For literally decades I’ve solved all my everyday body problems with over-the-counter medication. A headache? Pop an Aspirin. Stuffy nose? Grab a nasal spray. This is how I lived my life since I know what medication meant. However, it turns out there is a new way of treating colds, allergies, insomnia and many other issues in a totally natural and pleasant way—salt room therapy! The treatment involves nothing more than sitting in a room filled with Himalayan rock salt and inhaling salty air that’s being pumped in by halogenerators. Your body then absorbs these minerals from the air which does wonders for your physical and mental health. Here are just some of the benefits you can experience after the salt room therapy.
One of the main benefits that attract people to salt room therapy is its ability to help with respiratory issues. The salt from the air helps open up airway passages and clear the body from allergens and toxin build-up in the lungs. Many people who include salt room therapy into their regular wellness routine tend to find great relief, especially with ailments like asthma and bronchitis, allergies, sinusitis and smoking-induced cough. Dry, salt-enriched air stops respirator disease symptoms for as long as 12 months in some sufferers. Additionally, salt room treatment is completely natural, which means kids can enjoy it too. Some centres have separate children-safe zones with books, toys and salt pits where they can play AND benefit from salt therapy.
Another major benefit from spending time in a salt room is inflammation reduction. Inflammations are the root of many diseases and ailments, so leading an inflammation-free life is a great way to health. Inhaling negatively charged ions from the salt has a positive effect on various inflammatory processes in the body.
Salt room therapy can also improve the health, look and feel of your skin. It has a positive effect on everything from acne to psoriasis and eczema and can make your skin look healthy and plump. Pure mineral salt from salt rooms has natural moisturizing properties since it attracts moisture to the skin. Plus, all the beneficial minerals that land on your skin are great for cell function, pH balance, microcirculation and detoxification, which means that they boost skin rejuvenation and give it that natural glow.
All the negative ions from the air can help boost your mood and re-energize your body. The ions and the relaxing environment are said to have a very positive effect on various psychological disorders like insomnia, depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Many salt room users also report deeper sleep and much healthier sleep cycle after a few sessions.
Even if you don’t have any health issues you’re trying to alleviate, you can still benefit from these salty rooms. These rooms have a very relaxing atmosphere with soft lighting, pleasant sounds and tactile experiences. Spending half an hour in such a space without your phone is a great stress-relieving trick. You can spend that time chatting with your friends, meditating or just enjoying the deep calm of the space.
All in all, there’s absolutely no reason not to give salt room therapy a shot. There are no negative effects, only positive experiences. If nothing else, spending time in a pink room full of rock salt, kicking off your shoes, leaving your worries and phone outside and enjoying the atmosphere is super fun and just something to cross off your bucket list. So, next time when you feel poorly, stressed or just bored, find a salt room near you and give it a shot!