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Lung Health and Respiratory Hygiene
Healthy lungs and a clean respiratory system are essential for vitality, energy and longevity. An average adult takes about 12-15 breaths per minute and little children about 20-30 breaths per minute. The main function of the lungs is to deliver oxygen to our red blood cells and get rid of the CO2 from the body. In addition, our respiratory tract acts as a very important defense mechanism by filtering the air from pollutants and foreign substances.
Dry salt is super absorbent and acts like a sponge attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. The dry salt can be imagined to behave like a toothbrush that thoroughly cleans the respiratory system, removing build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions.
Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) is a 100% natural, drug free, complementary therapy proven to help a variety of respiratory and skin conditions. Pharmaceutical grade salt is ground into tiny micro-particles by our state-of-the-art halogenerator and then dispersed into the salt room. While relaxing in the salt room, patients inhale the dry, salt-enriched air deep into the airways and lungs. The salt widens the airways and loosens the mucus, which begins to clear quickly. Inflammation is reduced, which makes more room in the airways for you to breathe. The non-inhaled particles landing on the skin help to balance pH and induce the reparative and regenerative processes in the skin, increasing rigidity and stimulating cell growth and micro circulation.
What should I expect to experience in the Salt Room?
Our beautiful salt room allows for dry salt therapy to be experienced alone or in a small group setting.
We offer 20 minute and 45 minute halotherapy sessions, in which you lie back and rest in a comfortable recliner and breathe deeply. Micro-particles of salt are dispersed into the room by the halogenerator while you relax, read, do a crossword puzzle, listen to music, sleep, do yoga, or meditate. You may want to bring in your yoga mat if you'd like to do yoga or stretching exercises during your session. If you don't want your hair salty you can bring in a shower cap, although the salt is good for the health of your scalp.
Comfortable clothing is recommended for the salt room. You may change into clothing that exposes areas of skin you would like the salt to reach (shorts, tank tops, sandals, etc)...we have storage for clothing and blankets if you get cold.
Negative ions (good ions) counterbalance the many positive ions we pick up from electronic devices like cell phones, tablets, etc. Neutralizing the atmosphere in this way stabilizes mood, decreases stress and prepares the body for ultimate healing. For this reason we ask that no electronics be in use during sessions. Lockers and storage are available.
Since dry salt therapy is 100% natural and drug free, there are no negative side effects. After sessions, you may experience a slight cough, minor tightness in the chest or runny nose, but this is simply the salt doing its work to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways.
Halotherapy can help with:
*Allergies *Asthma *COPD *Cystic Fibrosis *Snoring *Flu *Sinus Infection *Stress *Eczema *Sleep Apnea *Sinusitis *Bronchitis *Colds *Psoriasis
*Ear Infections *Rhinitis *Acne
Sessions have to begin on time, so please arrive a little early.
What Halotherapy does:
The anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties of salt provide the major beneficial factor in Halotherapy.
During Halotherapy treatment, salt particles with a size of .5-10 microns are inhaled and travel into the airways and to the deepest parts of the lungs. Here the therapeutic process begins, by reducing inflammation in the airways, opening constricted airways, and increasing mucous clearance. Additionally, well known anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties of salt will clear airways of allergens and pathogenic flora.
The properties of dry salt also absorb impurities and provide anti-bacterial properties that benefit the skin, as well as regulates the skin's micro-circulation. The smaller particles can reach beneath the skin’s surface and absorb moisture towards the skin. The larger salt particles land on the skin and absorb any bacterial and foreign substances. The dry salt accelerates cell rejuvenation and improves skin rigidity