What is Salt Therapy/Halotherapy?
Halotherapy is a dry salt therapy that utilizes a halogenerator that disperses an aerosol of 99.399% pure-grade salt microparticles of salt into the air. The particles penetrate deep into the respiratory system and dissolve bacteria and pollutants which opens constricted airways. Salt Therapy is also amazing for stress reduction and skin issues.
Is Salt Therapy Safe for Children?
Absolutely! Salt therapy is a highly recommended natural treatment with no potentially harmful side effects. It’s been shown that children actually respond to Halotherapy/Salt Therapy faster than adults.
Are there any side effects to Salt Therapy?
Salt Therapy side effects are infrequent. However, some people may experience a mild tickle in the throat or increased coughing due to excess mucus buildup. This is an indication the therapy is working. Other effects might be a slight skin irritation for those with hypersensitive skin.
Salt therapy has been utilized for health benefits since the 1800s in Europe and Russia. First discovered in Romania, a physician, Dr. Feliks Boczkowski, found that salt miners did not suffer respiratory issues like other mining professions. While most mining jobs were considered hazardous, those working in salt mines had no signs of respiratory problems and even looked younger with a great skin appearance.
After studying the effects of this phenomenon, Dr. Feliks Boczkowski founded and opened the first health resort facility at the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland, in 1839.
Then in 1949, Dr. K.H. Spannahel observed that those who hid in salt mines during WWII displayed respiratory benefits that could not be ignored. He, along with Dr. H. Kessler, a Hungarian geologist, began an inpatient department within Klyutert cave to further investigate the benefits of salt therapy. Their development of Speleotherapy (natural salt caves) set the stage for Halotherapy (man-made salt rooms), better known as Salt Therapy.
The research on the benefits of Salt Therapy continued to grow, and in 1985 the first Halotherapy device was designed at the Institute of Balneology in Russia. This device could disperse a precise dry salt aerosol in a controlled space, mimicking the benefits of a natural salt cave environment. The creation of the Halotherapy device made it more convenient for those who did not have access to salt caves to reap the benefits of salt therapy.
Today, salt rooms are incorporated into many holistic businesses, such as wellness centers, chiropractic care, and spas. This natural, drug-free treatment has proven to be an effective way to ease symptoms of respiratory issues, skin conditions, stress, and so much more.