Monday, 6 October 2014

Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy has been recognized for centuries as a unique and natural approach for relieving the symptoms of various  respiratory complaints, dermatological illness and allergies. It is especially highly regarded as a treatment for asthma. It is accepted in Eastern Europe as a valuable method of relieving symptoms and is used often on a daily basis. Now following heliotherapy rooms being set up in USA its global interest and its power as a complimentary therapy cannot be denied.
How can salt therapy help me?
Salt therapy is recommended for patients young and old and can be a place for the whole family to utilize together, enjoy and benefit from. Due to the calming and peaceful environment of the salt room it can be a place for adults to relax and meditate in the unique and uplifting experience. Children find the environment an adventure and can play at the same time as receiving relief from their illness.
“Clinical studies have shown that inhaling the salt particles can help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract; absorbing oedema (swelling) caused by fluid in the tissues, and can help free blockages in the bronchial area.”
This therapy is recommended for three main areas of illness and allergy:
1)    lung and respiratory illnesses such as Bronchial Asthma, Smokers Cough, Cystic Fibrosis, Chronic Bronchitis, emphysemia, Bronchiectasis, tonsillitis, Otitis and Pharyngitis, coughs, hay fever, rhinitis, sinusitis and repeat viral infections
2)    Skin diseases and dermatological complaints such as Eczema, Dermatitis and psoriasis.
3)  Mental health issues such as stress and fatigue.

What is involved in salt therapy?
The salt room
“Asthma is often caused by inhaling allergens like dust and smoke. Halotherapy treatment cleans your airways and removes obstructions including tobacco smoke, pollen and dust thereby making breathing easier.”
Therapeutic sessions take place within the salt room or salt cave. (The salt room is a reproduction of the subterranean salt caves that were used for therapeutic purposes many centuries ago.)
The room itself is covered in salt to mimic the healing environment of the salt cave. There are relaxing chairs, and toys for children to play with while soothing light and tranquil music add to the surroundings. A session will normally last from anything up to 90 minutes.
Throughout the session dry salt aerosol generators blow salt particles into the air and work to relieve and enhance the power of the salt room and effect further relief and treatment for sufferers.
The salt cocoon
The difference between the salt room and the cocoon is a little like the choice between gaining a tan on the beach and using a sun bed. The salt Cocoon is a chamber that can hold one adult and one child. The plastic transparent lid opens to reveal a bed area where the patient can relax in isolation while receiving treatment. An excellent way for an adult to be with a very young child during the session. This can be an invaluable way of treating concerns such as psoriasis.
Can everyone use salt therapy?
Salt therapy is not recommended for patients with:
Internal diseases in decompensation; severe hypertension; large and relapsing bleeds; blood diseases in acute stages; acute stages of respiratory diseases; severe chronic respiratory failure; active tuberculosis; mental disorders; drug addiction; malignant diseases; intoxication; cachexia.
“The process is good for the nervous system and relieves stress and anxiety as it is saturated with negative ions. It relieves dermatological problems as salt destroys bad bacteria on the skin”