Halo therapy, or salt therapy, is an alternative health and wellness treatment that involves spending time inside a salt chamber, salt cave or a salt room.During this therapy, the client normally relaxes in a lounge and inhales the salt particles in the air for 20-40 minutes. The temperature is normally around 20 C or lower, and the dry salt therapy is done in a custom built salt room that is free of humidity.
Salt therapy was originally born in the old salt caves and mines of Eastern Europe and has been used to treat many respiratory conditions. But researchers only recently started studying its benefits.
A natural disinfectant, salt is antimicrobial and antibacterial. It can come in empty processed forms, or as healthier pure sea salt (Himalayan and Dead Sea salt). Inhaling dry Himalayan salt particles helps treat respiratory conditions, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and allergies.
Studies show that people with asthma and other ailments breathe easier after halo therapy. Once inhaled, the salt particles help absorb irritants, including allergens and toxins, from the respiratory system. This process breaks up accumulated mucus and reduces inflammation, resulting in clear airways. Studies show that inhaling particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improve respiratory conditions such as sinus congestion and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Salt therapy can also ease smoking-related symptoms, such as a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing.
Spending summers in the seaside is a suggestion many people with skin conditions often hear from their doctor. This is because salt's antiseptic properties and minerals help alleviate many symptoms such as atopic dermatitis and eczema.
Dry salt particles inside a salt spa are cleaner and more powerful than humid salt air. Their high concentration inside a salt cave or a salt room also increases the benefits you receive from the salt. The particles have a similar effect on your skin by absorbing bacteria and other impurities responsible for many skin conditions. This helps salt therapy treat cure some skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne.
The negatively charged ions in salt improve your health and help you relax. During a typical halo therapy session, you sit down and relax inside a lounge while receiving the benefits. The calming and detoxifying effects of halo therapy can support the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems. Additional benefits include reduced stress and headaches, increased energy, and better sleep patterns.
Salt ions purify the air and may increase lung capacity and reduce physical ailments for adults, children and athletes. Continuous treatments are recommended to help keep the body healthy during flu or allergy seasons.