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Just Add Salt – Halotherapy

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.

Salt Therapy for IMMUNITY

IMMUNITY   Cold + Flu Prevention 

A natural, holistic, and drug free approach to maintaining a strong and healthy immune system awaits. Dry Salt Therapy can help to relieve and eliminate the symptoms associated with cold + flu, such as sinus pressure, headaches, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, coughing or frequent infections.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Plan for a restorative 45 minutes. Dress comfortably.

During a Salt Room Session, a scientifically proven machine called a halogenerator disperses micron sized particles of salt into the atmosphere. When inhaled, the salt works like a sponge to absorb bacteria, germs, inflammation and mucus in the sinuses and respiratory tract so the body can expel it.  The salt therapy suite is about 72 degrees, with no humidity. Dry salt air is naturally anti-bacterial + anti-inflammatory. Depending on your current health and personal goals, most feel relief from symptoms as quickly as 1 – 3 sessions.

The Salt Room accommodates four people at a time. By appointment only.

RECOMMENDATIONS 

Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system. We recommend coming every 1-2 weeks to keep your immune system strong. If already experiencing some symptoms, daily is recommended for the quickest recovery. Please note, the salt room is discouraged when active or contagious and most effective when used for prevention.

RESEARCH

Dr. Alina Chervinskaya from Russia is an expert in the salt therapy field when it comes to the efficacy of salt therapy to treat respiratory diseases. With over 20 years of research, she has published over two hundred articles related to the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with respiratory diseases, proving effective long term improvements for the majority of her patients of all ages.

Please visit our Salt Room Website for more research and information.

TESTIMONIALS

“We heard from a friend that her bronchitis was cured from a visit. I had a cold and we decided to give it a try. I could feel the fine salt air when I breathed deep, and actually feel like I’m able to breathe deeper now.” -Melanie W.

“I used the salt room and fell in love. I felt awful … 45 minutes later I could already tell a difference and continued to feel better throughout the day”. -Tiffany J.

 

Salt Therapy for Allergies

Allergies are so uncomfortable… constant runny nose, sneezing, itchy teary eyes, and that sporadic cough that catches you off-guard.  

Allergies have reached new heights – like never before – seasonal allergies are beginning to affect people that have never before been disturbed by allergies. People who already have bad allergies are looking at their health being considerably compromised. The Steamboat Pilot has reported that this year is going to be the worst year for pollen/allergies in Colorado history – reporting that over 20,000 people in Colorado alone will suffer from severe seasonal allergies this spring.

Sitting in the salt room (for some people) is not a luxury – it’s a necessity. A non-pharmaceutical approach to treating allergens.  Salt therapy (aka halotherapy) is a natural treatment which reduces the symptoms, severity, and frequency of allergies. When the body breaths in the exact right size of salt particle, the salt is able to absorb these allergens like a sponge and your body them removes them from your respiratory tract.

Here WHY halotherapy helps with allergies:

  1. Flushes out allergens and pollutants

The main way that people are being exposed to allergens (like pollen) is by breathing it in… those allergens can then get “stuck” in your respiratory track and the body has an allergic reaction while trying to expel it. This dry salt serves as a sponge-like mechanism to absorb said allergens.

  1. Reduce inflammation in the airways

Salt is naturally anti-inflammatory. That’s why many people use turn to Epsom salts to soak sore muscles. Unlike a wet bath soak, our salt rooms are a dry salt. This allows the dry salt particles to travel deep into your sinuses and respiratory system. These particles, when inhaled, help reduce the inflammation on a cellular level.

  1. Antibacterial

Salt is also naturally antibacterial… There are many bacteria’s in the air that may trigger or complicate an allergy. The microscopic dry salt particles reduce bacterial growth. In addition, salt particles also kill off and absorb bacteria, clearing them out from the airways.

  1. Increase oxygen intake

The salt particles work like a cleaning agent to break up the mucus in your respiratory tract – from your upper sinuses deep into your lungs. By removing this mucous, your body will be able to allow more oxygen to flow to the remainder of your body.

** Other tricks that we have found help to treat allergens include eyebright vitamins + local honey.

August + September Spa Specials in Steamboat

S K I N   C A R E

Treat your skin to a custom PCA PEEL  with any facial for just $30, regularly $90

 M A S S A G E 

Free upgrades with all 90 minute massage and choose any Spa La Carte add-on, on us! 

(Our favorite is the Cellulite Smoother)

N A I L   C A R E  

Request Kori for any mani+pedi combo and receive $15 off

S A L T Y   H O U R 

$30 Salt Room Sessions at 12 noon, every weekday.

Space for 4 available – please reserve in advance

BONUS: $5 off when you leave a review online before checking out.

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Help Your Child Breathe Better

Halotherapy is an warmed and finely crushed dry salt particles in an airtight chamber. Since dry salt is antibacterial and super absorbent it actively kills bacteria and reduces the inflammation in the respiratory system and widens the airways for better breathing.

Studies in Europe and
Russia have confirmed that Halotherapy is safe and helps children effectively manage existing respiratory conditions, support better breathing and build a stronger immune system. Regular Halotherapy, 2-3 times a week, can help prevent the common coughs and colds, runny nose and earaches. In addition, regular Halotherapy also calms the nervous system and helps children to focus better in school as well as sleep better at night.

HALOTHERAPY HELPS CHILDREN TO BREATHE BETTER + FEEL BETTER

While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on Halotherapy throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated the statements made throughout the industry. Halotherapy is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Equipment by Global Halotherapy Solutions 

Breathe Salt, Breathe Better

Practice Respiratory Hygiene

Halotherapy is an exposure to kinetically activated dry salt. Micron sized particles are being inhaled while the large salt particles are spread on the top of the skin. Since dry salt is antibacterial and super absorbent it actively kills bacteria and reduces the inflammation in the respiratory system and widens the airways for better breathing.

Medical studies in Europe have proven that the benefits of Halotherapy are accumulative. Many adults and children with asthma, allergies, cystic fibrosis, COPD and other respiratory conditions have found that Halotherapy sessions 2-3 times a week can help mange respiratory problems and reduce the intake of medications.

ASTHMA, ALLERGIES, COPD, SINUSITIS, SMOKERS COUGH, SNORING 

HALOTHERAPY IS SAFE, NATURAL AND IT WORKS!

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Photo and content provided by Global Halotherapy Solutions.