Breathe Easier with Salt Therapy

Breathe Easier with Salt Therapy

Salt Therapy, also known as halotherapy, has been getting considerable attention for its health benefits. This relaxing and effective treatment isn’t just a passing fancy—for centuries, people have sought out the healing properties of salt within the salt caves of Eastern Europe. These strikingly beautiful caverns are lined with naturally-occurring salt crystals, which drip slowly down the walls to create exquisite salt crystal formations. Known for their healing properties as well as their beauty, these caves were sought out by monks and healers throughout the centuries for their efficacy in healing respiratory and skin disorders.

The air of these caves is deeply suffused with salt which provides antimicrobial and disinfecting elements.  In addition, negative ions are dispersed into the air and can help protect the body from pollution and induced physical stress.  Researchers found that exposure to negative ions increased levels of the protective antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) which is a natural anti-inflammatory.   Salt caves are known to relieve symptoms from respiratory illness such as asthma, pneumonia and COPD, as well as dermal conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, while also improving overall mood and mental clarity.

At Antidote Apothecary & Spa, we’ve taken the old-world techniques of halotherapy and brought them to the modern world with our own salt therapy room. Enjoy an atmosphere of peaceful relaxation while breathing air suffused with the healing power of salt.

Salt therapy is an effective way to improve numerous conditions including:

  • Allergies Asthma
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Chest Tightness
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds & Flu
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • COPD
  • Ear infections
  • Hay Fever
  • Pneumonia (post-acute)
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis / Sinus inflammation
  • Smoker’s cough
  • Snoring / Sleep Apnea
  • Stress and fatigue
  • Wheezing
  • Acne
  • Migraine/Hang Over

The Science Behind the Salt

Your mother may have advised you to gargle with salt water as a child in order to cure a sore throat, and with good reason. Salt is a natural disinfectant, and also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, and when inhaled or absorbed through the skin it provides a wonderful cleansing, detoxifying effect on the respiratory and dermal systems.

Salt also produces negative ions, which have the added benefit of improving metal clarity and alertness, as well as flushing out toxins. Negative ions work by attaching themselves to contaminates such as dust, spores and mold, causing them to drop harmlessly to the ground where they can be easily removed. When absorbed by the body, they may have a cleansing effect by filtering out free radicals and other toxins. As a natural negative ionizer, salt therapy has also been demonstrated to improve sleep cycles, reduce the effects of depression and anxiety, as well as improving cognitive function. The cleansing effects of salt therapy will leave you feeling clean and clear—inside and out.

At Antidote Apothecary & Spa, we invite you to take a tour of our spa, shop our array of natural skin care, and taste our organic herbal teas.

Call us to book your Salt Therapy session at (407) 461-5635 today!