5 Key Salt Therapy Wellness Benefits

Salt therapy does wonders for your mind and body. It can help reduce stress, alleviate skin issue symptoms, and even support your immune system. Learn more about these salt therapy wellness benefits.

Key takeaways:

  • People are now incorporating salt therapy into their wellness routines
  • 5 benefits of salt therapy for wellness:
  1. Removes toxicity from your respiratory system
  2. Improves the function and appearance of your skin
  3. Supports your immune system 
  4. Reduces stress
  5. Improves lung function and capacity

Wellness may have become a buzzword but that’s only because its benefits are very real. People want to create daily habits and wellness routines that will help them live longer, healthier lives and enjoy each day in the process. These routines may include a balance of diet and exercise, skin treatments, and relaxation methods, like meditation or visits to the spa. Getting an adequate amount of sleep and drinking lots of water are also common practices to improve wellness.

Salt therapy has quickly gained a bigger part of wellness routines. This cleansing therapy provides a range of overall benefits for the body and mind, like better breathing, more relaxation, and a supported immune system. It’s never been easier for people to access the healing power of salt than with salt therapy. 

So, what can salt therapy do for you? Here are five of the most significant salt therapy wellness benefits to add to your routine. 

  1. Removes toxicity from your respiratory system

Salt therapy helps you Breathe Easy™. All kinds of toxins come in from the environment around you and include dust, dander, air pollution, chemicals, mold, and more. These pathogens and bacteria get in the way of easy breathing.

In salt therapy, salt enters your passageways and helps to thin the mucus that traps all of these pathogens and toxins. Salt helps the body kill bacteria. As its anti-inflammatory properties expand inflamed airways and it thins mucus that traps pathogens and toxins, salt therapy aids the body in clearing the respiratory tract and nasal passages. We brush our teeth a couple of times per day, but most people do not think about keeping their respiratory passages clean. Yet we depend on clean air for life!

Salt has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that make salt therapy a safe and effective method for clearing out the respiratory system. This is why people use salt therapy to alleviate symptoms of breathing conditions like COPD, asthma, allergies, sinusitis, and other conditions.

  1. Improves the function and appearance of your skin

Whether you want to give your skin a refresh or are battling a condition like eczema or acne, salt therapy may help. Just like you might head to the spa for a facial, try sitting in a salt cave or booth regularly for great results.

Salt can cleanse, exfoliate, and purify the skin, which helps relieve redness, itching, and flaking. Salt’s anti-inflammatory properties also reduce inflammation. After about two to three months of weekly visits, science shows that salt therapy encourages the skin to rebuild its protective layer. The protective layer reduces redness, flakiness, and smooths age lines. The skin may start to appear healthier after sessions and painful or annoying conditions may be relieved with regular visits. 

People with psoriasis, acne, eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rashes, rosacea, and more can add salt therapy to their wellness routine to start feeling better and noticing an improved skin appearance.

  1. Supports your immune system

Salt therapy can help your body eliminate toxins and bacteria from the respiratory tract, meaning the immune system gets support. Through regular visits, science shows that salt therapy can support T-cell (germ fighter) production through skin contact.

Similar to opening airways, salt penetrates the skin and eardrums. These benefits can help children dealing with breathing conditions and ear infections. Salt helps to dry up fluid in the ear canals, decreases inflamed adenoids and tissues, and, in turn, improves breathing and alleviates symptoms from conditions like asthma.

Salt therapy essentially cleanses the lungs. Toxic particles and chemicals lead to unwanted symptoms, so salt contributes to overall wellness.

  1. Reduces stress

Stress can lead to all kinds of problems, including lack of sleep. You’re on edge when you have chronic stress, and not getting enough sleep can lead to a lack of focus or motivation that impacts your daily life. Stress can even cause health issues like high blood pressure or heart disease.

Salt therapy helps reduce stress in a few important ways:

  • You’ll sit in a relaxing environment for 45 minutes to unwind
  • Salt therapy lowers blood pressure, unlike dietary salt
  • Salt therapy opens up your airways that could be clogged or inflamed, helping you breathe better while you sleep

Breathing deeply is one of the best things you can do to reduce stress and get better sleep. Salt therapy gives you a peaceful place to harness these benefits, rounding out your wellness routine.

  1. Improves lung function and capacity

Finally, the healing power of salt helps you increase your performance and endurance. Salt can increase lung capacity and oxygen intake as it lowers inflammation. More oxygen intake helps you exercise longer and recover faster. With these benefits, you can enhance your athletic performance and boost stamina.

Athletes and very active people sometimes deal with muscle and joint pain, and salt therapy helps them rest, recover quicker, and breathe better during the process. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, salt therapy coupled with other therapies may remove fluid from swollen joints, returning you to the activities that you love faster. In these ways, salt therapy is the perfect addition to a better wellness routine.

How The Salt Suite® can help

There are numerous proven benefits of salt therapy, all of which contribute to your overall wellness. That’s why many people are turning to this helpful therapy to round out their wellness approach, alongside mind and body practices that lead to a better self.

At The Salt Suite®, we help you realize all the benefits of salt therapy in 45-minute or 15-minute relaxing sessions. All you have to do is sit back in a recliner in our salt cave and relax – maybe listen to your favorite music or podcast. With regular visits, you’ll see benefits like improved breathing, clearer respiratory passageways, skin relief, and reduced stress levels.

The salt cave climate is cool and dry, which mimics how natural salt caves would feel. The team at The Salt Suite® will go over your personal wellness goals with you so we can come up with a custom plan for your salt therapy sessions. 

To get started with salt therapy, find one of our locations and book an appointment with The Salt Suite® today.

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