What is Salt Therapy?
Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a holistic treatment which reproduces the unique microclimate found in natural salt caves. Salt Therapy is effective in treating a variety of upper and lower respiratory tract disorders and skin conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, eczema and psoriasis.
Around since the 18th century, this natural non-invasive therapy involves inhaling salt aerosol particles, which can help cleanse both the airways and the skin to relieve congestion, inflammation and skin irritations. Salt therapy can help relieve the symptoms of a wide range of respiratory and skin conditions, as salt is a natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antihistamine.
The salt particles can help to open up the airways, increase oxygen intake and cleanse the airways of smoke, dust, pollutants and other allergens. When the salt lands on the skin it can also help to relieve sore, flakey, red and irritated skin. Consistency is key – regular salt therapy can make breathing become easier, while shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, congestion and irritated skin may gradually be alleviated.
It is important to understand that salt therapy is not an alternative therapy, but a complementary one. It can help relieve the symptoms of a condition and work in conjunction with existing medication, resulting in even greater relief.