SALT THERAPY BENEFITS
Dry Salt therapy, also known as Halotherapy, benefits adults and children alike as well as athletes and animals. It is natural and safe and there are no harmful side effects. Salt therapy is very beneficial to support skin & respiratory issues by removing the toxicity from the respiratory system, improving the function and appearance of the skin and boosting the immune system.
To get the most out of Salt therapy we recommend one to two sessions a week to enhance the lung capacity, boost immune system, reduce stress, decrease skin aging and improve sleep.
There are so many reasons people are turning to Salt therapy for better health, and one of the biggest reasons is to detox the lungs! Healthy lungs and a clean respiratory system are essential for vitality, energy and longevity. We know that the main function of our lungs is to deliver oxygen to our red blood cells that travel to every part of our body to function, as well as to rid the body of CO2. Our respiratory system is one of the many systems put in place to defend our bodies of harmful substances. It works as a filtering system, taking out the bad and delivering the goods to our body, however, we are faced with an overwhelming amount of pollutants, bacteria, toxic chemicals (ex.cleaning agents in the home), allergens, and airborne diseases every single day.
According to Jonathan P. Parsons, M.D., professor of internal medicine, associate director of Clinical Services and director of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Ohio State University Asthma Center, “The lungs are over-engineered to accomplish the job that we ask them to do. In healthy people without chronic lung disease, even at maximum exercise intensity, we only use 70 percent of the possible lung capacity.” And our lung capacity naturally reduces starting at the age of 30, and by the age of 50 some may only have capacity of 50%!
Halotherapy is the only known way to detox our respiratory systems to increase our lung capacity and oxygen intake. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and improved immune system.
Who can find relief using Salt therapy?
- Cystic fibrosis
- Ear infections
Snoring or Sleep issues
Skin & Anti-Aging Benefits
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and is another defense system put in place to protect us from outside harm. Overexposure to sun, unhealthy diets, and dehydration can be damaging to our skin and through time we can tell how hard our skin has been working for us.
Our skin’s role:
Protecting our bodies from bacteria, viruses, & other microbes
- Guarding the body against extremes of temperature
- Manufactures vitamin D for converting calcium into healthy bones
- UV protection
- Packed with sensory nerves for keeping the brain in touch with the outside world
- Sweat glands in the skin bring down internal temperature through perspiration while ridding the body of the waste fluids urea and lactate.
Salt therapy can improve the quality and appearance of the skin, giving you the healthy looking skin you want!
Science has confirmed that salt is very beneficial and healing to our skin.
- Salt absorbs toxins and bacteria from the skin without aggravating the microbiome.
- Helps keep the skin hydrated and holds moisture to the surface reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- Encourages regeneration of new cells.
- Minerals in the salt also provide nutrients for the skin.
Salt therapy for skin issues:
Swelling & Inflammation
Dry & Flaky Skin
KIDS & SALT THERAPY
Kids of all ages can benefit from Salt therapy, anywhere from one month of age and up! It is safe, natural and can help relieve symptoms of many frustrating childhood ailments like asthma, congestion, and chronic ear infections. Please consult your doctor first before you stop or reduce any medications your child may be on.
Stress can wreak havoc on the body. It sucks up your energy, your desire to get to the gym, and even your libido. And while some stress can help you kick butt when your body goes into fight-or-flight mode, chronic stress can mess with your mind and body in serious ways. Anything from weight gain, memory loss or brain fog, constipation, total exhaustion to breakouts, hair loss, and body aches… It can also affect fertility for both men and women. Not to mention that it suppresses the immune system making you more vulnerable to sickness.
There are many ways we can learn to manage our daily stress that are simple in nature but still require some effort. Getting enough sleep at night, which is at least 7 hours no matter who you are. Any kind of daily exercise will help tremendously to balance out your hormones and help with better memory and brain function. Meditation can actually counter the “stress response” with the “relaxation response,” leading to a decrease in blood pressure, heart rate, and improved oxygen consumption.
It also creates a more gradual change in the brain, which is where meditation really works its magic. Even just meditating for 10 minutes a day can have a huge impact on the way we manage our daily stress. At Salt Lounge we encourage you to take this time to be with your breath and practice deep mindful inhalations and long, slow exhalations. What better place to meditate than surrounded by Salt that is literally healing you from the inside out every time you take a deep breath!
Contraindications: Halotherapy is recognized as a safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure! Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using Halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care.