For more than 20 years dry salt aerosol, administered in specially-designed salt (halo) chambers, has been used to treat upper and lower respiratory conditions such as cold and flu, allergy, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, sinus infection, sinusitis, rhinitis, hay fever and emphysema.
In addition, the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of dry sodium chloride aerosol has been shown to effectively treat ear infections and conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
It was in 1843 that the concept on which halotherapy is based was first published by a physician. After observing the remarkably low incidence of respiratory conditions in salt mine workers who were regularly exposed to air saturated with saline dust, the concept of speleotherapy (salt cave therapy) was born.
More recently, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that salt inhalation was a highly effective treatment for cystic fibrosis after observations among surfers led to clinical trials.
Our rooms bring the natural benefits of salt treatment to you and take them one step further by providing the ideal concentration of dry sodium chloride aerosol to treat your specific condition.
Our rooms use the newest top-of-the-line halogenerators to crush pharmaceutical grade salt grains into small particles the size of 1 to 10 micrometers. Particles bigger than 5 micrometers are caught in the nose and throat, while the smaller particles can penetrate deep into the lungs.
Rooms are supplied with fresh air filtered by HEPA air filters that capture and remove up to 99.97 percent of all airborne particles and activated carbon filters that further remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can have a negative effect on health.
Surface areas in the salt rooms are covered with natural sea salt which creates a sterilized and negative ion environment.
CNN reporter Monita Rajpal recently did a piece on how salt therapy treatments are being used in London to help patients dealing with respiratory and sinus related issues. She gives a thorough overview of salt therapy, it’s history, and shows pictures of some of the other salt therapy treatment facilities around the world.