By: Bridget Bachmam

Halotherapy is a marvelous dry salt therapy that brings powerful natural healing to the human body and mind. Halotherapy replicates the natural micro climate of a harmonious salt cave. As one sits in the Halo booth and breathes in the dry salt air, the negatively charged ions in the salt instantly improves the health and mood of the participant. There are countless benefits to Halotherapy.

Halotherapy relieves respiratory conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, cold, flu, emphysema, allergies, snoring and sleep problems, and sinus infections. When I used halotherapy, I noticed that I could breathe better afterwards. It made my lungs feel clear and even created a desire to go exercise after my session. When our breathing feels good, everything feels good for life is in the breath. Breathing in the salt during halotherapy brings relief through improving circulation, enhancing athletic endurance, accelerating recovery time, and even boosting immunity. As a teacher, I come in contact with a lot of germs. It is beyond encouraging to have found halotherapy because it boosts my immunity. I am thankful because this allows me to be present more at school to teach my students. Along with building immunity, halotherapy is also beneficial to those that may struggle with anxiety and stress. Halotherapy is made up of a formula that is bound to bring on a deeply relaxed state of mind to the one experiencing the Halotherapy. This is due to salt’s ability to promote relaxation to the human body all while being emerged in the meditative, peaceful atmosphere that resides in the halotherapy booth. It is so relaxing in the booth that many people will want to fall asleep. This is a great time to meditate and connect with your healing intentions for yourself as well as others. Many people who use halotherapy feel their anxiety lift off of them during and after their halotherapy sessions.

Halotherapy also brings improvement in skin condition. Halotherapy heals skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, dermatitis, rosacea, rashes, and inflammation. It is a natural way to combat the aging process and it gives a youthful appearance to your skin. After doing halotherapy, I noticed my skin had a healthy glow to it and my eyes were much brighter. I could sense that my circulation was flowing better after halotherapy. My skin was extra smooth and it felt as though I had received a facial at a salon when in reality, it was the halotherapy that brought on the glow! Often the best health and beauty secrets were long discovered before our time. This is true with Halotherapy.

Throughout history, salt has been revered as a mighty healing element. The Ancient Greeks were one of the first to find the incredible medicinal healing benefits of salt therapy. Historical accounts show that miners never would get sick or experience any health issues while excavating salt mines. This was remarkable and many people were drawn to the findings. Europe became a forerunner with discovering the benefits of salt caves, which halotherapy salt booths are modeled after these salt caves. It is quite amazing that one does not have to travel across the world and excavate a salt mine in Europe in order to experience what it is like to bask and breathe in the glorious saltiness of a salt cave. You can nourish yourself and find that world renown dry salt healing in the city of Melbourne, Florida at 1694-A W. Hibiscus Blvd.

Souler Float has a state-of-the-art facility with glass Halo booths that can accommodate up to 3 people for a halotherapy session. The booth has a Halo generator which kinetically charges and grinds pure pharmaceutical grade salt directly into the air. The air is so clean and pure in these booths! While meditating and breathing in the salt booth, microparticles of this healing salt enter and sooth the lungs. It is such a delight and treat to try halotherapy. Whether you would like to visit the salt booths with friends, family, or attend solo, it is a wise decision to give yourself the gift of healing through Halotherapy.

The science behind Halotherapy is captivating. The sodium chloride (dry salt) has extreme healing properties because it is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, as well as antiviral. It boosts the immune system while providing a deep cleaning to the human body. After using the salt booth, you will feel cleansed, rejuvenated, and full of life. Your pores will thank you as the healing salt penetrates deeply into the skin giving your body a health and vibrational upgrade as mucus is absorbed and infection is diminished. Salt ushers in healing to every area of your body. Salt is crucial for water balance regulation as well as water distribution in the human body. It also helps stabilize irregular heartbeats and the proper function of the adrenal glands. Salt helps our body to alkalize due to its’ ability to extract excess acidity from cells. Our nerves benefit from salt due to its’ stimulating effects while also helping clear the lungs of mucus, catarrh, secretions, and phlegm. Acting as a natural antihistamine, salt is able to neutralize the effect of histamine. Our bones love salt because of its’ crucial role in creating the core structure that bones are made up of.  Salt helps us sleep because it is a natural sleep aid. It is also very important in the prevention of muscle cramps.

People of all ages benefit from halotherapy. It is a wonderful activity to do with the whole family. Teaching your children at a young age about the healing properties of salt therapy is a gift that will continue to give throughout the years. They will be thankful that they are keeping their lungs healthy, clean, and free of toxins through halotherapy. Along with the physical healing benefits that halotherapy provides, there are also many emotional, mental, and even spiritual gains that occur during halotherapy.

Meditation and relaxation techniques are promoted in the salt booths, which help regulate the breath and bring inner awareness. This helps you tap into a deep state of relaxation that carries with you even after the salt session is concluded. Learning how to breathe deeply and meditate during your halotherapy session provides feelings of well-being, lowers cortisol levels and anxiety, improves blood circulation, lowers your heart rate, and brings in feelings of gratitude. It is such a gift to learn how to relax both independently and collectively together in a group setting since you may go in the halotherapy booth with your family, friends, and loved ones. This brings families closer together, uniting connections and friendships, and deepening relationships through shared healing experience.

Meditation is an approach to training the mind, just like fitness trains the body. There are different types of meditation that you can practice in the halotherapy booths. The two types that I personally enjoy would be Mindfulness Meditation and Concentration Meditation. Mindfulness Meditation encourages one to simply observe their own thoughts that come and go through the mind. When you practice this type of meditation, the intention is to not get involved or even judge your own thoughts, but simply bring awareness to each one as it arises. This allows a special observation to occur of certain patterns of thoughts as well as gaining more understanding of who you are and what you continually think about. It is a relaxing practice to try during halotherapy because you step outside of yourself and practice applying love and acceptance towards your every thought. Do not get discouraged if your thought life seems busy or chaotic because merely being aware of this will bring more balance. Concentration meditation involves focusing on a single point. Rather than pursuing random thoughts, you quietly let them go and focus in on your given intention. Through this process, your ability to concentrate improves. This type of meditation often includes following the breath and allowing a mantra or single word to repeatedly tossed to and fro in your mind. It can be as simple as “With each and every breath, I am healthier and happier”. Experiment and find the mantra that resonates with you.                                                                 

Science has proven the mind body connection of how positive “power thoughts” (I like to call them!) affect our health. People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  The mind is capable of immense effects on the body. Our thoughts and meditations affect neurotransmitters which are the chemical messengers that allow the brain to communicate with different parts of itself and the nervous system. Neurotransmitters are our friends and we need to honor them! They literally control all of the body’s functions! This includes feeling blissfully happy to dealing with horrendous stress. Let’s love ourselves and give love to our neurotransmitters. Our thoughts and how we internally speak to ourselves influences our health and us directly because our body is interpreting these profound messages coming from the brain to prepare us. Our bodies are led by our thoughts, so to understand meditation, healing thoughts, and how to give love to our precious neurotransmitters is key to healing! Many people who struggle with meditation, relaxation, and finding healing, come to find their long sought-after solution in Halotherapy. It is an amazing avenue that provides a comfortable atmosphere for beginners in meditation to start in a safe and comfortable place. When you are entering into your session of Halotherapy, go in with a clear mind and an expectancy that you will receive healing. It will be a heavenly halotherapy session for you that will leave you feeling revived and relaxed!

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