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What is Salt Therapy?

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Salt Therapy is an ancient practice that was first used by the greeks as they believed salt to have expectorant values. More recently it has been a practice for Eastern European countries for the past few decades. It has evolved into a modern natural therapy for the cleansing of the airways. The inhalation of dry salt aerosol may provide beneficial effects for people suffering from respiratory and skin conditions. 
First commercialised in Poland after a Doctor by the name of Felix Boczkowski made a scientific observation that people who worked in the Wieliczka salt mine rarely suffered from respiratory problems, particularly asthma, COPD, hay fever and common respiratory illnesses. 

Speleotherapy in an old Polish salt mine

 

Halo Therapy is a treatment based on the inhalation of small salt particles with the purpose to clear the airways and clean the mucus membranes of the respiratory system. The salt particles act as a bronchiole brush, thinning out sticky mucus making it easier for the body to expel the pathogens, spores or debris trapped within the mucus.
The salt in the air not only coats the airways but will cover any exposed skin that is showing. With the salts natural antibacterial properties it can have a healing effect on areas of irritated skin such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
In addition salt produces negative air ions, negative ions are incredibly beneficial to our overall wellbeing. They help reduce symptoms of stress, headaches, lethargy and depression whilst increasing energy, mental alertness, clarity and relaxation. This is that relaxed vibe you feel when you take that first step into the Salt Room.
The Salt Room is safe for all ages, from newborns to the elderly. With the wide array of benefits found in the salt room, it can help with many ailments you may be facing. 


Upon entering the Salt Room you will be prompted to put on a lunchlady’esk’ hair net and some blue shoe covers. This will prevent outside materials entering the room and keep the room as clean and sterile as possible. Take a seat in 1 of 8 chairs provided before the therapist explains the next procedure. Once comfortable the lights will dim into an ambient amber glow allowing the eyes to ease and soften. Our Salt Synergy generator will hum as it starts grinding the pharmaceutical grade salt to a fine dust and pumps it into the room, soon filling the entire space with a light mist. Breathing deeply you will find yourself in a rhythm of relaxation naturally allowing the salt to inhale and exhale throughout. The sessions we run at The Private Sea Wellness Centre are 45 minutes long, an optimal time to be exposed to such high salt saturation.

Salt Therapy is a great way to help reduce symptoms of colds and flus and knock those nasty viruses on the head. Giving support to the immune system, it is a must to incorporate into your wellbeing schedule and start recovering from this winter season. 

We look forward to seeing you all soon and hope you all Get Salty in the future.

 

#Rest #Relax #Recover


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