What Is Halotherapy?
The term “Halotherapy” comes from “halo”, the Greek word for salt. Simply put, Halotherapy is the use of salt vapor to treat respiratory ailments, skin irritations, and combat mental lethargy.
For centuries, monks used naturally-occurring salt caverns to treat respiratory ailments. Today, manmade Saltrooms recreate salt caverns, with one huge improvement over nature: in a Halotherapy room, a salt vaporizer pumps dry aerosol salt vapor into the air, so you can breathe it deep into your lungs. We use a state of the art system called HALO FX!
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Why is salt vapour healthy?
Salt is known to be..
Mucolytic (loosens mucus & phlegm)
What are Negative Ions?
Negative ions have long been attributed to improvements in mood and physical health.
Salt naturally produces negative ions, which produce the “clarity effect” that people love from Halotherapy treatments.
Negative ions have been shown to reduce:
Stress, Headaches, Lethargy, Depression, Airborne Pollutants, Dust, Cigarette Smoke, Pet Dander, Pollen, Mold Spores, Viruses, and Bacteria from the air
And negative ions can dramatically increase your:
Energy, Mental alertness & Overall sense of well-being
Are there studies?
Studies show that people with chronic upper respiratory conditions, airborne allergies, sinusitis, and cystic fibrosis derive significant benefits from Halotherapy.
More than 40 years of research conducted around the world has shown that treatment with Halotherapy has beneficial effects for patients with:
- Chronic Bronchitis
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Allergic Rhinopathy or Hay Fever
- Ear Infections
- Various acute or chronic respiratory diseases
- Smoker’s cough
- Viral infections
- Coughs and colds
- Chronic ear-nose-throat illnesses
The History of Halotherapy and Saltrooms
Centuries ago, European monks noticed something interesting: when they treated respiratory ailments in natural salt caverns, their patients got better faster. The monks produced salt dust by grinding salt rocks against each other, which the patients then inhaled.
Dr. Felix Bochkowsky, the state authority for occupational health in Polish industry in the 1840s, saw the same thing was true with miners: while metal and coal miners battled relentless, deadly respiratory ailments, workers in salt mines were healthier than average people, let alone other miners.
In 1843, Dr. Bochkowsky published a book about the health benefits of salt dust. His successor, Mstislav Poljakowski, followed by establishing the first salt clinic near Krakow, Poland, which is still in operation today.
During World War II, salt mines in Germany were used as bomb shelters. During bombings, people often had to remain in the mines for extended periods of time, breathing in the salt dust. Upon leaving, many asthmatics were able to breathe much easier.
By the 1950s, scientific studies (primarily in the USSR) were proving how effective salt therapy is in treating respiratory ailments. Manmade, above-ground Saltrooms provided a controlled environment, and Halotherapy (from “halo”, Greek for salt) became a new option for respiratory treatment.
The first Halotherapy salt chambers opened in the 1960s in Eastern Europe. They were destination health sanatoriums and respiratory hospitals paid for by the socialized medical system of those countries. As Halotherapy grew more popular in the 1980s and 1990s, health and beauty resorts throughout Europe and Scandinavia began to install Saltrooms and offer Halotherapy as one of their restorative treatments.
Now it has come to North America and becoming increasingly popular !!