People come to a salt room for many reasons. General health and wellness may certainly be one reason but there are several others.
The first thing that you notice when you walk into the salt room is the beautiful wall made out of Himalayan salt bricks.
The salt that this wall is made out of was a primal sea over 250 million years ago. The tectonic plates shifted and buried the sea when the Himalayan mountains were formed. When the sea was buried, it was dehydrated and form. This sea salt, like oceans in our current world, naturally emit negative ions. The negative ions work with our own biochemistry to reduce anxiety, relieve symptoms of depression and improve SAD (seasonal affective disorder).
In addition, while you are sitting in the salt room, pharmaceutical grade sodium chloride is dehydrated ground up into particles about the size of our red blood cells and dispersed into the air. As you sit and relax, you breathe this salt deep into your lungs and it breaks up mucus, releases toxins and improves our breathing. The salt is also naturally anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. Think of it as nature’s antibiotic. This can provide relief to people who suffer from almost any kind of breathing disorders including, but not limited to, asthma, allergies, COPD, emphysema, colds, flu, etc.
Finally, because of the anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of the salt, any salt that is not breathed into your lungs lands on your skin. This can relieve the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and acne.
There have been many studies down on salt therapy (halotherapy) around the world but the FDA has not evaluated the statements made throughout this website. Dry salt therapy is not meant to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.