What is Salt Therapy?
HALOTHERAPY - The Healthful Effects of Salt
Monks in 13th century Europe discovered the benefits of halotherapy for a multitude of respiratory and inflammatory illnesses, and now it is being offered as a highly beneficial therapy in the 21st century. You don’t need to visit an ancient salt cave to experience the restorative effects of natural salt therapy - it has become a standard therapy in many spas. The use of salt therapy for health began in ancient Greece, (where the name "halo" meant salt) to the 19th century discovery that salt miners suffered far less respiratory disease than other miners in the same region.
Proven in Clinical Studies, A leading Polish surgeon at the time, Dr. Bochkowsky, was aware of the history of halotherapy in Poland, and was inspired to conduct a study of coal and mineral miners who were exposed to halotherapy. He then published a peer-reviewed paper in 1843 stating his impressive findings - that mineral salt therapy was indeed beneficial to coal miners who were suffering lung and respiratory ailments as a result of their occupation. There was a marked difference in lung health between miners who underwent halotherapy to those who were not treated. How does it work? As the workers were mining the salt, micro-sized salt particles were being disbursed into the air. In this environment, miners were receiving benefits by breathing in the salt particles and seemed to be in excellent health compared to other types of miners. They rarely had any respiratory issues and also looked younger due to the quality of their skin.
Dr. Norman Edelman, Senior Scientific Advisor to the American Lung Association, has said: "when fine salt particles are inhaled, they will fall on the airway linings and draw water into the airway, thinning the mucous and making it easier to raise, thus making people feel better. Also, these environments are allergen-free and thus good for people with allergies affecting their lungs."
Salt Therapy is one of the safest and most effective ways to heal your body, inside and out. This unique unit uses salt’s natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and absorbent properties to relieve many chronic health conditions effecting the respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, and skin.