Have you heard of halotherapy? Halotherapy is also known as salt room therapy. In a nutshell, halotherapy is exposure to kinetically activated dry salt where the micro sized particles are inhaled. Since dry salt is antibacterial and super absorbent it actively kills bacteria and reduces the inflammation in the respiratory system and widens the airways for better breathing. Keep reading if you are interested in learning 7 surprising benefits of halotherapy.
How Does Halotherapy Work?
Think of halotherapy (dry salt therapy) as a cleanser for your lungs and breathing passages. When inhaled, the dry salt particles get to work and detox the lungs from things like pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, and allergens. It can act like a sponge, helping to move irritants out of the lungs and respiratory system, making it easier to breathe.
Benefit #1: Halotherapy can ease smoking-related symptoms, such as a cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing.
Benefit #2: Halotherapy may help to treat depression and anxiety – salt can trigger the production of serotonin (the feel good hormone) which can help people feel both relaxed and uplifted.
Benefit #3: Halotherapy may improve skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Salt therapy can be cleansing and purifying. It helps to remove oils and bacteria on the skin which leads to skin irritation.
Benefit #4: Halotherapy can help improve asthma. Halotherapy can help minimize inflammation, allowing people with asthma to breathe better.
Benefit #5: Since Halotherapy reduces inflammation, it can help ease the symptoms of an ear infection by reducing swelling in the ear – meaning that the swelling of the tubes in your ear may reduce which helps to allow fluid to drain.
Benefit #6: Snoring! If you or your partner has a snoring problem, consider halotherapy! It can help to clear airway passages and also reduce any swelling of the nasal mucosa and soft palate, all which can contribute to snoring.
Benefit #7: Get a better night’s sleep. Halotherapy can help with insomnia. Sometimes people can have too much of the feel good hormone serotonin. Having too much serotonin can keep you up at night. Negative ions can help reduce high levels of serotonin. Since the salt used in Halotherapy has negative ions, it has been used to help people reduce serotonin, helping them sleep better at night.