Salt Therapy Room
What is salt therapy?
Dry salt therapy, or halotherapy, is a holistic, drug-free, natural therapy with a wide range of benefits.
Ancient healers and philosophers recommended salt inhalation for the respiratory system and health problems. Dry salt therapy originates from speleotherapy (cave therapy) and the Wieliczka salt cave in Poland, where workers exhibited fewer respiratory illnesses. There are thousands of salt rooms in Europe and beyond.
Salt is a natural disinfectant, it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that can fight germs and help detoxify the body.
According to the Lung Institute, salt’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties combined with its ability to help remove airborne pathogens while decreasing allergic reactions makes it a great therapeutic choice for people with asthma bronchitis and even COPD. Inhaling microparticles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions, allergies and sinus congestion. Treatments are recommended to help keep the body healthy during flu and allergy seasons.
How does halotherapy work?
A halogenerator grinds pharmaceutical grade salt into microparticles dispersing controlled amounts into the air to breathe in.
Through the production of negative ions halotherapy supports the immune system, nervous and lymphatic systems. It reduces chronic stress and fatigue improving our health and mood.
Salt levels affect our cell activity, energy and blood sugar levels. Salt comes in empty processed forms or healthier pure sea salt (Himalayan and Dead Sea salt) that contain 84 elements and trace elements found in the human body. Dry salt air is more powerful than moist air.
Table salt, sodium chloride, is dehydrating, but pure mineral salts have natural moisturizing properties and support the skin’s water balance and barrier function by attracting moisture to the skin.
Minerals are necessary for cell function and detoxification; so mineral salts have strong rejuvenating properties.
Spa experts note that the concentration of particles in halotherapy is about 10 to 15 times the concentration found by the sea. A 45-minute session is equal to two to three days by the sea.
Benefits of Salt Therapy
Salt therapy is said to have the ability to help alleviate symptoms of many respiratory and skin conditions, promote sounder sleep, reduce stress and headaches, increase energy, improve physical fitness and endurance and an overall wellness for children, adults and athletes.
Salt therapy can help many common skin conditions including: eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and acne.
SALT THERAPY SESSION
What to expect...
I intuitively built this salt room combining the idea of the original salt caves. With a couple Himalayan lamps and low lighting, when entering the room you will notice a relaxing atmosphere and ambiance.
The salt emits a healing energy and vibration that you will instantly notice. There is Himalayan salt all over the floor. In selected areas there is salt that is more coarse for acupressure to stimulate the sensory in your feet. Background healing music is played to help restore your energy.
I built a box with salt for you to allow your inner child to play if you choose (trucks, sand pail and shovel provided) or for you to lie in and cover yourself with the salt.
You have several choices as to how you want to experience your session there is a no-gravity chair to recline in or cushions, pillows, blankets, yoga mat or natural straw mat for your comfort.
In the background you may hear the hum of the halo-generator that grinds pharmaceutical grade salt into tiny particles that you will be inhaling. I do not provide photos keeping this a private and sacred space as it is about the energy that’s felt in the room rather than the aesthetics.
It is an experience, comparable to none other.