Eczema and salt therapy
For those suffering from eczema, salt therapy can be incredibly helpful in easing the uncomfortable symptoms and getting eczema under control. Salt therapy can be so effective in some cases by even completely preventing the eczema from reappearing when a regular salt therapy schedule is followed.
Due to the water loving (hydrophilic) properties of the microscopic dry Himalayan salt aerosol, it draws out the fluid from any eczema blisters and helps to heal any raw or flaking skin and minor cuts and scratches. Constant irritation and itching can be exceptionally dangerous for eczema suffers with damaged or raw skin due to the greater health risk of developing conditions such as eczema herpeticum or staph infections. Salt therapy can help reduce this itching and irritation associated with eczema as it stimulates the epidermis and dermis micro-circulation which assists the body to use and boost its own immune memory to fight off and resist any infections, rashes or skin irritants.
Salt therapy using Himalayan salt can also be beneficial due to its alkaline nature which can help in regulating PH levels. Acidic bodies or a high body PH can be a major factor in the development and triggers of eczema. Reactions can also be caused by coming into contact with high PH substances like chemicals or foods such as sugar, grains and peanuts or natural allergens. Himalayan salt is also rich in over 80 trace minerals, many of which eczema sufferers are depleted of.
We are often asked how many salt therapy treatments will be needed to cure or reduce eczema symptoms. Each case is different and depends on a variety of factors including diet, medication, age and severity of the condition. We get a variety of results at Salt Caves - some report instant relief after walking out of their first salt therapy and other patients usually see improvement after around three to five sessions in the salt cave. In some cases patients will need many more salt therapy sessions to get their eczema under control. Regular salt therapy sessions will assist all sufferers in keeping their eczema symptoms from recurring.
Make Sole salt solution for eczema
You may also like to read more about salt therapy using sole. Sole (pronounced so-lay) is a salt water solution ranging from one percent salt to up to twenty-six percent Himalayan salt. Download our fact sheet on making sole.