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What is Halotherapy?

Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy, is a fast-growing holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave.

Clients breathe in the micro-sized salt particles, which are immediately transported to every part of the respiratory tract, even the smallest alveoli, and bronchioles. Then the dry salt molecules dissolve and attract small impurities, the reason why it is called the toothbrush of the lungs.

Salt therapy may eliminate the root of inflammatory respiratory illnesses in the lower and the upper tract like asthma, bronchitis as well as allergies, by destroying bacteria and restoring health and immunity.

How many sessions are necessary?

Halotherapy offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are cumulative, so consistency and frequency are the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly if visiting salt rooms at least 3-4 times a week. Those who are looking to incorporate Salt Therapy into their regular wellness routine would benefit from a weekly session. Halotherapy has been used on a daily basis without any side effects. 

How does it work?

This holistic treatment imitates the microclimate of a salt cave and innovative full spectrum infrared therapy to strengthen respiratory health and encourage detoxification and healing of the body.

Micro-sized salt particles are dispersed into an enclosed environment (roombedbooth,cabin) through a unique process generated by a halogenerator. These less then 3 micron sized salt particles while creating an antibacterial environment draw out the excess moisture, the mucus and impurities that are in the airways and on the skin. Therefore it is essential to use a high quality halogenerator that produces the right size particles in order to achieve the desired results. 

The science behind salt therapy

Regarded as conventional healthcare, salt therapy is covered by health insurance in many European countries and Israel. For clinical studies and more information, visit our Research page or the Global Wellness Institute and the World Halotherapy Association.

Benefits of Salt Therapy

Respiratory →

  • Anti-microbial, Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, and Anti-inflammatory

  • Opens the bronchial tubes in the lungs, helps to reduce inflammation in the sinuses & small airways

  • Breaks up and clears mucus

  • Increases PH level – reduces acidity

Skin →

  • Naturally triggers skin microcirculation and membrane activity

  • Enhances skin’s protective and reparative properties

  • Anti-microbial, Anti-bacterial

Ear Infection →

Halotherapy can greatly relieve the swelling and pain that is common with an ear infection by penetrating the ear canal with salt particles.
Salt as an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent reduces the swelling of the tubes in your ear, allowing the fluid to drain. Over 70% of children suffer from ear infection.

Athletic Performance →

  • Expands the airways for increased lung functions and capacity

  • Enhances performance

  • Increases oxygen saturation and exchange

  • Helps with muscle endurance and recovery

Contraindications, side effects→

  • There are typically no side effects other than potential thirst. However, if someone is on any medications or suffers from any serious medical issue, please seek medical advice before any therapy.

  • Dry or itchy throat, nasal drip, and increased coughing at the beginning. This is a natural part of the cleaning process of the respiratory system, during which the pollution, accumulated through a long time, and now loosened up by the salt, is expelled from even the deepest regions of the lungs. Such side effects should cease with the removal of pollution and pathogens. Skin irritation and dermal sensitivity may occur. In such a case, decrease the frequency of sessions;

  • Halotherapy is recognized as a safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer a cure!

  • Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, lung cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis.

  • Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using Halotherapy.

  • Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care.

read more about Halotherapy benefits 

Global Wellness Insititute

World Halotherapy Association

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