Salt therapy, also called halotherapy, is a holistic method that reproduces the natural microclimate of a salt cave by dispersing saline aerosol in a high concentration in a room whose surfaces are covered with layers of salt. The dry salt aerosol in the room plays an important role in the relief of health problems and is used for patients with respiratory problems and skin conditions.
Patients sit in the salt room 45 minutes and breathe in the fine salt aerosol, which is transported to the smallest bronchi, or airway passages, in the lungs as well as to other parts of the respiratory tract such as the sinuses and nasal cavity. The salt particles act as an anti- bacterial agent dissolving bacteria and pollutants lodged in the respiratory tract. These are then coughed up by the patient or are expelled during the metabolic processes via the bloodstream. The treatment also reduces inflammation in the lungs, thins out mucus build-up, improves lung function and opens up breathing passages.
*chronic bronchitis*asthma*hay fever*ear infection*breathlessness*chest tightness*pneumonia after acute stage*bronchiectactic disease* smoker's cough (including secondary smoke)*cough with viscous sputum discharging with difficulties*dry, paroxysmal cough (mostly with low tone) changing its location during auscultation*frequent acute disorders of respiratory tract*pharyngitis*multi-chemical sensitivity syndrome*sinusitis/sinus inflammation*respiratory infections*respiratory allergies due to industrial and household pollutants*rhinitis*tonsillitis*eczema*psoriasis.
For people with colds, flu symptoms, ear infections or other temporary respiratory discomforts, 1 to 8 sessions can be very effective for chronic respiratory and dermatological conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, allergies, psoriasis, etc... It is strongly recommended to complete12-30 sessions of 45 minutes each in as short a time period as is feasible. Salt room treatment is most effective when its adminstered at least twice a week or more frequently. It is advisable to repeat therapy 1 to 3 times per year to maintain the positive results. For recreational, relaxation, and stress relieving purposes, sessions can be taken as many times as desired.
Thousands of patients have been successfully treated by speleotherapy (treatment in natural salt caves) in Canada, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Austria and Germany since the early 1900s. Clinical studies have also been conducted and the results demonstrate that after a series of treatments completed within a prescribed amount of time (twice a week), patients' breathing became less labored, symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath were improved, and medical drug usage was decreased significantly.
Salt therapy is not only safe for children, it is a 100% drug free, non-invasive and comfortable treatment with no side effects or potential health hazards. The treatment is suitable for children of any age ( as young as 1 month old). Children, in fact, respond to the the therapy even more quickly than do adults.