For millennia salt and the sea have been associated with health and therapy. There are records of salt-based therapies dating back to Roman and Medieval times.
Halotherapy (also known as Dry Salt Therapy) derives from the Greek word Halo for salt. Ancient healers and philosophers recommended salt inhalation for the respiratory system and various health problems. Today, it is a top spa trend and an integral part of the therapeutic, restorative program in wellness centers around the world.
The negatively charged ions in salt purify the air and are absorbed by both the skin and air passageways, which can help clear pollens, viruses and other pollutants from the body. Inhaling salt particles may reduce inflammation and mucus in the lungs, improving respiratory conditions such as asthma, allergies, bronchitis and sinus congestion.
The salt particles are so small they are not noticeable and are easily inhaled with natural breathing. Scientific studies show that people with asthma and other respiratory ailments breathe easier after Dry Salt Therapy.