IN A NUTSHELL! Simply put, you sit in a room, cave or booth, relax and breath normally. While breathing you are inhaling 99.99% pure grade sodium chloride. Here is where all the magic starts. The salt cleanses your respiratory system by breaking down the mucus allowing it to be expelled more efficiently, bringing with it dust, pollen, mould, allergens and bacteria. Basically, Halotherapy is like a giant tooth brush that cleans out your entire respiratory system!
For your skin, the properties of dry salt also absorb impurities and provide anti-bacterial properties that benefit the skin, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema, and regulates the skin's micro-circulation. The smaller particles can reach beneath the skin’s surface and absorb moisture towards the skin. The larger salt particles land on the skin and absorb any bacterial and foreign substances.
Salt Therapy can help almost everyone! Ask to talk to the certified Halotherapist at Purity today!
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Salt therapy/Active dry salt therapy or Halotherapy is simple to understand. There are three primary characteristics of pure sodium chloride, NaCl, known as salt:
This type of dry salt is placed into a Halogenerator that then precisely grinds the salt into specific micro-sized particles and then disperses the salt aerosol into the air in a closed environment such as a room or chamber. As the salt travels in the salt room, these salt particles of dry sodium chloride are inhaled into the respiratory system. The dry salt naturally starts absorbing allergens, toxins and foreign substances out of your lungs and throughout your respiratory tract. Dry salt may help to reduce inflammation and open airway passages. The micro-sized crystal structure of pure NaCl particles breaks loose and clears out all of the ‘bad stuff’. This is the basis for how dry salt therapy can impact people suffering from respiratory conditions like allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, COPD and others. The properties of dry salt also absorb impurities and provide anti-bacterial properties that benefit the skin such as acne, psoriasis and eczema as well as regulates the skin's micro-circulation. The smaller particles can reach beneath the skin’s surface and absorb moisture towards the skin. The larger salt particles land on the skin and absorb any bacterial and foreign substances. The dry salt accelerates cell rejuvenation and improves skin rigidity. The climate conditions in a dry salt room therefore must maintain certain temperature and humidity levels and proper ventilation to ensure the efficacy of the salt therapy and provide a ‘clean-air’ environment for the consumer.
The dry salt particles act as an anti-bacterial agent, dissolving bacteria and pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract. These are then either coughed up or naturally expelled by the body.
The micro-particles of salt also have a beneficial influence to the integument system (skin protective layer) and hairs providing healing and cosmetic effects. This increases activity of skin cell ion channels and activates electrophysiological activity that determines the skin’s protective properties. The dry salt impacts skin microcirculation and assists cellular membrane activity used in dermatology and cosmetology and enhances their effectiveness.
Studies show that consecutive Halotherapy sessions glean lowered blood pressure readings and statistical improvements on most quality of life questionnaires. The parasympathetic nervous system, activated in a typical 45 minute Halotherapy session, boosts immunity and also decreases inflammation.
Inhaled dry salt particles may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. Clinical studies have found that the inhalation of dry salt aerosol results in decreased colonization of pathogenic bacteria flora. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy, and an improved immune system. Halotherapy has been shown to produce apparent anti-inflammatory properties which has been scientifically proven to be the root cause of many diseases.
Dry salt acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. The dry salt can be imagined behaving like a toothbrush that cleans the respiratory system removing the build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions. Dry salt aerosol is also very hygroscopic. As quickly as it can, it attracts as much moisture as possible. When salt particles are inhaled and deposited on the mucus on the bronchial tree, the mucus is liquefied, which facilitates its easy expectoration. Sputum is loosened and can then be removed by coughing.
Salt has been used for its healing and therapeutic qualities for thousands of years from a variety of geographic regions and cultures. In modern times, dry salt therapy, also called Halotherapy, has been observed and researched with recorded studies that go as far back as the early 1800s from physicians and scientists throughout Europe and the Far East. In the past few decades, more recent and current clinical studies have been published showing the efficacy of dry salt therapy and its application to various conditions. Most of the current research and clinical studies are based in the countries where dry salt therapy has been a health and wellness modality for the past few decades such as Russia, Hungary, Poland, Finland, Israel, Italy and other geographic locations. These studies have been conducted by licensed medical professionals, clinical researchers, and have been published in various medical journals and publications such as the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. Some of the current research and published articles focus on how dry salt therapy impacts bronchitis, chronic obstructive lung diseases (COPD), asthmatics, dermatology, and other conditions. The Salt Therapy Association is also leading the way with supporting additional medical and clinical studies in the United States and abroad to further the research, development and efficacy of dry salt therapy/Halotherapy.
Halotherapy is recognized as a safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure! Halotherapy is not recommended for people with the following:
Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using Halotherapy. Anyone with serious
health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care.
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