What is Salt Therapy?

Salt therapy is a gentle, non-invasive and drug free treatment assisting the body to cleanse itself of toxins and naturally improve general health and wellbeing. The therapy involves sitting and relaxing in a specially designed salt room and breathing in the microscopic salt particles which has a positive effect on the body. The salt room itself is a micro climate that has been created free of toxins and allergens which allows the body to rest and start to naturally heal itself. Salt has natural healing properties that help sufferers of respiratory issues, skin problems and is also great for overall health.

How does Salt Therapy work?

Salt Therapy is based on the principle of prolonged exposure to the microclimate found in natural salt mines or salt caves. The Salt Spot uses patented state of the art technology to reproduce the atmosphere of a salt cave with a monitored therapeutic microclimate. Air in our salt rooms is ionized and saturated with a low concentration of dry aerosol saline (salt).

The microclimate in our salt rooms is formed naturally, through convective diffusion from the salt walls combined with controlled temperature and humidity. This creates a hypo-bacterial and allergen-free air environment.

Inhalation of salt aerosol is clinically proven to cleanse the respiratory system and to speed up the elimination of toxins. It is also proven to have antibacterial effects, cleansing microbial flora of the respiratory tract, slowing down bacterial growth and increasing resistance to respiratory tract diseases. As the salt is inhaled, it travels through the sinuses and respiratory tract absorbing moisture, cleansing, clearing mucus and killing bacteria.

Salt has long been known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties as well as helping to loosen mucus build up and phlegm. Studies have shown that people with chronic upper respiratory conditions, seasonal allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis and skin disorders can derive significant benefits from halotherapy.

The skin also benefits from the dry aerosol salt. Salt is also a well known antihistamine it reduces inflammation and has antimicrobial affects.

What is Speleotherapy and Halotherapy?

The term Speleotherapy comes from the Greek word Speleon, meaning cave. Speleotherapy is the use of a subterranean salt cave environment for therapeutic purposes, especially in the treatment of chronic airway diseases.
The term Halotherapy comes from the Greek work Halos, meaning salt. Modern technology is used to recreate the climate and atmosphere found in a salt cave. Dry sodium chloride aerosol is produced by a special nebulizer and released into the Salt Room.
Here at The Salt Spot we offer a combination of both Speleotherapy and Halotherapy to maximise treatment benefit to you.

A brief history of Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy was a widely used natural remedy dating back to medieval times. The monks acknowledged the healing atmosphere of salt caves where they took the down into salt caves to allow them to breathe air saturated with salt particles.
In 1843 the benefits of Salt Therapy were noted in a book published by Polish doctor Felix Boczkowski. Dr Boczkowski, a physician at the Wieliczka salt mine, noticed that the miners did not suffer from respiratory conditions that were common at that time. He observed that the presence of dry salt particles in the salt mine had a healing effect on those with respiratory and pulmonary discomforts.
Underground treatment in salt caves was the only method available, until the first salt room was developed in Russia. This new technique was constructed using mined salt rock from deep underground, hewn into blocks along with a halogenorator which gently blows micoscopic salt particles into the salt room. These Salt Rooms recreated the microclimate of a salt cave in an above ground clinic.

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