The Evolution of Salt Therapy
Modern dry salt therapy (halotherapy) can date its origins to the salt mines and caves in Europe and Russia, where it was called speleotherapy, a respiratory therapy which involves the breathing of salt-infused air in a micro-climate of a salt mine. It was first officially recognized as a therapy in 1843 by Polish physician Dr. Feliks Boczkowski.
Miners, who chiseled, ground and hammered the salt in the mines, produced micro-sized particles that were dispersed in the air and inhaled. In this environment, miners were receiving many natural health benefits by breathing in the salt particles.
Impressed with the positive health benefits experience, Dr. Boczkowski founded and opened the first health resort facility at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland in 1839.
Throughout Eastern Europe, others started using hollowed-out salt mines and caves as underground health resorts. Because speleotherapy involved spending two to three hours a day or many days underground in a salt mine, Russian doctors and scientists created man-made speleotherapy. In 1976 the first halogenerator was developed, which effectively replicated the conditions of salt mines and caves. This is how Halotherapy was born.
The benefits of Salt Room Therapy
Halotherapy, which comes from the Greek word for salt, Halo, is a modern method that mimics the natural microclimate of the salt mines. Individuals can get the benefits of a salt mine in 10-20 minutes in a SALT Chamber or SALT Booth.
A salt room creates a hypo-allergenic and allergen-free environment, which is both temperature and humidity controlled.
The salt aerosol and negative ions released into the salt room produce an atmosphere that is beneficial in multiple ways for humans. The micron-sized salt particles are antibacterial, anti-fungal, and thus have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Salt Room Therapy helps to strengthen the immune system, supports the nervous and respiratory systems, helps with allergy, asthma, beautifies the skin, ionizes cells, speeds up your metabolism, comforts your muscles, accelerates recovery from sports injuries, reduces stress and erases jet lag among many other benefits.
Halotherapy can be used as part of the treatment of:
• Lung infection
• Throat infection or pharyngitis
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
• Smoking-related breathing problems
• Respiratory allergies
• Asthma & Bronchitis
• Cold or cough
• Sinusitis & Rhinitis
• Cystic fibrosis
• Acne and rosacea
• Skin allergies, Rash, Eczema
• Psoriasis, Dermatitis
• Fungal infection such as onychomycosis
• Wrinkles and signs of aging skin
Purchase a treatment and you can bring up to three family members or a friend to enjoy all the benefits of our exclusive salt room at Volaré Esthetics MedSpa & Laser Center in Lawler, IA.