WHAT IS DRY SALT THERAPY (HALOTHERAPY)?
Halotherapy (dry salt therapy) is where 99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride (salt) is heated and then ground and crushed into very tiny microparticles. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the salt room, salt cave, or salt chamber during a typical session. As an individual relaxes, the microparticles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli to aid respiratory concerns, while the non-inhaled salt particles are absorbed by the body to combat skin conditions. Most people are familiar with ‘wet’ salt therapy. Whether you’ve put salt in a bath, had a saline solution treatment, used a Nettie pot to clear your nasal passages, or gargled with saltwater, wet salt has its benefits. Dry salt is different, and the drier the salt, the better.
THE BENEFITS OF SALT THERAPY
A majority of people who visit salt rooms regularly may find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions, such as asthma, allergies, the common cold, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and more. Dry salt therapy is great for people who also have particular skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne and recovering from cosmetic surgery. Dry salt therapy is very beneficial for overall general wellness by removing toxicity from the respiratory system. People are exposed daily to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens, and other irritating and harmful factors. Dry salt therapy is an excellent way to cleanse and detox the lungs and invigorate the whole body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake.
For general respiratory hygiene, once or twice a week, visiting your local salt therapy facility will enhance the lung capacity, boost the immune system, reduce stress, and aid in better sleep.