The benefits of salt therapy are wide-ranging. Salt levels affect our cell activity, energy and blood sugar levels. A natural disinfectant, salt is antimicrobial, and antibacterial. Salt comes in empty processed forms or healthier pure sea salt (Himalayan and Dead Sea salt) that contain 84 elements and trace elements found in the human body. Dry salt air is more powerful than moist air. The negatively charged ions in salt improve our health and mood. Inhaling particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Scientific studies show that people with asthma and other ailments breath easier after halotherapy. The calming and detoxifying effects of halotherapy can support the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems. Additional benefits are reduced stress and headaches, increased energy, and better sleep patterns. Salt ions purify the air and may increase lung capacity and reduce physical ailments for adults, children and athletes. Treatments are recommended to help keep the body healthy during flu or allergy seasons. Skin conditions can also be improved with halotherapy (psoriasis, rashes, eczema, acne). Table salt, sodium chloride, is dehydrating, but pure mineral salts have natural moisturizing properties and support the skin’s water balance and barrier function by attracting moisture to the skin. Minerals are necessary for cell function and detoxification, so mineral salts have strong rejuvenating properties.
Some of the amazing qualities of salt:
- Bactericide: An agent that destroys bacteria.
- Mucokinetic: facilitates removal of mucus from the respiratory tract.
- Hydrophilic: Having an affinity for water or readily absorbing / dissolving in water.
- Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation, swelling, and pain. If you are a carrier of cystic fibrosis, salt therapy treatments bring relief by opening up your respiratory tract, clearing accumulated mucus and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles. It also absorbs edema from the mucosa lining in the airway passages and reduces inflammation of the respiratory tract.
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease. “– Hippocrates
Salinity’s salt room incorporates the benefits of himalayan salt and a halogenerator. Himalayan salt provides a unique microclimate with its exceptional bacteriological cleanliness. Salt crystal stones produce air that is saturated with negative ions, which are crucial for a healthy body and mind. Rich in negative ions and minerals, the micro-elementary particles like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, bromine, and iodine are loosened into the air. When negative ion concentration is lowered and people inhale more positive ions from the toxic air (the kind we are exposed to daily) it can cause headaches, lethargy, dizziness, nausea, depression, indigestion problems and irritability. Negative ions are absorbed into the human body during the therapy thereby reducing the harmful effects of positive ions.
The halogenerator uses dry pharmaceutical grade salt that is ground and crushed into very tiny micro-particles. These dry aerosol micro-particles of salt are then dispersed into the salt room during a typical session. As the person relaxes in the salt room the micro-particles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli. While inside the salt room, the non-inhaled salt particles fall onto the skin. Breathing this saturated air into one’s lungs improves the intake and supply of those irreplaceable elements, which are necessary for good health, performance and overall fitness for all ages. The microclimate in our salt cave contains all those minerals and is the ideal location for inhalation. This treatment accelerates healing and helps our bodies to get back into balance.
“Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy. They also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation.”– Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.
Halotherapy, which recreates the conditions of the Himalayan salt caves, has started to spread throughout the world!
Since the natural Himalayan salt caves and mines are not conveniently located for most people we were determined to bring it to our hometown and share the healing effects it can offer with you. We invite you to visit Salinity to relax, refresh, rejuvenate and enjoy all the benefits of breathing easy!
More than 40 years of research, conducted around the world, shows that treatment with Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) has beneficial effects for patients with:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Ear Infections
- Allergic Rhinopathy or Hay Fever
- Smokers Cough
- Viral Infections
- Chronic Ear, Nose, and Throat Illnesses
- Various Acute or Chronic Respiratory Diseases
Salt is also extremely beneficial to your skin in treating:
Halotherapy has very few and very rare side effects. Few people may experience dry throat and increased coughing, runny nose or watery eyes in the beginning. This is an absolutely natural part of the cleansing process of the respiratory system, during which the pollution, accumulated through a long time and now ripped up by salt, is expelled from the deepest regions of the lungs. The side effects cease with the removal of pollution and pathogens.
The therapy is not recommended for the following cases:
Contagious conditions (due to other guests); Tuberculosis; Extremely high fevers; Extremely severe heart conditions
All sessions are 45 minutes long and start on the hour, every hour. Salt Therapy is perfect for all ages. We advise infants to limit the sessions to 20 to 30 minutes.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled cave session so you can get signed in. All sessions start on the hour and we do not allow anyone to enter after the sessions have started, so that we do not disturb other clients.
No electronics are allowed in the Salt Room. You can leave your valuables locked in your car, or store them in a locked cabinet that we provide.
Please do not wear perfumes into the Salt Therapy Room to protect clients that may have allergies.
Smokers please refrain from smoking 30 minutes prior to your Salt session.