The practice of halotherapy has been around for hundreds of years, hailed for its therapeutic effects on respiratory conditions and other common ailments. Simulated therapeutic Himalayan salt caves in a spa-like setting to relax and meditate is a popular form of halotherapy. Another way to access halotherapy’s benefits is a salt therapy powered by a device known as a halogenerator that infuses the air with finely crushed salt particles.
The use of halotherapy has evolved to provide relief for several issues and to stimulate general wellness.
The benefits of halotherapy
Halotherapy as a practice was first popularized by a Polish doctor in the 1840s. Dr. Feliks Boczowski treated many patients that worked in salt mines and made an interesting observation: compared to other types of miners, the miners working in the salt caves weren’t exhibiting the same symptoms or developing the same respiratory ailments to the same degree as the other miners.
Salt is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, and this may be one of the factors that have made halotherapy an increasingly popular service.
Halotherapy has been recommended for many health concerns and issues including:
Side effects of smoking
Halotherapy process explained
Halotherapy is available in both wet and dry therapy. Most people are familiar with one of the most common types of wet halotherapy: saline solutions to irrigate inflamed or congested nasal passages. Saltwater gargles to relieve a sore throat are also another popular form of wet halotherapy.
Dry halotherapy is what you experience in a salt cave, booth, or halobed, when fine salt particles are ground and diffused through the air for a therapeutic effect.
Even if you’re not experiencing a specific respiratory or skin ailment, halotherapy can be a relaxing and rejuvenating form of meditation and self-care.
For more information about halotherapy and our services at Complete Wellness, contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Calhoun, Georgia. You can also make an appointment online. Speak to a friendly team member about setting up a consultation.
*If you have serious respiratory issues like asthma or bronchitis, consult with your physician before trying a new therapy. Halotherapy isn’t meant to be an alternative to your medication and medical treatment plan.