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Himalayan pink salt rocks used for halotherapy.

Halotherapy: How it Works and How It Can Boost Immunity And Lung Health

Did you know that salt does a lot more than just flavor your favorite foods? People have long flocked to natural salt caves to take advantage of the healing properties of this mineral. However, with the absence of natural salt caves that are readily available in their vicinity, people have opted for the next best alternative.

And that is stimulating salt cave-like environments to take advantage of the therapeutic benefits it has to offer. That’s where halotherapy comes in.

What is halotherapy?

Having been around for centuries, halotherapy creates a controlled climate that mimics real-world salt caves using slabs of salt. Microparticles of salt may also be dispersed into the air to maximize the benefits of breathing in this salty air.

This safe practice offers a range of health benefits and can be a relaxing experience that soothes your body and mind.

The health benefits

Halotherapy isn’t just intended to create a relaxing environment where you can sit back and unwind. Although sitting in this controlled environment and breathing in the fresh, salty air is incredibly therapeutic and meditative.

Among the primary health benefits of halotherapy is its impact on lung health. Owing to its ability to improve pulmonary function, halotherapy has often been linked to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) treatment. Inhaling these minuscule salt particles helps your body fight against respiratory-tract disorders, lung diseases, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis too.

A picture of the inside of a salt cave.

Clearing up the respiratory tract and expelling any detoxifying elements, your respiratory system is able to function more efficiently. With improved oxygen intake, you can enjoy better lung health in the long run.

By promoting better immune responses and digestion, halotherapy can also aid your recovery from various skin conditions. The salt’s healing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties soothe symptoms of psoriasis and eczema, offering relief from itchy, irritated skin.

Sauna & halotherapy

If you struggle with respiratory issues or would like to get the most out of your sauna sessions, combining elements of halotherapy can do wonders. Both these therapeutic treatments are known to be great for lung health and immune boosting.

Combing salt therapy with infrared sauna heating is the ultimate stimulating experience for your body. While encouraging your body to sweat out toxins and pollutants through perspiration, you help boost collagen fibers and regulate pH levels through the inclusion of salt.

Add elements of halotherapy to your next at-home infrared sauna session by heading to our online store and purchasing highly-effective add-ons for your sauna. We have the infra-floor system with Himalayan Salt bricks and Himalayan Salt brick frame with LED lighting for the ultimate sauna ambiance.

Whether you have a small 2-person sauna or one with greater capacity, optimize your infrared sauna experience to reap the maximum benefits. Check out our collection of some of the best infrared sauna products from leading manufacturers.

Be sure to check out our infrared sauna ratings and reviews before you make the final decision.
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