Halotherapy (also known as dry salt therapy) is an effective, natural and drug-free therapy which provides relief from many respiratory and skin conditions. Salt Therapy’s revitalizing effects benefits both adults and children suffering with respiratory and skin issues.
Pure “dry” sodium chloride is heated and ground up in a machine called a halogenerator. When you heat salt, it becomes super dry, and kinetically more active. The micro-sized crushed salt particles are then dispersed into the air in an enclosed environment. When micro-particles of dry salt are inhaled in the respiratory system, these particles of fine salt penetrate deep within the respiratory system and work to remove mucous build up and eliminate allergens, bacteria and toxins from your lungs and throughout your respiratory tract. This unique process helps open and expand the constricted airways allowing individuals to breathe easier and more clearly, reducing inflammation and opening airway passages. Dry Salt Therapy also provides amazing skin rejuvenating benefits when the epidermis is exposed during treatment.
SYMPTOMS AND CONDITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPROVED BY DRY SALT THERAPY
Stress & Fatigue
Asthma, COPD and Smoker’s Cough
Halotherapy consistently demonstrates a dramatic positive effect on symptoms of asthma and obstructive bronchial conditions caused by inflammation and harmful debris in the respiratory system. Naturally antibacterial and anti-inflammatory sodium chloride particles are carried into the deepest recesses of the bronchial system due to the unique aerosol dispersal system and the microscopic size of the particles.
Over a series of treatments, inhalation of dry salt aerosol will bring about the improvement of mucociliary clearance and decrease of bronchial inflammation, the decrease or elimination of pathogenic microorganisms, and a reduction of bronchial hyperresponsiveness.
This translates into better lung function, fewer spasmodic attacks, and clearer air passages with less use of drugs to control symptoms. Even chronic deep cough due to tobacco use, nicknamed “Smoker’s Cough” shows marked improvement with continued treatment.
Halotherapy has proven to be an invaluable resource for sufferers of cystic fibrosis. The hydrophilic and mucokinetic action of inhaled salt particles thins unnaturally thick and sticky mucus, clearing accumulated secretions and unclogging passages in the bronchi and bronchiole.
Other benefits are the absorption of edema from the mucosa lining of the airways and the reduction of inflammation in the respiratory tract and sinuses. The extremely viscous nature of mucus secretions in patients with this disease often causes a buildup of bacteria.
Halotherapy naturally combats this problem, and can reduce the person’s reliance on antibiotics to control frequent infections. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the effects of Dry Salt Therapy on cystic fibrosis patients, “The results of our trial were revolutionary. We saw a sustained improvement in lung function, a major reduction in the number of lung flare-ups, a reduced need for antibiotics to treat flare-ups, and fewer days off school or work due to illness.”
Halotherapy presents a unique treatment option for allergy sufferers that offers relief naturally and fast. Salt is a well known decongestant; it reduces inflammation widening of the airway passages, restoring the normal transport of mucous secretion and free blockages in the bronchi and bronchioles leading to rapid elimination of the residual tar and foreign allergens.
Improved drainage allows for reduction in contaminants that may trigger or prolong allergic episodes. Additionally, salt’s ability to absorb edema from swollen mucosa linings in the sinuses and respiratory tract opens airways to bring about quick relief of symptoms. Long term studies with allergy patients in Russia who reported remarkable improvement over a period of ten years have led to Halotherapy being recognized as a certified allergy treatment by the Russian Ministry of Health and other associations in Europe.
Coughs, Cold and Flu
Sessions with Halotherapy have an immediate remedial effect on the symptoms of colds and flu. Breathing becomes easier as inhaled salt aerosol naturally absorbs edema from swollen air passages and thins mucus secretions so that drainage is easier. The dispersal system of microscopic salt particles used in this therapy allows the salt aerosol to be taken deep into these cavities, bringing the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action to the root of the problem.
Relief from the irritation of sticky mucus secretions and debris, as well as the antispasmodic effect produce by calming negative particles, calms and quiets coughs. Additionally, the deep cleaning of the sinus cavities and respiratory tract inherent in this type of treatment reduces the toxic load on the immune system, regardless of external exposure.
A series of Halotherapy treatments not only helps to relieve and heal a current cold or flu episode, but increases resistance to new infections for months in the future.
Halotherapy has a beneficial influence to the integument system (skin protective layer) and to hair. Halotherapy provides PH normalization and induces reparative and regenerative processes in derma, it increases skin rigidity and stimulates hair growth. The dry salt impacts the skin microcirculation and assists cellular membrane activity.
The anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Halotherapy treat skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
What will my session be like at Juju Life?
At Juju Life we only offer the most cutting edge and new treatments. Our state of the art HaloBooth is the newest and most state-of-the-art, personalized salt therapy product on the market. Utilizing next generation technology, the HaloBooth PRO™ provides the ultimate, private and most effective halotherapy experience in just 20 minutes, compared to a 60 minute salt room therapy session. Our Halobooth is extremely cost and time efficient and users will be able to get three sessions in the time it normally takes for one session. The salt air quality is highly regulated and the saline saturation can be adjusted according to the client’s needs.
Sessions are private (you can bring a guest) and one can go in regular street clothes or for dermal applications can remove clothes.
What are the benefits and conditions Halotherapy treats?
Dry Salt Therapy has many positive effects on our respiratory, skin and immune systems. It reduces bronchial inflammation, thins and removes mucous from the lungs, as well as improves lung capacity and functionality. It also reduces skin inflammation, improves cellular rejuvenation and decreases itching and irritated skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dry Salt Therapy has also been very successful in reducing stress as well as enhancing our cardiovascular system. At Juju Life we only offer the most cutting edge and new treatments. Our state of the art HaloBooth Introducing our newest and most state-of-the-art, personalized salt therapy product on the market. Utilizing next generation technology, the HaloBooth PRO™ provides the ultimate, private and most effective halotherapy experience in just 20 minutes, compared to a 60 minute salt room therapy session. It is cost efficient, simple to use and doesn’t require costly room modifications to operate.
When should it be avoided?
As Halotherapy is known as a safe and natural treatment, clients who have any serious health conditions or women who are pregnant should always seek proper medical advice from a doctor first. Halotherapy is not recommended for people who have the following conditions.
Infections associated with a fever
Cardiac disease patients
Acute respiratory disease
Chronic obstructive lung diseases
Are there any side effects?
Normally there are no side effects. Some people might experience a scratchy throat or a tickle in their sinuses. Others who might be slightly more sensitive could experience a minor skin irritation, which tends to go away after a session or two. For those who experience a slight cough, this is a sign that the salt therapy is effectively working. The body is loosening and releasing all the mucous buildup.
How many sessions/times a week is necessary?
Halotherapy offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are accumulative where consistency and frequency is the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly if visiting salt rooms at least 3-4 times a week. Those who are looking to incorporate Salt Therapy into their regular wellness routine would benefit from a weekly session. Halotherapy is safe to use on a daily basis if desired.
What results can patients expect?
Many patients who have asthma, allergies and other bronchial issues have seen some amazing results in a short period of time. Breathing became easier; more energy was experienced and just an overall better quality of life. We don’t make any medical claims about Dry Salt Therapy but after receiving treatments patient’s respiratory issues and lung function have vastly improved. In addition, those who have severe skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or acne have also had incredible improvements in the health of their skin.