Updated: Mar 14, 2019
People who’ve experienced halotherapy (salt therapy) tend to swear by it. So, its no surprise that salt rooms and caves are springing up across North America. On average, a 30 to 45 minutes session at a good salt spa in Toronto could cost north of $35 – and worth every dime for the young and old suffering from allergies, asthma, sinusitis and other ailments.
The healing magic of the salt therapy is spun by pure Himalayan salt crushed into minute particles and dispersed into the salt cave through a halogenerator. The smaller the particles, the greater the health benefits for people suffering from respiratory conditions. Generally, particles between 5 and 10 microns are able to reach the trachea (windpipe) and central bronchial area. Below 5 microns can reach far into the lungs, and between 0.1-2.5 microns can penetrate deep into the bronchi (passages that connect the trachea to the lungs), bronchioles (finer connecting passages), and alveoli (small air sacs within the lungs). Below 5 microns can reach far into the lungs, and between 0.1-2.5 microns can penetrate deep into the bronchi (passages that connect the trachea to the lungs), bronchioles (finer connecting passages), and alveoli (small air sacs within the lungs).
These salt particles destroy pathogenic micro-organisms by dehydrating
microbial cells, soothing inflammation, reducing the thickness of mucous, and restoring the body’s ability to remove both mucus and pathogens from the airways. The amount of salt breathed in is almost negligible and has almost no effect, even on individuals with hypertension. Also, there is no risk of a negative interaction with any other drug, which makes salt therapy ideal as a complement to other forms of treatment.
Due to its form and purity, authentic Himalayan salt sourced from the 250 million years old Khewra Salt Mines in Pakistan, is widely acknowledged for following conditions and benefits:
MIRACLE WORKER FOR THE SKIN
Himalayan salt therapy is also known for its amazing affect on skin rejuvenation and
epidermal health, helping improve number skin related ailments and conditions including:
• Acne • Eczema • Streptococcal impetigo • Atopic dermatitis • Recurrent urticarial • Psoriasis • Congested skin • Skin aging • Aesthetic surgery affects • Cellulites • Weight loss affects