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Support Your Immune System with Dry Salt Therapy


Our immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to keep us healthy and protect us from infection and disease. Our skin and respiratory system are two major components of this important system and are often our body’s first line of defense.


By keeping these two systems in top shape, you can help your body maintain a properly functioning immune system. Dry salt therapy has been proven to help clean your respiratory system and improve your skin[1] .


WHAT IS DRY SALT THERAPY (HALOTHERAPY)?

Modern dry salt therapy, or Halotherapy, has its origins from the salt mines and caves of Europe and Russia. For many years, Halotherapy has been provided throughout Europe, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada the United States. It is being used as a complimentary way of improving general wellness, respiratory issues, skin conditions, detoxification, athletic performance, and more. [2]


Active salt therapy sessions occur when a halogenerator, a specialized piece of equipment, that grinds, crushes, and disperses 99% Pure Grade Sodium Chloride into the air, breaking them into precise microscopic particles [3]. The natural properties of the dry salt have a positive influence on your respiratory system and skin. At Just Breathe Salt Spa we have a Salt Room and a Salt Booth that disperse the dry salt into the air at the appropriate concentrated levels.


DRY SALT THERAPY FOR RESPIRATORY HEALTH


Your respiratory system is designed to prevent toxic substances from entering your body and also helps eliminate those that do make their way in [4]. Due to their size, the micronized salt particles inhaled during a session are able to penetrate deep into your respiratory tract, providing a variety of benefits.


Salt is naturally super absorbent and is able to attract and remove the build-up of foreign elements and toxins that cause various respiratory ailments and conditions. Its anti-bacterial properties dissolve bacteria and pollutants throughout your respiratory tract, helping you naturally expel them from your body. The salt’s anti-inflammatory properties help widen airway passages, resulting in higher oxygen intake, increased energy, and an improved immune system. [5]


DRY SALT THERAPY FOR SKIN HEALTH


Your skin is part of the integumentary system and is the largest and primary protective organ in your body [6]. The skin’s most important role is to act as a protective barrier, preventing toxins, bacteria, and other environmental pollutants from entering your body. It also locks in moisture and nutrients, regulates body temperature, and when exposed to the sun, makes vitamin D [7].


Our skin is also home to millions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, known as skin microbiota. These microorganisms serve as a physical barrier and provide protections from invading pathogens [8]. The properties of dry salt absorb the impurities and provide anti-bacterial properties, which then benefit the skin.


The outer layer of your skin, known as the acid mantle, functions effectively when the skin’s pH level is properly balanced. Your skin’s pH can be weakened and break down by various skin care products, frequency of washing, skin conditions, systemic diseases, and even by what you’re eating [9]. Dry Salt Therapy helps normalize your skin’s natural pH balance and stimulates reparative and regenerative processes within the skin [10].


Take time out of your busy schedule to help improve your immune function during this cold and flu season. Just 10 minutes in our Salt Booth can give you a quick boost or unplug and relax alone or with friends for 45 minutes in our Salt Room.


REFERENCES


[1] https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/benefits-of-salt-therapy

[2] https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/about-salt-therapy

[3] https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/types-of-salt-therapy

[4] https://courses.lumenlearning.com/wm-biology2/chapter/protective-mechanisms/

[5] https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/how-and-why-it-works

[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441980/

[7] https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2015/11/keep-your-skin-healthy

[8] https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro.2017.157

[9] https://www.cwimedical.com/importance-skin-ph

[10] https://www.salttherapyassociation.org/sta_pdf/halotherapy_in_dermatology.pdf

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