Salt therapy is a natural remedy that involves relaxing in a warm, enclosed chamber with heated Himalayan Salt and breathing airborne pharmaceutical grade salt in a comfortable, controlled environment.
The benefits of salt therapy were first discovered in 1843 in Poland, where workers in underground salt mines suffered fewer respiratory issues. By chiseling and grinding the salt, the miners produced micro-particles of salt that were released into the air and then inhaled.
Salt therapy can help soothe skin and assist:
- Eczema and psoriasis
- Hay fever
- Sleep and snoring
- Stress, anxiety and fatigue
What makes salt effective?
Salt is absorbent and has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Once inhaled, the salt causes the mucus to thin and liquefy, making it easier to dislodge and expel pathogens, debris and pollutants.
Micro-particles of salt also gently stimulate the body’s natural cilia movement. Cilia are hair-like microscopic tubules that function to keep our airway clear of mucus and dirt, so we can breathe with ease. Airborne salt accelerates this process. Think of salt like a toothbrush for your airways, cleaning out mucus, debris and pathogens.
Salt can also absorb impurities in the skin, regulate the pH level and promote the skin’s good bacteria. Salt improves the skin’s protective properties, reducing inflammation and encouraging natural exfoliation and regeneration.