How does it work?
Salt is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal. This alone makes salt therapy very beneficial for a multitude of ailments and conditions. Dry salt is super absorbent and acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. The dry salt can be imagined to behave like a toothbrush that cleans through the respiratory system, removing build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions. Clean lungs are healthy lungs.
Scientific research shows that salt has a positive affect on the protective properties of our skin. This is important since skin is the largest human organ and aids in excreting waste, regulating temperature, and preventing dehydration.
Halotherapy is known to be beneficial for overall health and wellness. Although there are numerous benefits, here are some conditions Halotherapy is known to aid in healing:
Asthma and Allergies
Halotherapy can reduce swelling throughout the sinuses, making breathing a little bit easier. Because of the absorbent qualities of salt, allergens and pollution can also be absorbed by the salt, creating wider airways and less difficulty breathing.
The absorbent qualities of salt will help to reduce mucous production. Salt therapy helps to kill bacteria- accelerating recovery time. Halotherapy supports your immune system, so it can be a great aid to modern medicinal treatments.
Salt therapy will assists in skin inflammation because of its natural anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal/bacterial properties. In addition, Halotherapy can help to balance pH levels in your body, allowing your skin to be at its healthiest.
Redness and irritation can be greatly reduced by the anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of salt. Salt therapy can restore a healthy pH balance in the skin and encourage it's natural protective properties.
COPD/ Cystic Fibrosis
Breathing in salty air can help to cleanse the fibers running along the respiratory system. The salt can absorb buildup that has occurred over time, soothing cough and making breathing easier.
Electronics and pollution create positive ions- which we, in turn, are often overexposed to. Himalayan salt releases negative ions, which can neutralize the negative effects of excess positive ions.
Halotherapy can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis by reducing the inflammation of inflamed cells, reducing pain. Calcium can also be absorbed by the salt, helping to strengthen bones.