Salt Room & Himalayan Salt Sauna
Salt Room & Himalayan Salt Sauna Benefits
New Life Spa Wellness Center offers 2 kinds of salt therapy. Dry and Moist.
One of the best health benefits of salt therapy is said to be its ability to help you breathe better. According to the Lung Institute, salt’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties combined with its ability to help remove airborne pathogens while decreasing allergic reactions makes it a great therapeutic choice for people with asthma, bronchitis, allergies and even COPD.
Our far-infrared sauna is lined with Himalayan salt. WHY? When the Himalayan Salt is heated it causes the air in the sauna to be saturated with negative ions providing a relaxing, de-stressing spa treatment. Not to mention the far-infrared rays of the sauna penetrate the tissue to the bone and bring relief to aching joints and muscles along with detoxing the body through the sweat glands.
Halotherapy is the breathing in of this salted air to help produce health benefits.
Himalayan salt is loaded with non-invasive and entirely natural micro-elements such as:
- Calcium - body resistance, nervous system, bone system
- Iodine - anti-sclerotic effect, normalizes fat transformation in the body and protects against radiation.
- Iron - a cure for anemia, improves muscle strength and concentration, reduces susceptibility to infection.
- Sodium - supports acid-alkaline balance in the body, osmotic pressure and cell energetics.
- Bromine - lowers blood pressure, regulates the nervous system.
- Trace elements Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Selenium and more
Basking in salt rooms is an alternative therapy for people with chronic respiratory and skin problems and is modeled after the salt caves and spas that originated in Eastern Europe more than 200 years ago. In the last decade, the trend has caught on, and facilities have opened up in worldwide.
Himalayan salt generates negative ions that work to dispel positive ions (EMF) that are present in the air. This can result in relief from allergies, easier breathing, soothed mind and nerves, ridding the body of toxins and aiding weight loss efforts. When combined with the far-Infrared heat of the sauna it may also help relieve pain and reduce stress levels.
Many people have used the salt sauna (Halotherapy) consistently to help relieve symptoms of the following:
- Chronic Obstructive Bronchitis
- Allergic Rhinitis
- Chronic Recurrent Bronchitis
- Smokers symptoms
- Acute Upper Airway Viral Infection
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Multi-Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome
Please keep in mind approximate number of treatments varies from person to person. Everyone's body is different and reacts differently to the treatment. The severity of one's individual ailment may also have an effect. As with all holistic treatments, there are other factors involved in maintaining health including diet, exercise and the environment among other things.
Moist Salt Therapy Room
Another way to get salt therapy includes the use of our Salt Room. New Life Spa uses a diffuser with Sodium Chloride. This is done in a small room while you relax in a zero gravity lounge chair and enjoy ocean sounds.
How It Works
The main idea behind all salt therapy is that by coming in contact with salt — through some form of wet or dry salt therapy — you can enhance your health and well-being. Salt water soaks and salt room therapy are also known for being highly relaxing and stress-reducing.
So why can salt therapy have positive effects on the body? According to the Lung Institute, salt has some incredible properties including:
- Loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
- Removes pathogens (ie., airborne pollen)
- Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
What are the benefits of salt therapy?
1. Respiratory Ailments
The theory behind salt therapy and its ability to improve respiratory problems is that the salt helps to decrease inflammation and open up airway passages while helping to get rid of allergens and toxins from the respiratory system.
According to the Salt Therapy Association, many people who make halotherapy a part of their “wellness routine” may find relief from several respiratory health conditions including:
- Common cold
- Cystic fibrosis
- Ear infections
- Smokers cough
2. Skin Conditions
Making salt therapy a regular practice is said to possibly help people with various skin conditions including:
- Dry, flaky skin
- Swollen/inflammed skin
Wet salt therapy has also been shown in scientific research to improve skin hydration, skin roughness and skin redness making it a great option for people with eczema and other dry skin conditions.
3. Immune System Booster
There’s good reason why salt is commonly used in food preservation — the antimicrobial properties of salt (NaCl) are extremely impressive. Research has shown that salt reduces bacterial contamination in food from the following bacteria that causes major sickness in humans: Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes.
Studies also demonstrate halotherapy’s ability to boost the immune system. Research conducted to find out the benefits of halotherapy as part of a combined treatment approach for chronic bronchitis patients found that in addition to improved lung function, there were also normalized measurements of reduced immunity.
4. Reduce Inflammation
Salt therapy side effects from halotherapy have been known to include a slight cough, minor tightness in the chest or runny nose, which salt therapy providers typically say is a result of the salt doing its work to remove mucus and toxins from the lungs and airways.
Halotherapy is not recommended for people with a fever, contagious disease, open wounds, cancer, severe hypertension, mental disorders or active tuberculosis.
If you’re pregnant or have any health concerns, talk to your doctor before trying halotherapy or any other form of salt therapy.
CONSULT YOUR DR BEFORE EMBARKING ON ANY HEALING PROTOCOLS