What is Salt Therapy?

/What is Salt Therapy?
What is Salt Therapy? 2018-10-25T22:24:35+00:00

Dry salt therapy is a natural and non-invasive therapy that can help relieve the symptoms of a wide
range of respiratory and skin conditions. Because salt is naturally anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and
acts as an antihistamine, people experiencing everything from asthma to eczema may
experience significant and lasting symptom relief following regular salt therapy.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

While a client relaxes in one of our salt rooms, a machine called a halogenerator grinds up
pharmaceutical grade salt into tiny particles that become airborne when dispersed into the treatment
room. The dry salt particles are then inhaled deeply into the lungs to help relieve inflammation,
loosen congestion, and allow easier and improved breathing. Because salt is anti- bacterial and anti-
inflammatory, the salt particles help to open up the airways, increase oxygen intake and cleanse the
airways of smoke, dust, pollutants and other allergens. In addition to breathing in the salt, the dry salt
particles also land on the skin and help relieve symptoms of sore, flakey, red and irritated skin often
associated with psoriasis and eczema.

Although many salt therapy clients will notice some immediate improvements, consistency is
important when it comes to salt therapy. After regular salt therapy, breathing can become easier and
shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, congestion and irritated skin may gradually be alleviated.

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance – such as pollen, airborne particles or pet dander – or to food that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people.  Your immune system produces substances know as antibodies.  When you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even through it isn’t.  When you come into contact with the allergen, your immune system’s reaction can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways, or digestive system.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

Inflammation is reduced due to the natural properties of the inhaled salt particles, which also thin bronchial and nasal secretions.  Improved drainage allows for a reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes.  Additionally, salt’s ability to absorb edema from swollen mucosa linings in the sinuses and respiratory tract opens airways to bring about the quick relief of symptoms.  Long-term studies with allergy patients in Russia who reported remarkable improvement over a period of 10 years have led to Dry Salt Therapy being recognized as a certified allergy treatment by the Russian Ministry of Health and other associations in Europe.

Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.  This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.  Asthma can’t be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

Dry Salt Therapy consistently demonstrates a dramatic positive effect on asthma symptoms.  Over a series of sessions, inhalation of dry salt aerosol will bring about the improvement of mucociliary clearance and decrease of bronchial inflammation, the decrease of elimination of pathogenic microorganisms, and a  reduction of bronchial hyper-responsiveness.

This translates into better lung function, fewer spasmodic attacks, and clearer air passages.  Naturally, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory sodium chloride particles are carried into the deepest recesses of the bronchial system due to the unique aerosol dispersal system and the microscopic size of the particles.

In controlled studies, the majority of subjects showed reduced bronchial obstruction, better drain function of the airways, and improved viscosity of bronchial secretions.  The number and intensity of asthma attacks was reduced, and respiratory discomfort decreased or disappeared, which allowed most to reduce or even eliminate prescribed medications.

Acute sinusitis causes the cavities around your nasal passages (sinuses) to become inflamed and swollen. This interferes with drainage and causes mucus to build up. With acute sinusitis, it might be difficult to breathe through your nose. The area around your eyes and face might feel swollen, and you might have throbbing facial pain or a headache.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

Relief of edema from swollen tissues widens passages, improving drainage and increasing aeration behind the tympanic membrane, reducing infection in the pockets where bacteria often builds due to collected fluid.  Relief from sinus infections is also achieved through deep penetrating dry salt particles.  The negative charge of halo-aerosol particles causes them to be literally drawn in to the essentially positively charged environment of inflamed and infected sinus cavities.  Relief is achieved quickly as mucus secretions become thinner and are able to drain properly, removing trapped pockets of debris and bacteria.  The ionic particles also stimulate the immune system, increasing the body’s innate ability to resist further infection as the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduce the current episode.  This can significantly reduce the use of antibiotics in chronic sufferers of ear and sinus infections.

Snoring is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs when your breathing is partially obstructed in some way while you’re sleeping. Snoring occurs when air flows past relaxed tissues in your throat, causing the tissues to vibrate as you breathe, which creates those irritating sounds.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

The multiple effects of Dry Salt Therapy on the body enable it to address sleeping issues with a variety of causes.  Most basically, snoring and sleep apnea caused by obstructed air passage is relieved due to the antiemetic and anti-inflammatory properties of salt particles.  Air passages are opened and widened, and spasm of inflamed irritated tissue and smooth muscles are modulated, for restful breathing can be achieved.  Many subjects have found relief from sleep apnea previously treated by drugs or sleep machines in a single session, with results improving daily as the series progressed.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production, and wheezing. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs. It’s characterized by a daily cough and mucus production.

Emphysema is a condition in which the alveoli at the end of the smallest air passages (bronchioles) of the lungs are destroyed as a result of damaging exposure to cigarette smoke and other irritating gases and particulate matter.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

The multiple effects of Dry Salt Therapy work to cleanse the respiratory system and speed up the elimination of toxins in the body.  Inflammation is reduced due to natural properties of the inhaled salt particles, which also thin bronchial and nasal secretions.  The smallest micro particles of salt reach the lower respiratory system and work as a ‘bronchial toothbrush” for the airways.

A healthy and well-balanced body has a natural ability to deal with reasonable stress and to regenerate physically and mentally during sleep. Internal and environmental challenges can disrupt the body’s ability to bring itself back into balance, creating a situation where stress and fatigue are constant and cumulative.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

Salt rooms isolate the individual in a stress-free environment that provides healing on a variety of levels while allowing the body to reassert its natural healthy balance.  The negative charge and high surface energy of dry salt particles empowers them to penetrate internal airways more deeply, bonding with positive ions and calming and relaxing internal muscles as the nervous system rebalances.  The same action is simultaneously performed externally as charged particles coat the skin, reducing chronic hypersensitivity caused by environmental stresses and encouraging cellular regeneration.  Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties reduce the body’s toxic load, giving relief to an overburdened immune system and the release of debris and inhaled particles is facilitated.  Multiple sessions of treat in this supportive environment reinforce the organism’s natural inclination toward a healthy balanced state, and enhance its ability to achieve it independently.

An ear infection is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear.  Children are more likely than adults to get ear infections.  Ear infections frequently are painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

Dry Salt Therapy’s ability to reduce edema in passages and cavities not immediately accessible to other means of treatment make it the perfect solution for dealing with ear and sinus infections.  It is perfectly safe and comfortable for children as well as adults, and can bring not only relief int he short term, but lasting resistance to recurrence of such infections.  In the case of ear infections, aerosolized particles are able to penetrate deep into the internal passages of the ear, reducing inflammation, edema, and bacteria in the Eustachian tubes.

The common cold is a viral infection of your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). It’s usually harmless, although it might not feel that way. Many types of viruses can cause a common cold. Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat, and lungs.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

Dry Salt Therapy has an immediate remedial effect on the symptoms of colds and flu.  Breathing becomes easier as inhaled salt aerosol naturally absorbs edema from swollen air passages and thins mucus secretions so that drainage is easier.  The dispersal system of microscopic salt particles used in this therapy allows the salt aerosol to be taken deep into these cavities, bringing the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actin to the root of the problem.  Relief from the irritation of sticky mucus secretions and debris, as we’ll as the antispasmodic effect produced by calming negative ions, cams and quiets coughs.

Equally important is the sterile, isolated treatment environment, free from exposure to any external challenges, which give the immune system the chance to reassert itself in this supportive atmosphere and initiate a healing process.  Additionally, the deep cleaning the sinus cavities and respiratory tract inherent in this type of treatment reduces the toxic load on the immune system, regardless of external exposure.  A series of Dry Salt Therapy treatments not only help to relieve and heal a current cold of flu episode, but increases resistance to new infections for months in the future.

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body.  Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices.  These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery.  But in people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. I instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

Dry Salt Therapy has proven to be an invaluable resource for sufferers of cystic fibrosis.  The hydrophilic and mucokinetic action of inhaled salt particles thins unnaturally thick and sticky mucus, clearing accumulated secretions and unclogging passages in the bronchi and bronchiole. Other benefits are the absorption of edema from the mucosa lining of the airways and the reduction of inflammation in the respiratory tract and sinuses.

The extremely viscous nature of mucus secretions in patients with this disease often causes a buildup of bacteria.  According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the effects of salt therapy on cystic fibrosis patients, “The results of our trial were revolutionary.  We saw a sustained improvement in lung function, a major reduction in the number of lung flare-ups, a reduced need for antibiotics to treat flare-ups, and fewer days off school or work due to illness.”

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that changes the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a group of diseases that result in inflammation of the skin. These diseases are characterized by itchiness, red skin, and a rash. Acne is a skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin.

How Dry Salt Therapy Works:

Dry Salt Therapy has been proven to have a multidimensional positive effect on various forms of dermatitis, including acute symptoms of acne, psoriasis, and eczema.  Depositing on open skin areas, dry salt particles increases activity of skin ion channels, stimulating cell growth and regeneration.  Dry salt particles balance skin pH and auto flora, as well as reducing harmful bacteria and inflammation.  After a series of treatments, study subjects showed decreased itching, decreased or resolved scaling of the skin, and the drying and healing of small fissures, scratches and exudative symptoms.

Skin and respiratory disease are often coexistent, and dermatitis is associated with other issues of the immune system.  The effects of inhaled salt particles on the respiratory tract decreases bacteria and improve bronchial drainage, thus decreasing overall toxicity and reducing the likelihood of future outbreaks.  The sterile environment and negative ions inside the salt room relax and modulate the nervous system, freeing the body from the stresses of external stimuli and initiating healing and rebalancing.  Multiple studies in Russia have shown salt therapy to be effective in the relief of dermatitis symptoms, and of potential long-term benefit as part of a total body approach to healing.

It can also relieve skin conditions, such as:

  • Bronchial infections
  • Chronic ENT illnesses
  • Rhinitis
  • Smoker’s Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Other chronic ear, nose, throat and respiratory conditions