Below is a list of the most common conditions treatable with Halotherapy (Salt Therapy), and a brief description of the physiological processes involved in each.
Asthma (both child and adult): Salt acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. This means it can help widen airways, absorb edema (excess fluid trapped within body tissues) and reduce bronchospasm by humidifying and fluidizing bronchial secretions.
Ear infections, Acute Otitis Media (AOM): The microscopic salt particles reduce swelling caused by fluid in the eustachian tube. They widen the airways and promote better drainage aeration behind the eardrum. Halotherapy also relieves cold symptoms often linked to infections, reducing nasal congestion by opening passages.
Allergies (particularly Rhinitis or Hay Fever): Various airborne allergies can be treated drug free, with long lasting results. Halotherapy widens the airways of the respiratory tract as micro particles of salt destroy bacteria throughout your sinuses and respiratory system, reducing inflammation in both areas. This clears blockages in the bronchi, bronchioles and sinus cavities, and cleanses your system of airborne pathogens (tar, dust, pollen and smoke) which trigger Rhinitis.
Cold and Flu: Halotherapy opens nasal airways, kills bacteria, activates sinus drainage, and decongests your chest by accelerating the clearance of mucous. Coughing and sneezing subside as a result.
Cystic fibrosis: Halotherapy brings relief by opening up the respiratory tract, clearing accumulated mucous, and unclogging blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles. Microscopic salt particles also absorb edema from the mucosa lining in the airway passages, reducing inflammation in the respiratory tract. The therapy also facilitates sinus drainage, promoting healing to one of the most common and debilitating symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis.
Skin Conditions (including Eczema, Acne and Psoriasis): Salt Room treatments are a drug free way to find relief from skin irritation, itching and inflammation common to Dermatitis and other skin conditions. As you recline in our unique microclimate, microscopic salt particles in the air are absorbed by your skin, killing bacteria and fungi and acting as a natural anti-inflammatory.
Emphysema: Salt particles absorb edema from the mucosa lining the airways, widening them and reducing inflammation. This allows blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles to unclog and restore normal transportation of mucous, as well as clearing the respiratory tract from allergens like pollen and tobacco smoke. Halotherapy destroys bacteria and germs.
Sinusitis: Symptoms are eased by opening blockages to the sinus tract. Salt particles draw out fluid, accelerating mucous clearance and reducing edema of the nasal mucousa, which widens the airway passages in the nose and sinuses, facilitating sinus drainage. Halotherapy reduces any infection and kills bacteria. With regular treatment, Sinusitis sufferers can expect to significantly reduce their dependence on prescription drugs.