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Halotherapy - Worth its Salt in Post Covid-19 Recovery


Halotherapy is being used as a successful post Covid-19 recovery treatment.


The use of Halotherapy (dry salt therapy) has been consistently showing improved breathing, enhanced lung function and promoting increased oxygen intake when used as part of a recovery programme for Long Covid.

The COVID-19 pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It is the biggest challenge we are facing right now and will affect the health and wellbeing of many people for years to come.


With symptoms ranging from dry coughs, fever and headaches to severe respiratory issues and extreme weakness and fatigue it is certainly nothing to take lightly.

In many people, coronavirus has a significant effect on the respiratory system, causing breathlessness and inability to oxygenate efficiently. Patients now recovered from COVID-19 are still facing ongoing effects to their previous lung capacity and are struggling with post recovery weaknesses, with what is now called Long Covid.


All the above has led to the consideration and application of alternative therapies to help provide relief and ultimately long-term improvement in breathing capacity and other Long Covid symptoms.


Halotherapy also known as Dry Salt Therapy is one of these alternative methods, offering a drug free and natural option to help recover from chronic respiratory diseases and conditions. Studies suggest that Halotherapy is a natural and reliable therapy for respiratory infections and enhances lung capacity and oxygen intake.


Recent studies carried out show Halotherapy treatments benefit individuals exposed to COVID-19 and help to recover from damaged lungs and other problems encountered from COVID-19 such as fatigue and weakness. Halotherapy also helps in promoting overall wellbeing and reduces emotional and physical stress post COVID-19.

During a Halotherapy session, micro-particles of salt are inhaled into the respiratory system, helping to reduce inflammation, widening the airways and thinning mucus to accelerate its release. Dry salt is also very absorbent and functions like a sponge, attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy, and an improved immune system. In a research article recently published on researchgate.net, The Importance of Halotherapy in the Treatment of COVID-19 Related Diseases is examined. You can read the full research paper here.

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In another article the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Poland, states that patients who tried Salt Therapy after being exposed to COVID-19 are seeing positive results in breathing better and overall physical health.

Poles go underground for COVID treatment in UNESCO-listed salt mine | Reuters Dry Salt Therapy is a wellness practice anyone can incorporate into their lifestyle.

This therapy helps to open and clear airways and promotes overall respiratory hygiene, which is an extra precaution in the current COVID-19 situation. Salt Therapy also helps to boost the immune system which ultimately helps you to fight viruses and common germs such as cold, flu etc.


If you are suffering the effects of Long Covid or just want to improve your respiratory health and general wellbeing, then why not give Halotherapy a go. It is a completely natural and drug free treatment, suitable for all ages.


To find a Halotherapy room near you, pop over to the UK Salt Rooms tab.

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