Halotherapy? Salt Therapy?
Halotherapy, referred to as Salt Therapy, is a natural holistic treatment that mimics a salt cave' microclimate.
But, where did it all begin?
It was observed that men mining in the salt mines were not having the same respiratory issues as those in other mining fields such as coal. Dr. Feliks Boczkowski founded the first facility in Poland in the early/mid-1800s. He did further research to discover underground treatment of asthma was more effective than inhalation.
During World War II, it was observed, by Dr. K.H. Spannahel, that those that found shelter from bombings in salt caves came out with fewer respiratory issues than when they went it. He then proposed an inpatient department of the Klyutert cave to observe the conditions and confirm the underground environments' medical effectiveness. Along with the Hungarian geologist, Dr. H Kessler, they laid the foundation for modern Speleotherapy.
In the 1960s, the world's first underground treatment spa was created. Its first director, Professor Skulimoski, focused on helping people while also exploring the other overall health benefits. His success spread to neighboring salt mines and caves in Europe and the former Soviet Union. By the late 1960s, the first Speleotherapy hospital opened in a salt mine in Ukraine.
In the mid-1980s in Russia, the Institute of Balneology, alongside the salt cavers from Uzhgorod, developed the first Halotherapy device. It was able to replicate grinding and crushing salt that would then be dispersed into the air. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the knowledge and protocols became accessible to the rest of the world.
Salt Therapy treatments are a safe and effective way of using salts' natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and super absorbent properties to relieve respiratory and skin conditions. A machine called a halogenerator grinds heated pharmaceutical grade dry salt into micro-sized particles. These particles are dispersed into the air of an enclosed environment where the clients inhale the fresh salty air. These fine salt particles penetrate deep into the respiratory system and work to remove mucus build-up and eliminate bacteria and toxins. This process helps open and expand the constricted airways allowing individuals to breathe easier and more clearly.
It is essential for the room's humidity level is between 50-60%. If the air is too dry or too humid, the tiny salt particles cannot get into the lungs' smallest parts, the alveoli. This would cause the therapy's efficiency to decline.
Salt Therapy is very beneficial to individuals suffering from allergies, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infections, and ear infections, just to name a few. It is also helpful for people seeking relief from skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
It is a safe treatment for children and adults. Salt Therapy is entirely natural, and in many cases, children will respond to this natural treatment faster than adults.
"Very relaxing, since my visit less inflammation in my body from salt room." - Melissa
"Great way to spend time with family doing something that is beneficial to your body while enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Thank you for a very relaxing time." - Frank
"Relaxing and soothing environment, friendly and professional staff and safety conscious following CDC and COVID guidelines for all." - Paula
"After 1st visit to Salt therapy room already noticing positive results." - Lisa
"We had a very relaxing experience and the staff was very friendly!" - Julie
First-time clients get to experience Salt Therapy for $20.00. After the first session, the following sessions are $35; and, an accompanied child (12 & under) is $10 per visit. We also offer packages. If you would like to know more or make an appointment, please contact us at 859-371-7258; or click here to request an appointment.