Written By: Dr. Tatyana Johnson ~
Halotherapy or salt room therapy is an exposure to kinetically activated dry salt where the micro sized particles are being inhaled while the large salt particles are spread on the top of the skin. Since dry salt is antibacterial and super absorbent it actively kills bacteria and reduces the inﬂammation in the respiratory system and widens the airways for better breathing. Regular Halotherapy 2-3 times a week, combined with yoga practice or any other ﬁtness routine, provides deep relaxation and stress relief, a balanced nervous system and an improved sense of well-being. Halotherapy keeps the lungs and the skin clean, boosts oxygen circulation, energizes the whole body and enhances mental alertness. Our salt booth is not a sauna as it has normal room temperature. We have a comfortable reclining chair with a headphone where you can choose an audio guided meditation or short session of hypnotherapy or just relaxing music. Duration of each session is 30 min. One person per session.
Most common indications for Halotherapy
- Adults and children with respiratory conditions (asthma, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, etc.) or interested in natural respiratory hygiene.
- Weight loss, Detox
- Skin problems: dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea etc.
- Decrease chronic inflammationBoost Immune System
- People seeking skin rejuvenation (anti-aging, wrinkles, etc.)
- Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
- Perimenopausal symptoms
- Athletes and Fitness enthusiasts looking to increase stamina and reduce the likelihood of getting sick
- People concerned about air pollution
- People who travel often
- EVERYONE WHO BREATHES!
During the acute phase of any illness, including the following:
- infections accompanied by fever
- uncontrolled hypertension
- acute active tuberculosis
- cardiac insufficiency, COPD in the third stage
- bleeding, spitting of blood
- contagious ailments
- use of an oxygen tank to aid breathing
- alcohol or drug intoxication
Breathing techniques are very important while you are receiving a halotherapy. Here is an example of the most common breathing exercises you can do during a halotherapy session:
- “Equal Breathing” How it’s done: Balance can do a body good, beginning with a breath. To start, inhale for a count of four, then exhale for a count of four — all through the nose, which adds natural resistance to the breath. Want to take it up a notch? For a more advanced breathing technique you can aim for six to eight counts per breath with the same goal in mind: calm the nervous system, increase focus and reduce stress. When it works best: Anytime, anyplace — this breath can help take your mind off the racing thoughts, or whatever might be distracting you from relaxing. Level of difficulty: Beginner
- ”Abdominal Breathing Technique” How it’s done: With one hand on the chest and the other on the belly, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring the diaphragm (not the chest) inflates with enough air to create a stretch in the lungs. The goal: Six to 10 deep, slow breaths per minute for 10 minutes to experience immediate reductions in heart rate and blood pressure. When it works best: Before an exam, or any stressful event. Controlling the breath might be a little hard for some to master so to help train the breath, consider using biofeedback tools such as a breathing app. Level of difficulty: Beginner
Schedule your appointment today for the salt room therapy.