Salt therapy is a natural and 100% drug-free therapy that has been practiced for centuries. Salt therapy is also safe to treat babies, children, adults, elderly and even expecting mothers. This type of therapy can come in many forms and be done in many places. From salt caves to salt therapy rooms and from dry salt therapy to wet salt therapy they all can be beneficial to many parts of your body. If you are wondering why or how salt can be so beneficial for your body, just imagine a trip to the beach and how good you feel after. When salt is ingested through the skin or the nasal cavity it acts as an anti-inflammatory which can help many parts of your respiratory system and your skin.
There are two types of salt therapy that are commonly practiced. Between wet salt therapy and dry salt therapy, wet salt therapy is more common. Wet salt therapy is the more common type of therapy because you may have participated in and not even know it. Common types of wet salt therapy include saline solutions, neti-pots, gargling solutions, salt baths, and salt scrubs.
Wet salt therapy has many healing benefits for your body. It can help not only with your nasal cavity but your skin! This type of salt therapy is best if used as nasal ingestion. With wet salt therapy, it can only reach parts of the nose, mouth, and part of the throat but will never be able to reach the deepest parts of your lungs. (When you reach the deepest parts of the lungs, with salt therapy, it becomes beneficial because it is able to clear out the toxins that are found in the deepest areas).
Can you try wet salt therapy at home? Yes, wet salt therapy is the more economical and easier to do at home out of the two therapies.
- Salt Scrubs: Making your own salt scrub at home can be very easy. It only involves a few easy steps and then you are on your way to better skin. For salt scrubs, you will need sea salt, essential oils, and oil. (A common oil that is used is sweet almond or grapeseed)
- Gargling solutions: To create a gargling solution for your wet salt therapy mix a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and then you will create the solution. Make sure to gargle for 10-15 seconds before spitting it out.
- Salt baths: Salt baths are great for tired muscles, different skin inflammations, and respiratory issues you may be having. To create a salt bath you will need mix in warm water 6 parts coarse sea salt; 3 parts Epsom salts and 1 part baking soda.
No matter what type of salt therapy you prefer, salt therapy is best when it is done or used on a consistent basis. Make sure to visit your local salt rooms or salt caves to receive all the healing benefits that can be offered to you through dry salt therapy.