I hope you are beaming well. I was assigned just a short research project for class this past week, and I wanted to share my discovery with you.
As you know, there are several resources, or modalities for alternative medicine, and healing.
One of the modalities that I discovered is halotherapy, also known as salt therapy. I stumbled on it a few years ago when I was researching my spa competitors in Pasadena. I visited my local halotherapy spa and read about the benefits as they intrigued me. As a skin care professional, I discovered a new lead on how to help my clients heal from ailments like acne, psoriasis, rosacea, dry skin, eczema and inflammation. And as a person who developed asthma and pleuritis as a result from LUPUS, I discovered a holistic method of respiratory therapy and stress reduction.
Halotherapy rooms and spas can simply be found around the world thanks to the accidental discovery in 1839. I’ve visited a few in Arizona, Santa Barbara, Hawaii, and Pasadena. What I gained immediately during my therapy sessions is a clear nasal pathway and it has even helped with reducing symptoms of a migraine. I’ve not researched how effective this can be with migraines. But it would make sense that it could be beneficial since migraines are said to be of cardiovascular concern.
The history of halotherapy is pretty interesting. From what I researched, it seems that it was accidentally discovered in the salt mines and caves in eastern Europe and Russia. It was noted that the salt mine workers rarely had respiratory issues and their skin conditions, if any were improved. I don’t know about you, but I’d take a job with natural anti-aging benefits any day!
Through the studies and noted benefits from this new found phenomena in 1839, Dr and businessman Feliks Boczkowski founded the first health resort at the Wieliczka salt mine in Poland. And from this period on, Salt therapy has been introduced to many parts of the world and is still an effective practice today for respiratory ailments. There are few contraindications for salt therapy, and studies are still in effect now to discover new ways of using salt therapy.
Have you tried halotherapy? If not, it’s definitely something to experience.
Salt Therapy Association is one of many sites where you can find resources, learn about the salt therapy industry, and its history. https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/home