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Halotherapy or "Salty Room"

Growing up in Europe, my summers were spent in the splendor of ancient medieval castles and traveling through the surreal fakeness of the Bavarian Alps. My adolescent mind could not grasp the beauty surrounding me. I anxiously stood in the misty morning air in the picturesque town of Berchtesgaden Land, Germany.   I could hear the water gliding against the stones form the turquoise river in the background. I eagerly waited to go deep into the mountain, like one of the fellowship embarking into the Mines of Moria. The sign hanging above me reads Salzbergwerk, a natural salt cave deep inside the ground. Now as a child, I am more obsessed with the miniature choo-choo train that will take me into the belly of the mountain than experiencing the tranquility of the Halotherapy.

Halotherapy comes from “halo”, the Greek word for salt. Halotherapy is the use of salt vapor to treat an extensive list of ailments while also taking the healing properties of salt deep into the respiratory system. Salt therapy offers a potent journey to wellness. Halotherapy has been known to help in[1]:

  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema

Salt naturally produces negative ions. Negative ions release therapeutic levels on anions. Negative ions have been shown to reduce:

  • Stress
  • Headaches
  • Lethargy

Eastern Europe has been using Halotherapy for over 150 years and now these “salt rooms” are being replicated by hotels and spas in North America. Rooms are being designed with darkened ambient lighting in addition to being filled with salt and negative ions. Nothing beats the real, natural experience of Salzbergwerk in Germany; however, there is a natural healing element infused in these hotels and spas.

 [1] www.saltroom.com

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