The term “salt therapy,” as used in this website, refers breathing air that is enriched with dry, micronized, pharmaceutical-grade salt in a room that is equipped with a special device and ventilation. Salt therapy alleviates many common respiratory and skin ailments, and is said to boost the immune system. Salt is hypobacterial, meaning it’s difficult for bacteria and viruses to survive once they come into contact with it. Micronized salt aids the respiratory system by reducing inflammation and changing the viscosity of mucus – thinning secretions and making them easier to eliminate. Many people with psoriasis, eczema and acne find that their symptoms improve with salt therapy.
People in salt rooms simply breathe naturally – there is no special inhalation technique. People who wish to address skin conditions will want to leave affected areas uncovered, so that the salt can settle on exposed skin. Under certain circumstances, it might be desirable to have a private salt therapy session.
Salt rooms can come in an endless array of sizes and styles, but the key factor is that these salt rooms are equipped with a device called a halogenerator, which so finely micronizes salt that it becomes nearly invisible. It’s these miniscule salt particles that help alleviate symptoms by penetrating deeply into the lungs and sinuses, and settling on pores and crevices of the skin. In adult salt rooms, people generally relax and recline and breathe normally while doing any number of things – listening to music, reading, meditating, or dozing. Children’s rooms usually include with toys, books and even arts and crafts equipment.