What is Salt Therapy?
Salt therapy is an alternative therapy where salt enters the body. Salt therapy can primarily help to heal any issues with the respiratory system and the skin. In salt therapy, salt is ground up into breathable particles that float in a salt room. A salt room is a specialized room used for the spreading of salt. This room helps to disperse the salt evenly which can help to enter your body quicker. Once the salt has entered through your mouth, nasal cavity and skin it can begin to heal your ailments.
How does salt therapy work?
The way that salt therapy works is salt particles are ground up and inhaled through the mouth and nostrils to help coat the nostrils, esophagus and the deepest parts of the lungs. When you coat these areas it provides a natural way to absorb the edema from the mucosa lining in the airways. Once the salt is inside the airway it helps to reduce inflammation and remove toxins or stuck mucus that might be causing any problems in the respiratory system.
What can salt therapy be used for?
Salt therapy can be used to treat many different ailments. It can range from skin irritations to respiratory system issues and even cold and flu.
Salt therapy can be beneficially on many skin ailments like acne, dermatitis, and eczema. It is beneficial for these ailments because halotherapy cleans out the toxins that are stuck in your skin which cause those ailments to occur.
Due to its relaxing advantages, salt therapy can be beneficial to your sleeping. It is a great way to relax your body before you are going to be going to bed. If you have no constricted airways and can breathe better it will help to reduce snoring while you are sleeping. The reduction in snoring can also help you get a better night’s sleep because it will allow you to finally reach REM sleep.
Another great benefit of salt therapy is for your mental health. Salt therapy can help to reduced stress and reduced headaches. The salt room can also help with treating your depression and increasing your energy.
Are there risks to practicing salt therapy?
Although this type of therapy is safe for most there are risks. Like any other type of therapy, risks will be involved when practicing in salt therapy. You should make sure to contact your doctor before treating any type of ailment with salt therapy. Salt therapy is best when used as a complementary therapy to the medications that you are already taking.
Since salt therapy is 100% natural and drug-free it is not harmful to most. There are conditions that should not be treated with salt therapy. Conditions that should not be treated with salt therapy are infections that are later accompanied by a fever, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, anyone throwing or coughing up blood, those intoxicated with drugs or alcohol and those with uncontrolled hypertension.