Last month I talked about floating, this time I want to see if you have ever been to a salt cave, otherwise known as halotherapy (or dry salt therapy)? Again, yes this is a thing, and it’s awesome. If you love the beach you are going to love halotherapy! You know that feeling when you leave the beach and you just feel at peace and refreshed (well maybe not if you have to fun after kids) but if you got to sit and relax, that is the how you feel after a halotherapy session. Of course, there is more benefits then just feeling like you left the beach. Salt is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. So, when you are sitting in a serene place and breath in ground pharmaceutical grade salt, the micro particles of the salt get carried through your nasal passage into your lungs and airways, helping dissolve pollutants and allow your airways to open.
What can halotherapy help with?
Respiratory issues like allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, snoring, sinusitis, rhinitis, emphysema, and overall lung health. When the salt enters your respiratory system it clears the airways, reduces inflammation, and helps remove irritants.
Helps your skin and skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. The salt helps normalize your skins pH levels, soothes areas that may be irritated. The salt also clears impurities.
Mental health like anxiety, stress, insomnia, PTSD, and depression. Being in the tranquil environment where you just need to breath and relax, helps your brain relax as well.
What to expect in your halotherapy session.
Before you go, you don’t want to be hyped up on caffeine remember this is a relaxing experience. Make sure you eat something so your belly doesn’t disturb your relaxation. You want to wear comfortable clothes, but also want to expose as much skin as possible so your skin can get all the benefits of the salt, so shorts and a tank top or short sleeved shirt. I also like to bring my headphones so I can listen to a meditation or meditation music.
The local place I go to, has their salt cave set up like a cute tree house. You take your shoes off and literally walk in, find a comfortable place to sit or lay down, and spend the next 45 mins relaxing.
When my session is over, I have this overall relaxed feeling, and refreshed.
If this sounds like something you would like to try Google “Halotherapy” near me. The sessions at the place I go to are about $40 but they have packages and memberships as well if you wanted to do it regularly.