What is Halotherapy and How to Do it at Home
What is Halotherapy and how to get the health benefits right at home
Halotherapy is an alternative treatment where people are exposed to salt for healing purposes. It is used as a holistic treatment for respiratory issues such as allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and stuffiness from the common cold. Salt is used for more than just seasoning food and has a variety of health benefits. This article will discuss how you can perform halotherapy right in your own home!
Traditional halotherapy is broken down into two categories, wet and dry halotherapy methods.
Ways to perform wet halotherapy:
Gargling with salt water
Taking a bath in water with sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
Using a saline nasal rinse
Ways to perform dry halotherapy:
Using a device called a halogenerator, which grinds salt into microscopic particles and releases them into the air.
Using a Himalayan salt lamp in your home.
Himalayan salt lamps work by the scientific concept of hygroscopy, which attracts and absorbs toxic molecules from the air and attracts them into the salt crystal. Airborne contaminants such as cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses and dust can be reduced simply by introducing a pure Himalayan salt lamp into your home or office. Himalayan salt lamps are also believed to help relieve allergy symptoms and sinus congestion. Many patients with asthma claim to have improved symptoms when they are exposed to Himalayan salt.
People suffering from seasonal affective disorder, emotional disturbances and depression have reported feeling an improvement in their mood after using a salt lamp. Alternative practitioners also use salt lamps in chromotherapy sessions. In these sessions, Himalayan salt lamps provide a natural, orange glow that may help reduce stress levels and promote a more positive vibe.
When purchasing a salt lamp, be sure you are buying a pure, authentic lamp made from real Himalayan Pink Salt. An imitation salt lamp will not provide the same health benefits, if any at all.
Halotherapy is an alternative therapy that’s meant to work alongside other treatments and/or medications you’re on to manage your conditions. Never start any treatment without first checking with your doctor.