What are the Benefits of Salt Therapy?
There are three natural properties that salt has that are very beneficial.
Salt is super absorbent (especially when it is completely dry)
Salt is antibacterial
Salt is anti-inflammatory
Dry Salt Therapy (Or Halotherapy) is very beneficial for overall wellness because it helps remove toxicity from the respiratory system and boosts the immune system. It also helps improve the function and appearance of the skin.
It is natural and safe and there are no harmful side effects.
People are exposed to pollutants, airborne diseases, bacteria, allergens and other irritating factors on a daily basis. Salt has already been utilized in various healing, therapeutic, and medicinal ways for decades now; saline solutions, nebulizers, skin scrubs, salt baths, Nettie pots, etc. These methods are traditionally known as ‘wet’ salt therapy.
In dry salt therapy, a Halogenerator grinds up 99.99% pure Himalayan Sodium Chloride, and disperses these aerosol micro-particles of salt into an enclosed room. These particles are then inhaled and land on skin. The dry salt naturally starts absorbing allergens, toxins and foreign substances in your lungs and throughout your respiratory system. The micro-sized crystal structure of pure NaCl particles breaks loose and clears out all of the ‘bad stuff’. This is the basis for how dry salt therapy can impact people suffering from respiratory conditions like:
COPD and others.
Research has found that inhaled dry salt has properties which may help to reduce inflammation in the entire respiratory tract and widen the airway passages. A clean respiratory system naturally results in higher oxygen intake, increased energy and an improved immune system.
The skin is the largest organ and, like the respiratory system, it has a major role to protect and defend the body against bacteria, viruses and other microbes. Salt Therapy sessions also allow the dry salt to absorb impurities and provide anti-bacterial properties that benefit the skin such as:
It also regulates the skin's micro-circulation. The smaller particles can reach beneath the skin’s surface and absorb moisture towards the skin. The larger salt particles land on the skin and absorb any bacterial and foreign substances. The dry salt accelerates cell provides pH normalization, cell rejuvenation and improves skin rigidity.
Why is the Demand Growing?
There are many reasons why the demand is growing. We are exposed to more airborne toxins now than ever before. More people are suffering from respiratory and skin issues and spend hundreds of dollars on medications and creams to treat them. Athletes are discovering that Salt Therapy improves their oxygen level and energy, thus enhancing their performance. Experiencing a Dry Salt Therapy session is also a calming and relaxing experience, which helps reduces stress, fatigue, and provides overall wellness. For decades Dry Salt Therapy has been clinically and scientifically researched and proven to be a safe alternative that produces sustainable results.
What to Wear
When you come in for a Salt Therapy session at Vivify Wellness at Avenues, we recommend dressing comfortably. Some people may have problem skin areas that they want to expose to the salt. This is encouraged however unless you have booked the whole room (this is an option), you may be experiencing the Salt Therapy session with other guests. Also the temperature in the salt room runs a bit cool so the salt disperses in the room appropriately. We always have blankets available if you think you will need one. You may notice salt particles on your clothing after your Salt Therapy session. This will cause no damage, and should easily brush off.
The Vivify Wellness at Avenues’ Salt Therapy room is set up for multiple people to attend at once. Each individual space is separated by a partition and is semi-private. If you attend a Salt Therapy session with a friend, we request that you keep chatting to a minimum if other guests are present so as to not interrupt their experience. You do have the option to Rent the Room at scheduling. This will give you a completely private Salt Therapy experience, or is an option if you want to bring several guests with you for a session (max 6).
What to Expect in a Salt Therapy Session
A few minutes into your Salt Therapy session you may experience a runny nose, a slight cough, or a minor tightness in the chest. This is simply the salt doing its work to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways. Tissues and water are always available.
Not just for adults! When you bring in your child 10 years or younger, you get a session for free on select days!
Rent the Room
You also have the option of renting the whole salt room. This would give you complete privacy during your salt session. It would also be a fun option for a group (book club meeting, girls event, meet-up activity…) Cost is $160.08, with a max of 6 participants. Call the office to schedule this at a time of your choosing.