The Salt Room in Woodbury, Minnesota has been designed to help rhinitis sufferers relieve their symptoms and feel better in a safe, peaceful environment that feels more like a spa than a high tech treatment facility.
Rhinitis (commonly known as hay fever) is one of the most prevalent illnesses in the US and affects more than 20% of the population. Though rhinitis doesn’t pose a serious threat, it can bring your life to a standstill. Prescription drugs help ease your symptoms, but without treating the root cause they may recur after a short span of time. Halotherapy is a drug-free non-invasive treatment that treats and prevents rhinitis by addressing the source of the condition.
If you are suffering from any form of rhinitis, including allergic rhinitis or hay fever, salt therapy treatment can bring immediate relief. Edema of the nasal mucosa, which causes nasal obstruction, will be reduced, leading to widening of the airway passage in the nose and the tubes of the sinuses thus improving the sinuses’ drainage. Salt therapy treatment also kills bacteria and clears your airway passage of tar, dust pollen, smoke and other allergens which trigger rhinitis.
The cleansing of airborne pathogens from your system means your eyes and nose will no longer water or itch. Sneezing and coughing are reduced dramatically and these sessions can decrease your dependence on prescription drugs. Besides fighting your disease salt therapy treatment eases stress and strengthens your immune system. A complete treatment regiment of 7-15 sessions will provide benefits for as long as 6-12 months.
Halotherapy treatment takes place in the halochamber which has walls and floor covered with natural rock salt. It simulates the microclimate found in salt caves and mines in a controlled curative environment. Treatment in the halochamber is similar to visiting a spa. The patient relaxes and as they breathe normally tiny salt particles enter the respiratory system and blanket the skin. Dry sodium chloride aerosol containing particles of 1-5 um in size are produced and released into this room by a specialized nebulizer called halogenerator.
The halogenerator has a microprocessor which maintains the temperature, relative humidity and mass concentration of aerosol in the chamber. In order to obtain the best results for allergic rhinitis treatment, the air is laden with dry sodium chloride aerosol at a mass concentration varying from 1-16 mg/m3 with a particle size of 1-5 um. In rare cases side effects like slight skin irritation or a mild throat tickle have been reported. Occasionally red patches may appear in the initial stages of the treatment but disappear in the subsequent sessions.
Rhinitis occurs when the mucus membrane of your nose swells and is inflamed. It is often a result of cold or exposure to allergies such as pollen, dust or smoke. It may even be hereditary. Rhinitis can be broadly divided into three types, allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis and hay fever. Symptoms include repetitive sneezing; rhinorrhea (runny nose); post-nasal drip; nasal congestion; pruritic (itchy) eyes, ears, nose or throat; and fatigue. Symptoms can also include wheezing, eye tearing, sore throat, and impaired smell. Some patients may also experience coughing and headache.
Allergic rhinitis and hay fever are generally triggered by exposure to airborne allergens like plant pollens, dust, and molds. Vasomotor or non-allergic chronic rhinitis occurs even when no allergens are present. Rhinitis can severely restrict your daily activities and force you to skip work or school. Medical treatment with antibiotics, antihistamines, or allergy shots brings temporary relief but have potential negative side effects. Salt therapy treatment will not only ease your symptoms but can prevent their recurrence for long periods of time. If rhinitis has slowed down your life, contact The Salt Room in Woodbury now so we can bring you back to full speed.