Halotherapy: Harnessing The Healing Power Of Salt

August 30, 2022

A journey to full-body harmony and wellness requires an openness to unique and non-traditional methods of healing. Salt may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to medicine, but as a natural disinfectant, salt has anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and detoxifying qualities. 

This is why we’re proud to offer the therapeutic opportunity of a Salt Room experience at Tulum Wellness. Our Salt Room provides a tranquil space to relax, breathe deeply, and allow your halo therapy experience to heal you.

What is Halo Therapy?

Halo Therapy also known as Salt Therapy, is the therapeutic practice of inhaling fine salt particles circulated in an enclosed area. Salt therapy has deep historical roots with scientifically backed evidence of its healing and preventive abilities.

The practice of visiting naturally occurring salt caves for therapeutic reasons dates back to the 12th century in Eastern Europe. One of the most notable discoveries regarding the medicinal powers of salt happened in the 1800s when salt miners in Poland were found to be unusually healthy. The miners, unlike their contemporaries, rarely experienced colds or respiratory issues. 

Benefits of Salt Room Spa Treatment

There are many ways that regular salt therapy sessions will benifet a full-body wellness journey. Due to the nature of salt and it’s relationship with our body, halo therapy can not only assist in treatments of physical ailments but also help bring about a mind and body realignment. The curative powers of a salt chamber session are evident in improved mental, respiratory, and skin health.

Respiratory Healing

The inhalation of the negatively charged ions of microscopic salt particles helps promote cell activity within the lungs and air passages. Additionally, salt's “dry-ing” properties help reduce inflammation and congestion within the air passageways. The salt also thins the built-up mucus, making it less adhesive so that it may dislodge easier and remove pathogens, debris, irritants, and pollutants with it. 

If you suffer from asthma, COPD, Cold & flu, hay fever, allergies, and other chronic respiratory conditions, then regular halo therapy treatments will relieve symptoms and treat the underlying issues. 

Skin Conditions

While you are relaxing within the Salt Room, the same tiny salt particles you inhale will be landing on your skin which will help repair your skin cells. The salt will also protect your skin from the visible signs of aging while fighting potential infections. Dry salt exposure improves skin’s good bacteria while stimulating cell regeneration and exfoliation that will soothe chronically irritated skin.

Halo Therapy will provide notable relief to those suffering from eczema & psoriasis, acne, rosacea, skin allergies, rash, and dermatitis and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Mental Health

Salt levels within the body affect energy, blood sugar, and other aspects of the nervous system. Increasing your body’s exposure to salt in a calming and detoxifying environment soothes the lymphatic system and boosts the immune system. These positive effects on your internal regulation will relieve stress, reduce anxiety and encourage realignment between your mind and body. Additionally, increased respiratory function stimulates oxygen intake, which will help improve overall performance in every aspect of your life.

Many of us struggle with stress, anxiety, poor sleep quality, and constant fatigue, but regular immersions in our Salt Room will help relieve the symptoms of a busy, 21st-century lifestyle.

We hope that this article has helped answer any questions you may have regarding our Salt Room option. If you would like to know more about Halo Therapy and the multitude of physical and mental health benefits, our team of professionals is eager to help!

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