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 therapy, 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!