Salt Rooms Can Help You Breathe Easier
In the United States, salt’s role as a health remedy is mostly confined to gargling with salt water to ease a sore throat and using it to rinse inflamed sinuses. But an increasing number of Americans are discovering what Europeans have known for centuries: Salt therapy is good for the entire body.
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“It’s new to North America but in most European countries, governments cover the therapy, that’s how well it works,” co-owner and halotherapist Susan Terry said. “Now it’s getting popular in the Middle East and in Australia. At the (Sochi) Olympics, the Russian team and the Australian team had salt rooms for their athletes.”
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“Research and studies have demonstrated the beneficial value of the micro climate of salt caves in shielding our bodies against viral infections, in balancing our immune system, in the enhancement of sport performance & in the following disorders…”
Salt therapy finds new life with spa treatment
Ancient treatment makes modern resurgence as salt rooms spread across the nation.
A 2006 New England Journal of Medicine study found that inhaling salt-infused vapor improved breathing for 24 patients with cystic fibrosis. Another small 2006 study in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology said that people with asthma reported breathing easier after several weeks of regular halotherapy treatments.
At Cranston yoga studio, salt therapy helps relax, refresh
As the owner of Raffa Yoga in Cranston, Christine Raffa has made a career out of caring for the body and soul. But about five years ago, Raffa suffered a bout of pneumonia that she could not shake. In what she calls a “Hail Mary attempt” to heal holistically, she ordered a salt tent and set it up in her bathroom. “I was better in 48 hours,” Raffa said.
New salt therapy business claims it can help people with breathing issues
Pure sodium chloride is put in a machine that crushes it into tinier particles and, through a vent, disperses it into the air of the therapy room. People sit back and breathe it in. “Acts like a little toothbrush in the respiratory and sinus cavities and gives them better, cleaner breathing,” said Sarah Wagner, the business co-owner.
Dry Salt Therapy: Natural Remedy for Stress, Asthma, Allergies and More
A few weeks ago I went to a healing conference and experienced some new therapies. One of these is salt therapy, excellent for those with allergies, asthma and other ailments such as stress. I went for a session at Breathe Easy and was most impressed—I took my boys there as well as they suffer from seasonal allergies and we all benefited.
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Rather than ingesting salt, spa patrons relax in rooms made of it, breathing in misty salty vapors in hopes of clearing their lungs and purifying their skin. It’s a treatment known as halotherapy after the Greek word halo, meaning salt.
Asthma sufferers hope salt rooms can offer relief
Despite decades of progress on the management of asthma, millions of sufferers still have symptoms, leaving many looking for alternative ways to help their condition. “It’s been really great. I’ve just had my ninth treatment just before we were talking and I’ve got my asthma inhaler down to one puff a day with no coughing, no symptoms,” she tells CTV News.
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Jake Moran never takes breathing easy for granted. He’s battled Cystic Fibrosis – a genetic and potentially deadly respiratory condition – since he was a kid. He spends hours every day on a number of treatments to help keep his lungs clear.