Salt Bed Resting in a Salt Room.

There is a new trend growing in spa treatments around the world that have been around since the medieval era. Halotherapy or salt therapy is offering some treatments aimed at healing skin and respiratory problems. So what are the Benefits of Salt Therapy?

What the Advocates of Salt Therapy Say

Those who swear by salt therapy claim that treatments like sitting in a salt cave will help with skin and respiratory conditions. Breathing in the salty air is said to boost immunity, clear skin and relieve asthma and bronchitis.

The salt molecules in the air break down after entering the lungs where they breakdown and release negative ions which cleanse and kill bacteria and germs. These negative ions are said to:

  • can reduce inflammation in the lungs and clear mucus
  • naturally, moisturize skin by attracting moisture
  • ease coughs and shortness of breathe
  • improve skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, and acne
  • help and reduce stress
  • reduce headaches
  • aid in the treatment of depression, anxiety and stabilize mood

What the Critics of Salt Therapy Say

The issue with those who question salt therapy benefits is that there haven’t been sufficient studies performed to prove the health benefits. This makes health professionals question the validity of all the claims.

Different Salt Therapy Treatments Available

Salt Scrubs

Using salt scrubs to exfoliate the skin helps remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and kill bacteria which results in rejuvenating the skin. Those who use them say there skin appears firmer, fresher and it provides a younger-looking glow.

Himalayan Pink Salt Lamps

Aside from the esthetically pleasing look these laps provide in your home, these salt lamps are said to attract air pollutants and clean the air. Personally I think a good quality air purifier will work better as there are many fake salt lamps out there which will produce no results other than offering a salt glow in your room.

The Salt Bed at The Salt Scene

Experienced the Salt Bed at The Salt Scene located at the Grove, Windermere.

The Salt Scene, Orlando is home to the only salt bed in Central Florida. The smaller space means it takes less time to get the full benefit of the treatment. Sessions in our salt bed are only 25 minutes long. It’s the same treatment as our other salt rooms but in nearly half the time. It is the perfect option for those with limited time in their everyday life.

**Additional Private Room Charge for Salt Therapy Sessions**

Himalayan Salt Cave or Salt Room

This salt therapy treatment is conducted in a room covered floor to ceiling in Himalayan Pink Salt. There is a generator in the cave which sends salt particles out into the air. The salt room is cooled to 69 degrees (20 C) with 60% humidity, and lights are dimmed down, and soft music plays.

Spending an hour inside a salt cave is said to be the equivalent of breathing in three days of beach air. As I mentioned above the salt cave treatment is said to improve respiratory conditions from colds and flu to asthma and bronchitis.