Did you know that salt is being used for therapy and relaxation in booming spas and wellness centers all over the world? Though salt has been a staple in most households for its many different uses, salt or halotherapy has been in practice centuries ago in European salt mines, because it helps address many health concerns. These days, it is increasing in popularity in many countries and territories like Salt Room Therapy Australia.
What is Salt Therapy?
Basically, salt therapy involves staying inside a cave-like room surrounded by walls of salt. There is no medical equipment or medical procedures required. There are two basic types of salt therapy:
- Wet Method – This is the traditional way that you can do at your home. You can use a mixture of water and salt and gargle, drink or bathe in it.
- Dry Method – In this method used in salt room therapy, a machine called halogenerator pulverizes salt into extremely tiny particles and releases them to circulate in the room through the air. You will stay in this humidity-free salt cave for about 30 to 45 minutes with the temperature cooled to about 68°F.
Solve Your Respiratory Issues
For sinusitis, asthma, or a common cold, the salt room therapy will help you breathe easier. The microscopic salt bits as inhaled will break up the mucus lining and thin it out. The congestion in your nose will be solved, inflammation will be reduced, and your airways will be free of blockage. Other respiratory conditions that can be addressed are bronchitis, allergies, smokers cough, and ear infections.
Improve Your Skin Conditions
As the salt gets dispersed in the salt therapy rooms, the miniscule salt particles also get absorbed by the skin. Since salt is a known anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, it can enhance the skin’s anti-inflammatory properties and introduce good bacteria while reducing harmful bacteria. Your skin cell regeneration will be stimulated, and it’s PH levels will also be balanced. Dry salt therapy will also exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin. The common skin ailments addressed by salt therapy are psoriasis, eczema, acne, dermatitis, and rashes.
Relieve Stress and Anxiety
The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory features of salt applied in dry salt therapy diminish the body’s toxicity, granting relief to an overworked and damaged immune system. Salt therapy rooms enable you to relax peacefully with your thoughts and concentrate on your breathing. The ambiance and mood are tranquil and you can unwind in cozy massage chairs, or do light meditation. Meditation can lessen your stress level, lower cortisol levels in the body, and improve your mental clarity.
The Bottom Line
Salt room therapy allows you a natural meditative way to address your health problems. These natural methods are free from extreme risks and side effects and it is a unique holistic approach to wellness. Don’t hesitate to try salt therapy now!