Natural therapy is an approach to health and healing that is not considered parts of the conventional and evidence-based Western medicine. The bigger umbrella is called CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine).
Natural therapy is generally considered harmless and safe. As with anything else, there are risks and unwanted side effects you have to be familiar about. However, the risks are smaller when it comes to natural therapies. The types of natural therapies include herbal medicine, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, nutrition, iridology, and salt therapy.
Introduction to salt therapy
Salt therapy is also called halotherapy. It is considered a drug free therapy that uses microparticles of salt to encourage better breathing, healthier skin, sounder sleep, and improved physical fitness. Basically, it can help alleviate respiratory and skin conditions.
You have to know that salt has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Aside from that, it has mucolytic effects, which can loosen excessive mucus and hasten mucociliary transport. Additionally, it can remove pathogen agents and reduces immune system oversensitivity.
How does Salt Room Therapy work?
The salt is grounded into microparticles through state-of-the-art halogenerator. It will then be dispersed into a salt room. When you are in the salt room, you inhale the dry and enriched salt deep down into your lungs – where the greatest healing takes place.
The salt will efficiently widen the airways thereby loosening the mucus. With this, the inflammation is reduced by making more room for you to breathe. For non-inhaled particles landing on your skin, it can help to balance pH encouraging repair and regeneration in the skin. This, in turn, will increase rigidity and stimulate cell growth.
What to expect in a breath salt room?
Salt Room Therapy Australia is spacious, which allows for dry salt to be experienced alone or in a group. The room will stimulate the environment akin to the therapeutic salt cave, which can generate negative ions. The negative ions will help counterbalance the influx of positive ions from the electronic devices you utilize every day. Ultimately, salt therapies improve overall emotional and mental health helping you to de-stress and relax.
What clothing should be worn?
For the salt room, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing. It will be up to you to consider clothing that will expose areas of your skin. If you are exposing skin, it is better to wear a bathing suit.
How often should you come?
Joining a salt room will depend on your age and your condition. For long-term results, experts are recommending about 20 to 30 sessions. The sessions can be frequent – about 2 to 3 a week. If you have an irreversible condition, you need 2 to 3-month follow-up sessions to maintain your clear lungs.
Everyone can benefit, but people with lung conditions like asthma, bronchitis, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, sleep apnea, wheezing and many more can benefit a lot. Most patients reported that their airways became normal and the symptoms disappeared after many sessions. Experts say that the efficacy of the treatment is estimated at 75-98%. You have to see salt therapy as “toothbrush” for your lungs and skin.