HOW IT WORKS
Our salt caves in Naples, FL use a special blender called halogenerator to crush pure 100% dry salt into micronized particles that are dispersed through the air in the salt room. Salt molecules are comprised of a positive sodium ion and a negative chloride ion. While you breathe in the salty air of the therapy room, salt molecules enter the moist airways of the lungs and break down, releasing the negative ions.
The negative ions stimulate airway linings, improving mucous clearance and improving immune response to pathogens. People with chronic respiratory conditions lack sodium chloride in their airway linings and salt therapy helps resolve this deficiency. It alleviates symptoms, helps prevent them from reoccurring, and reduce dependence on medications like nasal sprays and inhalers.
The airborne salt that works on airways also clears up a variety of skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. Furthermore, the release of negative ions can have a beneficial effect on your mood.
Studies suggest that the release of negative ions (what you experience when you step outside into fresh air) during salt therapy reduces stress, headaches, lethargy and depression, and improves energy and mental acuity while stabilizing mood and sleep patterns. Salt therapy provides the best results when you take it regularly. A single treatment lasts about 45-50 minutes. You simply sit in the halochamber and inhale microscopic particles of salt.
Clinical studies show that it is an effective natural treatment for allergies, asthma, sinusitis and other respiratory condition.
BENEFITS OF HALOTHERAPY:
Based on research conducted in 15 Russian hospitals (from 1991 to 1994), over 4,700 patients both adults and children have been evaluated with various types of pulmonary diseases. Halotherapy course consisted of 10 to 20 daily sessions. Halotherapy treatment resulted in improvement of clinical state in 85% of mild and moderate asthma cases, 75% of severe asthma cases and 97% of chronic bronchitis and bronchiectasis cases.
Long term examination of patients for one or more years demonstrated the effect of Halotherapy on reduction in the frequency of exacerbations and reduction in chronic symptoms.
HALOTHERAPY HAS A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON:
- anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects
- thins and clears mucous
- enhance mucociliary activity
- balances airway surface liquid
- improves lung capacity and lung function
- maintains respiratory health
- decrease of itching
- drying of small fissures and scratches
- reduces and clears edema on post-surgical scars
- reduces and clears inflammation of skin
- reduces stress
- positive effect on cardiovascular system
- provides relaxation and rejuvenation
- Asthma, allergic and chronic bronchitis, frequent colds, sinus issues.
- Halotherapy also relaxes the muscles and supports the healing of the lungs for people who have stopped smoking.
- Seasonal, dust and mold allergies, hay fever, allergic skin reactions
Certain Skin Diseases:
- Psoriasis and dermatitis
- Cystic fibrosis, stress, fatigue, insomnia, exhaustion, sinus headaches, weakness of the immune system, hypothyroidism.
Support for Athletes:
- Halotherapy can enhance sports performance by improving lung function and increasing lung capacity and stamina.
Relaxation and Wellbeing:
- Be good to yourself, find time to re-energize and unwind, to slow down and appreciate yourself!
- Enjoy wonderful soft skin and hair after your session.
Prevention and Maintenance:
- Halotherapy is by far the best method to maintain a healthy respiratory system and reducing the risk of colds/flu.
- Halotherapy has sanitizing effect on bronchial tubes and lungs and provides health improvement for lungs, skin, and the immune system.
- Halotherapy can cause increased cough with better and productive discharge, a rather positive side effect.
- Eye irritation has been reported in some individuals.
Halotherapy should be avoided for people afflicted with:
- Acute stage of bronchi and lungs diseases
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases with symptoms of the third stage of chronic lung insufficiency
- Cardiac insufficiency
- Hypertension stage 2
- All internal diseases with decompensation
If you suffer chronic diseases, please consult your Physician before Halotherapy.
Overall Salt Cave Therapy Benefits
The benefits of salt therapy are wide-ranging and apply to all ages. Salt levels affect our cell activity, energy and blood sugar levels. A natural disinfectant, salt is antimicrobial, and antibacterial. 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.
Lungs and Respiratory Hygiene
Healthy lungs and a clean respiratory system are essential for vitality, energy and longevity.
An average adult takes about 12-15 breaths per minute and little children about 20-30 breaths per minute. The main function of the lungs is to deliver oxygen to our red blood cells and get rid of the CO2 from the body. In addition, our respiratory tract acts as a very important defense mechanism by filtering the air from pollutants and foreign substances, it regulates the pH level of blood by managing the levels of CO2, and it also helps control blood pressure by converting the chemical in the blood called angiotensin I into angiotensin II.
Skin, Beauty and Anti-Aging
The function of the integumentary system
Our skin is a very complex and intelligent organ that has many important functions. It is the largest organ and, like the respiratory system, it has a major role to protect and defend the body against bacteria, viruses and other microbes. It also excretes wastes, regulates temperature and prevents dehydration by controlling the level of perspiration. It houses sensory receptors that detect pain, sensation and pressure.