- On June 22, 2018
The term Halotherapy may be new and the concept may seem odd to some, but there are many reasons why you should open your mind to this healthy concept.
Here’s what our bodies know… now it’s time to remind our minds. Breathing aerosolized salt (tiny salt particles suspended in air) can provide broad health benefits. When fine salt particles are inhaled, they will fall on the airway linings and draw water into the airway, thinning the mucous and making it easier for linings to raise, thus making people feel better,” said Dr. Edelman (title and where from?). “Also, aerosolized salt environments are allergen-free and thus good for people with allergies affecting their lungs.”
Salt therapy has been reported effective in treating a variety of upper and lower respiratory tract disorders and skin conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, eczema, and psoriasis.
Turns out, salt therapy isn’t new at all. Back in 1843, a Polish physician by the name of Feliks Boczkowski noticed that salt mine workers did not experience respiratory issues or lung disease as compared to other miners. Almost 100 years later, a German gentleman named Karl Hermann Spannagel noticed that his patients’ health improved after hiding out in the salt caves while avoiding heavy bombing during WWII. The news of the benefits of salt therapy quickly spread across Eastern Europe where, from Poland to Germany to the UK, you can find many locations offering these giant salt rooms today. It’s even catching on at Korean bathhouses in the United States where you can sit back, relax, and breathe in the salty air while in a room made entirely out of giant slabs of Himalayan sea salt.
Deepens Breath Capacity and Promotes Mental Calmness
Given its ability to increase the body’s natural ability to breathe deeply, dry (99.99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride) salt inhalation may provide a variety of psychological benefits. The ability to breathe easily promotes the body’s own natural relaxation response.
- Aids in promoting sound sleep.
Helps people breathe better at night. It may also reduce or eliminate night coughs, snoring, and breath-related sleeping conditions.
- Helps reduce mucus build-up.
Salt is a natural cleansing expectorant and can aid in reducing excess mucous and general nose and throat stuffiness.
- Moisturizes dry mucous membranes.
The salt particles can help to open up the airways, increase oxygen intake and cleanse the airways of smoke, dust, pollutants, and other allergens.
- It doesn’t stop with the respiratory system! When the salt lands on the skin it can also help to relieve sore, flakey, red, and irritated areas.
The key to achieving these health benefits is consistency. Regular salt therapy can make breathing easier, while shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, congestion and irritated skin may gradually be alleviated.
It is important to understand that salt therapy is not an alternative therapy, but a complementary one. It can help relieve the symptoms of a condition and work in conjunction with existing medication, resulting in even greater relief.
The Science behind Negative Ions:
Negative ions, oxygen atoms charged with an extra electron, are naturally created in our environment and exposure has been shown to have numerous health benefits. Negative ions play a significant role in helping rid our breathing air of particles such as pollen, germs, mold, bacteria, viruses and other potential allergens. Negative Ions improve health and sense of well-being, increase respiratory function, mental clarity and energy levels.
While negative ions are found in natural places, particularly around moving water, fortunately options do exist to infuse negative ions in the home environment. One example is SALT Chamber’s Infrared Himalayan Salt Tower. Should you consider this for your home environment, be sure to do your research as the more powerful the ionizer, the more beneficial ions are produced across a larger range.Negative ions repel each other as well, so as more and more are produced, they are emitted further and further out into the room they are in. The more powerful the ionizer (SALT Chamber’s Infrared Salt Tower), the more beneficial ions they can produce, the larger their range.
Salt lamp benefits do include negative ion generation. However, keep in mind, a small Himalayan crystal salt lamp will not flood a large room with negative ions. Even a very large one, while stunning to look at, will only produce a very minor and small radius of beneficial negative ions.
Salt therapy is similar to spending time in the salty sea air, which offers many more benefits than just relaxation on the beach.
Most spas or salt suites are popular destinations. The rooms are lined most times with beautiful decor of either SALT Chamber’s Himalayan salt panels or Himalayan salt bricks. Some offer a day pass around $35 to $75 with a tagline that urges guests to “immerse, indulge, intrigue.”
“The ability to look at salt and see its helpful properties has become a significant part of our business,” said Allan Share, the President of the Spa Industry Association.
In the last five years, the number has grown to 500 salt chambers,” said Leo Tonkin, who is the Founder of the Salt Therapy Association, and CEO of SALT Chamber, both headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. “There’s been a rapid growth in stand-alone salt facilities and resorts adding a salt room as an amenity. Day spas have taken an underutilized area and turned it into a salt room, clubhouses of high-end residential developments are adding salt rooms too.”
Economics is a big driver: A visit to the sauna or steam room is generally included in the basic spa fee at hotels and resorts, but salt rooms often are an additional charge.
Adding salt therapy to spa services can be a lucrative investment for spa owners and leaders. At the Four Seasons Resort in Oahu at Ko Olina, 25 minutes in the salt chamber costs $65. The “Ha Ritual” involves 50 minutes in a salt chamber, with guided meditation, a dry salt foot scrub and a massage for $190.
During a roundtable forum at the Global Wellness Summit in Tyrol, Austria, top industry, health and medical providers agreed, this self-guided modality will be sweeping the globe. We are seeing more and more retrofits and new builds in resorts, spas, physician offices, physical therapy practices, sports facilities, gyms, and now equine.
This natural complementary, wellness therapy will only continue to earn its validity as more and more experience its healing properties.
Cheers to “Getting Salted”!
Vice President Corp Sales
S.A.L.T Chamber, LLC
Original post here: https://negativeionizers.net/negative-ions-benefits