According to the Salt Therapy Association, modern dry salt therapy has its origins from the salt mines and caves of Europe and Russia. As the workers were mining the salt (through chiseling, grinding and hammering at the salt), micro-sized salt particles were being dispersed into the air. Additionally, there were ideal conditions below the Earth’s surface where air pressure and circulation, humidity and temperature affected the quality of the environment. In this environment, miners were receiving many natural health benefits by breathing in the salt particles. Considering that mining jobs were usually recognized as dangerous to life and health, salt miners seemed to thrive on good health. They rarely had any respiratory issues and looked younger due to great skin appearance.
WHAT IS HALOTHERAPY?
Halotherapy also known as salt therapy is 100% natural, drug-free and non-invasive.
Salt Therapy is based on the principle of prolonged exposure to the microclimate found in the natural salt mines or salt caves. At Saltastic, this is possible because of our Medical Certified Halogenerator that precisely grinds pharmaceutical grade salt into micro-sized particles that are then dispersed into the air in a closed environment, the salt room. Pharmaceutical salt is the safest and purest salt form (99.99% Pure Sodium Chloride). It is one of the highest grade salts you can find on the market and the cleanest salt to use for both respiratory and skin conditions.
Salt Therapy is suited for adults and kids from 6 months of age and up. Salt Therapy is the process of breathing dry, micronized salt particles in the form of salt air. These micronized salt particles can travel to the smallest and deepest areas of the lungs’ region where it destroys the bacteria. Salt Therapy helps support the body’s immune system in the thinning and excretion of mucus, and by reducing inflammation in the airways. Allergens and pollutants can easily be eliminated from the body as the mucus thins and a constriction is reduced in the bronchi and bronchioles.
Salt Therapy can also benefit skin health. The respiratory system is a pathway to remove toxins from the body. When this pathway is overwhelmed, the skin becomes a secondary, or overflow pathway for toxin removal. Toxins can then manifest as inflammatory skin conditions including rashes, eczema, psoriasis or acne. Salt Therapy is another way we can support the look and health of our skin.
From pollens and toxins, to pollution, smog and airborne diseases, our society has never been faced with such a growing epidemic of respiratory ailments. Halotherapy, also known as salt therapy, is beneficial in helping the side effects that come with such conditions. It has been researched for centuries and has been proven as a safe alternative and compliments other treatments.
Most people are familiar with ‘wet’ salt therapy. Whether you have gargled with salt water, put salt in a bath, had a saline solution treatment or used a Nettie pot, wet salt has its benefits; but dry salt is different and the drier the salt the better. At Saltastic we use what is called Halogenerators in each of our salt rooms and we heat up the salt prior to dispersing it into the rooms. Heat ensures that all moisture is evaporated so when it is inhaled, the salt particles can do their best job. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli which breaks down the toxins and clears the respiratory system. While inside the salt room, the salt particles that are not inhaled fall onto the skin, which is greatly beneficial for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and acne.
Salt Therapy is a safe, effective complementary tool that can be used in addition to a physician’s recommendation for skin and respiratory care. It provides a natural way to cleanse and maintain skin and respiratory system from inside and out. Consistency is key when it comes to salt therapy. After regular salt therapy, breathing will become easier and shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, congestion and irritated skin will gradually be alleviated.
Every client is different and we work with you to develop a treatment program specific to your conditions. Appointments are recommended but we also accept walk-ins depending on available space.