Health Benefits of Halotherapy (a.k.a Dry Salt Therapy)
What is Halotherapy?
Halotherapy, also known as Dry Salt Therapy, is a non-invasive, drug-free, chemical-free, 100% natural solution used to ease breathing discomfort related to respiratory conditions, allergies and promotes healthy skin curbing symptoms related to epidermal and dermatological complications. There are no known side effects to Halotherapy, it simply provides relief, comfort and healing for both adults and children, young and old.
Halotherapy History and Research?
Salt therapy was first discovered by the Ancient Greeks who found medicinal properties within the salt particles. In the 1800’s during a time of further exploration and salt mining in Poland a physician known as Dr. Felix Bochkovsky noticed that the salt miners never got sick, experienced any sinus issues or skin problems. The first ever salt cave, the largest salt mine in the world was created in 1860 in Poland and was 9 stories below ground. Throughout Europe, visiting salt caves is a popular retreat to improve quality of life and ease symptoms related to health complications and respiratory issues where pharmaceuticals have not been effective and those seeking a natural remedy ever since.
Now thanks to modern innovations the healing powers of salt has been re-created for use in purpose-built salt rooms and salt booths making active (as opposed to passive, see definition below) dry salt therapy much more accessible than ever before with dedicated centers now available in towns and cities. Souler Float is proud to offer this service to the people of Brevard County, the Space Coast and beyond.
How does it work?
Souler Float harnesses the active healing powers of salt therapy in our unique purpose-built glass Halo booth which can accommodate up to 3 family members, friends or colleagues per session. Our booth is equipped with a Halogenerator which kinetically charges and grinds pure pharmaceutical grade salt, once cultivated the micro-particles are then released directly into the air within our unique Halo booth.
During your session you’ll breathe the micro-particles penetrating deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli and as the salt settles landing onto your skin as it is absorbed more deeply into the subcutaneous tissue.
Experience Halotherapy in the comfort of your own private suite. Once you’re in the booth simply sit back, relax and breathe allowing the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of the pharmaceutical grade fine salt particles to work.
How does Halotherapy work?
Dry salt (sodium chloride) when absorbed provides anti-bacterial,anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Microscopic salt particles when breathed in are able to get deep into the respiratory system, once there the dry salt absorbs excess mucus, allergens and foreign elements in the respiratory system opening up constricted airway and killing bacterial and viral infections. When pumped atmospherically it penetrates deep into the skin providing an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory layer of protection whilst sinking into the pores for more individualized skin conditions.
Who can benefit from Halotherapy sessions?
Halotherapy is beneficial to people of all ages and is great for overall wellness, respiratory and skin health. Active (as opposed to passive) Dry Salt therapy has been proven to be beneficial for those with the following conditions:
Relieving Respiratory Conditions:
- Allergies / Hay Fever
- Bronchitis and Bronchial Infections
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Snoring and sleep problems,
- Ear & sinus infections
- Chronic ENT Illnesses
- Cough, cold and flu,
- Chronic bronchitis,
- COPD (but not COPD 3rd stage),
- Smoker’s cough,
Improving Skin Conditions:
Reducing Feelings of:
Halotherapy has also been used to;
- Improve and enhance athletic performance and endurance by expanding the airways increasing oxygen flow to the lungs and heart
- Provides faster sport recovery time
- Enhance Immunity
- Improve Circulation
- Beneficial for overall respiratory health for singers, actors and other performers who consistently challenge their vocal chords
- Accelerate the recovery from common colds and flu
- Slow the aging process
- Detoxifies the respiratory system and skin
- Support and cleanse those in the process or having recently quit smoking
Is Halotherapy safe for everyone?
Halotherapy is relatively gentle treatment, non-invasive, drug-free, chemical-free and 100% natural and provides a wonderful, therapeutic addition to everyone’s wellness regimen. Dry Salt Therapy can be suitable for infants as young as one month old, and children in fact respond to the treatment even quicker than adults and regular sessions provides a protection from the infections found typically circulating in the play ground, at school and generally out in public places.
There are no known potentially harmful side effects or drug interactions. Halotherapy is NOT SUITABLE for people with sever conditions such as the following and should consult a doctor or specialist prior to adding Halotherapy to an existing treatment plan. A doctors note will be required before using the facilities.
- Pre-existing or suspect lung cancer
- Any kind of infectious diseas
- Acute respiratory disease
- COPD with 3rd stage of chronic lung insufficiency
- Coughing with blood or bleeding
- Infections accompanies with fever
- High blood pressure / hypertension in IIB stage
- Chronic kidney disease
Halotherapy has not been evaluated by the FDA. Halotherapy is not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease.