Have you heard of it?
I’m a huge fan and realized last night as I was getting a massage + halo therapy that I haven’t shared some of the details and benefits here with you all!
What is it?
Halotherapy is a form of treatment that involves breathing salty air. There are two methods: wet and dry
This is usually done in a man-made “salt cave” that’s free of humidity. The temperature stays cool and sessions usually last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
In the cave, a device called a halogenerator grinds salt into microscopic particles and releases them into the air of the room. Once inhaled, these salt particles are claimed to absorb irritants, including allergens and toxins, from the respiratory system. Advocates say this process breaks up mucus and reduces inflammation, resulting in clear airways.
The salt particles are said to have a similar effect on your skin by absorbing bacteria and other impurities responsible for many skin conditions.
Salt is also said to produce negative ions. This theoretically causes your body to release more serotonin, one of the chemicals behind feelings of happiness. Many people use Himalayan Salt lamps to get the benefits of negative ions at home.
This method is done using a mixture of salt and water. Wet methods of halotherapy include:
gargling salt water
drinking salt water
bathing in salt water
using salt water for nasal irrigation
flotation tanks filled with salt water
What are the benefits?
It is said to relieve or improve the symptoms of:
Nervousness, Poor Concentration
I love to be in the salt cave and have a massage, but you can also schedule sessions with your children to simply be in the salt cave together and breathe the healing salty air!
If you’re local, I highly recommend the Centerville Salt Room and tell the owner, Ben, that I sent you