Halotherapy has been gaining ground as an excellent practice for curing respiratory and skin diseases or depression. This alternative therapy is practiced since the Middle Ages and it was around this time that Polish miners began to witness how their respiratory function and lung capacity had been improved after working in salt caverns. Nowadays one can resort to a spa treatment or to using homemade methods.
How to do halotherapy at home
Halotherapy is based on the natural properties of sea salt. In salt SPAs, the sessions are held in a room where the floor and walls are completely covered by this substance, so you are breathing a haze of salt.
The particles that flood the room end up being absorbed by the respiratory system, invading the chest and lungs. Gradually, these particles eradicate bacteria, healing the respiratory affections and also stimulating the immune system.
The results of clinical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated that this treatment provides support for breathing. The hypertonic saline solution creates an improved lung function, clearing the mucus in accelerated fashion. It is possible to treat conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchitis.
Aiming depression, this therapy should be performed even in a spa. Remaining seated in totally white environment it is possible to achieve a deep level of relaxation, working on the emotional state. It is recommended to 2 to 3 times per week for cases of severe depression.
Research has also shown that these sessions are beneficial in the treatment of eczema.
Here’s some methods you can use to do Halotherapy at home:
1. Hot Bath
If you have a bath, prepare a really hot bath, and add 800 grams of salt. To clean the lungs, add 20 drops of essential, eucalyptus or grapefruit oil. If you really want is to relax, add lavender oil. To revitalize and energize, opt for oils of rosemary or mint. During the shower, turn off the lights, put on some relaxing music, and stay in immersion for 20 or 30 minutes. You should drink plenty of water during and after the bath.
2. Steam shower
Another home method is to turn your shower on hot water, and without getting wet, rub the salt prepared with essential oils throughout the body. In this process the salt exfoliates, allowing the essential oil to penetrate the skin while the water vapour allows particles to clean the respiratory system. After 10 or 15 minutes, you can rinse the body. In addition to relaxation and clean lungs, you will have a silky soft skin.
3. Salt Pipes – RECOMMENDED METHOD
To treat respiratory diseases at home with halotherapy, you should obtain a salt pipe. You can buy a great salt pipe for just £19.95 and by breathing through it 15 minutes a day, you will be getting all halotherapy benefits in the comfort of your home.
To learn more about my recommended salt pipe take a look at my Salitair Review.