Why Salt Therapy?
Salt Therapy, also known as Halotherapy, is a natural, drug-free and holistic therapy for respiratory diseases and skin conditions. It provides effective relief, and can be used as a complementary therapy with your prescribed medication or on its own.
Salt Therapy is beneficial for all ages especially those with respiratory and skin ailments without side effects, and helps to build your immune system. It can dramatically enhance sports and singing performances and improves lung function by increasing lung capacity and stamina.
While medications are useful for chronic diseases, there are some side effects associated with repeated or long term use. Continuous drug therapy is associated with the possible development of allergic or toxic reactions, development of antibiotic resistance, imbalance of intestinal bacteria, and overgrowth of yeast. Steroids used for breathing and skin problems can also affect growth in children, lower bone density, contribute to cataracts, glaucoma and bruising.
Salt Therapy may also play an important role in the prevention and treatment of common colds. The best time to treat a cold is at its onset. Having a treatment at the first sign of cold symptoms helps eliminate or reduce mucus and inflammation of the respiratory system. This helps stop the cold without medications and reduces prescription drug use. This is especially important for children and adults with asthma since the common cold is a trigger for asthma.
What Is Salt Therapy?
Salt Therapy evolved from Speleotherapy, which originated in Europe. It involves spending 2-3 hours underground in a salt cave daily for 2-3 weeks. Countries including Austria, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Poland, and Ukraine have been using Speleotherapy clinics for over 100 years. The Salt Therapy room at A to Zen mimics the salt cave environment but only requires 30 minutes to achieve therapeutic results due to the concentration of salt particles in the air.
Who Benefits From Salt Therapy?
Halotherapy benefits adults and children. It is natural and safe and there are no side effects. Salt Therapy does not claim to be a medical treatment, nor a substitution for medicine – and does not offer a cure to any specific ailments. However, a majority of people who visit salt rooms on a regular basis find relief from a variety of respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, the common cold, bronchitis, sinusitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, ear infections, smoker’s cough and more. Dry salt therapy is also great for people who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and more.
For general respiratory health, visiting the Salt Room at A to Zen will improve your lung capacity, boost your body’s own healing abilities and immune system while helping you relax and improve your sleep at night.
Salt Therapy Options
You’ll lie back on a comfortable, heated massage table, surrounded by gorgeous Himalayan salt tiles, and breathe in the salt-infused air. You may choose to read, meditate or nap while listening to soft, soothing music in your own private salt chamber.