Can Halotherapy Help Your Congestion?

Can Halotherapy Help Your Congestion?

Holistic Healing through Alternative Wellness

Sinus infection, Cold and Flu, and Chest Congestion are one of the least popular parts of winter and never hesitate to strike when least expected.  Whether it is stress from work or personal life, not getting enough rest, or have come in contact with germs from others, it’s the season to take care of ourselves and our families. Consider Halotherapy as an alternative to slathering on Vicks Vapor rub and taking a daily dose of NyQuil.

Chest congestion, cough, and sinus infections are all symptoms people would like to avoid when the cold and flu season hits and what better way to stay healthy and heal than to be in the salt air?  Clients often breathe better almost immediately upon entering the cave and report they sleep much better at night.

According to MedicinePlus.Gov, some of the most common and safe ways to heal these dreaded symptoms are home remedies.  Many home remedies are popular treatments for the common cold. In addition using the centuries old remedy of salt therapy, vitamin C, supplements, and rest are recommended.

Just like you feel better when you vacation at the beach, 45 minutes in a Himalayan Salt Cave is equivalent to 3 days in the salty beach air and has been recommended to fight inflammation with its natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and natural disinfectant properties.  You may have thought that using steam and humidifiers are the only way to help with your cold or flu, but as it turns out, dry air is more powerful than moist air when it comes to the common cold.


Salttherapyassociation.org
 states that “Halotherapy is a method to cleanse and detox the lungs as well as invigorate the entire body with increased lung capacity and oxygen intake.”  Making Salt Therapy a part of your weekly routine will speed up the healing process because the salt air absorbs bacteria on your skin, pulls toxins from the body, and clears inflamed airways.

That being said, inhaling the salt air will reduce inflammation as well as mucus in the lung and gradually improve respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinus congestion, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Many people will begin to experience drainage during their session or the evening of. To maximize the effects of halotherapy when dealing with a respiratory issue, it is recommended to do 3-4 session in the first week, and 2-3 sessions in the second week if needed.

Remember that Cold & Flu + Salt Therapy = Healing

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  1. Marie L. Russo

    Very informative. Will definitely give it a try.

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