Halo therapy (salt therapy) is not a new way of treating illness.
It was way back in 1843 that a polish Doctor noticed that the people that worked in the salt mine were in better health than the rest of the towns population, but it wasn’t until 1949 that a German doctor set up treatment rooms in a salt cave, and in 1968 the world’s first Salt room hospital opened in the Ukraine.
Halo therapy promotes good health and general well being through the inhalation of dry salt aerosol particles. The particles are about 2 microns in size, small enough to promoted mucocilliary clearance from the lungs and reduce respiratory inflammation.
Small amounts of salt can be absorbed through the lining of the lung.
One thing that you may not know about salt rooms, is that the salt is a medicinal grade pure salt utilised in the halo generator. Pink or Himalayan salt is not used for Halo therapy, but it is usually utilised to help the salt room become a visually relaxing space.
As part of a stress management program, halo therapy is beneficial due to the relaxing environment. Salt room therapy is usually held in a very calm and welcoming space where people unwind and clear the mind.
Halo therapy is a complimentary therapy, that used in conjunction with other medical practices, will assist the treatment of illness symptoms. We do not encourage you to replace your conventional treatments with halo therapy, rather, use it to enhance other treatments you are using currently using.
Salt therapy may help with the treatment of the following conditions:
- Convalescence after illness
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Hay fever
- Sports recovery
- Stress management
Salt room therapy is a clinically tested treatment for the general respiratory system. It provides a drug free alternative to manage mucous clearance and reducing inflammation.
The dry salt particles used in the room assist the bodies natural process of mucocilliary clearance.
There are a few people who aren’t suitable to use salt room therapy, if you aren’t sure if halo therapy is right for you, give us a call, and we can help determine if the therapy is appropriate for you.
We’d love to see you for a session soon.