron-sized particles of salt that are either inhaled or absorbed through the skin. “Salt has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, and it’s super absorbent,” says Steve Spiro, founder and CEO of Global Halotherapy adds that this can help detoxify the body and alleviate skin irritation, and that as awareness of these purported benefits increases, so too does the demand for salt therapy offerings.
3) Reduce Inflammation at Cellular level
Salt Therapy has been proven to help people with asthma or other respiratory illnesses, like allergies. The reason being is that you can help treat those conditions just by breathing in the aerated salt air of The Salt Suite treatment rooms. Most people who want to treat respiratory illnesses commit to a treatment schedule of a few times per week. You’ll notice a difference in your symptoms after just a few treatments, but it's important to be consistent in the scheduling of your sessions to get the most anti-inflammatory benefits out of halotherapy.