Since the days of Egypt’s Queen Cleopatra salt therapies have been known to have therapeutic benefits. Whether dipping themselves in the Dead Sea or taking treks into Eastern European salt caves, sufferers of many different respiratory and skin ailments have benefitted from the restorative powers of salts.
In 1843, a Polish physician first wrote about the benefit of salt mines. He noted that salt miners had much lower rates of lung disease compared to the rest of the population. He attributed the cause of the salt miners’ good health to the salt cave air that was saturated with saline dust. Soon speleotherapy became a common drug-free treatment for many chronic lung and skin conditions.
For more than 20 years, specifically-designed halochambers have used dry sodium chloride aerosol, to treat upper and lower respiratory and skin conditions. This practice has become known as halotherapy or salt therapy.
What is Speleotherapy?
Speleotherapy is the therapeutic use of salt caves to treat particular ailments. In a salt cave, salt is at a high concentration in the air creating this therapeutic environment. Many have traveled to Eastern Europe and other parts of the world to take part in this alternative therapy.
What is Halotherapy?
“Halos” literally means “salt” in Greek. Halotherapy, better known as salt therapy, is the therapeutic use of natural salt in a simulated microclimate, like a salt room or halochamber, which simulates the effects of actual salt mines.
Developed as a drug-free treatment by scientists and researchers, salt therapy brings a once inaccessible, natural, healing element from the earth to the doorsteps of our urban community. Salt therapy is specifically used to help clients with respiratory and skin ailments like asthma, emphysema, psoriasis, eczema and more.
What is a Salt Room (Halochamber)?
Better known as a salt room, a halochamber is a microclimate designed to simulate the environment of a salt mine. The salt room is a dry, sterile environment that controls air temperature, humidity, air pressure and air content. Salt rooms are covered ceiling to floor in a salt application and utilize a halogenerator to crush pharmaceutical grade salt into small particles for inhalation to create the desired microclimate.