What are the advantages of salt therapy?
Salt therapy is a risk free, natural treatment method. While modern pharmaceuticals provide effective relief from chronic diseases, there are often serious side effects associated with repeated or prolonged use.
Continuous drug therapy is associated with the possible development of allergic or toxic reactions, development of antibiotic tolerant species of microorganisms, spreading of dysbiosis and long term immune system destruction.
Salt therapy, on the other hand, provides effective long-term relief without any side effects and can be used as your primary treatment, or as a complementary treatment to your prescribed medication.
What kind of salt do you use?
OC Salt Therapy uses salt from the salt mines. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends salt as an effective treatment for psoriasis, as studies have shown that the magnesium in the salt is instrumental in improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation. The mineral concentration in the salt is highly effective in treating skin and respiratory ailments, and has the added benefits of inducing relaxation and calm.
Why is it so relaxing?
Salt has the natural ability to balance out the positive charge in our bodies by binding the excessive positive ions with the salt’s negative ions. The neutralizing forces of salt cancel out positive charged and harmful electromagnetic vibrations in our environment (electro-smog), as well as in our body. Hence, salt therapy has de-stressing and relaxing effects.
Is Salt Therapy Safe?
What Conditions Should Not be Treated with Halotherapy?
Infections accompanied by fever, acute active tuberculosis, cardiac insufficiency, COPD – 3rd stage, bleeding or spitting blood, alcohol or drug intoxication, unstable or uncontrolled hypertension, and acute stages of respiratory disease.
Are There Any Side Effects to Salt Therapy?
As the contaminants and excess mucous and fluid begins to clear in the lungs, some clients may experience increased coughing for a short time.
Is There an Age Limit?
There is no age limit for treatment. Young children will be treated with a lower concentration of salt in the air. Ages 6 months and younger should have the permission of their doctor.
Is There Research to Support Salt Therapy?
Salt therapy has been researched and written about extensively and their are links to a number of clinical studies from medical researchers.
Is it Harmful to Breathe in Too Much Salt?
While eating or ingesting too much salt can be bad for your body, breathing it in does not affect your heart, stomach or kidneys, as exposure during salt therapy is limited to your respiratory system. The concentration of grade salt that you breathe in during salt therapy is very low (between .5 and 10 milligrams per cubic meter — less than a tea spoon). Because of salt’s natural anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, and its ability to clear passageways and break down mucous, it has only healing affects when taken into the body this way.
Why is it good to breathe?
Over consumption of salt is linked to high blood pressure, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. However, during salt therapy you are breathing the dry saline aerosol into your respiratory system, not ingesting it into your digestion tract. Furthermore, the amount of salt you are breathing in is so minimal that even if you were to eat that quantity, it would not pose a health risk.
Is there a risk of catching an infection from other clients in the salt room?
Due to the antibacterial nature of salt it is almost impossible to catch any infection or be affected by bacteria during the therapy. Salt is a natural anti-bacterial and it kills almost all bacteria on contact.
In the past few years, more and more research has come out about salt also being antiviral, and antifungal.. Scientists are now understanding that salt could very well be the cure for the common cold.
Are children welcome?
We do request that you remind your little ones to be on their best behavior as this is a place where people come to heal. We offer toys and two of our rooms have TVs. Calm and quiet are important in this environment and we trust that you will do all you can to be sure your children do their very best to behave.
Will my child get bored in the salt room? What should I wear to the treatment sessions?
Salt room therapy requires no special clothing; the salt will not damage your clothes. You may wear anything that you are comfortable with, as you will remain entirely clothed for the session. The only item that you remove is your shoes before entering. You may wear socks or be barefoot.
For children, we request that they come to sessions in clothing that is clean and free of dirt or mud, and clean socks, as the shoe coverings we provide may be too large to stay on their feet as they play in the salt room. We also request that little girls with long hair wear it in a pony tail or bun to minimize the amount of hair on the salt room floor.