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The Surprising Benefits of Salt Therapy

by Heather Schuerlein, L.Ac, Dipl.OM

We all know the importance of a healthy balance of salts in our diet– salt is needed to maintain blood pressure, manage our cell activity, and to keep our electrolytes balanced. We also know that too much salt can cause big issues for some. But did you know that salt can actually be used therapeutically as well? Halotherapy is the use of salt in our environments to help manage many different issues. Read on to find out how halotherapy might benefit you.

What is Halotherapy?

Halotherapy is the use of salt for therapeutic means. This can take place in a salt cave, in a salt bath, using salt topical products, dispersing salt microparticles into the air, or even swimming in the Dead Sea! Here at ADK Wellness Group, the Adirondack Salt Cave is our favorite place to enjoy the benefits of halotherapy. Our acupuncturist Heather holds invigorating acupuncture sessions with the halotherapy rooms at the Adirondack Salt Cave for a truly amazing treatment duo. Contact us for more information on signing up.

Can Halotherapy Help You?

Chances are, at least one of benefits of halotherapy will match you and your needs. Halotherapy is a natural and gentle way to combat these issues and more.

Beautifies the Skin

The salt we are familiar with as table salt is known to be dehydrating so keep this balanced in your diet for beautiful skin (or better yet, opt for healthier salts like pink himalayan).

The salt used in halotherapy, however, is a pure mineral salt and can actually help to moisturize and nourish the skin by attracting water molecules. This is fabulous to keep us looking youthful, but the effects can be even more amazing for people who suffer from issues like psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, hives, And other skin imbalances. For the best results, pair with a Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment plan and start looking and feeling your best.

Improves Respiratory Disorders

For respiratory disorders, it is best to find a salt cave or room that disperses salt particles into the air. This allows those tiny particles to enter the lungs where they reduce inflammation and help to treat issues such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis, chronic sinus congestion, and even Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). For some of these issues, you may even notice an immediate effect after your session in the salt room. Partnered with acupuncture, you will be able to reach the root cause of your respiratory issues.

Strengthens the Immune System

Halotherapy helps to support and cleanse the immune and lymphatic systems. Salt is naturally antimicrobial and helps to reduce the frequency of colds and flus. If you are particularly prone to seasonal immune issues, make a standing appointment at the salt cave (and with acupuncture) to stay healthy all year long.

Relieves Stress and Boosts Mood

Salt rooms and baths are notorious for calming the nervous system. Not only does this help you to feel relaxed and peaceful, but can actually reduce headaches, increase your energy, and set you up for better sleep patterns. Pair these effects of halotherapy with a full-body balancing acupuncture session and you are on your way to feeling brand new.

Find Your Haven With Halotherapy

From skin rejuvenation to allergy reduction to stress relief, the benefits of halotherapy are wide-reaching. For such a relaxing, beautiful way to recharge, why not give this ancient therapy a try? For more information on halotherapy or to learn about combining halo therapy with acupuncture, please contact us here.

The Surprising Benefits of Salt Therapy, Adirondack Wellness Group in Queensbury, NY