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What Is 'Salt Therapy' Or 'Halotherapy'? And How Does It Contribute To Overall Well-Being

New Delhi, Smriti Jha | Updated : 25 September 2019, 01:45 PM
How salt therapy contribute to overall well-being (Photo: Twitter)
How salt therapy contribute to overall well-being (Photo: Twitter)

A relaxed day! We all need one. A new wellness trend increasingly found is salt therapy or Halotherapy. Termed as a conventional natural healing technique used for relaxing the mind and body, Halotherapy is becoming a wellness trend at many workstations. Ancient healers and philosophers recommended salt inhalation for the benefit of respiratory system. Halotherapy is gaining attention in many meditation centres. It gives you a similar feeling of spending time near salty sea air.

 How Halotherapy works?

A typical therapy session entails sitting in a room that is coated with salt crystals, and pumped with salt-laden air. It helps to loosen congestion, clears breathing pathway and cleanses the airways of smoke and other dust or foreign particles. This makes your body relaxed with a raised endurance level.

 Benefits of salt sensation

 A natural disinfectant, salt is antimicrobial, and antibacterial. Salt is available in empty processed forms or healthier pure sea salt (Himalayan and Dead Sea salt) that contain 84 elements and trace elements found in the human body.

Dry salt air is more powerful than moist air. 

 The advantages of saying yes for halotherapy -

 -Improves health and frame of mind.

-Inhaling particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs.

-Improves respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

-Regular session of this therapy can help to relieve symptoms of common cold, ear infection and other troublesome skin infections.

- The calming and detoxifying effects of halotherapy can support the immune, nervous and lymphatic systems.

- Skin conditions can also be improved with halotherapy (psoriasis, rashes, eczema, acne). 

-  Minerals are necessary for cell function and detoxification. Thus, mineral salts have strong rejuvenating properties as well.

 Many workplaces are seeking Halotherapy for their employees’ wellness to get following benefits:

 -Less stress and anxiety

-Increases focus, concentration, memory and creativity

 ­-Improved problem solving and communication skills

-Overall health and wellbeing

 

Akin other meditation session, you breathe deeply and focus on the natural beauty of the salt crystals. In halotherapy session, the pure environment is precisely balanced with 40 to 50 percent humidity and 70 to 75 degrees F temperatures. The therapy duration lasts mostly for 45 minutes.

 

Breathing salty air is a refreshing ritual to add to your wellness routine. Experience the natural detoxification and observe the change in you.

 

 (The writer of the article is Consultant Corporate Nutritionist, RD, CDE)

First Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 01:38 PM

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