What Is Halotherapy?
The term “Halotherapy” comes from “halo”, the Greek word for salt. Simply put, Halotherapy is the use of salt vapor to treat respiratory ailments, skin irritations, and combat mental lethargy.
For centuries, monks used naturally-occurring salt caverns to treat respiratory ailments. Today, manmade Saltrooms recreate salt caverns, with one huge improvement over nature: in a Halotherapy room, a salt vaporizer pumps dry aerosol salt vapor into the air, so you can breathe it deep into your lungs.
Salt is known to be:
- mucolytic (loosens mucus & phlegm)
Neti Pots are becoming increasingly popular as a way to wash the nasal passages with salt water. But breathing salt vapor takes the healing properties of salt deep into the respiratory system – which explains why salt miners have always been so healthy!
Studies show that people with chronic upper respiratory conditions, airborne allergies, sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis derive significant benefits from Halotherapy.
More than 40 years of research, conducted around the world, shows that treatment with Halotherapy has beneficial effects for patients with:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Allergic Rhinopathy or Hay Fever
- Ear Infections
- Various acute or chronic respiratory diseases
- Smoker’s cough
- Viral infections
- Coughs and colds
- Chronic ear-nose-throat illnesses
Salt is also extremely beneficial to your skin in treating:
In addition, salt naturally produces negative ions, which produce the “clarity effect” that people love from Halotherapy treatments. Negative ions have been shown to reduce:
And negative ions can dramatically increase your:
- Mental alertness
- Overall sense of well-being
Halotherapy has been in use in Eastern Europe for more than 150 years! It’s just catching on in North America.
- While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on dry salt therapy (halotherapy) throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated the statements made throughout this website. Dry salt therapy is not intended to diagnose, or guaranteed to treat, cure or prevent any disease.