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  • Erin Lee

Halotherapy for Respiratory Health & Hygiene

Updated: May 4, 2021

Halotherapy, or breathing in of salt micro-particles, takes the therapeutic properties of salt into the respiratory system. Dry salt therapy is like a natural detoxification for your airways and skin.

When micro-particles of salt are inhaled it helps to reduce inflammation, widen the airways, accelerate mucus release, eliminate toxins and strengthen the immune system. There are many studies that show people with asthma and chronic upper respiratory conditions can achieve significant benefits from salt therapy. It has also been recommended for patients suffering from pulmonary heart disease and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, such as chronic bronchitis). People with cystic fibrosis can benefit from salt therapy as well as being helpful for treating airborne allergies and sinusitis.

How dry salt improves the respiratory system

Scientific research has found that inhaled dry salt particles have anti-bacterial, mucokinetic, hydrophilic, and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. Dry salt particles can aid the acceleration and transportation of mucus, the elimination of residual tar and foreign allergens. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy, and an improved immune system.

Dry salt is also very absorbent and functions like a sponge, attracting foreign substances along its path through the respiratory tract. One could also compare the dry salt to a toothbrush that cleans through the respiratory system removing the build-up of foreign elements that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions.

Halotherapy has been known to improve many respiratory conditions

When including Halotherapy as part of a wellness routine, many people suffering from respiratory conditions have found relief and significant improvement in their symptoms. These include:

  • Asthma

  • Allergies

  • Common cold

  • Bronchitis

  • COPD

  • Cystic fibrosis

  • Sinusitis

  • Ear infections

  • Smokers cough

If you are interested in finding out more about Halotherapy, the benefits or how it may be able to help you, please get in touch with any of our members or via the website.

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