Salt therapy is not a new concept but is a form of very ancient way of alternative medicine that supposedly has countless benefits on your 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 present of wellness.
- 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 , Feng Shui, harmonize a person with the surroundings and clear negative energies by using salt cure .
- 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.
- What is a Salt Chamber
The chamber has a salt-covered floor and solid salt block walls . The lamps and other structures in the chamber are made of salt crystals, and all is caked in a fine, salty powder . The chamber also has a halogenerator’, that pumps atomized salt particles into the air.
- How Salt Therapy Works
The halotherapy works in dual way. Firstly, salt rocks emit negative ions. These negative ions create an electron-rich environment that heals the electron-deficient ailing cells of body. Secondly, microcrystalline salt get in direct contact with the outermost layer of your body cells and help cure them. Our body needs minerals such as iodine, potassium and bromide to stay healthy. Salt is rich in these minerals. Normally we get these minerals by eating salt. But cooking of food normally destroys these minerals and so we get deficient. During therapy in the chamber we absorb them by sitting in a salt rich environment. About 30 minutes or an hour in the salt chamber help you revitalize and you’ll feel good, both mentally and physically.
- Benefits of Salt Therapy
- It is 100% Natural
Salt therapy is 100% natural, harmless, and drug free healing. It gives an effective and lasting relief. It can be used as a complementary treatment to any continuing treatment prescribed by your doctor or you can go solely for it.
- Salt is Antiseptic
Salt is not only antiseptic but also antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral that comes in direct contact with the epithelial cells i.e. the outermost layer of the body cells and help cells bind with inflammations and mucus to get rid of it. Skin inflammation shows great improvement after therapy.
- Salt Therapy Strengthens the immune system
Therapy helps people suffering from asthma, bronchitis, allergies, cystic fibrosis, and psoriasis. It improves the overall immune system and also improve cardiovascular, and endocrine systems.
- Salt Therapy Rejuvenates and Energizes
High concentrations of negative ions produced from the salt improve your energy and boosts a positive mood. It also reduces physical exhaustion and fatigue.
- Salt Therapy Helps Curing Insomnia
Therapy helps reducing stress elements in the body thus promoting calmness and better sleep.
- Salt Therapy Boosts Metabolism
Salt therapy increases metabolism and we get a strengthened digestive system.
- Salt Therapy Cures Depression
The therapy best helps people who have depression and anxiety. It eases stress and improves mental concentration .
- Salt Therapy Helps Regain Micro-Elements
Pollution and poor diet makes us deficient of important micro-elements that are regained by sitting in the salt environment.
- Helps in Keeping Skin Juvenile and Fresh
Salt traps moisture in the skin and thus smoothes it out for keeping it wrinkle free.
- Salt Therapy Enhances Overall Vigor and Well-being
Breathing slowly salt rich air enhances your overall health condition and improves performance in everyday activities.