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There has been lots of science about hypertonic saline solutions in terms of nebulizer treatments, wet salt therapy solutions and saline, so utilizing salt and saline in medical environments is not something that is foreign. This is a dry salt application designed through a delivery mechanism of inhalation, and due to the particle size, it’s able to penetrate the epidermis at the surface level.
Dry salt acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. The dry salt can be imagined behaving like a toothbrush that cleans the respiratory system removing the build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions. Dry salt aerosol is also very hygroscopic. As quickly as it can, it attracts as much moisture as possible. When salt particles are inhaled and deposited on the mucus on the bronchial tree, the mucus is liquefied, which facilitates its easy expectoration. Sputum is loosened and can then be removed by coughing. The obvious advantage of this is that any blocking of the airways caused by the mucus is removed.
Dry salt aerosol also works as a mucokinetic agent and can increase the effectiveness of a cough, either by increasing expiratory cough airflow or by unsticking highly adhesive secretions from the airway walls. Salt stimulates the bronchial self-cleaning mechanism and can, therefore, act as an expectorant. This slight stimulation removes the mucus faster.
Inhaled dry salt particles may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. Clinical studies have found that the inhalation of dry salt aerosol results in decreased colonization of pathogenic bacteria flora. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy, and an improved immune system.
The dry salt particles act as an anti-bacterial agent, dissolving bacteria and pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract. These are then either coughed up or naturally expelled by the body.
The micro-particles of salt also have a beneficial influence to the integument system(skin protective layer) and hairs providing healing and cosmetic effects. This increases activity of skin cell ion channels and activates electrophysiological activity that determines the skin’s protective properties. The dry salt impacts the skin microcirculation and assists cellular membrane activity used in dermatology and cosmetology and enhances their effectiveness.
Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy is a holistic approach that mimics the micro-climate of a salt cave. Dry salt air is dispersed into an enclosed room through a unique process generated by a halo generator. This type of treatment is an effective way of using salt’s natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties to provide relief for respiratory and skin conditions. Salt also reduces any inflammation and opens airway passages making easier to breathe.
Taking wellness to another level, halotherapy—a.k.a. salt therapy— (Halo is Greek for salt.)
Halotherapy benefits adults and children alike, as well as athletes and animals. It is natural and safe and there are no known side effects. Many people who undergo halotherapy as a complementary treatment on a regular basis may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as:
Dry salt therapy is also extremely beneficial to your skin for:
In addition, dry salt therapy has been shown to reduce:
The best thing about dry salt therapy, however, is that despite the fact that it can be used to help treat the respiratory issues and skin conditions listed above, it can be used by anyone to enhance their overall respiratory hygiene and combat the poor quality of today's indoor and outdoor air.
How many sessions/times a week is necessary?
Halotherapy offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are cumulative where consistency and frequency is the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly if visiting salt rooms at least 3-4 times a week. Those who are looking to incorporate Salt Therapy into their regular wellness routine would benefit from a weekly session. Halotherapy is safe to use on a daily basis if desired.
There are a number of contraindications associated with Halotherapy. The following is a list of the most common we come across, but if you have something you are concerned about we definitely recommend you double check with your doctor before scheduling.
Individuals with serious health conditions and pregnant women should seek medical advice from their physician.
There have been a number of clinical studies and research on halotherapy, and, to date, there are no known contraindications otherwise than what has been recommended based on the properties of sodium chloride, as well as in health code situations in public environments, people with any type of:
If you have something you are concerned about we definitely recommend you double check with your physician. And individuals with serious health conditions and pregnant women should seek medical advice from their physician.
Salt Type and Quality
Halotherapy requires the highest-quality salt available, which means that the cleanest salt available should be used. All the clinical studies and research for halotherapy involve only using 99.99% pure grade sodium chloride. This salt comes from the earth and seas but goes through a process eliminating and removing all debris and contaminants. It is not processed with any additives or caking agents such as table salts.
Based on an individual's condition and symptoms, this can vary, since like many wellness and health regimens, individuals respond differently. Many individuals will notice a positive effect in just in one session, however, a series of sessions is recommended for optimal results.Some people go two to three times a week for a three to four-week ritual during allergy and cold seasons, some people go twice a week for six to eight weeks for more chronic conditions. Those who go for general wellness, stress relief, and relaxation simply go as often as they like. For best results, a series of treatments is recommended.
How long is a salt cave session?
Each session starts promptly on the hour and lasts for 45 minutes. Visitors should come 10 - 15 minutes early to check in and register.
Sit back and relax in our zero-gravity chairs and enjoy listening to our pre-recorded relaxing music under our twinkling stars.
There is no admittance to the salt cave once a session has started.