Benefits of Salt Therapy (Halotherapy)
Halotherapy was developed and clinically researched to help with respiratory and skin issues and to increase the overall immunity against virus and bacteria. It is an inhalation of dry salt particles that is well recognised as a safe, natural, and complimentary form of health care throughout Western & Eastern Europe and is growing rapidly across other parts of the world.
Salt Therapy is extremely beneficial in the prevention, treatment and relief of many common ailments relating to our health, fitness and general well being.
Health: Minimise medications, improve skin conditions, decrease inflammation, boost immune system, balance nervous system, reduce respiratory symptoms.
Fitness: Improve stamina, increase endurance, enhance lung capacity, increase oxygen delivery to muscle fibres.
Wellness: Deep relaxation, quality sleep, breathe easy, youthful appearance, more energy, detox lungs & skin, improve cellular rejuvenation.
Detoxification of Lungs & Skin: Elimination is important as it strengthens the body's immune system and helps the body's biochemical processes function efficiently. Having these elimination pathways clear has also been shown to be helpful with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune dis-ease, autism, ADD and ADHD.
Respiratory Conditions: Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup, COPD, Pneumonia (and more) - salt therapy relieves congestion, inflammation, and allergies of the airways. Breathing dry salt lines the walls of your airways. This helps clear mucus, allergens, and other respiratory condition triggers. The salt can also thin your mucus and make it less sticky, so it becomes easier for your body to expel it.
Stress / Anxiety: While improving your respiratory and skin health, salt therapy can also boost your mental wellbeing. As you sit back and relax in our Salt Cabin, you will have the chance to slow down and focus on your breath. We can also dim the lights and provide you with a guided meditation to create a truly calm environment. It offers a greater sense of calm and mental clarity – plus a healthy boost to the immune system.
Sleep / Snoring: Salt therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. When dry salt is inhaled deep into the lungs, it lines the walls of the airways – and helps loosen congestion. This creates a clean respiratory system, which promotes easier breathing and a relaxed sleep, while also reducing mild snoring. Salt therapy is also relaxing, laying the foundations for more high-quality sleep. After regular sessions, numerous clients also experience better sleep patterns and relief from mild snoring. It can make a world of difference for you – and your family.
Eczema / Dermatitis / Psoriasis: Exposure to dry salt improves your skin’s good bacteria, while stimulating cell regeneration and exfoliation. This can help ease eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Salt therapy is also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Combined, these qualities can offer great relief for red, itchy, and flaky skin. As salt therapy is natural, it’s perfect for toddlers and babies with sensitive skin. Some of our clients even witness their skin completely clearing, reporting dramatic changes in their visual appearance. This brings greater everyday comfort and self-confidence.
Hayfever / Allergies: Itchy eyes and throat, runny nose, and constant sneezing – salt therapy helps relieve congestion, inflammation, and allergies of the airways. As salt is a natural antihistamine, inhaling it can help alleviate your allergies and reduce irritation. The salt also thins your mucus and makes it less sticky, so it’s easier to dislodge and expel – along with pathogens, debris, and pollutants.
Sinusitis: Dry salt is super absorbent with natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. When inhaled, salt thins your mucus and makes it less sticky, so it becomes easier to dislodge and expel. Dry salt particles also gently stimulate your body’s natural cilia movement within your sinuses. While cilia help keep our sinuses clear of mucus and dirt, inhaling salt accelerates this process. This results in less bad bacteria, cleared blockages and relief from painful pressure in the sinuses.
Cold & Flu: Salt therapy is designed to relieve congested airways. When inhaled, salt thins your mucus and makes it less sticky, so it becomes easier to dislodge and expel. Dry salt particles also gently stimulate your body’s natural cilia movement. Cilia help keep our sinuses clear of mucus and dirt. But when you inhale salt, you accelerate this process. This results in less bad bacteria and reduced congestion.
Virus: Inhaled salt particles assist in the reduction and the production of bacteria and viruses and aids in healing and recovery in a personalised space. The controlled environment provides relief from allergens that cause irritation to the airways. When small salt particles are inhaled via airways they reduce inflammation and assist the body to fight infection.
Sports Recovery: Your lungs and respiratory system play a key role in your athletic performance. A clean respiratory system allows for improved lung function, clearer airways, and increased oxygen intake. When dry salt is inhaled deep into the lungs, it lines the walls of the airways – to relieve congestion, inflammation, and allergies of the airways. This creates a cleaner respiratory system, which promotes clearer airways, easier breathing, and increased oxygen intake. These vital performance enhancers are what help you run faster, increase your stamina and raise your energy levels. Salt therapy is also relaxing, laying the foundations for high quality sleep and recovery.