With the opening of our refurbished spa at the Intercontinental Hotel, we wanted to share with you the incredible benefits that a session in a salt room can provide. Salt rooms are such great wellness boosters a type of therapy has been formed around them: Halotherapy. This article will teach you more about salt rooms, Halotherapy, and the various ways they can improve your health.
What is Halotherapy? Basics About the Salt Room
The salt room is a relaxing space in which you can inhale microscopic particles of pharmaceutical-grade salt in a controlled environment. This practice was actually discovered in the 1800’s when scientists realised that salt mine workers did not suffer from many of the respiratory problems that others around them experienced.
Breathing in controlled amounts of salt has a long list of skin, respiratory and lifestyle benefits for people of all ages. This is thanks to salt’s antibacterial nature and it’s high absorbency. While you breathe in the salt, it will gently thin the mucus in your respiratory system, dislodging pathogens, debris and pollutants. Meanwhile on your skin, inflammation is reduced, natural regeneration is promoted and your pH is regulated to its ideal natural level.
It may sound too good to be true, but simply sitting in a salt room can help improve your skin’s health and appearance. The little salt particles are incredibly absorbent, so they can get deep into your pores and absorb oils that would otherwise lead to excess shine, acne and blemishes. Absorbing excess oil and fluid also reduces swelling and inflammation, which is useful if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis. The salt is also great at dislodging dirt from your skin or inside your pores. All together, you will leave the salt room with visibly improved skin that’s clearer, cleaner and softer.
With all of the pollutants we encounter on a daily basis, the salt room’s power to improve your breathing is useful for people of all ages. Even if you don’t suffer from any particular respiratory problems, a buildup of pollution in your respiratory system can cause anything from discomfort to serious health complications like lung cancer, strokes, high blood pressure and heart attacks. Salt room sessions counter this build up by helping to remove these toxins and keep your air circulation moving along smoothly. This also prevents these harmful substances from remaining in your respiratory system long enough to be absorbed into your blood, and affecting the rest of your body.
Thanks to salt’s antibacterial and anti inflammatory nature, swelling and irritation is reduced, making your breathing more comfortable and giving your immune system a helping hand. These same properties make a session in the salt room ideal for people who suffer from asthma, allergies or other respiratory ailments.
Salt Therapy During the Covid Crisis
In these times many people have some lasting complications after recovering from Covid-19, especially breathing problems. From congestion to shortness of breath, the anti-inflammatory and strengthening nature of Halotherapy is perfect for some much-needed relief. Your lung function is improved, as well as your immune system, helping in your long-term recovery progress.
Physical & Mental Health Benefits
Halotherapy is calming for both the body and the mind. The immune, nervous and lymphatic systems all benefit from salt microparticles, as well as the body’s energy levels and sleep patterns. All of this can improve your mental health as a side effect, but a salt room session also directly helps your mental health by reducing stress and headaches. Unsurprisingly due to all of this, you may even find that your mood is improved.
Benefits to Athletes
Salt rooms are also popular among athletes for many reasons. Firstly, the salt room’s improvement to an athlete’s respiratory system will help improve stamina and performance. This improved breathing helps avoid the likelihood of an injury during training, helps reduce the buildup of lactic acid in muscles and the resulting soreness, and even helps reduce the chance of cramps. Better oxygen intake also reduces chances of dehydration, improves heart rate and boosts energy recovery.
As you now know, enjoying Halotherapy in a salt room isn’t just a simple relaxation session. It will also boost your physical and mental health, as well as your appearance. The power of salt microparticles to improve your life is surprising in itself, and surprisingly effective given how simple and stress-free this therapy is.
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