Salt Therapy

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 soleSole (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.

Sole salt solution - make your own solution at home 

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What should I wear to salt therapy?

We encourage you to wear comfortable clothes. The salt air will not harm your clothing, nor leave any noticeable residue. However, many people like to experience halo therapy in their bathing suits, because the salt is so soothing and healing to the skin.

We provide plastic shoe covers which must be worn in the Salt Cave for hygiene purposes.

The salt air will not damage your clothing.
What should I wear to salt therapy?

Is there clinical research to support Halotherapy?

Yes, clinical research has been conducted to test and report on the effectiveness of Halotherapy for the treatment of asthma, chronic bronchitis and a range of other respiratory conditions. It has been found to provide a positive benefit without any known negative side effects. Most of the research has been carried out in Europe, where salt therapy has become a popular and accepted form of alternative medicine.However, it is now widely accepted that salt therapy is an effective, drug free, and noninvasive method of treating a range of respiratory conditions. It is used in everything from IV solutions to nasal washes.

The most thorough research has been conducted by Dr. Chervinskaya, the head of Clinical Research at the Respiratory Center in St. Petersburg, Russia who has published more than two hundred articles on the topic. More recently, the New England Journal of Medicine has published an article on the effectiveness of salt therapy in aiding people with cystic fibrosis.
Is there clinical research to support Halotherapy?

SINUS AND ALLERY RELIEF

My son Brodie has suffered for the past 5 years with sinus and allergies, we have tried injections over a 2 year period. This worked for a while, but he became immune to it. We saw an ad on TV about the salt caves, so decided to give it a try. After 2 sessions Brodie could breathe through his nose for the first time in years, very impressed with the salt caves. Their service was very friendly and informative with lots of information regarding the salt. We have purchased a salt lamp to take home to try hoping this will help Brodie out. so far. Will recommend the salt caves to anyone. Thank you very much ~ Tracey & Brodie

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