The origins of the Salt Therapy treatment promoted by RespiCare can be traced to the Salt mines in the mountains of Europe. Medical Researchers found that miners experienced tremendous health benefit due to inhalation of micro-particles of salt in the microclimate of the salt mines. In fact coal miners with breathing issues used to be moved to salt mines and they would get relief. The salt miners had much better robust constitution and were less prone to respiratory and other immunity related allergy condition.
When the Salt mines were eventually rendered defunct, these salt mines were converted to clinics where people who regularly go for Speleotherapy treatment where they would remain in the precincts of the salt mine, breathe the saturated salt particles in the micro-climate and derive health benefits of improved respiratory and skin conditions. This would also serve as an immunity boosting and general wellness regime.
During the 1980’s Russian Scientists devised a Salt therapy generator, also known as a Halo Generator which would break particles of pure salt that was fed into it, into micro-particles of 2 to 4 micron size, thus simulating the salt mine environment which eventually came to be known as Halo therapy or Salt therapy. Since the 1980’s there are many Salt therapy rooms which mimic the look and feel, the micro-climatic conditions of the salt mine and people who experienced breathing discomforts, lung conditions, low immunity issues would routinely go to these salt therapy rooms to regain their health and to derive benefits from the climatic condition in the Salt room. There are many clinical papers on the benefits of Salt Therapy published by some reputed Medical journals which positions Salt Therapy treatment as a complementary treatment which helps patients and their Doctors deal effectively with chronic conditions while reducing the dependence on medications.
Today there are hundreds of salt room centers across US, UK, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, & Dubai. In Russia many hospitals have built salt rooms within their premises and offer this therapy as one of their primary treatments.