5 Reasons to Add Salt Therapy to Your Wellness Routine
Halotherapy—better known as salt therapy—a growing trend in spa treatments. However, not a new treatment – it is more than 150 years old and may be traced all the way back to Hippocrates. He recommended salt inhalation as an effective treatment for respiratory issues. [Halo is Greek for salt.]
As Betsy, the owner of Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa, says, “25 minutes in the Inhale Lounge is like a day at the beach, spending time in the salty sea breeze. You walk away feeling relaxed and refreshed.” And, that is exactly what we hear from our clients, “wow, that was amazing, I wasn’t expecting to feel so relaxed.”
While salt therapy has many benefits, these are the top five reasons to include it in your 5 Well wellness routine.
Skin, Beauty, and Anti-Aging
According to the Salt Therapy Association: “As we age, our skin is the first organ to show the impact of time and life. Dry salt therapy is an excellent solution to improve the overall quality and appearance of the skin. Regular Halotherapy can be the most important tool that aids the healthy aging process of the skin.”
Boost the immune system
Halotherapy is a known method of cleaning and detoxing the lungs. Exposure to pollutants, bacteria, and allergens is unavoidable, but salt halotherapy helps counteract that negative exposure and leads to better lung function and thus better overall health.
When it comes to stress release, the benefits of salt therapy are two-fold: 1) the experience itself – sitting quietly in a comfortable reclining chair for 25 minutes gives you the opportunity to unplug from your day and relax, 2) when salt breaks down it creates a high concentration of negative ions in the room. These negative ions can calm and relax the nerves by normalizing breathing rate, decreasing blood pressure and relieving tension and stress.
These negative ions have the beneficial effect on sleep, too. By promoting abundant oxygen levels in the blood, negative ions help normalize brain function, resulting in relaxation, increased calm and better sleep.
Deep Tissue Relaxation
The break down of the salt into negative ions helps increase oxygen levels in the blood and facilitating more efficient oxygen utilization. Additionally, by normalizing serotonin production in the brain, negative ions help to accelerate recovery from chronic fatigue as well as physical recovery from workouts/training sessions, and injury.
Add salt therapy to your wellness routine and receive all the wonderful benefits of salt. We invite you to discover first hand – our gift to you is a complimentary Inhale Salt Therapy with your spa treatment – mention the 5 Well Inhale- wellness routine when booking your spa treatment.
Halotherapy is recognized as safe and effective wellness practice for preventive and restorative health care. It is not a medical treatment and does not offer cure! Halotherapy is not recommended for people with contagious diseases, fever, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders and active tuberculosis. Pregnant women should consult with their doctor before using halotherapy. Anyone with serious health concerns needs to seek proper medical advice and care.