Salt Therapy – What is it and how can it help?
It has been long known that salt carries many healing qualities. Salt is well known for displaying strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and has been used for centuries as a healing aid, used in many different forms of treatment modalities, from cleaning wounds to drawing out infection. On top of that research has shown that salt can be used to aid breathing difficulties and regularly inhaling concentrated salt can have many different healing properties and health benefits, promoting good respiratory health and wellness. Halotherapy is also used to improve mental health and boost mood, this is because the negatively charged ions in salt helps to relieve the bodies stress response, increasing energy levels. Research shows that regular use of halotherapy has been shown to reduce serotonin levels therefore creating balance in mood and improving sleep.
Now more than ever we have become aware of the importance of nurturing our respiratory healt, immune health and overall general wellbeing. With many people choosing alternative and holistic methods to nurture, maintain and manage both their physical and mental health.
Over the past 10years or so we have seen the rise of wellness centres and day spas offering the use of Salt Caves and Halotherapy units, and much like infrared sauna these are becoming increasingly more popular with users taking their health and wellness into their own hands
So, what exactly is Halotherapy and what can it do for our health?
Halotherapy is a form of salt therapy treatment, it is dispensed in spa like settings or in our case, combining infrared sauna into a salt cabin wherein medical grade salt Is dispelled into the room/cabin.
Breathing in this salty air with its tiny salt participles can improve your breathing and aid users with lung complaints and respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma and cough, amongst promoting other health benefits. This coupled with infrared heat and light, is the ultimate wellness experience.
The history of SALT THERAPY
The use of salt therapy for wellness has an interesting history, it was in the 12th century using salt caves for therapeutic wellness begun. In the 1800s it was noticed that salt miners in Poland despite working in mines all day were in particular good health, each without a history or present lung conditions, it was noticed that they seemed to avoid colds and other common ailments that were among the community, researched showed that breathing in the salt was keeping them free from illness and infection therefore the concept of salt caves was born, with people travelling all over the world to sit in the cave to heal and ease their lung issues.
The benefits of using Salt
The benefits of Salt Therapy for mental and holistic health are plenty, studies have found that regularly use of Halotherapy can have benefits for respiratory health, skin problems and allergies, it is also said to have immune boosting qualities, mood enhancement, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties therefore can be used as a preventative a well as a treatment.
Within our sauna cabin you will notice our Halotherapy unit – our unit is Doctor endorsed and salt pods pharmaceutical grade. The unit disperses micro particles of therapeutic salt solution into the air which are then inhaled through the airways. Unlike other units on the market the device utilises micro-salt particles in saline solution, which allows for the highest quality ensuring no compromises are made for your wellness.
How to use – Simply pop a pod into the side of the unit, (if self-accessible these can be found on the reception desk – 1 pod per booking).
Ensure you are settled and ready to begin your sauna before switching on the machine, switch on and enjoy the salt as it dispels into the cabin – the salt will release for up to 20minutes however will be present in the air long after the salt has dispersed.
Inhale, exhale and elevate your wellness by adding salt to your session.
Salt Therapy ADD on just £12.50, per booking.
Our Sauna and Salt Package is our most popular booking – prices start at just £32.50.
Salt Therapy is available to add on to both staffed and unstaffed appointments - for self accessible you will find salt instructions and pods on reception desk.