Salt therapy, Halotherapy or Spelotherapy is not a new concept but is a form of very ancient way of alternative medicine that supposedly has countless benefits for health. This natural remedy of healing has gained momentous popularity more recently. Sitting in a salt chamber in the spa is top attraction for health conscious people who want to give their body and mind a gift of wellness.
What is Salt Therapy
Ancient healers used to grind salt into fine dust inside salt mines for therapy and today we find spas with salt chambers that mimic microclimate conditions of natural salt mines. The therapy involves prolonged contact and inhalation salt particles.
History Of Salt therapy
“Halotherapy” or Salt Therapy traces its way back to centuries to Grecian age, where Hippocrates suggested inhalation of salt as a successful cure for many respiratory concerns. Ancient European Monks also practiced salt therapy for patients ailing with respiratory problems in natural salt mines. We get mention of bathing in mineral waters and spa resorts in Poland from as early as the twelfth century. Centuries old Chinese philosophy , Fang Chui, harmonize a person with the surroundings and clear negative energies by using salt cure .
What is Salt Inhaler
Himalayan Salt Inhaler is an easy and drug-free way to benefit from many of the multiple benefits of salt-air therapy. The inhaler is actually a glass or porcelain container with a spout .Himalayan salt is put in the base of the inhaler. The purifying salt air is then inhaled by putting mouth over the spout and is exhaled through the nose. This is done repeatedly for at least 10-15 minutes daily.
Health Benefits of Salt Inhalers
As we breathe, natural moisture in the air absorbs the salt particles into the lungs, which can help with
- Reducing asthma and seasonal allergies
- Relieving Coughs and chest congestion
- Improving the respiratory ailments due to smoking
- Helpful in skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis
Improving lung function in persons with cystic fibrosis