Himalayan salt therapy has long been recognised for its ability to strengthen the immune system and to relieve skin and respiratory conditions.
Originating in Europe, ‘halotherapy’ is an 100 per cent natural, non-invasive treatment that uses salt to treat various ailments in ‘halochambers,’ which are rooms that mimic the natural, health promoting micro-climates of actual salt mines deep within Earth’s crust.
Now being offered at Saltuary Natural Health Clinic in Five Dock, Himalayan Salt Therapy is delivered in rooms constructed of Himalayan salt. Tonnes of salt bricks line the walls and loose Himalayan salt covers floor. Microscopic dry saline particles are dispersed throughout the room’s air for people to breathe in whilst they sit and relax.
This salt-infused air makes its way throughout the entire respiratory tract, decreasing inflammation and cleansing the mucus membranes along the way. The salt helps to absorb excess moisture, such as mucus, promoting a widening of the airways and allowing more optimised breathing.
Promoting restoration of healthy airways, the therapy can be used by athletes to increase their lung capacity and enhance their performance naturally through better oxygen utilisation. This means it is also helpful for conditions including asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, colds and flus.
Aside from its positive effects on the respiratory system, Himalayan salt is well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. When these microscopic salt particles land on the skin, they help to decrease any topical inflammation and to kill infection. The therapy is helpful for skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema.
Himalayan salt contains over 80 trace minerals vital to your health. It’s also unique in that it releases negative ions, which exert a very relaxing effect on our bodies and minds, making it a beautifully relaxing therapy. For optimum results, always ensure that Himalayan salt is used to deliver salt therapy in order to gain these additional benefits.
Words: Tiina Hogg, Director of Saltuary Natural Health Clinic. For more info visit http://saltuary.com.au.