Forms of therapy with salt and their effects
In any form of treatment with salt, the basic idea is of course that contact with salt improves health. The "white gold" contains valuable minerals and microelements - especially magnesium, calcium, potassium, iodine, bromine, sodium and iron - and has properties that are extremely positive for the body: it promotes blood circulation, is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, dissolves mucus, eliminates pathogens such as air pollen and helps against hypersensitivity of the immune system.
There are two main categories of salt therapy: Treatments with humid/wet salt and those with dry salt. The former include gargle mixtures, salt peelings, salt/brine baths and rinses. The dry salt cure, also called "halotherapy", is often carried out in so-called salt caves or salt grottoes, where the salty air is inhaled. The environment for the therapy is usually created by humans. Nevertheless, the caves offer a microclimate that is very similar to that of a natural salt cave or sea climate. Other examples of treatment with dry salt are salt inhalers and salt lamps.
Treatments with humid/wet salt help to restore moisture to the skin and improve rough spots and redness. Especially salt baths and stays in salt chambers also have relaxing and stress-reducing effects. The high humidity in the chambers helps the salt to be more easily absorbed by the body through inhalation. 45 minutes in the grotto are equivalent to a whole day at the sea!
Salt baths provide relief from skin diseases and help against stress and exhaustion. If you are interested in healing through baths, balneotherapy may also be of interest to you.Salt baths provide relief from skin diseases and help against stress and exhaustion. If you are interested in healing through baths, balneotherapy may also be of interest to you.
Skin peelings remove old skin and stimulate the removal of metabolic waste products in addition to promoting circulation. Not suitable for facial skin as it is too sensitive.
Regular visit to a salt grotto can bring relief from respiratory diseases, elimination of harmful pathogens and regeneration and relaxation of the whole body.
Salt rinses and inhalations
Salt inhalations and nasal rinses free the respiratory tract in cases of rhinitis or pollen allergies.
Schüssler salts are mineral salts for health. Depending on the type, they help with joint problems, inflammations of all kinds, digestive or connective tissue problems and much more.
Drinking therapies with salt
When used correctly, the brine drinking therapy can have a harmonising and detoxifying effect and strengthen the immune system.
Salt therapy - But where?
Before you ask yourself about the right place for your halotherapy stay, first ask yourself about the purpose of the salt treatment. If you are longing for more well-being or "relaxed breathing" far away from the big city, a short stay in a hotel with a salt grotto or a spa with saline could be the right option for you. You will find many great offers in Germany, Poland, Hungary or the Czech Republic. If you want to feel the energy of the sea and you are primarily interested in treatment with salt water, i.e. brine or seawater, then we recommend that you take a closer look at our thalassotherapy offers - and if you want to treat a more serious skin or breathing problem and hope for long-term results, a trip to the Dead Sea will bring the best results.
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FAQ - Halotherapy
What problems does halotherapy treat?
- Inflammations of the throat, sinuses, sinuses and ears
- Skin inflammations and skin diseases such as psoriasis, neurodermatitis, acne, eczema and rosacea
- Overreactions of the immune system
- Hay fever and other allergies
- Rheumatic diseases
- Sleep disorders, fatigue and stress
Why should I undergo salt therapy??
- ...is a natural remedy.
- ...clears the airways.
- ...is good for the skin.
- ...strengthens the immune system.
- relaxes body and soul.
How long should my halotherapy holiday be?
Can children take part in salt therapy holidays?
What does a halotherapy stay cost?
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