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What is salt therapy, and why do I need it?

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Simple, salt therapy is just sitting in a room surrounded by salt and doing nothing for an hour.

Wrong.

Salt therapy is about much more than saturating yourself in a room full of salt and remaining there for an hour. Before we identify why you need salt therapy, first we need to understand what it is.

Salt therapy, or halotherapy if we want to get technical, uses modern technology to reproduce the therapeutic conditions found in natural salt caves. However, to ensure your comfort throughout your experience, we add a few modern day comforts which were absent in ancient salt therapy. Think comfortable chairs, cushions, blankets, dimmed lighting and soothing music. That’s not all, whilst sitting in our spa-like room, you will experience the benefits of superfine particles of salt continuously pumped into the room.

Sound moderately inviting?

How about we add some more incentives.

Not only does salt therapy assist in treating stress, it has been clinically proven to kill bacteria  and reduce inflammation of the respiratory tract. Salt therapy has also been used as a method to treat fluid retention and reduce the effects of skin conditions  such as eczema and dermatitis. Whilst the use of salt is widely known to assist in treating many health issues, it is commonly unidentified that salt therapy can also be used as a method of assisting athletic performance.

Yes, you read correctly. Salt therapy is for everyone, regardless of age, gender or health status.

British researchers at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences in Liverpool exposed male subjects to negative ions found in salt and measured physiological responses, including body temperature, heart rate and respiration, whilst at rest and exercise. The negative ions were found to significantly improve all physiological states, particularly during rest.

Another common condition experienced by more and more people is hay fever and allergies. Salt therapy assists in treating allergies and hay fever by exposing the respiratory system to fine particles of salt which are inhaled through the nasal passages and down into the airways and lungs. Salt also acts as a natural anti histamine and it’s anti-inflammatory properties act to relieve and reduce congestion and inflammation in the airways. As salt is inhaled in, it passes through the airways breaking up and loosening congestion, serving as a relief to itchy eyes and a stuffy  head which you may experience due to hay fever.

The facts don’t lie when it comes to all of the benefits of salt therapy, however, the facts alone won’t provide you with any relief or relaxation. Only experiencing  salt therapy first hand will allow you to understand why  it is a practice that has been popular amongst health practitioners, celebrities, athletes and  the general population for over two centuries.

Go on, give it a go. What have you got to lose?

 

 

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