Halotherapy, or salt therapy, involves breathing air with tiny salt particles to improve lung function. Halotherapy is considered a method to assist recovery and function in people with lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough. This therapy can also help you relax and may help with skin conditions and allergies.
In the 12th century, the practice of visiting salt caves for therapeutic reasons, or speleotherapy, was common in Eastern Europe. In the 1800s, salt miners in Poland found a more modern version of what’s now termed halotherapy. Despite working in mines all day, the Polish miners didn’t have any respiratory conditions and were unusually healthy. They weren’t as likely to get the colds or coughs that were most common among other people. They theorized that the salt in the caves assisted in lung and immune function, so modern day halotherapy was born.
Benefits of Halotherapy
How Does Halotherapy Therapy Work?
While relaxing in halotherapy room, customers inhale the dry, salt-enriched air deep down into the lungs, where the healing benefits do their greatest healing. The salt loosens the mucus, which begins to clear quickly, and inflammation is reduced, which makes more room in the airways for you to breathe. Salt particles also penetrate deeply into the epidermal layers of the skin and absorbs excess oils, which allows accelerated cellular growth of skin cells and improves skin rigidity.
Research has found that because of these properties, Halotherapy can be used as part of the treatment of:
Lung infection, Throat infection or pharyngitis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Smoking-related breathing problems
Respiratory allergies, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cold or cough, Pneumonia, Sinusitis, Rhinitis, Tonsillitis, Cystic fibrosis
*Results may vary, this is not intended to diagnose or treat any conditions or promise specific results or cures.
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