In the 1800’s a Polish doctor discovered that the men working in the Polish salt mines rarely suffered from breathing, sinus, or respiratory conditions. Salt therapy rooms, like ours at Waterside Day Spa, recreates or mimics the same environment of a salt mine by increasing the density of salt air with a halogenerator.
Surrounded by naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial salt, the salt rooms become a sterile environment, making them one of the cleanest places to relax and rejuvenate. Part of what makes our salt suite unique is 750 lbs of Himalayan salt on the wall, along with the halogenerator, which works to eliminate allergens, asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, ear infections, and stress, while also boosting your immune system and helping you to sleep better and feel more energized throughout the day.
The negative ion environment that this creates is what makes out salt room so relaxing.
Thunderstorms, waterfalls, snow, and waves crashing on the beach are all examples of negative ion environments. Positive ions are found in dust, humidity, and pollution. Positive ions are also emitted from electronics such as cells phones, tv’s, and microwaves. This room is completely free of those pollutants and toxins we are surrounded by daily.
During your salt therapy (halotherapy) session, try alternating breaths between your nose and your mouth. When breathing thru your nose, try alternating nostrils for 3-4 breaths at a time. This will help the salt aerosol travel the best throughout your entire respiratory tract to increase those fabulous anti-inflammatory benefits!
Once a week is ideal to keep your immune system strong. However, please not that halotherapy is not recommended when sick, contagious, or coming down with a cold. It is most effective when used as a health routine to prevent the cold, flu, and other viruses.