Release Well-Being Center’s Salt Therapy Room exemplifies its unique fusion of ancient and cutting-edge healing methods. Our guests can access this powerful healing therapy when we open in December 2016!
Active Salt Therapy: Wet and Dry
Salt has been used in healing since ancient times. Wet salt therapies such as saline solutions, nebulizers, skin scrubs, salt baths, and Nettie pots are used in healing and for medicinal purposes. New research and technological innovation shows that in dry form, salt absorbs moisture and, combined with its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, has significant therapeutic benefit for respiratory issues, skin conditions, athletic performance, detoxification and general well being.
How does it work?
Pure sodium chloride is placed into a halogenerator, which grinds the salt into micro-sized particles and is then dispersed into the air in a closed environment, like a room or chamber. This process is called dry salt therapy or Halotherapy. As the salt travels throughout the room, a person will inhale the particles and absorb it through the skin. The dry salt begins absorbing allergens, toxins, and foreign substances in lungs, throughout the respiratory tract, and on the skin.
We are exposed to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens and other irritating factors on a daily basis. Halotherapy is the only known method to cleanse and detox lungs, as well as increase lung capacity and oxygen intake . Dry salt particles are also known to help move mucus, eliminate residual tar and foreign allergens. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and an improved immune system. Studies in the US and Europe have shown that Halotherapy helps people suffering from allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, and COPD.
Halotherapy helps with skin conditions, such as psoriasis, rashes, eczema and acne. The smaller particles are absorbed below the skin’s surface and infuse moisture into the skin. The larger salt particles land on the surface of the skin and absorb any bacteria or foreign substances. Halotherapy also enhances cell rejuvenation and improves skin rigidity.
Passive Salt Therapy
Passive salt rooms are environments filled with large amounts of Dead Sea, Himalayan or Rock Salt. By regulating the airflow, humidity and temperature in a room, the heated salt crystals absorb water molecules in the air and evaporate, releasing negative ions. Negative ions are air molecules created naturally in lightning storms and rainstorms, next to waterfalls and near strong waves, by sunlight and wind. This is why we feel energized when we breathe fresh country air and breath near a waterfall. Research conducted in the last decade concluded that negative ions have a positive effect on health by improving mood swings, relieving seasonal depression, fatigue, stress and headaches as they affect oxygen and serotonin levels in the bloodstream.
Today’s environment has far more sources of positive ions than in the past, creating an electrical imbalance in the air and in our bodies. Excessive positive ions are produced by the discharge of high-voltage networks, air conditioning, microwaves, TVs, radios, radar systems and computers. Our technologies create a potent source of positive ions in our environment that gradually build up and deteriorate our health. They can damage cells and are believed to be a major reason for accelerated aging process and cancer. Exposure to and contact with Himalayan salt neutralizes the harmful effects of excessive positive ions in our surroundings. Because of this salt caves and grottos are becoming increasingly popular.
In Eastern Europe the benefits of salt therapy are widely known In Hungary, salt treatments are recommended by doctors and are even covered by health insurance. But you don’t need to travel to Eastern Europe to reap the benefits of salt. We are thrilled to be able to offer these special therapies at Release Well-Being Center in December 2016.