What is Halotherapy?

Posted by Deborah on August 6, 2015

What is Halotherapy?

 You may or may not have heard the term Halotherapy.  A type of therapy that is rapidly rising in popularity throughout the world, gaining interest from many walks of life for several reasons. Halotherapy takes its name from the Greek word ‘Halos’, meaning ‘Salt and has been in practice for centuries.  It's roots can be traced as far back as the 1800s to books which were published on the health benefits of Salt Dust. These writings were initially inspired by the fact that the salt miners of this time period did not suffer any respiratory ailments, and were cured of various other medical problems.
 The first Salt rooms where opened in eastern Europe in the 1960’s gaining momentum throughout the rest of Europe over the 1980’s and 1990’s. The treatment exercises the use of salt vapour in salt rooms allowing you to breath in these vapours effortlessly. It is useful to patients of all ages, and treatments can even be taken as a family.

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Why Halotherapy?

 
Salt is already commonly known to be anti bacterial and anti inflammatory. When we use salt via this form of treatment, it is believed to be revolutionary in the treatment of conditions such as asthma, as well as being recognised in its ability to relieve the symptoms of everything from respiratory complaints to dermatological illness and allergies. If you suffer from any of the following you may find extreme benefits in pursuing this type of therapy; 

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hay Fever
 
As well as various skin issues such as; 
  • Acne

  • Psoriasis

  • Neurodermatitas

  • Excema

   It can even be beneficial to common ailments such as coughs and colds. The environment and relaxing atmosphere found in the salt room is said to yield positive results on mental illness with patients reporting relief from depression, anxiety, stress and an overall sense of well being. With the ever expanding awareness of Halotherapy, its not surprising that people all over the world are rushing to try it. We can only look forward to continued growth in this industry and a healthier, happier future for the people who choose this amazing therapy.