Salt Room Therapy or Halotherapy has become an internet sensation recently! It is extremely popular in the mainland. Tasmania has recently joined the rest of the states following our grand opening of a Salt Chamber in the heart of Hobart. But what actually is a Salt Room Therapy? What is its history? Let’s find out!
History of Salt Room Therapy
For a long time, people knew that workers in salt mines (Wieliczka salt mine in Krakow has been operating since the 1300’s) have fewer skin complaints and less respiratory disease. Since these workers mined the salt, they created an atmosphere that contained fine particulate salt which they inhaled.
Polish physician F. Bochkowsky was first to suggest that the air saturated with saline dust causes the main curative effect in the speleotherapy (treatment underground in caves) of patients with respiratory diseases in 1843. Austria (Solzbad- Salzeman), Rumania (Sieged), Poland (Wieliczka), Azerbaijan (Nakhichevan), Kirgizia (Chon-Tous), Russia (Berezniki, Perm region), the Ukraine (Solotvino, Carpathians); Artiomovsk, Donietsk region) are popularising the use of salt mines for therapeutic purposes.
Not everyone can visit a salt cave in Eastern Europe!
Nowadays, we can produce dry medical-grade sodium chloride aerosols (D-SCA) with special nebulizers. These aerosols can then be inhaled deep into your lungs. The room where these treatments are performed is called halo chambers, salt rooms etc.
The treatment in a Halochamber is conducted daily, the duration of the procedure is usually around 45 minutes, and that of the course – 12-25 days.
How does it work?
When very fine particles of salt are inhaled deep into our lungs they dissolve in the mucus this draws water into the mucus by osmosis and thins it making it much easier to move out of the lungs. Mucus is always being produced by the lungs to sweep away dust and microorganisms. If the mucus stays trapped in the lungs it thickens and can become infected. This is what happens in conditions such as. Asthma, Bronchitis, Bronchiectasis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Cystic Fibrosis and lung infections.
Dry Salt Therapy consistently demonstrates a dramatic positive effect on the symptoms of these conditions. Over a series of sessions inhalation of dry salt aerosol will bring about the improvement of mucociliary clearance and the decrease of bronchial inflammation, the decrease or elimination of pathogenic microorganisms and a reduction of bronchial hyper-responsiveness.
This translates into better lung function fewer spasmodic attacks and clearer air passages. Naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory sodium chloride particles are carried into the deepest recesses of the bronchial system due to the unique aerosol dispersal system and the microscopic size of the particles. In controlled studies, the majority of subjects showed reduced bronchial obstruction better drainage function of the airways and decreased the viscosity of bronchial secretions. The number and intensity of asthma attacks were reduced and respiratory discomfort decreased or disappeared which allowed most to reduce or even eliminate prescribed medications in consultation with their medical practitioner.
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, airborne particles or pet dander or to a particular food. Your immune system produces antibodies that recognize these foreign substances and react as if they are an infection. Sometimes we produce these antibodies against our own tissues. The process is called autoimmunity. When the antibodies come in contact with the substance they have evolved to recognize they trigger inflammation. This inflammation can occur in your skin, sinuses, airways or digestive system.
Inhaled salt particles help reduce inflammation through bronchial and nasal secretions. Improved drainage reduce the contaminants that trigger or prolong allergic episodes. Additionally, the salt reduces oedema (swelling with fluid) in the mucous linings of the sinuses and respiratory tract, opens the airways to bring quick relief of symptoms.
Long term studies of allergy patients in Russia who reported remarkable improvement over a period of 10 years led to Dry Salt Therapy is recognized as a certified allergy treatment by the Russian Ministry of Health and other such associations in Europe.
Dry salt therapy has recognized benefits in the following conditions
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Lung infections
- Sinus infections
- Infections of the middle ear
Booking Salt Treatment at Jun Lin Sun
Jun Lin Sun has partnered with ‘Himalayan Salt and Halotherapy’ a member of the ‘Salt Therapy Association to bring salt room therapy or halotherapy in Hobart. Being a pioneer of halotherapy is an extremely proud moment for us. For an early enthusiasts, we have the best offers possible!
Simply visit the following link, and book now!
Booking Link: http://bit.ly/HaloHobart
Moreover, you can also upgrade with a head shoulder neck massage, reflexology massage or a full body massage while enjoying the salt room sessions. So why wait? Book now before the offer ends (Offer ends on 31st August 2019)