Halotherapy Applications *

The benefits of Halotherapy have been widely researched and reported in a range of medical and general literature over the past few decades, showing high efficiency of Halotherapy in the following applications: 

  • Respiratory health
  • Skin health 
  • Wellness promotion and support for children and adults
  • Relaxation and stress reduction

Halotherapy for Respiratory Health *

Halotherapy benefits people with a range of health conditions – from alleviating skin ailments to reducing stress, yet it is Halotherapy’s impact on respiratory health that is gaining the widest recognition. Asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus problems, frequent colds and related infections are common yet so detrimental to wellness. Other people, with more serious respiratory conditions, such as cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (Stage III and lower), are also finding improvement with Halotherapy.

The origins of this natural method date to ancient times. Early healers recognized salt’s curative properties. In more recent history, 19th-century salt miners, despite poor working conditions, exhibited the health benefits of working in an environment with salt-enriched air.

To be clear, it is micronized dry salt mixed with air – or Dry Salt Aerosol -- that is the active ingredient in Halotherapy. The inhalation of Dry Salt Aerosol improves the respiratory system’s own natural cleansing process by making it easier for the lungs and airways to expel mucus, and it reduces airway inflammation while simultaneously increasing microcirculation. 

Dry Salt Aerosol also has a natural antibiotic effect on harmful bacteria in the respiratory system. This action helps curb the immune system’s sometimes overzealous response to invasion – whether from bacteria, viruses or allergens, reducing inflammation and irritation. At the same time, Halotherapy can improve the local immunity of the respiratory tract, making people more able to fend off common respiratory illnesses and reactions. 

In countries where physicians recognize and utilize Halotherapy as a standard treatment, in parts of Poland, Russia and Ukraine, where Halotherapy is readily available, it is routinely prescribed for patients with respiratory diseases. Numerous publications in professional and general literature have shown that Halotherapy is beneficial for those who suffer from bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, COPD, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, allergic rhinitis and other ear, nose and throat (ENT) ailments, such as sinus infections and chronic sinusitis. 

Halotherapy both relieves coughing, by reducing inflammation, and makes it more productive by changing the viscosity of sputum, making it less sticky and more slippery, and therefore easier to expectorate. With opened airways, people find relief from coughing and shortness of breath. With effective Halotherapy, patients have been able to reduce the use of medications and decrease the rate hospitalizations. In general, many Halotherapy users have experienced prolonged remission between periods of illness. 

Halotherapy is also successfully used by ENT patients, with the best results achieved in cases of vasomotor and allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and adenoiditis.

Halotherapy also helps those whose general health is good – enabling them to experience and even greater degree of wellness by reducing the chances of respiratory and sinus infections. It is especially beneficial for people exposed to airborne substances, seasonal allergens, dust, mold, pollution, tobacco smoke, or by occupational exposure to dust, gases, or chemicals. Halotherapy helps clear the airways and improves the immune response. It also helps prevent future respiratory ailments. For cigarette smokers, Halotherapy provides relief and had helped many smokers kick the habit.

Due to the favorable effects of Dry Salt Aerosol on the respiratory immune system in the prevention of colds and other acute respiratory diseases, Halotherapy has been successfully used in patients with early-stage COPD. 

While many people seek out Halotherapy for relief from chronic or acute conditions, treatment is also recommended as a preventive measure for frequently sick (more than twice a year) adults and children. It has been scientifically proved that twice-a-week Halotherapy sessions during autumn and spring can prevent colds and decrease the risk of related complications.  

Halotherapy for Skin Health *

The particles of dry salt that settle on skin during a Halotherapy session yield numerous benefits – therapeutic and cosmetic. Halotherapy gently and effectively boosts exfoliation, removing dull, dead skin cells and debris from the surface. This can help clear impacted follicles and prevent acne formation. It also helps normalize the skin's pH-balance and fortify the skin's protective barrier.  

Dry salt aerosol has anti-bacterial properties, yet its gentle action does not compromise the skin's normal microflora. It’s also anti-inflammatory, reducing redness and swelling, which make it beneficial in treating certain skin conditions, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. It provides long-lasting relief from redness, irritation and rash, helping to significantly reduce discomfort associated with lesions, scales and inflammed tissue. Halotherapy contributes to post-surgery recovery, helping repair and promote healthy tissue regeneration and the prevention of scar tissue. It also helps prevent secondary infections by restoring the skin’s natural defensive properties by nourishing and revitalizing the skin’s delicate tissues.  

Halotherapy boosts skin microcirculation, facilitating deeper penetration of therapeutic skin care serums, lotions and creams, and it facilitates the elimination of toxins. It works synergistically with skin care treatments and helps maximize results. Moreover, its anti-oxidant properties help fight free radicals – for a powerful anti-aging effect. The end result is skin with a natural, healthy glow.

People who suffer from respiratory conditions, especially asthma and allergies, often also have irritated, inflamed skin. This is because the skin and respiratory system are connected. Halotherapy’s action on the airways includes ridding the respiratory system of impurities and toxins, which stimulates lymphatic drainage and strengthens the immune system. Clients who arrive at your salt spa to address skin conditions are also very likely to experience an improvement in general health and wellbeing, with improved immunity and reduced hypersensitivity to the common allergens and other irritants that can trigger skin disorders.  

And Halotherapy confers one other key benefit – stress reduction. Skin conditions are often exacerbated by stress, and when clients take in the benefits of Halotherapy in the unique, peaceful atmosphere of a well-designed salt room, they are likely to experience a much greater sense of calm and wellbeing.